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The Therapeutic Potential of the Labdane Diterpenoid Forskolin

Student Research Committee, School of Medicine, Bam University of Medical Sciences, Bam 44340847, Iran
Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation—State Research Institute, Czartoryskich Str. 8, 24-100 Puławy, Poland
Discipline of Pharmacy, Graduate School of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo, NSW 2007, Australia
Centre for Inflammation, Centenary Institute, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia
Priority Research Centre for Healthy Lungs, Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) & School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia
Faculty of Life Science and Biotechnology, South Asian University, Akbar Bhawan, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021, India
Department of Life Sciences, School of Pharmacy, International Medical University, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur 57000, Malaysia
Department of Plant Biology Department, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Institute of Biology, Volodymyrska str., 64, Kyiv 01033, Ukraine
Department of Plant Physiology, Slovak University of Agriculture, Nitra, A. Hlinku 2, 94976 Nitra, Slovak
Department of Chemistry, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal 576104, India
Department of Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering, University of Jaén, 23071 Jaén, Spain
Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Avicenna Tajik State Medical University, Dushanbe 73400, Tajikistan
Department of Clinical Oncology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, 30 Gascoigne Road, Hong Kong, China
Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Jiroft University of Medical Sciences, Jiroft 7861756447, Iran
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Appl. Sci. 2019, 9(19), 4089;
Received: 30 August 2019 / Revised: 20 September 2019 / Accepted: 26 September 2019 / Published: 30 September 2019
Forskolin is mainly found in the root of a plant called Coleus forskohlii (Willd.) Briq., which has been used in the traditional medicine of Indian Ayurvedic and Southeast Asia since ancient times. Forskolin is responsible for the pharmacological activity of this species. Forskolin is a labdane diterpenoid with a wide biological effect. Several studies suggested a positive role of forskolin on heart complications, respiratory disorders, high blood pressure, obesity, and asthma. There are numerous clinical and pre-clinical studies representing the effect of forskolin on the above-mentioned disorders but more clinical studies need to be performed to support its efficacy. View Full-Text
Keywords: forskolin; plant secondary metabolites; Coleus forskohlii; cAMP pathway forskolin; plant secondary metabolites; Coleus forskohlii; cAMP pathway
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Salehi, B.; Staniak, M.; Czopek, K.; Stępień, A.; Dua, K.; Wadhwa, R.; Kumar Chellappan, D.; Sytar, O.; Brestic, M.; Ganesh Bhat, N.; Venkatesh Anil Kumar, N.; del Mar Contreras, M.; Sharopov, F.; C. Cho, W.; Sharifi-Rad, J. The Therapeutic Potential of the Labdane Diterpenoid Forskolin. Appl. Sci. 2019, 9, 4089.

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Salehi B, Staniak M, Czopek K, Stępień A, Dua K, Wadhwa R, Kumar Chellappan D, Sytar O, Brestic M, Ganesh Bhat N, Venkatesh Anil Kumar N, del Mar Contreras M, Sharopov F, C. Cho W, Sharifi-Rad J. The Therapeutic Potential of the Labdane Diterpenoid Forskolin. Applied Sciences. 2019; 9(19):4089.

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Salehi, Bahare, Mariola Staniak, Katarzyna Czopek, Anna Stępień, Kamal Dua, Ridhima Wadhwa, Dinesh Kumar Chellappan, Oksana Sytar, Marian Brestic, Namrata Ganesh Bhat, Nanjangud Venkatesh Anil Kumar, María del Mar Contreras, Farukh Sharopov, William C. Cho, and Javad Sharifi-Rad. 2019. "The Therapeutic Potential of the Labdane Diterpenoid Forskolin" Applied Sciences 9, no. 19: 4089.

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