Jesus Enrique Jimenez-Ferrer

Jesus Enrique Jimenez-Ferrer
Mexican Institute of Social Security | IMSS · Pharmacology, Centro de Investigación Biomedica del Sur

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The extract, fractions, and compounds of the Bouvardia ternifolia root were evaluated as an antiarthritic using a complete Freund’s adjuvant (CFA) model in mice and NF-κB inhibition in RAW 264.7 macrophages. Four active compounds, including two new compounds, ternifoliol and ternifolial, were isolated by open column chromatography and identified by...
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Malvaviscus arboreus is used in traditional Mexican medicine to treat gastrointestinal diseases. Therefore, a mixture of Kaempferol-O-sambubioside and Kaempferol-O-sophoroside (MaSS) isolated from flowers of this species was tested as a preventive treatment on gastric lesions induced with ethanol in rats. MaSS was obtained by chromatographic method...
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Agave angustifolia is a xerophytic species widely used in Mexico as an ingredient in sweet food and fermented beverages; it is also used in traditional medicine to treat wound pain and rheumatic damage, and as a remedy for psoriasis. Among the various A. angustifolia extracts and extract fractions that have been evaluated for their anti-inflammator...
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Tagetes lucida has been widely used as a folk remedy in illnesses associated with the central nervous system and inflammatory ailments. Among the chemical compounds that stand out in the plant against these conditions are coumarins, such as 7-O-prenylscopoletin (PE), scoparone (SC), dimethylfraxetin (DF), herniarin (HR), and 7-O-prenylumbelliferone...
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Tagetes lucida Cav., is a medicinal plant used in Mexico to alleviate different disorders related to alterations of the central nervous system, such as behaviors associated with psychosis. The present work evaluated the effect of different extracts separated from this plant, TlHex, TlEA, TlMet, and TlAq, and of two isolated coumarins, herniarin (HN...
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Background: In Mexican traditional medicine, Cecropia obtusifolia is extensively used, from central to southeast regions, to treat diabetes and some inflammation-related disorders, including renal illness and obesity. Objective: To evaluate the effect of the hydroalcoholic and methanolic extracts, standardized in chlorogenic acid, on some metabolic...
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Agavaceae contains about 480 species, commonly used in the production of alcoholic beverages such as tequila and mezcal, making it a resource of economic and cultural importance. Uses of this plant rely mainly on the stem; other components such as the leaves are discarded, generating agro-industrial waste, despite being a source of bioactive and nu...
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Metabolic syndrome is a constellation of abnormalities related to insulin resistance with an unfortunately high prevalence worldwide. Tecoma stans (L.) Juss. Ex Kunth. is a well-known medicinal plant that has been studied in several biological models related to diabetes mellitus. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of T. stans on a hy...
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This study describes the antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects from extracts obtained from the leaves of Salvia lavanduloides. The plant material was macerated with three solvents of ascending polarity (n-hexane (Sl-Hex), ethyl acetate (Sl-AcOEt), and dichloromethane (Sl-D)). The extracts, fractions (SlD-2 and SlD-3), and isolated compounds (...
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Systemic arterial hypertension (SAH) is a health problem of great importance worldwide, and endothelial dysfunction underlies SAH development. This condition's main characteristics include vasoconstriction, inflammation, oxidative stress, and procoagulant and proliferative states. This study's objective was to evaluate the antihypertensive, anti-in...
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Ethnopharmacological relevance Popularly known as “escoba” (broom) or “escobilla china” (Chinese brush), Baccharis conferta Kunth (Asteraceae), is a plant widely used in Mexican folk medicine for alleviating muscular and rheumatic pain. A recent study described that dichloromethane extract as well as fractions and isolated compounds, possess anti-i...
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In Mexico, Cactaceae plants are widely used in folk medicine for the treatment of diabetes. The genus Opuntia spp. Opuntia matudae Sheinvar prickly pears are known as xoconostle and are used in Mexican cuisine for their acidic flavor. Currently there are few reports of pharmacological properties of this plant, which include antioxidant and antimicr...
