Oleanolic acid

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>300 °C (lit.)

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Reference Standard in the analysis of herbal medicinal products

Biochem/physiol Actions

Triterpenoid isolated from medicinal plants. Antitumor and hepatoprotective agent. Oleanolic acid has therapeutic potential for neurodegenerative diseases.

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Melanie Chin et al.
American journal of physiology. Renal physiology, 304(12), F1438-F1446 (2013-04-19)
Bardoxolone methyl and related triterpenoids are well tolerated and efficacious in numerous animal models potentially relevant to patients with Type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease. These agents enhance glucose control and regulate lipid accumulation in rodent models of diabetes...
Min Song et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, 40(1), 190-196 (2005-08-30)
A highly selective and sensitive HPLC-ESI-MS-MS method was developed for the determination of oleanolic acid in human plasma. The oleanolic acid and glycyrrhetinic acid (internal standard) were recovered from plasma with ethyl acetate liquid-liquid extraction. The organic extracts were dried...
Fei Yu et al.
Journal of medicinal chemistry, 56(11), 4300-4319 (2013-05-15)
Development of hepatitis C virus (HCV) entry inhibitors represents an emerging approach that satisfies a tandem mechanism for use with other inhibitors in a multifaceted cocktail. By screening Chinese herbal extracts, oleanolic acid (OA) was found to display weak potency...
Philippe Charlier et al.
Scientific reports, 3, 1296-1296 (2013-03-02)
During the Middle Ages, the partition of the cadaver of the elite members was a current practice, with highly technical treatment given to symbolic organs such as the heart. Considered mostly from a theoretical point of view, this notion of...
Rosalía Rodríguez-Rodríguez et al.
The British journal of nutrition, 92(4), 635-642 (2004-11-04)
'Orujo' olive oil is obtained by chemical processes from the waste resulting from the mechanical extraction of virgin olive oil. The aim of the present study was to evaluate a new pharmacological property of two natural triterpenoids contained in olive...
Effective analysis of passion flower by HPTLC fingerprinting, in conjunction with a comprehensive range of related reference materials, enables fast and efficient identification of this plant material.
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