Sesquiterpene lactones of the guaianolide and eudermanolide types are considered of interest because they have an effect in the regulation and prevention of oxidative damage and inflammation-mediated biological damage. Dehydroleucodine, a natural sesquiterpene isolated from Artemisia douglasiana Besser, and ilicic aldehyde, a semi-synthetic sesquiterpene lactones, showed in vivo protection in ethanol-induced gastric mucosa damage. This action was determined by in situ gastric mucosa chemiluminescence and by tissue antioxidant content.
Keywords: Cytoprotection, dehydroleucodine, ethanol gastric damage, gastric ulcer, inflammation, sesquiterpene lactone
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