Gardner, Michael; Williams, L. A. D.; The, T.L.; Fletcher, Cyril K.; Singh, P. D. A.; Wharfe, Gillian H; Choo-Kang, Eric G.; Sawh, R. N.; Rickards, E.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Basic Medical Sciences (Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology)
Extracts from Blighia sapida (Koenig) produced neutropenia and thrombocytopenia in mice
Date of Publication
689 - 691
The aqueous and lipid extracts of the unripe fruit of the Ackee (Blighia sapida) lowered neutrophil and platelet counts significantly in mice. This suggests that these extracts may be useful in disease conditions where neutrophil and platelet numbers are elevated (e.g. chronic myeloid leukaemia, essential thrombocythaemia and polycythaemia)....