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Year : 1988  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 143--151

Pharmacological actions of vulpunic acid, a lichen metabolite

Rao AVN Appa1, MC Prabhakar2 
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1. Vulpinic acid (VA) isolated from the rare Himalayan Lichen Alectoris Virens exhibited hypotensive. anti-inflammatory. analgesic. anti-spasmodic (non-specific) and neuromuscular junction blocking properties. 2. Hypotensive effect of VA is attributed to its direct cardiac depressant action coupled with its property of: peripheral vasodilatation. 3. Anti-inflammatory effect of VA is attributed to its anti-histaminic and anti-serotonin properties. 4.The mechanism of action of VA at the neuromuscular junction appears to be complex.


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Appa RA, Prabhakar M C. Pharmacological actions of vulpunic acid, a lichen metabolite.Indian J Pharmacol 1988;20:143-151


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Appa RA, Prabhakar M C. Pharmacological actions of vulpunic acid, a lichen metabolite. Indian J Pharmacol [serial online] 1988 [cited 2021 Dec 5 ];20:143-151
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