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Study aims at boosting antitumoral activity of compound extracted from an Amazon plant

Publicado em 31 outubro 2019
Researchers in Brazil have prepared modified forms of the alkaloids produced by Uncaria guianensis, a woody vine native to the Amazon Rainforest. U. guianensis is a medicinal plant commonly known as cat's claw. The natural versions of alkaloids are widely used to combat tumors and inflammation, and they can help modulate the immune system. The scientists sought to design therapeutically more potent chemicals. The study was supported by São Paulo Research Foundation - FAPESP and [...]