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Ethnopharmacological, biological and chemical aspects of the Cassia genus

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Author(s):
Viegas Junior, Claudio [1] ; Rezende, Amanda de [2] ; Silva, Dulce Helena Siqueira ; Castro-Gambôa, Ian ; Bolzani, Vanderlan da Silva ; Barreiro, Eliezer J. ; Miranda, Ana Luisa Palhares de ; Alexandre-Moreira, Magna Suzana ; Young, Maria Cláudia Marx
Total Authors: 9
Affiliation:
[1] Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Araraquara. Instituto de Química - Brasil
[2] Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Araraquara. Instituto de Química - Brasil
Total Affiliations: 9
Document type: Review article
Source: Química Nova; v. 29, n. 6, p. 1279-1286, nov.-dez. 2006.
Field of knowledge: Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry
Abstract

Species of Cassia are widely distributed in tropical and subtropical regions throughout the world, and have been extensively investigated chemically and pharmacologically.They are known to be a rich source of phenolic derivatives, most of them with important biological and pharmacological properties. Some Asian, African and Indian tribes use these species as a laxative, purgative, antimicrobial, antipyretic, antiviral and anti-inflammatory agent. Among a number of other classes of secondary metabolites, such as anthracene derivatives, antraquinones, steroids and stilbenoids, biologically active piperidine alkaloids are an especially important bioactive class of compounds that showed to be restricted to a small group of Cassia species. In this paper we present an overview of the chemical, biological and ethnopharmacological data on Cassia piblished in the literature. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 99/07317-0 - Biomonitored phytochemical study of Cassia leptophylla (Leguminosae) and of the relationship structure-activity of piperidinic alkaloids active in the DNA
Grantee:Claudio Viegas Junior
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 03/05512-8 - Planning, synthesis and pharmacological evaluation of new antiinflammatory and acetylcholinesterase inhibiting piperidinil derivatives
Grantee:Claudio Viegas Junior
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate