from the leaves of Planchonella duclitan (Blanco) Bakhuizan.
Cunha WR, Crevelin EJ, Arantes GM, Crotti A E, Silva MLA, Furtado NA, Ferreira DS (2006) A study of trypanocidal activity of triterpene acids
isolated from Miconia species.
Effect of triterpene acids
of eriobotrya japonica (Thunb.
Among the latter, maslinic acid (MA) is the most abundant pentacyclic triterpene acid
in the fruit of Olea europaea L.
Regarding the elastase activity, the pentacyclic triterpene acids
4 and 5 were the most active, both carrying a carboxylic acid on C-17.
Anti-inflammatory activities of the triterpene acids
from the resin of Boswellia carteri.
It was demonstrated that these triterpene acids
were able to block inflammatory reactions, in both acute and chronic inflammation models (Ammon, 2006).
Using cyclodextrins it was possible to solubilise mistletoe triterpene acids
(mainly oleanolic acid (OA)) and obtain a plant extract with high levels of OA and mistletoe lectins (ML).
In the present study, we determined for the first time the effect of clearly defined mistletoe extracts, containing either lectins (viscum) or triterpene acids
(TT) such as oleanolic - and betulinic acid and combinations thereof (viscum IT), against NB.
Regarding the clinical setting a solvent-free application of triterpene acids
is required which may be possible by solubilisation of triterpenoids with cyclodextrins (CD).
Conclusions: In recent years controversial data concerning the activity of triterpene acids
on proinflammatory mediators have been published.
Quantification of the polyphenols and triterpene acids
in Chinese hawthorn fruit by high-performance liquid chromatography.