I. Kimura et al., New triterpenes, myrrhanol A and myrrhanone A, from guggul-gum resins, andtheir potent anti-inflammatory effect on adjuvant-induced air-pouch granuloma of mice, BIOORG MED, 11(8), 2001, pp. 985-989
Myrrhanol A, a new triterpene isolated from guggul (Balsamodendron or Commi
phora mukul Hook.)-gum resin, displays a potent anti-inflammatory effect on
exudative pouch fluid, angiogenesis, and granuloma weights in adjuvant-ind
uced air-pouch granuloma of mice. Its effects were more marked than those o
f hydrocortisone and the 50% aqueous methanolic extract of the crude drug.
Myrrhanol A is a plausible candidate for a potent anti-inflammatory agent.
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