Maerua angolensis DC. [family CAPPARACEAE]. Herbarium. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (K). Collection. Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa. Resource Type. Maerua angolensis is widely distributed in continental tropical Africa but is absent in some countries with a high rainfall. It is also present in the. Abubakar, M.S., Musa, A.M., Ahmed, A. & Hussaini, I.M., The perception and practice of traditional medicine in the treatment of cancers and inflammations .

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Leaf surfaces are often noticeably scratched by their rubbing against the bristles of surrounding leaves. In recent times, quite a number of Ghanaian plants have been shown to exhibit diverse central nervous system activities ranging from anxiolytic activity to antidepressant and anticonvulsant activity [ 1117 — angolnsis ]. Shrub or small to medium-sized deciduous tree.

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Additionally, a delay in the onset of the convulsions can also be used as an indicator of anticonvulsant effect. JPG x – 12k – jpg www.

Our aim was to evaluate the antiseizure potential and identify possible mechanisms by which the effects are registered. The reaction was started by adding 0. A significant decrease in lipid peroxidation in ango,ensis brain tissue of MAE- and diazepam-treated animals suggests some degree of protection from the direct oxidative insults.

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Diazepam, the reference anticonvulsant, delayed the onset of clonic convulsions 0.

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Medicinal plants of East Africa. Van Emde Boas, W. View at Google Scholar L. To further confirm the possible contribution of GABAergic system in the anticonvulsant activity of MAE, flumazenil, a specific antagonist of the receptor complex [ 25 ], was used in antiseizure mechanistic studies.

An appreciable number of current antiepileptic agents modulate receptor or enhance the response of this receptor to the gamma amino butyric acid GABA. Several C12, C14 and C18 fatty acids and esters that showed antifungal activity have mawrua isolated from the aerial parts. The lower and upper margins of the boxes represent 25th and 75th percentiles with the extended arms representing the 10th and 90th percentiles, respectively.

Views Read Edit View history. Eric Woode contributed to experimental concept design, data analysis, and interpretation. PTZ-induced convulsions in this study significantly reduced the levels of catalase and superoxide dismutase while increasing lipid peroxidation products, which is indicative of significant oxidative stress in the brain tissue.

Agricultural Research Reports It produces abundant leaves in the dry season. Under oxidative stress, the lipid-rich constitution of the brain can undergo lipid peroxidation, which can angolensks in decreased membrane fluidity and altered neurotransmission.


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Evidence gathered over the past decade suggests the involvement of nitric oxide NO in the onset, intensity, and progression of seizures, including PTZ-induced seizures [ 192627 ]. A modified thiobarbituric acid-reactive species TBARS assay described by Dasgupta angolenxis De [ 14 ] was used to measure the lipid peroxide formed using egg-yolk homogenates as lipid-rich media. Plant Resources of Tropical Africa Introduction.

There are citation in web searches related to Maerua angolensis DC. As with most species in the family the maeruq and branches display prominent lenticels. To receive news and publication updates for Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, enter your email address in the box below. Volume 5, Families S—Z, Addenda. Plant resources of tropical Africa 11 2: Medpharm Scientific, Stuttgart, Germany.

Display spot characters for this species. All experiments were conducted in triplicate. Kenya Literature Bureau, Nairobi, Kenya. The 4 calyx segments recurve on opening, and the base is fringed with hairs.