loranthaceae

Summary

Summary: The showy mistletoe plant family of the order Santalales, subclass Rosidae, class Magnoliopsida. This includes parasitic tropical plants with haustoria connecting to the hosts. The leaves are opposite and thick. The flowers (4-7) have both calyx and corolla. The fruit is a berry with one seed.

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  1. ncbi Antimicrobial properties and phytochemical constituents of the leaves of African mistletoe (Tapinanthus dodoneifolius (DC) Danser) (Loranthaceae): an ethnomedicinal plant of Hausaland, Northern Nigeria
    Y Y Deeni
    Department of Biological Sciences, Bayero University, P M B 3011, Kano, Nigeria
    J Ethnopharmacol 83:235-40. 2002
  2. ncbi Biological screening of Bangladeshi mango mistletoe bark extracts
    R Islam
    Phytochemistry Research Laboratory, Department of Pharmacy, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi 6205, Bangladesh
    Fitoterapia 75:405-8. 2004
  3. ncbi Evaluation of phytochemical and antimicrobial properties of leaf extract of Tapinanthus sessilifolius (P. Beauv) van Tiegh
    Florence D Tarfa
    Departament of Medicinal Chemistry and Quality Control, National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development NIPRD, Idu Industrial Area, P M B 21, Garki Abuja, Nigeria
    Indian J Exp Biol 42:326-9. 2004
  4. ncbi Antimicrobial properties of Phrygilanthus acutifolius
    A Daud
    Departamento de Biologia del Desarrollo, Instituto Superior de Investigaciones Biológicas INSIBIO y Universidad Nacional de Tucumán UNT, Chacabuco 461, 4000 San Miguel de Tucuman, Tucuman, Argentina
    J Ethnopharmacol 99:193-7. 2005
  5. ncbi Indonesian medicinal plants. XXV. Cancer cell invasion inhibitory effects of chemical constituents in the parasitic plant Scurrula atropurpurea (Loranthaceae)
    Kazuyoshi Ohashi
    Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Fukuyama University, Hiroshima, Japan
    Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) 51:343-5. 2003
  6. doi Modulatory activities of Agelanthus dodoneifolius (Loranthaceae) extracts on stimulated equine neutrophils and myeloperoxidase activity
    Rainatou Boly
    Laboratory of Bioanalytical Chemistry, Toxicology and Applied Physical Chemistry, Institute of Pharmacy, Free University of Brussels, Campus de la Plaine, CP 205 01, Boulevard du Triomphe, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Mol Med 28:261-70. 2011
  7. doi From the vasodilator and hypotensive effects of an extract fraction from Agelanthus dodoneifolius (DC) Danser (Loranthaceae) to the active compound dodoneine
    M Ouedraogo
    Institut de Physiologie et Biologie Cellulaires, Universite de Poitiers, CNRS UMR 6187, 40 avenue du Recteur Pineau F 86022 Poitiers Cedex, France
    J Ethnopharmacol 133:345-52. 2011
  8. ncbi Preparation and cancer cell invasion inhibitory effects of C16-alkynic fatty acids
    Kazuyoshi Ohashi
    Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Fukuyama University, Sanzo, 1 Gakuen cho, Hiroshima, Japan
    Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) 51:463-6. 2003
  9. doi Vasoactive and antioxidant activities of plants used in Mexican traditional medicine for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases
    C Ibarra-Alvarado
    Facultad de Quimica, Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro, Centro Universitario, 76010 Querétaro, Mexico
    Pharm Biol 48:732-9. 2010
  10. doi Effects of mistletoe (Viscum album L., Loranthaceae) extracts on arterial blood pressure in rats treated with atropine sulfate and hexocycline
    Mirjana Radenkovic
    Department of Physiology, University of Nis, Serbia
    Clin Exp Hypertens 31:11-9. 2009

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  1. ncbi Antimicrobial properties and phytochemical constituents of the leaves of African mistletoe (Tapinanthus dodoneifolius (DC) Danser) (Loranthaceae): an ethnomedicinal plant of Hausaland, Northern Nigeria
    Y Y Deeni
    Department of Biological Sciences, Bayero University, P M B 3011, Kano, Nigeria
    J Ethnopharmacol 83:235-40. 2002
    ..Moreover, the antimicrobial activity and the presence or distribution of phytochemical substances in T. dodoneifolius appeared to be partly dependent on the host plant species...
  2. ncbi Biological screening of Bangladeshi mango mistletoe bark extracts
    R Islam
    Phytochemistry Research Laboratory, Department of Pharmacy, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi 6205, Bangladesh
    Fitoterapia 75:405-8. 2004
    ..The ethyl acetate extract of the Bangladeshi mango mistletoe (Loranthus globosus) bark was found to be most effective against both Gram (+) and Gram (-) bacteria and it also showed good cytotoxicity with a LC50 10.83 microg/ml...
  3. ncbi Evaluation of phytochemical and antimicrobial properties of leaf extract of Tapinanthus sessilifolius (P. Beauv) van Tiegh
    Florence D Tarfa
    Departament of Medicinal Chemistry and Quality Control, National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development NIPRD, Idu Industrial Area, P M B 21, Garki Abuja, Nigeria
    Indian J Exp Biol 42:326-9. 2004
    ..LD50 concentration was found to be > 1.500 mg/kg for samples from P. guajava; 489.89 mg/kg for J. curcas and C. lemon; and 692 mg/kg for V. amydalina in mice...
  4. ncbi Antimicrobial properties of Phrygilanthus acutifolius
    A Daud
    Departamento de Biologia del Desarrollo, Instituto Superior de Investigaciones Biológicas INSIBIO y Universidad Nacional de Tucumán UNT, Chacabuco 461, 4000 San Miguel de Tucuman, Tucuman, Argentina
    J Ethnopharmacol 99:193-7. 2005
    Ethanol extract of flowers of Phrygilanthus acutifolius (Ruiz & Pav.) Eichler (Loranthaceae) inhibited the growth of both Gram (+) bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus saprophyticus and Enterococcus faecalis) and Gram (-) ..
