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Quassia amara L.

Plasmodium falciparum: In vitro interaction of quassin and neo-quassin with artesunate, a hemisuccinate derivative of artemisinin

February 19, 2010 - 12:36 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Kirti Mishra, Dipjyoti Chakraborty, Amita Pal, Nrisingha Dey
Reference: 
Experimental Parasitology, Volume 124, Issue 4, April 2010, Pages 421-427

Quassia amara L. (Family Simaroubaceae) is known to have several medicinal properties including the activity against malaria. An HPLC method was employed for purification of the biologically active quassinoids; quassin (Q) and neo-quassin (NQ), further characterized by MALDI-TOF analyses.

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