Mutagenicity, antimutagenicity and cytotoxicity evaluation of South African Podocarpus species

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

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ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Four species of Podocarpus are used in traditional medicine both in human and animal healthcare in South Africa. In vitro pharmacological screening of leaf and stem extracts of these species exhibited potent antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-tyrosinase, anthelmintic, acetylcholinesterase inhibitory and antioxidant activities. AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate the mutagenicity, antimutagenicity and cytotoxicity effects of leaf and stem extract of South African Podocarpus species. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The mutagenicity and cytotoxic effects of extracts from…

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