montanoa

Summary

Summary: A plant genus of the family ASTERACEAE. Steroidal activity has been observed in animals. Members of this genus contain sesquiterpene lactones such as tomentosin, OXEPINS such as zoapatanol, and kaurene type DITERPENES.

Top Publications

  1. Villa Ruano N, Betancourt Jiménez M, Lozoya Gloria E. Biosynthesis of uterotonic diterpenes from Montanoa tomentosa (zoapatle). J Plant Physiol. 2009;166:1961-7 pubmed publisher
    b>Montanoa tomentosa (zoapatle) is a Central American plant used in Mexico in traditional herbal medicine to ease childbirth labor and to cure certain female disorders. Recently, crude extracts of M...
  2. Carro Juarez M, Cervantes E, Cervantes Méndez M, Rodriguez Manzo G. Aphrodisiac properties of Montanoa tomentosa aqueous crude extract in male rats. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2004;78:129-34 pubmed
    Cihuapatli, the Mexican zoapatle (Montanoa tomentosa) has an extensive ethnomedical history of use as a traditional remedy for reproductive impairments...
  3. Carro Juarez M, Lobatón I, Benítez O, Espíritu A. Pro-ejaculatory effect of the aqueous crude extract of cihuapatli (Montanoa tomentosa) in spinal male rats. J Ethnopharmacol. 2006;106:111-6 pubmed
    In the present study, the pro-sexual effect of the cihuapatli (Montanoa tomentosa) and its possible pro-ejaculatory properties in spinal male rats were examined...
  4. Carro Juarez M, Rodríguez Landa J, Rodríguez Peña M, Rovirosa Hernández M, García Orduña F. The aqueous crude extract of Montanoa frutescens produces anxiolytic-like effects similarly to diazepam in Wistar rats: involvement of GABAA receptor. J Ethnopharmacol. 2012;143:592-8 pubmed publisher
    Cihuapatli is the Nahuatl name assigned to some medicinal plants grouped in the genus Montanoa, where Montanoa frutescens (Family: Asteraceae, Tribe: Heliantheae) is included...
  5. Muller S, Murillo R, Castro V, Brecht V, Merfort I. Sesquiterpene lactones from Montanoa hibiscifolia that inhibit the transcription factor NF-kappa B. J Nat Prod. 2004;67:622-30 pubmed
    The reinvestigation of the aerial parts of Montanoa hibiscifolia afforded four new eudesmanolides (1-4), three of them with a rare endoperoxide structural element and the fourth with a rare carbonyl function...
  6. Ponce Monter H, Campos Lara G, Pedron N, De la Torre L, Villaneuva T, Gallegos A, et al. The zoapatle. XV. Activity of 16 alpha-hydroxy-ent-kauran-19-oic acid isolated from Montanoa hibiscifolia, and its methyl ester on rat and guinea pig uterus. J Ethnopharmacol. 1988;24:127-34 pubmed
    16 alpha-Hydroxy-ent-kauran-19-oic acid was isolated from Montanoa hibiscifolia. The effects of this acid and its methyl ester on the contractile activity of rat and guinea pig uterine horns were studied...
  7. Braca A, Cioffi G, Morelli I, Venturella F, Pizza C, De Tommasi N. Two new sesquiterpene lactones from Montanoa tomentosa ssp. microcephala. Planta Med. 2001;67:774-6 pubmed
    ..2), together with the known zoapatanolide A were isolated from the aerial parts of Montanoa tomentosa Cerv. in La Llave et Lex ssp. microcephala (Sch. Bip. In K. Koch) V.A. Funk (Asteraceae)...
  8. Borchert R, Renner S, Calle Z, Navarrete D, Tye A, Gautier L, et al. Photoperiodic induction of synchronous flowering near the Equator. Nature. 2005;433:627-9 pubmed
  9. Robles Zepeda R, Lozoya Gloria E, Lopez M, Villarreal M, Ramírez Chávez E, Molina Torres J. Montanoa tomentosa glandular trichomes containing kaurenoic acids chemical profile and distribution. Fitoterapia. 2009;80:12-7 pubmed publisher
    b>Montanoa tomentosa has been used in traditional medicine in Mexico to treat diverse female health disorders; it is particularly useful in inducing childbirth. Microscopic analysis of leaf surfaces of M...

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  1. Flatt V, Campos C, Kraemer M, Bailey B, Satyal P, Setzer W. Compositional Variation and Bioactivity of the Leaf Essential Oil of Montanoa guatemalensis from Monteverde, Costa Rica: A Preliminary Investigation. Medicines (Basel). 2015;2:331-339 pubmed publisher
    i>Montanoa guatemalensis is a small to medium-sized tree in the Asteraceae that grows in Central America from Mexico south through Costa Rica. There have been no previous investigations on the essential oil of this tree...
  2. Pedron N, Wens M, García Pineda J, Estrada A, Ponce Monter H, Gallegos A. The zoapatle XIV--the effect of oral administration of zoapatle upon progesterone plasma levels in pregnant rabbits. Contraception. 1988;38:373-9 pubmed
    Oral administration of zoapatle aqueous crude extract (ZACE) made from Montanoa tomentosa or frutescens at doses of 5 mg/day from days 3 through 17 of pregnancy in rabbit, did not modify the normal plasma levels of progesterone...
  3. Plovanich A, Panero J. A phylogeny of the ITS and ETS for Montanoa (Asteraceae: Heliantheae). Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2004;31:815-21 pubmed
    A phylogeny of the genus Montanoa based on the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) and the external transcribed spacer (ETS) is presented...