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High impact information on Lauraceae

  • (Lauraceae) protected primary cultures of rat cortical neurons from neurotoxicity induced by glutamate [1].
  • In particular, we focused on Borneo ironwood (Eusideroxylon zwageri, Lauraceae), which seemed to employ an extreme defensive strategy [2].
  • (Lauraceae) significantly protected primary cultures of rat cortical cells exposed to the excitotoxic amino acid, L-glutamate [3].
  • The root bark of Sassafras albidum (Nuttall) Nees (Lauraceae) was extracted at room temperature with hexane and chloroform as solvents [4].
  • Machilin A (2,3-dimethyl-1,4-dipiperonylbutane), a Lauraceae lignan, was the strongest inhibitor and was quite effective as the synthetic immunosuppressive glucocorticoid prednisolone [5].

Biological context of Lauraceae


Anatomical context of Lauraceae


Associations of Lauraceae with chemical compounds

  • Antianxiety and antidepressant effects of riparin III from Aniba riparia (Nees) Mez (Lauraceae) in mice [8].
  • The resistance of the seeds of Licaria puchuri-major (Lauraceae) to decomposition in nature seems to be due largely to chemical defense, since its n-hexane extract contains antimicrobial principles in quantity, with a broad antimicrobial spectrum [9].
  • Phytochemical investigation of avocado seed material (Persea americana Mill., Lauraceae) resulted in the isolation of two glucosylated abscisic acid derivates [10].
  • Patch tests with Frullanaceae, Lauraceae, Magnoliaceae, Compositae and helenin, showed no dominant allergen in the plant families with sesquiterpene lactone sensitivity [11].
  • Four complex flavanones, kurziflavolactones A [2], B [3], C [4], and D [5] and a complex chalcone 6 with an unprecedented carbon side chain on the flavanone or chalcone A ring have been isolated from a Malaysian plant, Cryptocarya kurzii (Lauraceae) [12].

Gene context of Lauraceae

  • The spices and related families with the highest antioxidant capacity were screened, e.g., clove in the Myrtaceae, cinnamon in the Lauraceae, oregano in the Labiatae, etc., representing potential sources of potent natural antioxidants for commercial exploitation [13].

Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of Lauraceae

  • This work presents behavioral effects of (O-methyl)-N-2,6-dihydroxybenzoyl-tyramine (riparin III) isolated from the unripe fruit of Aniba riparia (Nees) Mez (Lauraceae) in animal models of open field, rota rod, elevated plus maze and hole board tests in mice [14].


  1. Meso-dihydroguaiaretic acid and licarin A of Machilus thunbergii protect against glutamate-induced toxicity in primary cultures of a rat cortical cells. Ma, C.J., Kim, S.R., Kim, J., Kim, Y.C. Br. J. Pharmacol. (2005) [Pubmed]
  2. Allocation to defense or growth in dipterocarp forest seedlings in Borneo. Kurokawa, H., Kitahashi, Y., Koike, T., Lai, J., Nakashizuka, T. Oecologia (2004) [Pubmed]
  3. Neuroprotective lignans from the bark of Machilus thunbergii. Ma, C.J., Sung, S.H., Kim, Y.C. Planta Med. (2004) [Pubmed]
  4. Chemical composition of essential oil from the root bark of Sassafras albidum. Kamdem, D.P., Gage, D.A. Planta Med. (1995) [Pubmed]
  5. Suppression of mitogen-induced proliferation of human peripheral blood lymphocytes by plant lignans. Hirano, T., Wakasugi, A., Oohara, M., Oka, K., Sashida, Y. Planta Med. (1991) [Pubmed]
  6. In vitro activity of the essential oil of Cinnamomum zeylanicum and eugenol in peroxynitrite-induced oxidative processes. Chericoni, S., Prieto, J.M., Iacopini, P., Cioni, P., Morelli, I. J. Agric. Food Chem. (2005) [Pubmed]
  7. Central nervous system activity of yangambin from Ocotea duckei Vattimo (Lauraceae) in mice. de Sousa, F.C., Pereira, B.A., Lima, V.T., Lacerda, C.D., Melo, C.T., Barbosa-Filho, J.M., Vasconcelos, S.M., Viana, G.S. Phytotherapy research : PTR. (2005) [Pubmed]
  8. Antianxiety and antidepressant effects of riparin III from Aniba riparia (Nees) Mez (Lauraceae) in mice. Sousa, F.C., Melo, C.T., Monteiro, A.P., Lima, V.T., Gutierrez, S.J., Pereira, B.A., Barbosa-Filho, J.M., Vasconcelos, S.M., Fonteles, M.F., Viana, G.S. Pharmacol. Biochem. Behav. (2004) [Pubmed]
  9. Antimicrobial agents from Licaria puchuri-major and their synergistic effect with polygodial. Himejima, M., Kubo, I. J. Nat. Prod. (1992) [Pubmed]
  10. Two glucosylated abscisic acid derivates from avocado seeds (Persea americana Mill. Lauraceae cv. Hass). del Refugio Ramos, M., Jerz, G., Villanueva, S., López-Dellamary, F., Waibel, R., Winterhalter, P. Phytochemistry (2004) [Pubmed]
  11. Contact dermatitis from Frullania, Compositae and other plants. Fernández de Corres, L. Contact Derm. (1984) [Pubmed]
  12. Flavonone and chalcone derivatives from Cryptocarya kurzii. Fu, X., Sévenet, T., Remy, F., Païs, M., Hamid, A., Hadi, A., Zeng, L.M. J. Nat. Prod. (1993) [Pubmed]
  13. Antioxidant capacity of 26 spice extracts and characterization of their phenolic constituents. Shan, B., Cai, Y.Z., Sun, M., Corke, H. J. Agric. Food Chem. (2005) [Pubmed]
  14. Anxiolytic-like effects of (O-methyl)-N-2,6-dihydroxybenzoyl-tyramine (riparin III) from Aniba riparia (Nees) Mez (Lauraceae) in mice. de Melo, C.T., Monteiro, A.P., Leite, C.P., de Araújo, F.L., Lima, V.T., Barbosa-Filho, J.M., de França Fonteles, M.M., de Vasconcelos, S.M., de Barros Viana, G.S., de Sousa, F.C. Biol. Pharm. Bull. (2006) [Pubmed]
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