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The dried plant, Cetraria islandica (family Parmeliaceae), a lichen, not a moss, used as a demulcent and as a folk remedy for bronchitis.
Synonym(s): Iceland moss
[L. caetra, a short Spanish shield (from shape of the apothecia)]
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R]) and UV spectra (190-400 nm) of the main peaks with those of reference substances previously isolated from lichens confirmed that the methanol extract of Cetraria islandica contains the depsidone fumarprotocetraric acid ([t.
2014), which found both fumarprotocetraric and protocetraric acid to be present in Cetraria islandica.
2009), we evaluated the cytotoxic effects of Cetraria islandica and Vulpicida canadensis on two human cancer cell lines (HepG2 and MCF-7).
For the first time, the neuroprotective activities of methanol extracts of Cetraria islandica and Vulpicida canadensis have been investigated, with respect to their antioxidant actions, in a model of OS in nervous system-like cells (astrocyte model); such a model was chosen due to the increasingly acknowledged importance of glial cells in physiological and pathological diseases (Colangelo et al.
In vitro susceptibility of Helicobacter pylori to protolichesterinic acid from the lichen Cetraria islandica.
Ingolfsdottir K, Jurcic K, Wagner H (1998) Immunomodulating polysaccharides from aquous extracts of Cetraria islandica (Iceland moss).
Olafsdottir ES, Ingolfsdottir K, Barsett H, Paulsen BS, Jurcic K, Wagner H (1999a) Immunologically active (1[right arrow]3)(1[right arrow]4)-[beta]-D-glucan from Cetraria islandica.