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Boswellic acids: a group of medicinally important compounds

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Covering: primarily 1980 to 2008

This review, containing over 276 references, covers the progress made in the chemistry and bioactivity of this important group of triterpenoids. Though initially known for their anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic activities through a unique 5-LO inhibition mechanism, boswellic acids have recently attained significance due to their anti-cancer properties. The phytochemistry and chemical modifications, including mechanism of action, are discussed.

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Submitted
03 Jun 2008
First published
24 Oct 2008

Nat. Prod. Rep., 2009,26, 72-89
Article type
Review Article

Boswellic acids: a group of medicinally important compounds

B. A. Shah, G. N. Qazi and S. C. Taneja, Nat. Prod. Rep., 2009, 26, 72
DOI: 10.1039/B809437N

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