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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927024/in-vitro-activities-of-enantiopure-and-racemic-1-acetoxychavicol-acetate-against-clinical-isolates-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Saradee Warit, Kamolchanok Rukseree, Therdsak Prammananan, Poonpilas Hongmanee, Pamaree Billamas, Sarinya Jaitrong, Angkana Chaiprasert, Birgit U Jaki, Guido F Pauli, Scott G Franzblau, Prasit Palittapongarnpim
In the process of evaluating the effect of several plant extracts against Mycobacterium tuberculosis using the Microplate Alamar Blue Assay (MABA), an extract of Thai herb Alpinia galanga rhizome and its major component, 1'-acetoxychavicol acetate (ACA), exhibited marked anti-tuberculosis activity. The minimal inhibition concentrations (MICs) of the S-enantiomer of ACA (S-ACA) against M. tuberculosis H37Ra ATCC 25177 and H37Rv ATCC 27294 strains were 0.2 µg/mL and 0.7 µg/mL, respectively. More than 95% of 100 drug-sensitive and 50 drug-resistant mycobacterial clinical isolates were inhibited by extracted S-ACA at 1...
September 18, 2017: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914808/structural-and-dynamics-perspectives-on-the-binding-of-substrate-and-inhibitors-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-dhfr
#2
Pimonluck Sittikornpaiboon, Pisanu Toochinda, Luckhana Lawtrakul
Dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR), an essential enzyme in the folate pathway, is a potential target for new anti-tuberculosis drugs. Fifteen crystal structures of Mycobacterium tuberculosis DHFR complexed with NADPH and various inhibitors are available in the RCSB Protein Data Bank, but none of them is a substrate binding structure. Therefore, we performed molecular dynamics simulations on ternary complexes of M. tuberculosis DHFR:NADPH with a substrate (dihydrofolate) and each of three competitive inhibitors the in 2,4-diaminopyrimidine series (P1, P157, and P169), in order to gain insight into the inhibition-mechanism of DHFR in the folate pathway...
September 15, 2017: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841190/alkaloids-from-oxytropis-myriophylla-pall-dc
#3
Keisuke Kojima, Purevsuren S, Narantuya S, Tsetsegmaa S, Jamyansan Ya, Kimio Lsaka, Yukio Ogihara
Five alkaloids were isolated from the epigeal part of Oxytropis myriophylla. Three alkaloids were identified as N-benzoyl-β-phenylethylamine, N-trans-cinnamoyl-β-phenylethylamine, N-cis-cinnamoyl-β-phenylethylamine and the structures of two new alkaloids were elucidated to be N-benzoyl-β-hydroxyphenylethylarnine(2), N-trans-cinnamoyl-β-hydroxy-phenylethylamine(5). The absolu.te structures were established by modified Mosher method.
August 25, 2017: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841172/zytoprotektion-mit-amifostin-ethyol-%C3%A2-in-der-chemotherapie-meta-analyse-zum-pharmakokinetischen-interaktionspotential-mit-zytostatika
#4
Martin Czejka, Johannes Schüller, Heidemarie Kletzl
The cytoprotective agent amifostine (AMI) is capable to protect healthy cells (contrary to tumor cells) due to higher activity of alkaline phosphatase at the membrane site of normal cells. In seven clinical trials the influence of AMI on the pharmacokinetics of different cytostatics was investigated. Preadministration of AMI increased Cmax of doxorubicin (+ 44 %, p < 0.06), epirubicin (+ 31 %, P < 0.08), mitomycin C (+ 41 %, p < 0.01) and docetaxel (+ 31 % and + 17 %, not significant). In contrary, the peak concentration of pirarubicin , the tetrahydropyranyl-prodrug of doxorubicin was decreased (- 50 %, P < 0...
