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Pharmacokinetic evaluation of secondary metabolites from the leaves of Copaifera langsdorffii Desf

Grant number: 13/09666-1
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): January 13, 2014
Effective date (End): January 12, 2015
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Pharmacy
Principal researcher:Jairo Kenupp Bastos
Grantee:Juliana de Carvalho da Costa
Supervisor abroad: Hartmut Derendorf
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas de Ribeirão Preto (FCFRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Florida, Gainesville (UF), United States  
Associated to the scholarship:12/03852-5 - Pharmacokinetic evaluation of the crude extract and secondary metabolites from the leaves of Copaifera langsdorffii Desf., BP.DR


Herbal treatments are the most popular form of traditional medicine. However, agencies responsible for health are increasingly demanding the pharmacokinetic studies of these extracts for monitoring the active compounds in plant drug and in human blood. Copaifera langsdorffii Desf. is popularly known as "copaiba" and has a variety of ethnopharmacological uses described, especially for its oil-resin. Moreover, in recent years, our research group has been studying the oil-resin and aerial parts of C. langsdorffii and it was observed that the hydroalcoholic extract of leaves showed antilithiatic activity in both in vivo and in vitro. Aiming to discover the possible active compounds, we have isolated and identified some flavonoids and galloylquinic of this plant. These compounds and the hydroalcoholic extract will be pharmacokinetically studied in this project in rats Sprague-Dawley treated with single doses. To each animal small blood samples (300 µl) will be collected from the sublingual vein based on the pilot studies. Considering the possibility of renal excretion, it will be investigated the pharmacokinetic behavior of these components in both plasma and urine. Additionally, the identification of possible metabolites by high performance liquid chromatography in tandem (HPLC-MS/MS), will be undertaken. (AU)

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DA COSTA, JULIANA DE CARVALHO; MOTTA, ERICK V. S.; BARRETO, FABIANO; DE ARAUJO, BIBIANA VERLINDO; DERENDORF, HARTMUT; BASTOS, JAIRO KENUPP. Development and Validation of a Sensitive UFLC-MS/MS Method for Quantification of Quercitrin in Plasma: Application to a Tissue Distribution Study. ACS OMEGA, v. 4, n. 2, p. 3527-3533, . (13/09666-1, 11/13630-7, 12/03852-5)

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