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Mallotus oppositifolius

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    Mallotus oppositifolius
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    Mallotus oppositifolius is a plant species in the genus Mallotus found in Africa and Madagascar.

    The variety Mallotus oppositifolius var. lindicus is classified in the IUCN red list of vulnerable species of plants.

    The aqueous and ethanol extracts of the plant show antifungal properties,[1] and anti parasitic activity against blastocystis hominis.[2] The bioassay-guided fractionation of an ethanol extract of the leaves and inflorescence of M. oppositifolius collected in Madagascar led to the isolation of the two new bioactive dimeric phloroglucinols mallotojaponins B and C, together with mallotophenone. These compounds show antiproliferative and antiplasmodial (antimalarial) activities.[3]

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    1. ^ Adekunle, AA; Ikumapayi, AM (2006). "Antifungal property and phytochemical screening of the crude extracts of Funtumia elastica and Mallotus oppositifolius". The West Indian medical journal. 55 (4): 219–23. doi:10.1590/s0043-31442006000400003. PMID 17249309..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
    2. ^ Bremer Christensen, C.; Soelberg, J.; Stensvold, CR.; Jäger, AK. (March 2015). "Activity of medicinal plants from Ghana against the parasitic gut protist Blastocystis". J Ethnopharmacol. 174: 569–75. doi:10.1016/j.jep.2015.03.006. PMID 25773490.
    3. ^ Harinantenaina, Liva; Bowman, Jessica D.; Brodie, Peggy J.; Slebodnick, Carla; Callmander, Martin W.; Rakotobe, Etienne; Randrianaivo, Richard; Rasamison, Vincent E.; Gorka, Alexander; Roepe, Paul D.; Cassera, Maria B.; Kingston, David G. I. (2013). "Antiproliferative and Antiplasmodial Dimeric Phloroglucinols fromMallotus oppositifoliusfrom the Madagascar Dry Forest(1)". Journal of Natural Products. 76 (3): 388–93. doi:10.1021/np300750q. PMC 3606680. PMID 23286240.