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Salvia elegans belongs to a genus plants with biological activities in central nervous system. In this work, the purpose was to evaluate the anxiolytic and antidepressant effects of fractions and compounds isolated from S. elegans and its interaction with serotoninergic drugs by using behavioral tests in mice. Fractions from aerial parts of S. eleg...
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Endothelial dysfunction (ED) is a key factor for the development of cardiovascular diseases. Due to its chronic, life-threatening nature, ED only can be studied experimentally in animal models. Therefore, this work was aimed to characterize a murine model of ED induced by a daily intraperitoneal administration of angiotensin II (AGII) for 10 weeks....
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Pterygium is a corneal alteration that can cause visual impairment, which has been traditionally treated with the sap of Sedum dendroideum D.C. The pharmacological effect of a dichloromethane extract of S. dendroideum was demonstrated and implemented in a pterygium model on the healing process of corneal damage caused by phorbol esters. In mice of...
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Sphaeralcea angustifolia has been widely used in inflammatory conditions such as blows, bruises, fractures, and wounds. The compounds identified as active in plants and suspension cell culture of S. angustifolia were tomentin, scopoletin, and sphaeralcic acid. To consolidate the integral use of knowledge about the S. angunstifolia and strengthen it...
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Ethnopharmacological relevance The aerial parts of Tilia americana var. mexicana (Malvaceae, formerly Tiliaceae) or “sirimo” are used in Mexican traditional medicine for the relief of mild symptoms of mental stress, commonly referred to as "nerve diseases". Individuals use this plant to fall asleep, to calm states of nervous excitement, headaches,...
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Pharmacodynamic interactions between plant isolated compounds are important to understand the mode of action of an herbal extract to formulate or create better standardized extracts, phytomedicines, or phytopharmaceuticals. In this work, we propose binary mixtures using a leader compound to found pharmacodynamic interactions in inhibition of the NF...
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Endothelial dysfunction (ED) is a key factor for the development of cardiovascular diseases. Due to its chronic, life-threatening nature, ED only can be studied experimentally in animal models. Therefore, this work was aimed to characterize a murine model of ED induced by a daily intraperitoneal administration of angiotensin II (AGII) for 10 weeks....
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Malva parviflora is used as food in the gastronomy of some regions of Mexico and, also, in Mexican traditional medicine for inflammation-related conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. The objective of this work was to evaluate its antiarthritic activity in a mice model. In ICR, female mice were tested the dichloromethane extract (MpD) and fractions...
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Phytochemical research of the acetate and methanol extracts of the aerial parts (flowers, leaves and stems) of Salvia elegans allowed to obtain seventeen known compounds (1–17): three of them (4, 5, 14), had already been described for this species, while the others (1–3, 6–13, 15–17) are described for the first time for S. elegans. All isolated com...
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Sphaeralcea angustifolia (Cav.) G. Don (Malvaceae) is a plant used in inflammatory illnesses. The scopoletin was the main responsible compound for the anti-arthritic effect in this species. The therapeutic effectiveness of a S. angustifolia dichloromethane extract gel standardized in scopoletin was confirmed in patients with osteoarthritis. Cells i...
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Ethnopharmacological relevance: Oenothera rosea (Onagraceae), commonly known as "hierba del golpe" in Mexico, is an herbaceous plant widely used in Mexican traditional medicine for the treatment of pain and inflammation. Aim of the study: The aim of this study was to assess the effect of extracts and compounds isolated from O. rosea in kaolin-ca...
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Neuroinflammation, a centralized immune response, is a physiological process by which the organism attempts to remove an injurious stimulus in the central nervous system. Nonetheless, it is known that chronic inflammatory processes play an important role in the onset and progression of neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer´s disease (AD)....
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Depression affects more than 300 million people worldwide, represents one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. Depression treatment is based on the use of tricyclic antidepressants, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. These drugs, although clinically effective, have also been shown to have delayed onset activity and produce significa...
