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Myrsine africana
Cell Line ID MA-13847 C1
Media Type B50
Lowest Tolerable USDA Zone 8b
Drought Tolerance Tolerant
Availability Medium
Order Ericales
Family Primulaceae
Genus Myrsine
Trypanocidal Genus Level ➡ 1 citations
Anthelmintic Species Level ➡ 22 citations
Common Names Cape Myrtle
Culture Initiation Site Dusseldorf/UK
Plant Habit Shrub Evergreen
Plant Habitat Warm Temperate
Culture Start Material Seed
Native Range Azores, montane E & South Africa , Himalaya,
Plant Supplier Comm/Silverhill Seeds
Trypanocidal Citations
  1. Charneau S, de Mesquita ML, Bastos IM, Santana JM, de Paula JE, Grellier P, Espindola LS. In vitro investigation of Brazilian Cerrado plant extract activity against Plasmodium falciparum, Trypanosoma cruzi and T. brucei gambiense. Nat Prod Res. 2016 Jun;30(11):1320-6. [https://doi.org/10.1080/14786419.2015.1055264.] Epub 2015 Jul 29. PubMed PMID: 26222897.
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Anthelmintic Citations
  1. Merian, R. et al., Helv. Chim. Acta, 1948, 31, 2237- 2241 (Embelin)
  2. Fieser, L.F. et al., JACS, 1948, 70, 71- 75 (synth) [https://doi.org/10.1021/ja01181a022]
  3. Rao, C.B., Fresenius' Z. Anal. Chem., 1960, 175, 114- 117 (detn, Th, U) [https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00460130]
  4. Rao, C.B. et al., Fresenius' Z. Anal. Chem., 1961, 178, 277- 280 (detn, Al) [https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00466097]
  5. Rao, C.B. et al., Fresenius' Z. Anal. Chem., 1963, 198, 183- 184 (detn, Ca, Ba, Sr, Mg) [https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00479690]
  6. Natori, S. et al., Chem. Pharm. Bull., 1964, 12, 236- 243 (ir, uv) [https://doi.org/10.1248/cpb.12.236]
  7. Dallacker, F. et al., Chem. Ber., 1972, 105, 614 (synth)
  8. Desai, H.K. et al., Indian J. Chem., Sect. B, 1975, 13, 97- 98 (occur)
  9. Joshi, B.S. et al., JCS Perkin 1, 1975, 327- 332 (ms, pmr) [https://doi.org/10.1039/p19750000327]
  10. Thappa, R.K. et al., Indian J. Pharm., 1976, 38, 17- 18 (synth, pharmacol)
  11. Gupta, O.P. et al., Indian J. Physiol. Pharmacol., 1976, 21, 31- 39 (pharmacol)
  12. Desai, H.K. et al., Indian J. Chem., Sect. B, 1977, 15, 291- 292 (occur)
  13. Gomez, E. et al., J. Nat. Prod., 1989, 52, 649- 651 (5-O-Methylembelin) [https://doi.org/10.1021/np50063a031]
  14. Pfeifer, J. et al., Annalen, 1995, 131- 137 (synth)
  15. Poigny, S. et al., Tetrahedron, 1998, 54, 14791- 14802 (synth) [https://doi.org/10.1016/S0040-4020(98)00927-2]
  16. Miles, D.H. et al., Tetrahedron, 2001, 57, 5769- 5772 (5-O-Methylembelin) [https://doi.org/10.1016/S0040-4020(01)00513-0]
  17. Nikolovska-Coleska, Z. et al., J. Med. Chem., 2004, 27, 2430- 2440 (pharmacol)
  18. Xu, M. et al., J. Nat. Prod., 2004, 67, 762- 766 (Aegiceras corniculatum constits) [https://doi.org/10.1021/np030477z]
  19. Ahn, K.S. et al., Mol. Pharmacol., 2007, 71, 209- 219 (pharmacol) [https://doi.org/10.1124/mol.106.028787]
  20. Martindale, The Complete Drug Reference, 36th edn., Pharmaceutical Press, 2009, 144 (Embelin)
  21. Poojari, R., Expert Opin. Invest. Drugs, 2014, 23, 427- 444 (rev)
  22. Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials, 12th edn., J. Wiley, 2012, EAJ600
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