Antimicrobial activity of isopteropodine
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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.
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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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.