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Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis
Year : 2020, Volume : 10, Issue : 3
First page : ( 173) Last page : ( 174)
Print ISSN : 2231-5667. Online ISSN : 2231-5675.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2231-5675.2020.00031.9

Review on methylxanthine, theobromine and theophylline

Jain Ritik S.*, Rathod Shital I., Patil Paresh A., Karnavat Dipesh R.

Department of Organic Chemistry, Ahinsa Institute of Pharmacy, Dondaicha Dist. Dhule

*Corresponding Author E-mail: ritikbadera390@gmail.com

Online published on 16 September, 2020.

Abstract

Theobromine, formely known as xantheose is a bitter alkaloid of the cacao plant, with the chemical formula C7H8N4O2. It is found in chocolate, as well as in a number of other foods, including the leaves of tea plant, and the kola nut. Theophylline also known as 1,3-dimethylxanthine, is a methylxanthines drug used in therapy for respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) and asthma under a variety of brand name. Methylxanthine is also derivative of xanthenes. These all three are mostly present in tea, and these chemical have some effective property related with respiratory tract disorder.

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Keywords

Methylxanthine, Theobromine, Theophylline, Xanthose, Immuno-modulatory action.

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