Abstract Title:

In vitro antileishmanial, antiplasmodial and cytotoxic activities of phenolics and triterpenoids from Baccharis dracunculifolia D. C. (Asteraceae).

Abstract Source:

Fitoterapia. 2009 Dec;80(8):478-82. Epub 2009 Jun 18. PMID: 19540316

Abstract Author(s):

A A da Silva Filho, D O Resende, M J Fukui, F F Santos, P M Pauletti, W R Cunha, M L A Silva, L E Gregório, J K Bastos, N P D Nanayakkara

Article Affiliation:

Laboratório de Produtos Naturais, Núcleo de Pesquisa em Ciências Exatas e Tecnológicas, Universidade de Franca, Av. Dr. Armando Sales de Oliveira, 201, CEP 14404-600, Franca, SP, Brazil. [email protected]


Baccharis dracunculifolia (Asteraceae), the most important plant source of the Brazilian green propolis (GPE), displayed in vitro activity against Leishmania donovani, with an IC(50) value of 45 microg/mL, while GPE presented an IC(50) value of 49 microg/mL. Among the isolated compounds of B. dracunculifolia, ursolic acid, and hautriwaic acid lactone showed IC(50) values of 3.7 microg/mL and 7.0 microg/mL, respectively. Uvaol, acacetin, and ermanin displayed moderate antileishmanial activity. Regarding the antiplasmodial assay against Plasmodium falciparum, BdE and GPE gave similar IC(50) values (about 20 microg/mL), while Hautriwaic acid lactone led to an IC(50) value of 0.8 microg/mL (D6 clone).

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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