Abstract Title:

Chemical analysis of the semipurified extract of Paullinia cupana and evaluation of in vitro inhibitory effects against Helicobacter pylori.

Abstract Source:

Nat Prod Res. 2019 Jan 2:1-4. Epub 2019 Jan 2. PMID: 30600691

Abstract Author(s):

Bruna Aparecida Alves Aguiar, Fernanda Giacomini Bueno, Gean Panizzon, Denise Brentan da Silva, Brena Ramos Athaydes, Rita de Cassia Ribeiro Gonçalves, Rodrigo Rezende Kitagawa, Leila Larisa Medeiros Marques, Mariana Nascimento de Paula, Tânia Mara Antonelli-Ushirobira, Daniela Cristina de Medeiros, João Carlos Palazzo de Mello

Article Affiliation:

Bruna Aparecida Alves Aguiar


Paullinia cupana Kunth, commonly known as guarana, is a native Brazilian plant species from the Amazon area that presents various biological effects, including antimicrobial action. The aim of this study was to chemically analyse the semipurified aqueous extract (AqF) of the plant and to evaluate the activity of crude (CE), ethyl-acetate (EAF), and AqF extracts against Helicobacter pylori. The chemical profile of AqF was determined based on solid analysisC-NMR, direct infusion mass spectrometry (ESI-MS), and MALDI-TOF. TheC-NMR spectrum showed characteristics of flavan-3-ol and oligomeric proanthocyanidins. ESI-MS revealed the presence of procyanidin, caffeic acid and its derivatives. MALDI-TOF analysis detected procyanidins of up to 6 units and profisetinidins of up to 5 units. Whereas CE and EAF showed inhibitory activity against H. pylori, CE, EAF, and AqF presented not high inhibitory activity against urease. The results demonstrate the potential of P. cupana to control and prevent H. pylori infection.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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