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Objective: To evaluate the antidepressant effect of Bauhinia blakeana and a standardized fraction in the forced swimming test on mice with neuro-inflammation induced with lipopolysaccharides (LPS). Materials and methods: Evaluation of the antidepressant effect of Bauhinia blakeana hydroalcoholic extract (BbHA) and its fractions was carried out i...
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Background: Galphimia glauca has been used for many years in Mexican Traditional Medicine to calm "insane people." Triterpenes, known as galphimines, were identified in this species. One of them, Galphimine-B (G-B), acts selectively on dopaminergic neurons by antagonizing the effect of glutamate on NMDA receptors. The objective of this study was t...
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Background: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neuropathology strongly associated with the activation of inflammatory pathways. Accordingly, inflammation resulting from obesity exacerbates learning and memory deficits in humans and in animal models of AD. Consequently, the long-term use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents diminishes the risk for...
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Chronic neuroinflammation is a key component of many neurodegenerative disorders. Chronic activation of this process produces pro-inflammatory cytokines, prostaglandins and reactive oxygen species that induce brain injury and neuronal dysfunction. Agave species contain saponins, compounds with anti-inflammatory activity. Extracts from A. tequilana...
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The main objective of treatment against hypertension is not only to reduce blood pressure levels, but also to reduce vascular risk in general. In the present work, administering angiotensin II (AGII; 0.2 µg/kg intraperitoneally (i.p.) for 12 weeks) activates the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis, which caused an increase in corticosterone l...
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Galphimine-B (G-B), a compound isolated from Galphimia glauca , has been shown to possess important anxiolytic activity. In this study, we evaluated the effectiveness and tolerability of a G-B standardized extract (experimental treatment) that was administered daily for 10 weeks in patients with moderate or severe Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)...
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Hypertension is a disease of high prevalence and morbidity where vascular inflammation and associated oxidative stress (endothelial dysfunction) is the underlying cause of this pathology. We are reporting the antihypertensive activity of extracts and fractions of Malva parviflora in mice with chronic and acute hypertension. Also, the treatments of...
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Inflammation and oxidative stress play major roles in endothelial dysfunction, and are key factors in the progression of cardiovascular diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate in vitro the effect of three subfractions (SFs) from the Cucumis sativus aqueous fraction to reduce inflammatory factors and oxidative stress induced by angiotensin I...
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Aloysia triphylla (Verbenaceae) is an aromatic medicinal plant, and it is used for the treatment of “nervous” problems as, “sadness” and “nervousness”. While, there are no reports about its pharmacological activity in animal models. The objective of this work was to evaluate the anxiolytic effect of the extracts and fractions of this species and to...
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An anxiolytic fraction of Tilia americana standardized in tiliroside, rutin, quercitrin, quercetin glucoside, and kaempferol was obtained. After oral administration of the fraction, the above-mentioned flavonoids were not detected in plasma over 24 h. However, meta and para hydroxyphenylacetic acid and dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (m-HPAA, p-HPAA and...
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The ethyl acetate extract (SsAcOEt) from Serjania schiedeana, select fractions (F-6, F-12, F-13, F-14), and one isolated compound, were evaluated in 12- O-tetradecanoylphorbol 13-acetate (TPA) ear edema and kaolin/carrageenan (KC)-induced monoarthritis assays. SsEtOAc induced edema inhibition of 90% (2.0 mg/ear), fractions showed activity within a...
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In this work, the immunomodulatory activity of the acetone extract and the fructans obtained from Agave tequilana were evaluated, on the systemic autoimmunity type-SLE model generated by the administration of 2,6,10,14-tetramethylpentadecane (TMPD, also known as pristane) on Balb/c female mice. The systemic autoimmunity type-SLE was observed seven...
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Cell suspension cultures from Sphaeralcea angustifolia produce compounds with anti-inflammatory activity, including scopoletin, tomentin, and sphaeralcic acid. Antiarthritic activity of scopoletin isolated from S. angustifolia and Erycibe obtusifolia wild plants was demonstrated in a complete Freud’s adjuvant-induced arthritis model. In this projec...
