publication . Article . Other literature type . 1984

Biological activity of the alkaloids of Erythroxylum coca and Erythroxylum novogranatense

Salemink, C.A.; Novák, M.; Khan, I.;
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  • Published: 01 May 1984 Journal: Journal of Ethnopharmacology, volume 10, pages 261-274 (issn: 0378-8741, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
The cultivated Erythroxylum varieties E. coca var. coca, E. coca var. ipadu, E. novogranatense var. novogranatense and E. novogranatense var. truxillense contain 18 alkaloids, identified so far, belonging to the tropanes, pyrrolidines and pyridines, with cocaine as the main alkaloid. The biological activity of the following alkaloids has been reported in the literature: cocaine, cinnamoylcocaine, benzoylecgonine, methylecgonine, pseudotropine, benzoyltropine, tropacocaine, α- and β-truxilline, hygrine, cuscohygrine and nicotine. The biological activity of cocaine and nicotine is not reviewed here, because it is discussed elsewhere in the literature. Hardly anyth...
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free text keywords: Pharmacology, Drug Discovery, Erythroxylum, biology.organism_classification, biology, Hygrine, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Tropacocaine, Cuscohygrine, Botany, Coca, Erythroxylaceae, Erythroxylum novogranatense, Erythroxylum coca, Traditional medicine
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 1984

Biological activity of the alkaloids of Erythroxylum coca and Erythroxylum novogranatense

Salemink, C.A.; Novák, M.; Khan, I.;