  5. ncbi Indonesian medicinal plants. XXV. Cancer cell invasion inhibitory effects of chemical constituents in the parasitic plant Scurrula atropurpurea (Loranthaceae)
    Kazuyoshi Ohashi
    Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Fukuyama University, Hiroshima, Japan
    Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) 51:343-5. 2003
    ..13-16) were clarified by a bioassay-guided separation as chemical constituents of Scurrula atropurpurea (Loranthaceae), a parasitic plant of the tea plant Thea sinensis (Theaceae)...
  6. doi Modulatory activities of Agelanthus dodoneifolius (Loranthaceae) extracts on stimulated equine neutrophils and myeloperoxidase activity
    Rainatou Boly
    Laboratory of Bioanalytical Chemistry, Toxicology and Applied Physical Chemistry, Institute of Pharmacy, Free University of Brussels, Campus de la Plaine, CP 205 01, Boulevard du Triomphe, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Mol Med 28:261-70. 2011
    Agelanthus dodoneifolius DC Danser (Loranthaceae) is used for the treatment of various diseases including asthma...
  7. doi From the vasodilator and hypotensive effects of an extract fraction from Agelanthus dodoneifolius (DC) Danser (Loranthaceae) to the active compound dodoneine
    M Ouedraogo
    Institut de Physiologie et Biologie Cellulaires, Universite de Poitiers, CNRS UMR 6187, 40 avenue du Recteur Pineau F 86022 Poitiers Cedex, France
    J Ethnopharmacol 133:345-52. 2011
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  8. ncbi Preparation and cancer cell invasion inhibitory effects of C16-alkynic fatty acids
    Kazuyoshi Ohashi
    Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Fukuyama University, Sanzo, 1 Gakuen cho, Hiroshima, Japan
    Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) 51:463-6. 2003
    ..found that hexadeca-6,8,10-triynoic acid (5) and hexadeca-8,10,12-triynoic acid (6) exhibit similar potent inhibitory activities with that of octadeca-8,10,12-triynoic acid (1) which was isolated from Scurrula atropurpurea (Loranthaceae).
  9. doi Vasoactive and antioxidant activities of plants used in Mexican traditional medicine for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases
    C Ibarra-Alvarado
    Facultad de Quimica, Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro, Centro Universitario, 76010 Querétaro, Mexico
    Pharm Biol 48:732-9. 2010
    ..Labiatae), Psittacanthus calyculatus G. Don (Loranthaceae), Prunus serotina ssp. capuli (Cav. ex Spreng) McVaugh (Rosaceae), and Sechium edule Sw...
  10. doi Effects of mistletoe (Viscum album L., Loranthaceae) extracts on arterial blood pressure in rats treated with atropine sulfate and hexocycline
    Mirjana Radenkovic
    Department of Physiology, University of Nis, Serbia
    Clin Exp Hypertens 31:11-9. 2009
    ..Hexocycline, a selective blocker of muscarine receptors, significantly raised blood pressure and decreased the hypotensive effect of ethanol extract of mistletoe on arterial blood pressure in rats...
  11. doi Bioactivity guided evaluation of anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive activities of Arceuthobium oxycedri (D.C.) M. Bieb
    Esra Küpeli Akkol
    Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Gazi University, 06330 Ankara, Turkey
    J Ethnopharmacol 128:79-84. 2010
    Arceuthobium oxycedri (D.C.) M. Bieb. (Loranthaceae) or dwarf mistletoe is a rare semi-parasitic plant that lives on the branches of Juniperus oxycedrus as the host plant...
  12. doi The first mistletoes: origins of aerial parasitism in Santalales
    Romina Vidal-Russell
    Department of Plant Biology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901 6509, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 47:523-37. 2008
    ..in Viscaceae (72 Mya), "Eremolepidaceae" (53 Mya), tribe Amphorogyneae in Santalaceae (46 Mya), and Loranthaceae (28 Mya)...
  13. ncbi Antibacterial activity of Australian plant extracts against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE)
    Enzo A Palombo
    Environment and Biotechnology Centre, School of Engineering and Science, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorne, Victoria, Australia
    J Basic Microbiol 42:444-8. 2002
    ..kempeana (Mimosaceae) showed incomplete inhibition of VRE; (c) extracts from the leaves of Amyema quandong (Loranthaceae) and Eremophila duttonii (Myoporaceae) were active against both types of bacteria; (d) extract from the stem ..
  14. ncbi Evolutionary relationships in the showy mistletoe family (Loranthaceae)
    Romina Vidal-Russell
    Department of Plant Biology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois 62901 6509 USA
    Am J Bot 95:1015-29. 2008
    b>Loranthaceae (73 genera and ca. 900 species) comprise mostly aerial hemiparasitic plants. Three monotypic genera considered relicts are root parasites...
  15. ncbi Phylogenetic relationships and ecological speciation in the mistletoe Tristerix (Loranthaceae): the influence of pollinators, dispersers, and hosts
    Guillermo C Amico
    Laboratorio Ecotono, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, CRUB, Quintral 1250 Bariloche, RN 8400 Argentina
    Am J Bot 94:558-67. 2007
    ..We examined species relationships in Tristerix (Loranthaceae), a genus of 11 species with an Andean distribution from Colombia to Chile...
  16. ncbi Antiviral and cytotoxic activities of some Indonesian plants
    F Lohezic-Le Devehat
    Laboratoire de Pharmacognosie et de Mycologie, UPRES 2234, avenue du Pr Leon Bernard, 35043, Rennes Cedex, France
    Fitoterapia 73:400-5. 2002
    ..Besides Melastoma malabathricum (Melastomataceae), the Indonesian Loranthaceae species among which Elytranthe tubaeflora, E. maingayi, E...
  17. doi Ethnopharmacological inventory of plants used in Coronel Portillo Province of Ucayali Department, Peru
    Lucie Polesna
    Department of Crop Sciences and Agroforestry, Institute of Tropics and Subtropics, Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
    Pharm Biol 49:125-36. 2011
    ..Despite a rich tradition of folk medicinal usage of plants in the Peruvian Amazon, no studies documenting ethnobotanical information of Coronel Portillo Province of Ucayali Department have been published at an international level...
  18. ncbi Antioxidative flavanone glycosides from the branches and leaves of Viscum coloratum
    Hui Yao
    Department of Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, Fudan University, Shanghai, PR China
    Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) 54:133-5. 2006
    ..5) were isolated from the branches and leaves of Viscum coloratum (KOMAR) NAKAI (Loranthaceae), along with three known flavanone glucosides: (2S)-homoeriodictyol 7-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside (1), (2S)-..
