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Urtica dioica

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  1. Aqueous extract of Urtica dioica makes significant inhibition on adenosine deaminase activity in prostate tissue from patients with prostate cancer. Durak, I., Biri, H., Devrim, E., Sözen, S., Avci, A. Cancer Biol. Ther. (2004) [Pubmed]
  2. The gene for stinging nettle lectin (Urtica dioica agglutinin) encodes both a lectin and a chitinase. Lerner, D.R., Raikhel, N.V. J. Biol. Chem. (1992) [Pubmed]
  3. The N-terminal cysteine-rich domain of tobacco class I chitinase is essential for chitin binding but not for catalytic or antifungal activity. Iseli, B., Boller, T., Neuhaus, J.M. Plant Physiol. (1993) [Pubmed]
  4. Major histocompatibility class I molecules present Urtica dioica agglutinin, a superantigen of vegetal origin, to T lymphocytes. Rovira, P., Buckle, M., Abastado, J.P., Peumans, W.J., Truffa-Bachi, P. Eur. J. Immunol. (1999) [Pubmed]
  5. Urtica dioica agglutinin, a V beta 8.3-specific superantigen, prevents the development of the systemic lupus erythematosus-like pathology of MRL lpr/lpr mice. Musette, P., Galelli, A., Chabre, H., Callard, P., Peumans, W., Truffa-Bachi, P., Kourilsky, P., Gachelin, G. Eur. J. Immunol. (1996) [Pubmed]
  6. Saw palmetto extracts potently and noncompetitively inhibit human alpha1-adrenoceptors in vitro. Goepel, M., Hecker, U., Krege, S., Rübben, H., Michel, M.C. Prostate (1999) [Pubmed]
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  12. Lignans from the roots of Urtica dioica and their metabolites bind to human sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG). Schöttner, M., Gansser, D., Spiteller, G. Planta Med. (1997) [Pubmed]
  13. Crystal structure of Urtica dioica agglutinin, a superantigen presented by MHC molecules of class I and class II. Saul, F.A., Rovira, P., Boulot, G., Damme, E.J., Peumans, W.J., Truffa-Bachi, P., Bentley, G.A. Structure (2000) [Pubmed]
  14. Effects of the antirheumatic remedy hox alpha--a new stinging nettle leaf extract--on matrix metalloproteinases in human chondrocytes in vitro. Schulze-Tanzil, G., de, S.P., Behnke, B., Klingelhoefer, S., Scheid, A., Shakibaei, M. Histol. Histopathol. (2002) [Pubmed]
  15. Characterization of Urtica dioica agglutinin isolectins and the encoding gene family. Does, M.P., Ng, D.K., Dekker, H.L., Peumans, W.J., Houterman, P.M., Van Damme, E.J., Cornelissen, B.J. Plant Mol. Biol. (1999) [Pubmed]
  16. Plant extracts from stinging nettle (Urtica dioica), an antirheumatic remedy, inhibit the proinflammatory transcription factor NF-kappaB. Riehemann, K., Behnke, B., Schulze-Osthoff, K. FEBS Lett. (1999) [Pubmed]
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  18. Effect of Urtica dioica agglutinin and Arabidopsis thaliana Chia4 chitinase on the protozoan Phytomonas françai. Gomes Rocha, G.C., Nicolich, R., Romeiro, A., Margis-Pinheiro, M., Attias, M., Alves-Ferreira, M. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. (2003) [Pubmed]
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