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Disease relevance of Myrsinaceae


High impact information on Myrsinaceae


Associations of Myrsinaceae with chemical compounds

  • The methanolic extract of Myrsine seguinii yielded the novel anti-inflammatory compound, myrsinoic acid E (1), whose structure was elucidated to be 3,5-digeranyl-4-hydroxy benzoic acid [7].
  • Bioassay-guided isolation of anti-inflammatory compounds from the methanol extract of Myrsine seguinii yielded an anti-inflammatory compound (1) [8].
  • The hypoglycemic effect of Embelia madagascariensis (Myrsinaceae) was investigated in both normal and streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice [9].
  • Compared to an untreated control group, the efficacy against nematodes was 77, 89.8 and 90% for Myrsine afriacana, Albizia antihelmintica and Hilderbrantia sepalosa, respectively, while albendazole had 100% efficacy [10].


  1. New cyclopentenone derivatives from an endophytic Streptomyces sp. isolated from the mangrove plant Aegiceras comiculatum. Lin, W., Li, L., Fu, H., Sattler, I., Huang, X., Grabley, S. J. Antibiot. (2005) [Pubmed]
  2. Inhibition of acute and chronic inflammatory responses by the hydroxybenzoquinonic derivative rapanone. Ospina, L.F., Calle, J., Arteaga, L., Pinzón, R., Alcaraz, M.J., Payá, M. Planta Med. (2001) [Pubmed]
  3. Benzoquinone derivatives of Myrsine africana and Maesa lanceolata. Arot Manguro, L.O., Midiwo, J.O., Kraus, W., Ugi, I. Phytochemistry (2003) [Pubmed]
  4. Phospholipase D inhibitors from a Myrsine species. Hegde, V.R., Silver, J., Patel, M.G., Bryant, R., Pai, J., Das, P.R., Puar, M.S., Cox, P.A. J. Nat. Prod. (1995) [Pubmed]
  5. Toxicants from mangrove plants, V. Isolation of the piscicide, 2-hydroxy-5-methoxy-3-undecyl-1,4 benzoquinone (5-O-methylembelin) from Aegiceras corniculatum. Gomez, E., de la Cruz-Giron, O., de la Cruz, A.A., Joshi, B.S., Chittawong, V., Miles, D.H. J. Nat. Prod. (1989) [Pubmed]
  6. Oleanane triterpenes from Aegiceras corniculatum. Zhang, D., Wu, J., Zhang, S., Huang, J. Fitoterapia (2005) [Pubmed]
  7. Myrsinoic acid E, an anti-inflammatory compound from Myrsine seguinii. Makabe, H., Miyazaki, S., Kamo, T., Hirota, M. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. (2003) [Pubmed]
  8. 3-Geranyl-4-hydroxy-5-(3'-methyl-2'-butenyl)benzoic acid as an anti-inflammatory compound from Myrsine seguinii. Dong, M., Nagaoka, M., Miyazaki, S., Iriye, R., Hirota, M. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. (1999) [Pubmed]
  9. Hypoglycemic action of embelia madagascariensis in normal and diabetic mice. Miura, T., Kato, A. Am. J. Chin. Med. (1997) [Pubmed]
  10. Efficacy of Myrsine africana, Albizia anthelmintica and Hilderbrantia sepalosa herbal remedies against mixed natural sheep helminthosis in Samburu district, Kenya. Gathuma, J.M., Mbaria, J.M., Wanyama, J., Kaburia, H.F., Mpoke, L., Mwangi, J.N. Journal of ethnopharmacology. (2004) [Pubmed]
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