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Immunomodulatory effects of sucupira (Pterodon pubescens) seed infusion on collagen-induced arthritis

Coelho, M.G.P.; Sabino, K.C.C.; Dalmau, S.R.

Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology 22(2): 213-218

2004


ISSN/ISBN: 0392-856X
PMID: 15083889
Accession: 004193707

Objective: To evaluate the clinical and immunomodulatory efficacy of seed extracts from sucupira branca (P. pubescens), a Brazilian antiinflammatory folk medicine, against collagen II (CII)-induced arthritis (CIA) in mice. Methodology: Mice were divided into 3 groups: (1) normal control mice received a vehicle (ethanol 15% in water); (2) mice with CIA received the vehicle; and (3) mice with CIA received extract from 1 mg sucupira seeds per day.

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