Antioxidant, icthyotoxicity and brine shrimp lethality tests of Magonia glabrata.

Departamento de Química Orgânica e Inorgânica, Universidade Federal do Ceará, CP 12200, Fortaleza, Ceará, 60451-970, Brazil.
Fitoterapia (Impact Factor: 2.22). 10/2006; 77(6):443-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.fitote.2006.04.008
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ABSTRACT The ethanolic extract of the fruit bark from Magonia glabrata yielded shikimic acid, scopoletin, sitosterol glycoside and 2-O-methyl-l-inositol. Antioxidant, icthyotoxicity and brine shrimp lethality activities were observed in this extract. The major constituent, 2-O-methyl-l-inositol, was found to be inactive in two assays but showed moderate activity as a radical scavenger.

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