Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by Ellaine Castillo
Researchers discovered that the “False Iroko” tree (Antiaris africana) contains compounds that can be used to treat mitochondria-related neurodegenerative diseases. This study, which was published in the European Journal of Medicinal Plants, conducted in vitro cyanide neurotoxicity tests to determine the neuroprotective properties of different solvent fractions of A. africana.
The results of study show that all solvent fractions of A. africana can mitigate the mitochondrial damage induced by KCN on the cerebral cortex, possibly by utilizing antioxidant mechanisms.
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Adewunmi R, Ilesanmi OB, Crown OO, Komolafe KC, Akinmoladun AC, Olaleye TM, Akindahunsi AA. ATTENUATION OF KCN-INDUCED NEUROTOXICITY BY SOLVENT FRACTIONS OF ANTIARIS AFRICANA LEAF. European Journal of Medicinal Plants. 26 April 2018;23(2). DOI: 10.9734/EJMP/2018/41054