Letter | Published:

Pharmacology of the Alkaloidal Fraction from the Bark of the Jamaican Shade Tree Pithecolobium samath Benth.

Naturevolume 191page287 (1961) | Download Citation

Subjects

Abstract

A PHARMACOLOGICAL screening programme of extracts of plants used as folk medicines in Jamaica for the preparation of the so-called ‘bush teas’ is being carried out in collaboration with a group under Prof. L. J. Haynes at the Department of Chemistry, and with Dr. P. C. Feng at the Department of Physiology, University College of the West Indies, Jamaica. The shade tree, Pithecolobium samath Benth., was selected for detailed study. The main alkaloid from its bark, pithecolobine, had already been isolated by Wiesner et al.1, who have given its partial structure2.

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

References

  1. 1

    Wiesner, K., MacDonald, D. M., Valenta, Z., and Armstrong, R., Canad. J. Chem., 30, 761 (1952).

  2. 2

    Wiesner, K., and Orr, D. E., Tetrahedron Letters, 16, 11 (1960).

  3. 3

    Munier, R., and Machboeuf, M., Bull. Soc. Chim. Biol., 31, 1144 (1949).

  4. 4

    Angelucci, L., Brit. J. Pharmacol., 11, 161 (1956).

  5. 5

    Bülbring, E., and Wajda, I., J. Pharm. Exp. Therap., 85, 78 (1945).

  6. 6

    Chance, M. R. A., and Lobstein, H., J. Pharmacol. Exp. Therap., 12, 344 (1957).

  7. 7

    Bülbring, E., Brit. J. Pharmacol., 1, 38 (1946).

  8. 8

    Vane, J. R., Brit. J. Pharmacol., 12, 344 (1957).

Download references

Author information

Affiliations

  1. Department of Medical Biochemistry and Pharmacology, University of Birmingham

    • B. E. LEONARD
    •  & H. S. A. SHERRATT

Authors

  1. Search for B. E. LEONARD in:

  2. Search for H. S. A. SHERRATT in:

About this article

Publication history

Issue Date

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1038/191287a0

Comments

By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.