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Potent α-amylase inhibitory activity of Indian Ayurvedic medicinal plants

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, January 2011
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Title
Potent α-amylase inhibitory activity of Indian Ayurvedic medicinal plants
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BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, January 2011
DOI 10.1186/1472-6882-11-5
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Sudha P, Smita S Zinjarde, Shobha Y Bhargava, Ameeta R Kumar

Abstract

Indian medicinal plants used in the Ayurvedic traditional system to treat diabetes are a valuable source of novel anti-diabetic agents. Pancreatic α-amylase inhibitors offer an effective strategy to lower the levels of post-prandial hyperglycemia via control of starch breakdown. In this study, seventeen Indian medicinal plants with known hypoglycemic properties were subjected to sequential solvent extraction and tested for α-amylase inhibition, in order to assess and evaluate their inhibitory potential on PPA (porcine pancreatic α-amylase). Preliminary phytochemical analysis of the lead extracts was performed in order to determine the probable constituents.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 5 2%
United States 3 1%
Italy 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Algeria 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Poland 1 <1%
Other 2 <1%
Unknown 276 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 69 24%
Student > Bachelor 46 16%
Student > Master 42 14%
Researcher 32 11%
Unspecified 21 7%
Other 83 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 121 41%
Unspecified 37 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 30 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 26 9%
Chemistry 24 8%
Other 55 19%

Attention Score in Context

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#7,762,471
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