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RESEARCH LITERATURE

The Research Literature database was created and funded by the Florida Wildflower Foundation. Use the search features below to find scientific articles on native wildflowers that are commercially available or used in restoration projects.

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The flavonoid-rich fraction of Coreopsis tinctoria promotes glucose tolerance regain through pancreatic function recovery in streptozotocin-induced glucose-intolerant rats

Author(s): T. Dias, M. R. Bronze, P. J. Houghton, H. Mota-Filipe and A. Paulo

Month: Nov
Year: 2010

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Volume: 132
Issue: 2
Pages: 483-490

Article Topic(s): Ethnobotany, Human Use, Medicinal chemistry
Research Setting(s): Laboratory

Species Referenced: Coreopsis tinctoria (Plains coreopsis),

Abstract

Studies the activity of Coreopsis tinctoria flavonoids on the pancreatic function of glucose intolerant rats. Infusions of Coreopsis tinctoria have been used in traditional medicine in Portugal to control hyperglycemia. Flowers of C. tinctoria contain flavonoids and bioactive metabolites that may be responsible for reversing glucose intolerance in rats.

Suggested Citation

T. Dias, M. R. Bronze, P. J. Houghton, H. Mota-Filipe and A. Paulo. "The flavonoid-rich fraction of Coreopsis tinctoria promotes glucose tolerance regain through pancreatic function recovery in streptozotocin-induced glucose-intolerant rats." Journal of Ethnopharmacology 132.2 (2010): 483-490.

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ISSN: 0378-8741
DOI: 10.1016/j.jep.2010.08.048

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