Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2015)
The cytotoxic principle of Bejaria resinosa from Ecuador
AlÃrica I SuÃ¡rez, Chabaco Armijos, JosÃ© Miguel Andrade, Enrique V Quisatagsi, Marco Cuenca, Sandra Cuenca-Camacho, Natalia Bailon-Moscoso
Mutis ex LF is also known as â€œpena de cerroâ€ and is a plant species used traditionally by the Saraguro ethnic group in Ecuador to treat nervous system problems, swollen wounds and inflammations of the genital organs, as well liver diseases and cancer. The aim of this study was to screen Bejaria resinosa
aqueous extract and isolated compounds from organic extracts, for activity against the following cancer cell lines: MCF-7 (breast carcinoma), PC-3 (prostate carcinoma), RKO (colon carcinoma), and D-384 (astrocytoma). This was followed by identification of the compounds responsible for this effect. The results indicated that ursolic acid is the principle active responsible for the cytotoxicity on tumor cells.
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AlÃrica I SuÃ¡rez, Chabaco Armijos, JosÃ© Miguel Andrade, Enrique V Quisatagsi, Marco Cuenca, Sandra Cuenca-Camacho, Natalia Bailon-Moscoso. The cytotoxic principle of Bejaria resinosa from Ecuador. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2015;4(3):268-272.