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Drug Discovery from Mother Nature

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Attention for Chapter 7: Lupeol and Its Role in Chronic Diseases
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Chapter title
Lupeol and Its Role in Chronic Diseases
Chapter number 7
Book title
Drug Discovery from Mother Nature
Published in
Advances in experimental medicine and biology, October 2016
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-41342-6_7
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-3-31-941341-9, 978-3-31-941342-6
Authors

Fan-Shiu Tsai, Li-Wei Lin, Chi-Rei Wu, Tsai, Fan-Shiu, Lin, Li-Wei, Wu, Chi-Rei

Editors

Subash Chandra Gupta, Sahdeo Prasad, Bharat B. Aggarwal

Abstract

Lupeol belongs to pentacyclic lupane-type triterpenes and exhibits in edible vegetables, fruits and many plants. Many researches indicated that lupeol possesses many beneficial pharmacological activities including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-hyperglycemic, anti-dyslipidemic and anti-mutagenic effects. From various disease-targeted animal models, these reports indicated that lupeol has anti-diabetic, anti-asthma, anti-arthritic, cardioprotective, hepatoprotective, nephroprotective, neuroprotective and anticancer efficiency under various routes of administration such as topical, oral, subcutaneous, intraperitoneal and intravenous. It is worth mentioning that clinical trials of lupeol were performed to treat canine oral malignant melanoma and human moderate skin acne in Japan and Korea. The detailed mechanism of anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, hepatoprotective and anticancer activities was further reviewed from published papers. These evidence indicate that lupeol is a multi-target agent to exert diverse pharmacological potency with many potential targeting proteins such as α-glucosidase, α-amylase, protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP 1B) and TCA cycle enzymes and targeting pathway such as IL-1 receptor-associated kinase-mediated toll-like receptor 4 (IRAK-TLR4), Bcl-2 family, nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kB), phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3-K)/Akt and Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathways. This review also provides suggestion that lupeol might be a valuable and potential lead compound to develop as anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, hepatoprotective and anticancer drugs.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Nigeria 1 <1%
Unknown 138 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 20 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 12%
Student > Bachelor 12 9%
Researcher 7 5%
Other 6 4%
Other 15 11%
Unknown 62 45%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 22 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 13 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 8%
Chemistry 9 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 6%
Other 8 6%
Unknown 68 49%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 May 2017.
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#3,816,469
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#11
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