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In the present work, the antiarthritic activity of hautriwaic acid is reported. This ent-clerodane diterpene isolated from Dodonaea viscosa was evaluated in mice using a kaolin/carrageenan-induced monoarthritis model. The inflammation observed in the joint (knee) on days 1-8 ranged from 50-70 %. After 10 days of treatment with different doses of ha...
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Bouvardia ternifolia has been used medicinally to treat inflammation. In the present study, we investigate the anti-Alzheimer's potential effect of the hydroalcoholic extract of B. ternifolia through evaluation of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities, quantification of the percentage inhibition of acetylcholinesterase activity, protection e...
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In Mexico Agave angustifolia has traditionally been used to treat inflammation. The aim of this study was to measure the anti-inflammatory effect of the extract of A. angustifolia, the isolation and identification of active compounds. From the acetone extract two active fractions were obtained, (AsF13 and AaF16). For the characterization of pharmac...
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Ethnopharmacological relevance: The high frequency of poisoning by sting or bite from venomous animals has begun to be a serious public health problem in Mexico where scorpion sting is the most common. Because of this, there is the need to seek active substances in plant species with an antagonistic effect against neurotropic activity of scorpion...
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The metabolic syndrome (MS) is a condition consisting of various metabolic abnormalities that are risk factors for developing kidney failure, cardiovascular, vascular and cerebrovascular diseases, among others. The prevalence of this syndrome shows a marked increase. The aim of this study was to investigate the pharmacological effect of Smilax aris...
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Sechium edule is traditionally used in Mexico as a therapeutic resource against renal diseases and to control high blood pressure. The purpose of this work is to evaluate the antihypertensive effect of the hydroalcoholic extract obtained from the roots of this plant, including its fractions and subfractions, on different hypertension models induced...
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The aim of this study was to obtain pharmacokinetic data for the anxiolytic compound galphimine-A (G-A) from Galphimia glauca. G-A is the most abundant anxiolytic compound in this plant, while Galphimine-E (G-E) is the most abundant galphimine, but inactive. G-E was transformed chemically into G-A. The pharmacokinetic study was carried out in ICR m...
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Galphimia glauca produces compounds denominated galphimines (galphimine-A, galphimine-B and galphimine-E). Due to their important anxiolytic activity, we initiated in vitro cultures of the species with the purpose of developing a biotechnological process for obtaining galphimines. In this work, we stimulated the biosynthesis and excretion of galphi...
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Galphimia glauca, commonly known as "flor de estrella", is a plant species used in Mexican traditional medicine for the treatment of different diseases that have an acute or chronic inflammatory process in common. Aerial parts of this plant contain nor-seco-triterpenoids with anxiolytic properties, which have been denominated galphimines. Other com...
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Ursolic acid (1) and a new flavanone, 5-O-(6-rhamnosylglucoside)-7-hydroxy-4'-methoxyflavanone (2), were isolated from the leaves of Salvia elegans Vahl. These natural products displayed antidepressant activity in mice as determined by means of a forced swimming test (FST) evaluation. Structural elucidation was carried out by chemical derivatizatio...
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Ethnopharmacological relevance: Infusions of Solanum chrysotrichum (Schldl.) or "sosa" are employed in Traditional Mexican Medicine for the local and systemic treatment of skin and mucosal infections. Different studies have verified its antifungal effectiveness and therapeutic safety in superficial mycosis caused by dermatophytes or yeasts, and ha...
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Species of the agave genus, such as Agave tequilana, Agave angustifolia and Agave americana are used in Mexican traditional medicine to treat inflammation-associated conditions. These plants' leaves contain saponin compounds which show anti-inflammatory properties in different models. The goal of this investigation was to evaluate the anti-inflamma...
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Saponin SC-2 from Solanum chrysotrichum showed antifungal activity, demonstrated in vitro, which inhibited the growth of dermatophytes, and in vivo, to be effective in the treatment against tinea pedis and pityriasis capitis. Fungistatic and fungicidal activity of saponin SC-2 on Candida albicans and other Candida species, fluconazole and ketoconaz...
