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Molecules 2018, 23(8), 1976; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules23081976

An Ethnopharmacological, Phytochemical and Pharmacological Review on Lignans from Mexican Bursera spp.

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Perugia, via del Liceo, 1-06123 Perugia, Italy
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Received: 5 July 2018 / Revised: 1 August 2018 / Accepted: 5 August 2018 / Published: 8 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Lignans)
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The genus Bursera belongs to the family Burseraceae and has been used in traditional Mexican medicine for treating various pathophysiological disorders. The most representative phytochemicals isolated from this genus are terpenoids and lignans. Lignans are phenolic metabolites known for their antioxidant, apoptotic, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-protozoal properties. Though the genus includes more than 100 species, we have attempted to summarize the biological activities of the 34 lignans isolated from selected Mexican Bursera plants. View Full-Text
Keywords: Bursera; Burseraceae; lignans Bursera; Burseraceae; lignans
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Marcotullio, M.C.; Curini, M.; Becerra, J.X. An Ethnopharmacological, Phytochemical and Pharmacological Review on Lignans from Mexican Bursera spp.. Molecules 2018, 23, 1976.

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