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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Gastroprotective effects (in rodents) of a flavonoid rich fraction obtained from Syngonanthus macrolepsis
Author: Batista, LM
de Almeida, ABA
Lima, GRD
Falcao, HD
Magri, LD
Luiz-Ferreira, A
dos Santos, LC
Hiruma-Lima, CA
Vilegas, W
Brito, ARMS
Abstract: ObjectivesSyngonanthus macrolepis, popularly known in Brazil as sempre-vivas', is a plant from the family Eriocaulaceae, it is found in the states of Minas Gerais and Bahia. The species contains a variety of constituents, including flavonoids with gastroprotective effect. In this work, a flavonoid-rich fraction (Sm-FRF) obtained from scapes of S.macrolepis was investigated for preventing gastric ulceration in mice and rats. MethodsThe activity was evaluated in models of induced gastric ulcer (absolute ethanol, stress, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and pylorus ligation). The cytoprotective mechanisms of the Sm-FRF in relation to sulfhydryl (SH) groups, nitric oxide (NO) and antioxidant enzymes were also evaluated. Key findingsThe Sm-FRF (100mg/kg, p.o.) significantly reduced gastric injury in all models, and did not alter gastric juice parameters after pylorus ligation. ConclusionsThe results indicate significant gastroprotective activity for the Sm-FRF, which probably involves the participation of both SH groups and the antioxidant system. Both are integral parts of the gastrointestinal mucosa's cytoprotective mechanisms against aggressive factors.
Subject: Eriocaulaceae
gastroprotective activity
medicinal plants
Syngonanthus macrolepsis
Country: EUA
Editor: Wiley-blackwell
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1111/jphp.12175
Date Issue: 2014
Appears in Collections:Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos

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