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Complement inhibiting properties of dragon's blood from Croton draco



Complement inhibiting properties of dragon's blood from Croton draco



Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung Section C, Biosciences 59(7/8): 528-532



The latex of C. draco, its extracts and several latex components have been investigated for their influence on both classical (CP) and alternative (AP) activation pathways of the complement system using a haemolytic assay. The best inhibiting activity (antiinflammatory property) was found for the classical pathway. The latex, ethyl acetate and ethyl ether extracts exhibited extremely high inhibition on the CP (94, 90 and 77%, respectively) at 1 mg/ml.

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DOI: 10.1515/znc-2004-7-814


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