August 25, 2017: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825665/evaluation-of-acute-and-subacute-oral-toxicity-induced-by-ethanolic-extract-of-marsdenia-tenacissima-leaves-in-experimental-rats
#5
Mayur Porwal, Najam Ali Khan, Kamal Kishore Maheshwari
The objective of this study is to evaluate the acute and subacute toxicity of the ethanolic extract of Marsdenia tenacissima (MTE) leaves (family: Asclepiadaceae) in albino rats. The acute toxicity was performed where the limit dose of 5000 mg/kg body weight used. Observations were made and recorded for 24 h, and once daily further for a period of 14 days. The rats were weighed and various observations, like mortality, behavior, injury, or any signs of illness were conducted once daily during the period. For subacute study, four groups of 10 animals (female rats) received 10% Tween 20 in distilled water (control), and 250, 500, and 1000 mg/kg of freshly-prepared extracts, respectively, every 24 h orally for 28 days...
August 21, 2017: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817110/extractive-spectrophotometric-determination-of-nortriptyline-hydrochloride-using-sudan-ii-iv-and-black-b
#6
A S Amin, H M Saleh
A simple spectrophotometric methods has been developed for the determination of nortriptyline hydrochloride in pure and in pharmaceuticalformulations based on the formation of ion-pair complexes with sudun II (SII), sudan (IV) (SIV) and sudan black B (SBB). The selectivity of the method was improved through extraction with chloroform. The optimum conditions for complete extracted colour development were assessed. The absorbance measurements were made at 534, 596 and 649 nm for SII, SIV and SBB complexes, respectively...
August 17, 2017: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813032/diterpenoid-alkaloids-from-consolida-regalis-s-f-gray-subsp-paniculata-host-soo-var-paniculata
#7
Filiz Mericl, Ali H Mericli, Haridutt K Desai, Ayhan Ulubelen, S William Pelletier
Seven diterpenoid alkaloids : delcosine(1), delsoline(2), gigactonine(3), lycoctonine(4), takaosamine(5), atisine(6) and hetisinone(7) have been isolated from the aerial parts of Consolida regalis subsp. paniculata var. paniculata. The presence of compounds 1,2,5,6 and 7 in this plant has not been previously reported.
August 16, 2017: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809815/determination-of-amineptine-and-amprolium-hydrochlorides-through-ion-associates-with-cobalt-ii-thiocyanate
#8
Abou Attia Fekria M
Two new methods for the determination of amineptine (AMN) and amprolium (AMP) have been developed. The methods consist of extractin the ion - pairs between the drug and the inorganic complex [Co (SCN)₄](-2). The optimal experimental conditions of both methods including pH, concentration of Co (II) and tlxocyanate ions, and the organic solvents were studied. The optimum pH was found to be 3.9, nitrobenzene proved to be the most suitable solvent, giving quantitative extraction for the two drugs. The two drugs can be determined in the organic phase spectrophotometrically at 625 nm showing Sandell sensitivities of 0...
August 15, 2017: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758958/evaluation-of-antioxidant-activity-and-growth-control-properties-of-nonoscale-structure-produced-from-aloe-vera-var-littoralis-extract-on-clinical-isolates-of-salmonella
#9
Reza Ranjbar, Mohammad Arjomandzadegan, Hossein Hosseiny
The aim of the study was to examine antibacterial properties of microemulsion structure produced from Aloe vera var. littoralis extract as a new tool of nanoscale drug-like materials. Aloe vera var. littoralis (A. littoralis) extract was prepared by distillation method. A nonocarrier structure in the microemulsion system was prepared from the extract. Serial concentrations were prepared from 8 mg/mL extract and the nonocarrier containing 0.1 mg/mL pure extract and were evaluated by a disk diffusion method for 35 Salmonella clinical isolates...
