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Fitoterapia. 2006 Sep;77(6):475-7. Epub 2006 May 27.

Apoptotic and free radical scavenging properties of the methanolic extract of Gentianella alborosea.

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Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad San Pablo CEU, Urbanización Montepríncipe, Boadilla del Monte 28660 Madrid, Spain. nacemes@ceu.es

Abstract

Gentianella alborosea ("Hercampure") is a Peruvian species used in folk medicine for the treatment of a variety of health disorders. We tested the free radical scavenging (DPPH) and induction of apoptosis on a human uterus tumor cell line (HeLa) by its methanolic extract. The results showed a noticeable radical scavenging activity and a dose-dependent apoptotic effect.

PMID:
16814959
DOI:
10.1016/j.fitote.2006.05.020
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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