New Ethnopharmacology Study Results from Federal University Described [Genotoxicity and cytotoxicity of oxindole alkaloids from Uncaria tomentosa (cat's claw): Chemotype relevance]

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Date: Nov. 12, 2016
Publisher: NewsRX LLC
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Length: 604 words
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2016 NOV 12 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Obesity, Fitness & Wellness Week -- Current study results on Drugs and Therapies have been published. According to news reporting originating from Porto Alegre, Brazil, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Ethnopharmacological relevance: Uncaria tomentosa (Willdenow ex Roemer & Schultes) DC. (Rubiaceae) or cat's claw is a climber vine from the South American rainforest used in folk medicine for cancer treatment. Its antitumor activity has been mostly ascribed to pentacyclic oxindole alkaloids (POA) from stem bark and leaves while the activity of tetracyclic oxindole alkaloids (TOA) remains unknown."

Financial supporters for this research include Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnologico, CNPq, Coordenacao de Aperfeicoamento de Pessoal de Nivel Superior, CAPES.

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Federal University, "In recent times, the occurrence of three chemotypes based on its oxindole alkaloid profile was noticed in U....

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A468982016