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Pharmacognosy Journal, 2013; 5(2):91-93
Letter to the Editor | doi:10.1016/j.phcgj.2013.03.002

In vivo anti-inflammatory activity and flavonoid identification of medicinal Eupatorium species


Authors and affiliation (s):

María L. Clavin*,a, Flavia Redkoa, Cristina Acevedob, Virginia Martinoc, de Farmacia y Bioquímicd, Susana Gorzalczanye

aCátedra de Farmacognosia-IQUIMEFA (UBA-CONICET), Universidad de Buenos Aires, Junín 956 (1113), Buenos Aires, Argentina

bCátedra de Farmacología, Departamento de Farmacología, Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquímica, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Junín 956 (1113), Buenos Aires, Argentina

cCátedra de Farmacognosia-IQUIMEFA (UBA-CONICET), Departamento de Farmacología, Facultad

dUniversidad de Buenos Aires, Junín 956 (1113), Buenos Aires, Argentina

eCátedra de Farmacología, Departamento de Farmacología, Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquímica, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Junín 956 (1113), Buenos Aires, Argentina

Abstract:

In the last years, it is becoming clear that inflammationplays a key role in the development and progression of various chronic diseases, including cancer, type-2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular and renal diseases.1 The limitation of current anti-inflammatory therapies is acknowledged, and continuous efforts are made to improve the available treatments andtofind newdrugs with less secondary effects. In this search, plants thathave long been used in traditionalmedicine for inflammation, pain andwoundhealing, represent a rich source of new anti-inflammatory compounds.

 

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