Spasmolytic flavonols from Artemisia abrotanum

Ola Bergendorff, Olov Sterner

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Four flavonols with spasmolytic activity have been isolated from a methanol extract of Artemisia abrotanum L. (Asteraceae), as the principles primarily responsible for the smooth muscle relaxing activity of this plant. The flavonols show a dose-dependent relaxing effect on the carbacholine-induced contraction of guinea-pig trachea, the EC50 values for compounds 1-3 are 20-30 mumol/l while compound 4 is less active.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)370-371
JournalPlanta Medica
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1995

Bibliographical note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015.
The record was previously connected to the following departments: Organic chemistry (S/LTH) (011001240), Department of Dermatology and Venereology (Lund) (013006000)

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  • Dermatology and Venereal Diseases


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