Common Name: West African Rubber Tree. Funtumia elastica. Drawing of the leaves and flowers. Photograph by: Matilda Smith Public domain. Funtumia elastica (Preuss) Stapf [family APOCYNACEAE]. Common names. English West African rubber tree; Lagos silk rubber tree; bush rubber (Ghana. Description. Tree to 30 m tall; bole straight and cylindrical, crown narrow; bark brown to dark, thin, slightly fissured, becoming granular on old trees; Slash orange.

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Based on these and related studies, novel therapeutic protocols that focus on increasing the functional activity of this T cell population are being pursued in the clinic to combat infection and cancers [ 21 — 23 ]. This is a PDF file of an unedited manuscript that has been accepted for publication.

The role of microbial contaminants in plant-derived products has been the focus of recent studies [ 4351 ]. Briefly PBMCs from human donors were labeled with 2. Introduction Herbal products have been used as effective treatments for millennia and their use is increasing rapidly, yet in many cases their safety and specific mechanisms of action are not well defined. As a service to our customers we are providing this early version of the manuscript.


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After euthanasia, peritoneal cavities were washed with 8 ml sterile HBSS injected and retrieved. The floss of the fruits is used like kapok, to stuff cushions. Specific lysis of allogeneic cells after activation in mixed lymphocyte culture.

Evidence for involvement of the gamma, delta T cell antigen receptor in cytotoxicity mediated by human alloantigen-specific T cell clones. Biochem Biophys Res Commun.

Views Read View source View history. Cookies help us deliver our services. Yam-I obtained from before and after two sequential rounds of PMB ffuntumia was tested in the peritonitis model using C3H: Spleen cells from C3H: Inhibition of murine neutrophil recruitment in vivo by CXC chemokine receptor antagonists. These fractions elasrica analyzed by HPLC, and elution was monitored with a refractive index detector as described previously [ 30 ].

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Enzymatic treatments suggested protein- and prenylated phosphate-containing compounds were not required for the bioactivity, and nucleic acids could not be detected Supplemental Figure S1. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Representative of at least 3 experiments with different donors.

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In a peritonitis assay, C3H: Three separate experiments are shown, thin bar indicates mean, thick error bars represent SEM. Interestingly, in models very similar to the peritonitis response we describe, such as an experimental sepsis model [ 48 ] and an E. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

Seven hours post-infection, mice were treated by i. Suppression of allergic reaction by lambda-carrageenan: The carbohydrate elution profile was determined runtumia the phenol-sulfuric acid H 2 SO 4 method [ 32 ], modified to a microplate format, and absorbance was measured at nm using a SpectraMax Plus microplate reader Molecular Devices, Palo Alto, CA.

Adverse functions of ILA in experimental sepsis. Briefly, the extracts were mixed with anthrone reagent 0. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.

Funtumia elastica

West Indian Med J. The relevant fractions were pooled and concentrated. Bradley Jones, University of Iowa for use in an enterocolitis model of ST infection involving pretreatment with streptomycin [ 33 ]. Innate immunity for biodefense: Percentage values represent live lymphocytes having divided at least elasticw.