  19. ncbi Cardiovascular activity of the n-butanol fraction of the methanol extract of Loranthus ferrugineus Roxb
    O Z Ameer
    Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
    Braz J Med Biol Res 43:186-94. 2010
    ..F. Loranthaceae). By means of solvent-solvent extraction, L...
  20. ncbi 1H and 13C assignments of two new triterpenes from Cladocolea grahami
    Maria Yolanda Rios
    Centro de Investigaciones Químicas de la Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Av Universidad 1001, Chamilpa 62210, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
    Magn Reson Chem 42:1066-8. 2004
    ..1) and its hydrolysis product 3beta,7beta-dihydroxyolean-12-ene (2) and 3beta-sn-glyceroyl-(1''-palmitoxy)urs-12-ene (3), isolated from the aerial parts of Cladocolea grahami (Loranthaceae), are reported.
  21. doi Immunomodulatory activity of a lupane triterpenoid ester isolated from the eastern Nigeria mistletoe, Loranthus micranthus (Linn)
    Omeje Edwin Ogechukwu
    Department of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nigeria, 410001, Nsukka, Nigeria
    Asian Pac J Trop Med 4:514-22. 2011
    ..To provide further evidence for the ethnomedicinal use of the Eastern Nigeria mistletoe, Loranthus micranthus (L. micranthus), as an immunostimulant...
  22. doi Three hydroxylated lupeol-based triterpenoid esters isolated from the Eastern Nigeria mistletoe parasitic on Kola acuminata
    Edwin Ogechukwu Omeje
    Department of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka 410001, Nigeria
    Nat Prod Res 26:1775-81. 2012
    ..These isolated compounds might contribute in part to the numerous established bio-activities of the Eastern Nigeria mistletoes...
  23. doi Neuroprotective properties of Loranthus parasiticus aqueous fraction against oxidative stress-induced damage in NG108-15 cells
    Daniel Zin Hua Wong
    Biomolecular Research Group, Biochemistry Program, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    J Nat Med 66:544-51. 2012
    ..parasiticus in treating brain-related diseases...
  24. doi P-glycoprotein mediated efflux in Caco-2 cell monolayers: the influence of herbals on digoxin transport
    Enoche F Oga
    Department of Biopharmaceutics, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chiba University, 1 8 1 Inohana, Chiba 260 8675, Japan
    J Ethnopharmacol 144:612-7. 2012
    ..CP), family Caricaceae and Tapinanthus sessilifolius Blume (ML), family Loranthaceae are used in African traditional medicine for the treatment of malaria...
  25. pmc Mistletoe as a keystone resource: an experimental test
    David M Watson
    Institute for Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University, Albury, New South Wales 2640, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 279:3853-60. 2012
    ..Mistletoes (Loranthaceae) provide structural and nutritional resources within canopies, and their pervasive influence on diversity led ..
  26. doi Medicinal parasitic plants on diverse hosts with their usages and barcodes
    Nantiya Kwanda
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen University, 123 Mitraphap Highway, Khon Kaen, 40002, Thailand
    J Nat Med 67:438-45. 2013
    ..Of these, eight parasitic species were recorded; they are members of two families, viz. family Loranthaceae, namely D. lanosa, D. pentandra, H. parasitica, Macrosolen brandisianus, M. cochinchinensis and S...
  27. pmc Mistletoes and mutant albino shoots on woody plants as mineral nutrient traps
    M A Lo Gullo
    Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita M Malpighi, Universita di Messina, Salita Sperone 31, 98166 Messina S Agata, Italy
    Ann Bot 109:1101-9. 2012
    ..Here it is hypothesized that mutant albino shoots on otherwise green plants should behave similarly, because they lack photosynthesis and thus cannot recycle elements involved in sugar loading...
  28. pmc In vitro antioxidant and antiproliferative activities of plants of the ethnopharmacopeia from northwest of Mexico
    Manuel Jimenez-Estrada
    Departamento de Productos Naturales, Instituto de Quimica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Cd Universitaria, Mexico, Distrito Federal 04510, Mexico
    BMC Complement Altern Med 13:12. 2013
    ....
  29. doi Antioxidative polyphenols from Nigerian mistletoe Loranthus micranthus (Linn.) parasitizing on Hevea brasiliensis
    Matthias Onyebuchi Agbo
    Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology and Biotechnology, Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf, Universitätstrasse 1 Geb 26 23, 40225 Dusseldorf, Germany
    Fitoterapia 86:78-83. 2013
    ..The antioxidant activities of the isolated compounds (1-11) were evaluated using the 2, 2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) assay...
  30. doi Antimotility effects of extracts and fractions of Eastern Nigeria mistletoe (Loranthus micranthus Linn)
    Patience O Osadebe
    Department of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria
    Asian Pac J Trop Med 5:556-60. 2012
    ..micranthus) Linn] parasitic on six different host trees viz. Baphia nitida, Persia americana, Kola accuminata, Irvingia gabonensis, Citrus simensis and Pentacletra macrophylla (P. mycrophylla)...
  31. doi Methanolic extract of African mistletoe (Viscum album) improves carbohydrate metabolism and hyperlipidemia in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats
    Oluwatosin Adaramoye
    Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
    Asian Pac J Trop Med 5:427-33. 2012
    ..To justify the use of African mistletoe (AM) Viscum album (V. album) in folkoric medicine to treat diabetes...
  32. ncbi Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiproliferative activities of Taxillus sutchuenensis
    Chia Yu Liu
    Department of Nursing, Jen Teh Junior College of Medicine Nursing and Management, Miaoli, Taiwan
    Am J Chin Med 40:335-48. 2012
    ..sutchuenensis. The experimental data indicated that T. sutchuenensis is a potent antioxidant medicinal plant, and such efficacy may be mainly attributed to its polyphenolic compounds...
  33. doi Four new hemiterpenoid derivatives from Taxillus chinensis
    Bo Ding
    Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Natural Products, College of Pharmacy, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632, PR China
    Fitoterapia 86:1-5. 2013
    ..Of these compounds, compounds 3 and 4 showed inhibition activity on Calcium concentration in myocardial cells evaluated by measuring the changes of fluorescence signal using Laser scanning confocal microscope...
