Thursday, March 23, 2017

Review article addresses the question, Can flies help us find plant-based medicines?

Panchal K, Tiwari AK. Drosophila melanogaster "a potential model organism" for identification of pharmacological properties of plants/plant-derived components. Biomed Pharmacother. 2017 Mar 18;89:1331-1345. PubMed PMID: 28320100.

From the abstract: "Plants/plant-derived components have been used from ancient times to treat/cure several human diseases. ... long time consumption cause serious health concerns such as hyperallergic reactions, liver damage, etc. ... The current review focuses on the potential of Drosophila melanogaster for the identification of medicinal/pharmacological properties associated with plants/plant-derived components."

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