July 31, 2017: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753970/reversed-phase-uhplc-enantiomeric-separation-of-rasagiline-salts-using-a-chiralpak-%C3%A2-agp-column
#10
Nagarajan Balaji, Sayeeda Sultana
We report the first rapid ultra-high performance liquid chromatographic (UHPLC) enantiomeric reversed-phase separation of rasagiline mesylate and its tartrate salts using a Chiralpak(®) AGP column (50 mm × 2.1 mm, 5 μm) as a stationary phase. This method was developed as an alternative to the usage of previously reported normal-phase chiral LC columns for isomer separation. Our method is based on an isocratic approach using a mixture of ammonium acetate and isopropyl alcohol (90:10, v/v) as the mobile phase (0...
July 19, 2017: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671634/regressions-of-breast-carcinoma-syngraft-following-treatment-with-piperine-in-combination-with-thymoquinone
#11
Wamidh H Talib
Thymoquinone (TQ) and piperine, the active ingredients in cumin (Nigella sativa) and black pepper (Piper longum), respectively, exhibit various bioactivities including anticancer effects. The aim of the present study is to investigate the antineoplastic activity of a combination of TQ and piperine against breast cancer implanted in mice. The antiproliferative effects of TQ, piperine, and a combination of both agents were tested against mouse epithelial breast cancer cell line (EMT6/P) using MTT assay. The isobolographic method was used to calculate the combination index (CI)...
July 3, 2017: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653975/development-of-rp-hplc-stability-indicating-method-for-degradation-products-of-linagliptin-in-presence-of-metformin-hcl-by-applying-2-level-factorial-design-and-identification-of-impurity-vii-viii-and-ix-and-synthesis-of-impurity-vii
#12
Sushant B Jadhav, P Sunil Reddy, Kalyanaraman L Narayanan, Popatrao N Bhosale
The novel reverse phase-high performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC), stability indicating method was developed for determination of linagliptin (LGP) and its related substances in linagliptin and metformin HCl (MET HCl) tablets by implementing design of experiment to understand the critical method parameters and their relation with critical method attributes; to ensure robustness of the method. The separation of nine specified impurities was achieved with a Zorbax SB-Aq 250 × 4.6 mm, 5 µm column, using gradient elution and a detector wavelength of 225 nm, and validated in accordance with International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines and found to be accurate, precise, reproducible, robust, and specific...
June 27, 2017: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505129/assessment-of-antimicrobial-and-antioxidant-activities-of-nepeta-trachonitica-analysis-of-its-phenolic-compounds-using-hplc-ms-ms
#13
Ekrem Köksal, Hatice Tohma, Ömer Kılıç, Yusuf Alan, Abdülmelik Aras, İlhami Gülçin, Ercan Bursal
Continuing our work on the sources of natural bioactive compounds, we evaluated the antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of Nepeta trachonitica as well as its major phenolic content using the high-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry/mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS) technique. For antioxidant activity, ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) and cupric ion reducing antioxidant capacity (CUPRAC) methods were performed to measure the reducing power and 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) assay was employed to evaluate the radical scavenging activity of the sample...
May 15, 2017: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545222/the-effect-of-education-through-short-message-service-sms-messages-on-diabetic-patients-adherence
#14
Wirawan Adikusuma, Nurul Qiyaam
Poor adherence and a lack of understanding of medication instructions for oral antidiabetic use are key factors that inhibit the control of glycemic levels. The aforementioned situation needs intervention to improve medication adherence and the therapy. This study was conducted with a quasi-experimental design with prospective data collection. The subjects of this study were 50 outpatients with type 2 diabetes melitus (T2DM) who had received oral antidiabetic medicine therapy at least six months prior to adherence measurement...
May 12, 2017: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452967/evaluation-of-rational-drug-use-for-acute-pharyngitis-associated-with-the-incidence-and-prevalence-of-the-disease-at-two-community-health-centers-in-indonesia
#15
Cindra T Yuniar, Kusnandar Anggadiredja, Alfi N Islamiyah
According to Indonesia's Result of Basic Health Research of 2013, prevalence of acute respiratory infection in 2007 and 2013 were not significantly different (25.5% and 25.0%, respectively). Identifying the cause of acute pharyngitis is a key point in determining the optimal treatment. The main purpose is to evaluate the rational use of drugs and its irrational impact as well as the correlation of the drug use with the incidence and prevalence of acute pharyngitis. This study was a descriptive and observational study, carried out retrospectively and concurrently at two community health centers located in Bandung and Cimahi, Indonesia...