  34. ncbi Effect of the aqueous extract of African mistletoe, Tapinanthus sessilifolius (P. Beauv) van Tiegh leaf on gastrointestinal muscle activity
    F D Tarfa
    National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development, Idu Industrial Area, P M B 21, Garki Abuja, Nigeria
    Indian J Exp Biol 40:571-4. 2002
    ..The intraperitoneal LD50 in mice was found to be 1500 mg/kg. The aqueous extract of T. sessilifoliius possesses active components that may be mediating the observed biological activity through calcium mobilization...
  35. ncbi Flavonoids bearing an O-arabinofuranosyl-(1-->3)-rhamnoside moiety from Cladocolea micrantha: inhibitory effect on human melanoma cells
    Anderson C Guimarães
    Instituto de Cidncias Exatas e Tecnologia de Itacoatiara, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Rua Nossa Senhora do Roserio 3863, Tiradentes, 69100 000, Itacoatiara, AM, Brazil
    Nat Prod Commun 7:1311-4. 2012
    ..quercetin, and gallic acid were isolated from the Amazonian medicinal mistletoe, Cladocolea micrantha Kuijt (Loranthaceae). Their structures were established by spectral methods and eventual chromatographic comparisons...
  36. doi New flavane gallates isolated from the leaves of Plicosepalus curviflorus and their hypoglycemic activity
    Areej Mohammad Al-Taweel
    Department of Pharmacogonosy, College of Pharmacy, King Saud University, Riyadh, P O Box 2457, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia
    Fitoterapia 83:1610-5. 2012
    ..Compounds 1, 2 and 3 were investigated for their hypoglycemic activity and showed significant hypoglycemic activity in Swiss Albino mice...
  37. ncbi Antimycobacterial agents from selected Mexican medicinal plants
    Isabel Rivero-Cruz
    Departamento de Farmacia, Facultad de Quimica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City, Coyoacan, 04510, Mexico
    J Pharm Pharmacol 57:1117-26. 2005
    ..extracts of Rumex hymenosepalus (Polygonaceae), Larrea divaricata (Zygophyllaceae), Phoradendron robinsonii (Loranthaceae) and Amphipteryngium adstringens (Julianiaceae) led to the isolation of several antimycobacterial compounds...
  38. pmc African mistletoes (Loranthaceae); ethnopharmacology, chemistry and medicinal values: an update
    Simeon K Adesina
    Drug Research and Production Unit, Faculty of Pharmacy Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, Nigeria Department of Pharmacognosy and Natural Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
    Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med 10:161-70. 2013
    Mistletoes of the Loranthaceae and Viscaceae are hemiparasitic plants and their preparations in the form of injectable extracts, infusions, tinctures, fluid extracts or tea bags are widely used in various cultures in almost every ..
  39. doi Antilipemic and hypocholesteremic activities of Globimetula braunii in rats
    Ochuko L Erukainure
    Food Technology Division, Federal Institute of Industrial Research, P M B 21023, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
    Exp Toxicol Pathol 63:657-61. 2011
    ..The results obtained from this study are indications of the antilipemic and hypocholestermic activities of G. braunii as well as its cardio-protective potential in normo and hypercholesteremia conditions...
  40. doi Novel GHB-derived natural products from European mistletoe (Viscum album)
    Bashar Amer
    Department of Chemistry and Centre for Pharmacy, University of Bergen, Allégt, Bergen, Norway
    Pharm Biol 51:981-6. 2013
    The European white-berry mistletoe [Viscum album L. (Loranthaceae)] is among the oldest known medicinal plants. At present the most important application of mistletoe extracts is in the treatment of cancer...
  41. pmc Antiplasmodial Potential of the African Mistletoe: Agelanthus dodoneifolius Polh and Wiens
    M I Builders
    Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, College of Health Sciences, Bingham University, PMB 005, Karu, Nigeria
    Indian J Pharm Sci 74:223-9. 2012
    ..Our results evidence that Agelanthus dodoneifolius may contain biologically active principles those are relevant in the treatment of malaria, thus supporting further studies of its active components...
  42. ncbi Characterization of the possible mechanisms underlying the hypotensive and spasmogenic effects of Loranthus ferrugineus methanolic extract
    Omar Z Ameer
    Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Minden 11800 Penang, Malaysia
    Am J Chin Med 37:991-1008. 2009
    ..Moreover, LFME retains a considerable spasmogenic action due to its cholinergic properties. The hypotensive and spasmogenic effects of LFME justify its traditional uses...
  43. doi Pharmacological mechanisms underlying the vascular activities of Loranthus ferrugineus Roxb. in rat thoracic aorta
    Omar Z Ameer
    Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Minden, 11800 Penang, Malaysia
    J Ethnopharmacol 127:19-25. 2010
    ..The present study was aimed to investigate the pharmacological basis for the use of Loranthus ferrugineus in hypertension...
  44. doi Free radical scavenging activities and inhibition of inflammatory enzymes of phenolics isolated from Tripodanthus acutifolius
    José R Soberón
    Instituto de Estudios Vegetales Dr A R Sampietro, Facultad de Bioquimica, Quimica y Farmacia, Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, San Miguel de Tucuman, Tucuman, Argentina
    J Ethnopharmacol 130:329-33. 2010
    ..Leaf extracts from Tripodanthus acutifolius (Ruiz and Pavón) Van Tieghem have long been used in Argentinean traditional medicine as anti-inflammatory, however, there is no scientific evidence which supports this use in the literature...
  45. doi Effect of Dendrophthoe falcata (L.f.) Ettingsh on female reproductive system in Wistar rats: a focus on antifertility efficacy
    Shakti Prasad Pattanayak
    Division of Pharmacology, Birla Institute of Technology BIT, Mesra, Ranchi, Pin, India
    Contraception 80:314-20. 2009
    ..f.) Ettingsh (Loranthaceae), on female reproductive system, fertility and safety, by oral administration to adult female Wistar rats.
