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A Review on Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Monoterpenes

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Department of Physiology and Pathology, Federal University of Paraíba, CP 5009, CEP 58051-970, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil
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Department of Pharmacy, Federal University of Sergipe, CEP 49100-000, São Cristóvão, Sergipe, Brazil
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Molecules 2013, 18(1), 1227-1254; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules18011227
Received: 22 December 2012 / Revised: 4 January 2013 / Accepted: 5 January 2013 / Published: 18 January 2013
(This article belongs to the Section Natural Products Chemistry)
Faced with the need to find new anti-inflammatory agents, great effort has been expended on the development of drugs for the treatment of inflammation. This disorder reduces the quality of life and overall average productivity, causing huge financial losses. In this review the anti-inflammatory activity of 32 bioactive monoterpenes found in essential oils is discussed. The data demonstrate the pharmacological potential of this group of natural chemicals to act as anti-inflammatory drugs. View Full-Text
Keywords: monoterpenes; essential oils; natural products; medicinal plants; anti-inflammatory activity; inflammation; cytokines; immunomodulatory activity; asthma; allergy monoterpenes; essential oils; natural products; medicinal plants; anti-inflammatory activity; inflammation; cytokines; immunomodulatory activity; asthma; allergy
MDPI and ACS Style

De Cássia da Silveira e Sá, R.; Andrade, L.N.; De Sousa, D.P. A Review on Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Monoterpenes. Molecules 2013, 18, 1227-1254.

AMA Style

De Cássia da Silveira e Sá R, Andrade LN, De Sousa DP. A Review on Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Monoterpenes. Molecules. 2013; 18(1):1227-1254.

Chicago/Turabian Style

De Cássia da Silveira e Sá, Rita; Andrade, Luciana N.; De Sousa, Damião P. 2013. "A Review on Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Monoterpenes" Molecules 18, no. 1: 1227-1254.

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