An ethnopharmacological, phytochemical and pharmacological review on lignans from Mexican Bursera spp.

Maria Carla Marcotullio, Massimo Curini, Judith X. Becerra

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Abstract

The genus Bursera belongs to the family Burseraceae and has been used in traditional Mexican medicine for treating various pathophysiological disorders. The most representative phytochemicals isolated from this genus are terpenoids and lignans. Lignans are phenolic metabolites known for their antioxidant, apoptotic, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-protozoal properties. Though the genus includes more than 100 species, we have attempted to summarize the biological activities of the 34 lignans isolated from selected Mexican Bursera plants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1976
JournalMolecules
Volume23
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bursera
  • Burseraceae
  • Lignans

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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