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Antagonistic effect of alkaloids and saponins on bioactivity in the quinine tree (Rauvolfia caffra sond.): further evidence to support biotechnology in traditional medicinal plants

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, October 2013
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Title
Antagonistic effect of alkaloids and saponins on bioactivity in the quinine tree (Rauvolfia caffra sond.): further evidence to support biotechnology in traditional medicinal plants
Published in
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, October 2013
DOI 10.1186/1472-6882-13-285
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Authors

Trizah K Milugo, Leonida K Omosa, James O Ochanda, Bethwell O Owuor, Fred A Wamunyokoli, Julius O Oyugi, Joel W Ochieng

Abstract

The Quinine tree (Rauvolfia caffra) is used as a medicinal plant among traditional communities in many countries to manage tumors and other diseases associated with oxidative stress. To validate indigenous knowledge and possibly position this herb for technology uptake and utilization, we established the level of antioxidant activity in R. caffra, and probed for the presence of associated phytochemicals.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
South Africa 1 2%
Unknown 58 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 25%
Student > Master 10 17%
Student > Postgraduate 9 15%
Student > Bachelor 6 10%
Unspecified 5 8%
Other 14 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 21 36%
Chemistry 12 20%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 6 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 10%
Unspecified 6 10%
Other 8 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. 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 26 October 2013.
All research outputs
#2,719,085
of 6,574,878 outputs
Outputs from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#811
of 1,739 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#48,291
of 117,841 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#58
of 93 outputs
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