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The aerial parts of Ageratina pichinchensis are used in Mexican traditional medicine for the treatment of skin wounds. Recently, it was demonstrated that the aqueous extract of this plant reduced the time required to cicatrize a wound induced in the rat. The same extract showed a capability to induce overgrowth in normal fetal lung cells (MRC-5). T...
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Ethnopharmacological relevance: Sphaeralcea angustifolia Cavanilles & Don (Malvaceae), known in Mexico as "Vara de San José", is used in Mexican Traditional Medicine as an anti-inflammatory and, more specifically, for treating rheumatism. Anti-inflammatory properties have been demonstrated in different pharmacological models. Aim of the study: T...
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The aim of this study was to identify an anti-inflammatory compound from D. viscosa leaves. The structure of this bioactive substance was elucidated by IR and NMR studies, which indicated that this natural product corresponds to hautriwaic acid (HA). This diterpene exhibited good anti-inflammatory activity in 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol 13-acetate (T...
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Recent studies of Hibiscus sabdariffa Linn. have demonstrated that it presents diuretic, natriuretic, and potassium sparing effects. However, the mechanism that induces these effects has not yet been elucidated. The aim of this study was to explore the possible mechanism of action for the diuretic effect of Hibiscus sabdariffa extract and its fract...
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The hydroalcoholic extract (BtHA) and its fractions of Bouvardia ternifolia were evaluated as inhibitors of the activity of the acetylcholinesterase enzyme utilizing the in vitro method (Ellman). BtHA inhibited the acetylcholinesterase enzyme competitively (IC50 = 0.6 μg/ml); the ethyl acetate fraction (BtF-AcOEt) caused mixed-type inhibition (IC50...
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Unlabelled: Galphimia glauca Cav. has demonstrated anxiolytic activity attributable to nor-seco-triterpenes denominated galphimines, the most active of which is galphimine-B. Galphimine-B inhibits ventral tegmental area dopaminergic neurons and interacts with the serotoninergic system of the dorsal hippocampus. A previous clinical study that admin...
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Interdigital tinea pedis is the most frequent presentation, as well as the most severe clinical form of tinea pedis, constituting a therapeutic challenge. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness and tolerability of two concentrations of Ageratina pichinchensis extract (encecalin content, 0.76 and 1.52%, respectively) on patients with...
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The aerial parts of the species Ageratina pichinchensis, popularly known as "axihuitl", have been empirically used in Mexico for wound-healing purposes. The evaluation of an extract from A. pichinchensis (in an in vivo model) demonstrated its capacity to reduce, in a significant manner, the time required for wound healing in rodent skin. This same...
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Hibiscus sabdariffa L. (Malvaceae) populary known in Mexico as "Jamaica", "flor de Jamaica", has widely used in Mexican Traditional Medicine as antihypertensive and diuretic, although the latter activity has been reported the present work show evidence about the diuretic, natriuretic and potassium-sparing effects. To evaluate the diuretic activity...
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Loeselia mexicana (Lam.) Brand has been used in Mexican Traditional Medicine to treat "espanto" or "susto" (fear), which is a culturally affiliated syndrome whose symptomatology comprises loss of appetite, difficulty in sleeping, and also nausea and fatigue, with a sensation of fear or risk - real or imagined - to external stimuli. The anxiolytic e...
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Galphimine-B (G-B) is a nor-seco triterpene with an anxiolytic-like effect obtained from the plant species Galphimia glauca Cav. By means of a double blind clinical trial, it has been demonstrated that the extract from this plant, standardized in G-B content, possesses therapeutic effectiveness in patients with generalized anxiety. The mechanism of...
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The species Ageratina pichinchensis (Asteraceae) has been used for a long time in Mexican traditional medicine for the treatment of different skin conditions and injuries. In this study, the healing capacity of the plant extracts obtained was evaluated and, in order to understand the mechanism of healing, we also analyzed its effect on cell prolife...