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2020 May 13

J Ethnopharmacol

Antinociceptive activity of Schinus terebinthifolia leaf lectin (SteLL) in sarcoma 180-bearing mice.


de Brito Marques Ramos D, Taís de Moura Fontes Araújo M, Cícero de Lima Araújo T, Silva Y A, Lima Amorim Dos Santos A C, E Silva M G, Paiva P M G, Mendes R L, Napoleão T H
J Ethnopharmacol. 2020 May 13:112952.
PMID: 32416247.


Schinus terebinthifolia Raddi leaves have been used in folk medicine due to several properties, including antitumor and analgesic effects. The variable efficacy and adverse effects of analgesic drugs have motivated the search for novel antinociceptive agents. It has been reported that the S. terebinthifolia leaf lectin (SteLL) has antitumor activity against sarcoma 180 in mice.