  46. doi Purification and identification of antibacterial phenolics from Tripodanthus acutifolius leaves
    J R Soberón
    Cátedra de Fitoquímica, Instituto de Estudios Vegetales Dr A R Sampietro, Facultad de Bioquimica, Quimica y Farmacia, Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, Ayacucho, San Miguel de Tucuman, Tucuman, Argentina
    J Appl Microbiol 108:1757-68. 2010
    ..To perform an activity-guided purification, identification and quantification of antibacterial compounds from Tripodanthus acutifolius infusion. To validate the antibacterial activity of purified substances...
  47. doi Immune stimulatory effects of Loranthi ramulus on macrophages through the increase of NO and TNF-alpha
    Hye Young Shin
    Department of Infection Biology, Zoonosis Research Center, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, South Korea
    Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol 31:370-6. 2009
    ..In conclusion, our results demonstrate that LR can effectively promote the activation of macrophages, suggesting that LR may possess the potential to regulate immune responses...
  48. ncbi [Polysaccharides from Scurrula parasitica L. inhibit sarcoma S180 growth in mice]
    Yijun Xiao
    College of Life Sciences, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou 350108, China
    Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi 35:381-4. 2010
    ..It indicted that inhibiting cancer cell proliferation and promoting cancer cell apoptosis in vivo maybe one of the anti-cancer mechanisms of SP...
  49. doi In vitro cholinomimetic effect of Loranthus ferrugineus in isolated guinea pig ileum
    Omar Ziad Ameer
    Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
    J Acupunct Meridian Stud 2:288-93. 2009
    ..ferrugineus is possibly mediated through a direct action on intestinal muscarinic receptors. It is suggested that the bioactive constituents of L. ferrugineus serve as a substrate for acetylcholinesterase...
  50. doi Alkaloid presence and brine shrimp (Artemia salina) bioassay of medicinal species of eastern Nicaragua
    Felix G Coe
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut, 75 North Eagleville Road, Storrs, CT 06269 3043 USA
    Pharm Biol 48:439-45. 2010
    ..Struthanthus cassythoides (Struthanthus cassythoides Millsp.(Loranthaceae)). (LC50 1574 microg/mL) and Alibertia edulis (Rich.) A. Rich...
  51. ncbi Perianth evolution in the sandalwood order Santalales
    Livia Wanntorp
    Department of Phanerogamic Botany, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Svante Arrhenius väg 7, P O Box 50007 SE 104 05 Stockholm, Sweden
    Am J Bot 96:1361-71. 2009
    ..We studied floral development in species of Loranthaceae, Santalaceae, Opiliaceae, and "Olacaceae" with scanning electron microscopy to clarify the origin and evolution ..
  52. doi A novel sesquiterpene acid and an alkaloid from leaves of the Eastern Nigeria mistletoe, Loranthus micranthus with potent immunostimulatory activity on C57BL6 mice splenocytes and CD69 molecule
    Edwin Ogechukwu Omeje
    Department of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
    Pharm Biol 49:1271-6. 2011
    The Eastern Nigeria mistletoe, Loranthus micranthus Linn. (Loranthaceae), is used in the treatment of several diseases including immune-modifying diseases and thus there is a need to identify the immunoactive constituents.
  53. pmc Evaluation of the Possible Mechanisms of Antihypertensive Activity of Loranthus micranthus: An African Mistletoe
    Bamidele A Iwalokun
    Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, PMB 2013, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria
    Biochem Res Int 2011:159439. 2011
    Loranthus micranthus (LM), also called African mistletoe is a major Nigerian Loranthaceae plant used traditionally to treat hypertension...
  54. ncbi Chemical composition and in vitro antibacterial activity of the essential oil of Phthirusa adunca from Venezuelan Andes
    Flor D Mora
    Department of Pharmacognosy and Organic Medicaments, Facultad de Farmacia y Bioanalisis, University of Los Andes, Merida, Venezuela 5101
    Nat Prod Commun 6:1051-3. 2011
    ..This is the first report on the composition and activity of the essential oil of this species...
  55. pmc Diuretic and natriuretic activity of two mistletoe species in rats
    Namita Jadhav
    Bioecology Laboratory, Department of Pharmacognosy, R C Patel Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Shirpur 425 405, India
    Pharmacognosy Res 2:50-7. 2010
    In different cultural groups, the hemiparasitic plants of the families Loranthaceae and Viscaceae (mistletoes) are frequently used in the treatment of hypertension and/or as diuretic agents...
  56. ncbi Population structure and phylogeography of the mistletoes Tristerix corymbosus and T. aphyllus (Loranthaceae) using chloroplast DNA sequence variation
    Guillermo C Amico
    Department of Plant Biology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois 62901 6509 USA
    Am J Bot 96:1571-80. 2009
    The mistletoe Tristerix corymbosus (Loranthaceae) is present in the temperate forest and Chilean matorral biomes of Chile and northwest Patagonia. The closely related cactus-specific species, T. aphyllus, occurs only in the matorral biome...
  57. doi Bioassay-guided isolation of neuroprotective compounds from Loranthus parasiticus against H₂O₂-induced oxidative damage in NG108-15 cells
    Daniel Zin Hua Wong
    Biomolecular Research Group, Biochemistry Program, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    J Ethnopharmacol 139:256-64. 2012
    A parasite plant, Loranthus parasiticus (Loranthaceae), which is generally known as benalu teh (in Malay), Sang Ji Sheng (in Chinese), and baso-kisei (in Japan) distributed in south and southwest part of China, has been used as a folk ..
  58. doi Quercetin inhibits a large panel of kinases implicated in cancer cell biology
    Rainatou Boly
    Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Oncol 38:833-42. 2011
    ..Quercetin could be an interesting chemical scaffold from which to generate novel derivatives possessing various types of anti-kinase activities...
  59. doi In vitro pharmacodynamic profile of Loranthus ferrugineus: evidence for noncompetitive antagonism of norepinephrine-induced vascular contraction
    Omar Z Ameer
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
    J Acupunct Meridian Stud 3:272-82. 2010
    ..These findings add to the understanding of the cardiovascular mechanisms by which L. ferrugineus, a plant traditionally used for the management of hypertension, elicits its action...
  60. doi Assessment of selected Yemeni medicinal plants for their in vitro antimicrobial, anticancer, and antioxidant activities
    Ramzi A A Mothana
    Department of Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Pharm Biol 49:200-10. 2011
    ..The role of natural products as a source for remedies has been recognized since the beginning of mankind. Nevertheless, a minority of folkloricly used medicinal plants have been evaluated for their pharmacological activities...
