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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 90, No. 6, 1995, pp. 759-764
Bioline Code: oc95152
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 90, No. 6, 1995, pp. 759-764

 en Lignanes from the Brazilian Melia azedarach, and their Activity in Rhodnius prolixus (Hemiptera, Reduviidae)
Marise MO Cabral; Eloi S Garcia & Alphonse Kelecom

Abstract

A study of the phagoinhibitor and anti-moulting activities of
the Brazilian  Melia azedarach, collected in the State of Rio
de Janeiro, Brazil, allowed the isolation of four lignanes
identified as pinoresinol (1), bis-epi-pinoresinol (2), the
hemicetal (3) and the diacid (4). These substances are devoid
of anti-moulting activity.

Keywords
lignanes - Meliaceae - Melia azedarach - insects - Rhodnius prolixus

 
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