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Abstract Title:

Antitubercular constituents from the hexane fraction of Morinda citrifolia Linn. (Rubiaceae).

Abstract Source:

Phytother Res. 2002 Nov;16(7):683-5. PMID: 12410555

Abstract Author(s):

Jonel P Saludes, Mary J Garson, Scott G Franzblau, Alicia M Aguinaldo

Abstract:

A crude ethanol extract and hexane fraction from Morinda citrifolia Linn. (Rubiaceae) show antitubercular activity. The major constituents of the hexane fraction are E-phytol, cycloartenol, stigmasterol, beta-sitosterol, campesta-5,7,22-trien-3beta-ol and the ketosteroids stigmasta-4-en-3-one and stigmasta-4-22-dien-3-one. E-Phytol, a mixture of the two ketosteroids, and the epidioxysterol derived from campesta-5,7,22-trien-3beta-ol all show pronounced antitubercular activity. Copyright 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Study Type : In Vitro Study
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