  61. ncbi Toxicological studies of two compounds isolated from Loranthus globosus Roxb
    Robiul Islam
    Department of Pharmacy, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi 6205, Bangladesh
    Pak J Biol Sci 10:2073-7. 2007
    ..This preliminary study suggests that the isolated compounds may be used safely for clinical trial...
  62. ncbi [Host plants of Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) from northwest and central Argentina]
    O R Di Iorio
    Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Rev Biol Trop 44:149-58. 1997
    ..Cucurbitaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Juglandaceae, Leguminosae sensu lato (Caesalpinaceae, Fabaceae, Mimosaceae), Loranthaceae, Rhamnaceae, Rutaceae, Salicaceae, Sapindaceae, Solanaceae, Ulmaceae and Vitaceae...
  63. ncbi In vitro and in vivo antimalarial studies of Striga hermonthica and Tapinanthus sessilifolius extracts
    L C Okpako
    Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Quality Control, National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development, P M B 21, Abuja, Nigeria
    Afr J Med Med Sci 33:73-5. 2004
    ..0 % at a dose of 10 mg/kg weight of mice while normal saline was used as control. Preliminary phytochemical screening of the extracts indicated the presence ofsaponins, tannins, flavonoids, volatile oils and cardiac glycosides...
  64. ncbi Study on anti-diabetic activities of crude methanolic extracts of Loranthus micranthus (Linn.) sourced from five different host trees
    P O Osadebe
    Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria
    J Ethnopharmacol 95:133-8. 2004
    The hypoglycaemic and anti-hyperglycemic activities of dried leaves of Loranthus micranthus (Linn.) (Loranthaceae), parasitic on Persea americana, Baphia nitda, Kola acuminata, Pentaclethra macrophylla, Azadirchta indica, were evaluated ..
  65. ncbi [Effects of jiantai liquid on the expression of estrogen/progesterone receptors in embryo implantation dysfunction mice endometrium]
    Yan Juan Liu
    Deparment of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Tongji Hospital, Wuhan 430030, China
    Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi 30:373-6. 2005
    ..To explore the mechanism of Jiantai liquid on the endometrium development of embryo implantation dysfunction mice...
  66. ncbi Ligaria cuneifolia flavonoid fractions modulate cell growth of normal lymphocytes and tumor cells as well as multidrug resistant cells
    Paula Cerdá Zolezzi
    Catedra de Inmunologia, Instituto de Estudios de la Inmunidad Humoral Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas CONICET, Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquimica, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Republica Argentina
    Immunobiology 209:737-49. 2005
    ..Previously, we demonstrated that Ligaria cuneifolia (R et P) Tiegh. (Loranthaceae) extracts inhibit proliferation of murine mitogen-activated lymphocytes as well as murine T leukaemia (LB) and ..
  67. ncbi [Isolation and structure identification of chemical constituents from Viscum liquidambaricolum]
    Yan Jun Yang
    Guangdong Institute of Materia Medica, Guangzhou 510440, China
    Yao Xue Xue Bao 40:351-4. 2005
    ..To study the chemical constituents of Viscum liquidambaricolum Hayata...
  68. pmc Gene transfer from a parasitic flowering plant to a fern
    Charles C Davis
    Harvard University Herbaria, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 272:2237-42. 2005
    ..virginianum was acquired by horizontal gene transfer (HGT), perhaps from root-parasitic Loranthaceae. These transgenes are restricted to B. virginianum and occur across the range of the species...
  69. ncbi Occurrence of the lutein-epoxide cycle in mistletoes of the Loranthaceae and Viscaceae
    Shizue Matsubara
    Research School of Biological Sciences, and School of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Australian National University, GPO Box 475, ACT 2601 Canberra, Australia
    Planta 217:868-79. 2003
    ..In this study, the occurrence of the Lx cycle was investigated in the two major families of mistletoe, the Loranthaceae and the Viscaceae...
  70. ncbi Antimicrobial and cytotoxic constituents of Loranthus globosus
    G Sadik
    Department of Pharmacy, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi 6205, Bangladesh
    Fitoterapia 74:308-11. 2003
    ..Catechin, 3,4-dimethoxycinnamyl alcohol and 3,4,5-trimethoxycinnamyl alcohol were isolated from the barks of Loranthus globosus. All compounds showed significant antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities...
  71. ncbi Immunobiological features of the galactoside lectin L-Lc isolated from the Argentine mistletoe Ligaria cuneifolia
    T Fernandez
    Cátedra de Inmunologi a IDEHU CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    J Ethnopharmacol 85:81-92. 2003
    ..In addition, 43.9+/-0.5% reduction in NO production by LPS-stimulated murine macrophages was found. Finally, survival rates of LB tumour-bearing mice treated or not with Lc extract or L-Lc failed to show significant differences...
  72. ncbi Study of an Argentine mistletoe, the hemiparasite Ligaria cuneifolia (R. et P.) Tiegh. (Loranthaceae)
    T Fernandez
    Cátedra de Inmunología IDEHU, Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquimica, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
    J Ethnopharmacol 62:25-34. 1998
    ..In addition, aqueous extracts increased nitric oxide production by murine macrophages. These results suggest that L. cuneifolia extracts exert an immunomodulatory effect on the mouse immune system...
  73. ncbi Snakebites and ethnobotany in the northwest region of Colombia: Part II: neutralization of lethal and enzymatic effects of Bothrops atrox venom
    R Otero
    Programa de Ofidismo, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Antioquia, A A 1226, Medellin, Colombia
    J Ethnopharmacol 71:505-11. 2000
    ..of Dracontium croatii (Araceae); leaves and branches of Bixa orellana (Bixaceae) and Struthanthus orbicularis (Loranthaceae). When the extracts were independently administered per oral or i.p. route 60 min before an i.m...
  74. ncbi Snakebites and ethnobotany in the northwest region of Colombia. Part III: neutralization of the haemorrhagic effect of Bothrops atrox venom
    R Otero
    Programa de Ofidismo, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Antioquia, A A 1226, Medellin, Colombia
    J Ethnopharmacol 73:233-41. 2000
    ..leaves and branches of Bixa orellana (Bixaceae), Philodendron tripartitum (Araceae), Struthanthus orbicularis (Loranthaceae) and Gonzalagunia panamensis (Rubiaceae); the ripe fruits of Citrus limon (Rutaceae); leaves, branches and stem ..
