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Document Type

Research

Abstract

Substances which inhibit the action of human plasma cholinesterase in vitro have been found in aqueous extracts of various members of the plant family Solanaceae. A preliminary survey of some weedy and cultivated midwestern representatives of this family revealed eleven active species in six genera: Datura, Lycopersicon, Nicotiana, Petunia, Physalis, and Solanum. A member each of the genera Capsicum and Lycium were inactive. Inhibitory substances were not found in thirty-one species representing nineteen plant families other than Solanaceae.

Publication Date

1959

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

66

Issue

1

First Page

155

Last Page

159

Copyright

© Copyright 1959 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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