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Phytomedicine. 1996 May;3(1):75-6. doi: 10.1016/S0944-7113(96)80015-8.

Boswellic acids and protease activities.

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Department of Pharmacology, Institute for Pharmazeutical Sciences, University of Tuebingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 8, D-72076 Tuebingen, Germany.


The involvement of human leukocyte elastase (HLE) in several inflammatory processes and the reported inhibitory effect of ursolic acid on HLE has prompted the authors to start investigation on the effects of acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid (AKBA) on serine proteinases including HLE.

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