  75. ncbi [The descriptions, microscopical and TLC identification of Scurrula parasitica L. var. graciliflora]
    Y Shi
    Kanghong Pharmaceutical Limited Corporation, Chengdu 610041
    Zhong Yao Cai 24:93-5. 2001
    ..This paper reported the descriptions, microscopical characters and TLC of Scurrula parasitica L. var. graciliflora...
  76. ncbi Cytotoxic activity of moronic acid and identification of the new triterpene 3,4-seco-olean-18-ene-3,28-dioic acid from Phoradendron reichenbachianum
    M Y Rios
    Centro de Investigaciones Químicas de la Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mexico
    Planta Med 67:443-6. 2001
    ..acid (2), were isolated from the aerial parts of the medicinal plant Phoradendron reichenbachianum (mistletoe, Loranthaceae) through a bioassay-guided fractionation...
  77. ncbi Haustoria in action: case studies of nitrogen acquisition by woody xylem-tapping hemiparasites from their hosts
    J S Pate
    Botany Department, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, WA 6907, Australia
    Protoplasma 215:204-17. 2001
    ..The review concludes by showing how empirically based modelling techniques can be used to estimate proportional gains of N by parasites from single hosts and repercussions on host growth which accompany such exploitation...
  78. ncbi Indonesian medicinal plants. XXIV. Stereochemical structure of perseitol x K+ complex isolated from the leaves of Scurrula fusca (Loranthaceae)
    Takashi Ishizu
    Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Fukuyama University, Hiroshima, Japan
    Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) 50:489-92. 2002
    ..and K+ ions in a molar ratio of 20:1 was isolated from the leaves of Scurrula fusca (Loranthaceae), which has been traditionally used for the treatment of cancer in Sulawesi Island, Indonesia...
  79. ncbi Flavonols from Scurrula ferruginea Danser (Loranthaceae)
    Françoise Lohézic-Le Dévéhat
    Laboratoire de Pharmacognosie et de Mycologie, UPRES 2234, Rennes Cedex
    Z Naturforsch C 57:1092-5. 2002
    ..natural flavonols compounds have been isolated from the ethyl acetate fraction of Scurrula ferruginea Danser (Loranthaceae). Besides quercetin and quercitrin, an unusual flavonol glycoside 4"-O-acetylquercitrin was isolated...
  80. ncbi Antimicrobial activity of Loranthus micranthus harvested from kola nut tree
    P O Osadebe
    Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
    Fitoterapia 77:54-6. 2006
    ..Only the petroleum ether extract showed antifungal activity. The methanol extract showed the best antimicrobial activity against Escherichia coli and Bacillus subtilis...
  81. ncbi Oxytocic properties of the aqueous extract of Globimetula braunii (loranthaceae)
    Oboh Ie
    Department of Pharmacognosy and Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin, PMB 1154, Benin City, Nigeria
    Pak J Pharm Sci 21:356-60. 2008
    ..05) inhibited by both atropine and salbutamol. The oxytocic effects indicate the presence of active principle(s) which would explain the use of the leaves of Globimetula braunii to "hasten delivery" in traditional medicine practice...
  82. ncbi Mistletonone, a novel antioxidative diarylheptanoid from the branches and leaves of Viscum coloratum
    Hui Yao
    Department of Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, Fudan University Yi Xue Yuan Rd No 138, Shanghai 200032, PR China
    Molecules 12:312-7. 2007
    ..Nakai (Loranthaceae)...
  83. ncbi Structure elucidation of a dihydropyranone from Tapinanthus dodoneifolius
    Maurice Ouedraogo
    Institut de Physiologie et Biologie Cellulaires, Universite de Poitiers, CNRS UMR 6187, 40 Avenue du Recteur Pineau, F 86022, Poitiers Cedex, France
    J Nat Prod 70:2006-9. 2007
    ..The structure was determined from spectroscopic and X-ray crystallographic analysis. Compound 1 (named dodoneine) showed a relaxing effect on preconstricted rat aortic rings (IC 50 of 81.4 +/- 0.9 microM)...
  84. doi Lysianadioic acid, a carboxypeptidase B inhibitor from Lysiana subfalcata
    Malcolm S Buchanan
    Eskitis Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD 4111, Australia
    Bioorg Med Chem Lett 18:1495-7. 2008
    ..It is a potent inhibitor of CPB with an IC(50) of 0.36 microM. This is the first known example of a small molecule CPB inhibitor isolated from plant origin. Its structure was determined by NMR spectroscopy...
  85. ncbi Effect of methanolic extract of Dendrophthoe falcata stem on reproductive function of male albino rats
    R S Gupta
    Reproduction Physiology Section, Department of Zoology, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur 302 004, India
    J Herb Pharmacother 7:1-13. 2007
    ..of this study was to evaluate the antifertility and reproductive toxicity potential of Dendrophthoe falcata (Loranthaceae) in male Wistar rats. An oral 70% methanolic extract of stem of D...
  86. ncbi [Studies on chemical constituents of Taxillus sutchuenenisis]
    Jiang tao CHEN
    Department of Natural Medicinal Chemistry, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing 210038, China
    Zhong Yao Cai 30:1393-5. 2007
    ..To study the chemical constituents of Taxillus sutchuenenisis (Lecomte) Danser...
  87. ncbi [Study on cytotoxic activities on human leukemia cell line HL-60 by flavonoids extracts of Scurrula parasitica from four different host trees]
    Yi Jun Xiao
    Fujian Institute of Hematology, Affiliated Union Hospital, Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou 350001, China
    Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi 33:427-32. 2008
    ..To compare the anticancer effects of flavonoids extracts of Scurrula parasitica from different host trees in vitro...
  88. doi Parasitic loranthus from Loranthaceae rather than Viscaceae potently inhibits fatty acid synthase and reduces body weight in mice
    Yan Wang
    College of Life Science, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, PO Box 3908, Beijing, China
    J Ethnopharmacol 118:473-8. 2008
    ..However, the medicinal parasitic loranthus come from tens of plants of two families, the Loranthaceae and the Viscaceae...
