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Antimicrobial activity of isopteropodine

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017673

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Uncaria tomentosa is a woody vine found in the tropical jungles of South and Central America. In several languages it is known as cat's claw because of its claw-shaped thorns (English cat's claw, although that name is also used for other plants; Spanish uña de gato). It is also known as vilcacora.

The chemical is also present in Kratom

A description of the experience

Z Naturforsch C. 2005 May-Jun;60(5-6):385-8.

Antimicrobial activity of isopteropodine.

García R1, Cayunao C, Bocic R, Backhouse N, Delporte C, Zaldivar M, Erazo S.

  • 1Department of Pharmacological and Toxicological Chemistry, School of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile. rgarciam@uchile.cl

Bioassay-directed fractionation for the determination of antimicrobial activity of Uncaria tomentosa, has led to the isolation of isopteropodine (0.3%), a known Uncaria pentacyclic oxindol alkaloid that exhibited antibacterial activity against Gram positive bacteria.

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16042336

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PubMed

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