Boswellia carteri extract and 3-O-acetyl-alpha-boswellic acid suppress T cell function
Zimmermann-Klemd AM, Reinhardt JK, Nilsu T, Morath A, Falanga CM, Schamel WW, Huber R, Hamburger M, Gründemann C.
In this publication we found that substances extracted from the plant Boswellia (the plant from which incense (Weihrauch) is made), can supress the activity of human T cells. An analysis of the intracellular signalling pathways in T cells indicated that the NFAT pathway was inhibited. The main relevant substance was 3-O-acetyl-alphaboswellic acid.