  89. doi Wound healing, anti-microbial and antioxidant potential of Dendrophthoe falcata (L.f) Ettingsh
    S P Pattanayak
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi 835215, India
    J Ethnopharmacol 120:241-7. 2008
    Dendrophthoe falcata (L.f) Ettingsh (Loranthaceae) of the order Santalales, is used ethnomedicinally for treating ulcers, asthma, impotence, paralysis, skin diseases, and wounds...
  90. ncbi Parasites boost productivity: effects of mistletoe on litterfall dynamics in a temperate Australian forest
    Wendy A March
    Institute for Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University, PO Box 789, Albury, NSW 2640, Australia
    Oecologia 154:339-47. 2007
    ..These findings represent novel mechanisms underlying the role of mistletoes as keystone resources and provide further evidence of the importance of parasites in affecting trophic dynamics...
  91. ncbi Antibacterial activity of plant extracts from northwestern Argentina
    J R Soberón
    Cátedra de Fitoquímica, Instituto de Estudios Vegetales Dr A R Sampietro, Facultad de Bioquimica, Química y Farmacia Universidad Nacional de Tucumán Ayacucho 471 4000 San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina
    J Appl Microbiol 102:1450-61. 2007
    ..To compare the mentioned activities with those of five commercial antibiotics. To identify the compounds responsible for the antibacterial activity...
  92. ncbi Biologically active endophytic streptomycetes from Nothofagus spp. and other plants in Patagonia
    Uvidello F Castillo
    Department of Plant Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA
    Microb Ecol 53:12-9. 2007
    ..diffusum (Compositae) is identical, in all respects, to isolate C-4 obtained from Misodendrum punctulatum (Loranthaceae)...
  93. ncbi Effects of oral administration of some herbal extracts on food consumption and blood glucose levels in normal and streptozotocin-treated diabetic rats
    C T Musabayane
    Department of Human Physiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    Methods Find Exp Clin Pharmacol 28:223-8. 2006
    ..These findings merit long-term investigation...
  94. ncbi Effect of the vehicle polyvinylpyrolidone and the Methanolic Fraction of Ligaria cuneifolia (Argentine Mistletoe) extract on hemorheological properties and biliary secretion in rats
    Mariana Ferrero
    Departamento de Fisiologia, Facultad de Ciencias Medicas, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina
    Clin Hemorheol Microcirc 36:95-104. 2007
    Ligaria cuneifolia (R et P) Tiegh. (Loranthaceae) (Lc) aqueous extract-treated rats by via intraperitoneal (i.p.) show increased blood viscosity and decreased plasma cholesterol (Chol) levels...
  95. ncbi Anti-inflammatory, anti-nociceptive and antipyretic effects of extracts of Phrygilanthus acutifolius flowers
    A Daud
    Departamento de Biologia del Desarrollo, Instituto Superior de Investigaciones Biológicas y Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Chacabuco 461, 4000 San Miguel de Tucuman, Tucuman, Argentina
    J Ethnopharmacol 108:198-203. 2006
    ..Its effects on pyresis were also appreciable. It significantly reduced fever at doses greater than 200 mg/kg within 2 h on yeast-induced hyperthermia in rats...
  96. ncbi Hypoglycaemic and hypotensive effects of Globimetula cupulata (DC) Van Tieghem (Loranthaceae) aqueous leaf extract in rats
    J A O Ojewole
    Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    Cardiovasc J S Afr 18:9-15. 2007
    ..micranthus Linn, Tapinanthus dodoneifolius (DC) Danser and Globimetula cupulata (DC) Van Tieghem (family: Loranthaceae), are used traditionally in Nigerian folk medicine to manage, control and/or treat a plethora of human ailments,..
  97. ncbi Three new pentacyclic triterpenes and some flavonoids from the fruits of an Indian Ayurvedic plant Dendrophthoe falcata and their estrogen receptor binding activity
    Uppuluri Venkata Mallavadhani
    Traditional and Herbal Drugs Department, Regional Research Laboratory, Bhubaneswar 751 013, India
    Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) 54:740-4. 2006
    ..The triterpenes (1-9) are reported for the first time in the genus Dendrophthoe and assumes taxonomic significance...
  98. ncbi Potent inhibition of fatty acid synthase by parasitic loranthus [Taxillus chinensis (dc.) danser] and its constituent avicularin
    Yan Wang
    Department of Biology, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
    J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem 21:87-93. 2006
    ..In addition, we have found that avicularin existing in this herb can potently inhibit FAS. This glycosylated flavonoid and quercetin play an effective role in inhibiting FAS by parasitic loranthus...
  99. ncbi Indonesian tea mistletoe (Scurrula oortiana) stem extract increases tumour cell sensitivity to tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha)
    Retno Murwani
    Laboratory of Nutritional Biochemistry, Faculty of Animal Agriculture, Center for Traditional Food Studies, Research Institute, Diponegoro University, Kampus Tembalang, Semarang 50275, Indonesia
    Phytother Res 17:407-9. 2003
    ..This study showed for the fi rst time that water extracts of S. oortiana were significantly cytotoxic to the WEHI-164 tumour cell line and increased tumour cell sensitivity to TNFalpha mediated lysis...
  100. doi Bioproduction of bile acids and the glycine conjugates by Penicillium fungus
    Kazuyoshi Ohashi
    Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Fukuyama University, Sanzo, 1 Gakuen cho, Fukuyama, Hiroshima, 729 0292, Japan
    J Nat Med 62:83-6. 2008
    It has been found that the Penicillium endophytic filamentous fungus with the young stems of Scurrula atroprupurea (Loranthaceae) produces cholic acid, deoxycholic acid and the glycine conjugates.
  101. doi Effect of Ligaria cuneifolia catechin- and quercetin-enriched fractions on hemorheology and plasma cholesterol
    Alicia Dominighini
    Departamento de Fisiologia, Facultad de Ciencias Medicas, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Rosario, Argentina
    Clin Hemorheol Microcirc 44:217-25. 2010
    ..Opposite results were observed in rigidity index with CLc and QLc. In vitro studies showed an interaction of both CLc and QLc with the erythrocyte membrane, which induced changes in the erythrocyte shape from discocyte to stomatocyte...