April 28, 2017: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452965/neuroprotective-and-cognitive-enhancement-potentials-of-angelica-gigas-nakai-root-a-review
#16
REVIEW
Kandhasamy Sowndhararajan, Songmun Kim
Angelica gigas Nakai is an important medicinal plant with health promoting properties that is used to treat many disorders. In traditional herbal medicine, the root of this plant is used to promote blood flow, to treat anemia, and is used as sedative or tonic agent. The root contains various bioactive metabolites; in particular, decursin and decursinol (pyranocoumarin type components) have been reported to possess various pharmacological properties. Recently, several in vitro and in vivo studies have reported that the crude extracts and isolated components from the root of A...
April 28, 2017: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445444/pharmaceutical-equivalence-of-clarithromycin-oral-dosage-forms-marketed-in-nairobi-county-kenya
#17
Rebecca O Manani, Kennedy O Abuga, Hezekiah K Chepkwony
Clarithromycin is a broad-spectrum semi-synthetic macrolide indicated for treatment of pneumonias, Helicobacter pylori, and chlamydial and skin infections. The object of this study was to evaluate the pharmaceutical equivalence of 14 generic clarithromycin products marketed in Nairobi County, Kenya, to the innovator products, using in vitro dissolution profiles and similarity factors (f₂). Further, dissolution profiles of four innovator formulations manufactured in different sites were compared. Fourteen clarithromycin tablets/capsules and four suspensions were subjected to assay and comparative dissolution runs at pH 1...
April 26, 2017: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398231/antibacterial-activity-of-ethanolic-extract-of-cinnamon-bark-honey-and-their-combination-effects-against-acne-causing-bacteria
#18
Elin Julianti, Kasturi K Rajah, Irda Fidrianny
Propionibacterium acnes and Staphylococcus epidermidis are the major skin bacteria that cause the formation of acne. The present study was conducted to investigate antibacterial activity of ethanolic extract of cinnamon bark, honey, and their combination against acne bacteria. The antibacterial activity of extract of cinnamon bark and honey were investigated against P. acnes and S. epidermidis using disc diffusion. Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) and minimum bactericidal concentrations (MBCs) were attained using Clinical and Laboratory Standard Institute (CLSI) methods...
April 11, 2017: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362322/the-in-vitro-in-vivo-safety-confirmation-of-peg-40-hydrogenated-castor-oil-as-a-surfactant-for-oral-nanoemulsion-formulation
#19
Heni Rachmawati, Miranti Anggraeni Novel, Sri Ayu, Guntur Berlian, Olivia Mayasari Tandrasasmita, Raymond Rubianto Tjandrawinata, Kusnandar Anggadiredja
Evaluation on the safety use of high concentration of polyoxyl 40 (PEG-40) hydrogenated castor oil as a surfactant for oral nanoemulsion was performed in Webster mice. As previously reported, nearly 20% of PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil was used to emulsify the glyceryl monooleate (GMO) as an oil to the aqueous phase. Thermodynamically stable and spontaneous nanoemulsion was formed by the presence of co-surfactant polyethylene glycol 400 (PEG-400). Standard parameters were analyzed for nanoemulsion including particle size and particle size distribution, the surface charge of nanoemulsion, and morphology...
March 31, 2017: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346396/a-pcr-based-molecular-detection-of-strongyloides-stercoralisin-human-stool-samples-from-tabriz-city-iran
#20
Reza Ghasemikhah, Mohammad Amin Tabatabaiefar, Seyed Ali Shariatzadeh, Abbas Shahbazi, Teymour Hazratian
Strongyloides stercoralis is a nematode causing serious infections in immunocompromised patients. In chronically infected patients, the low parasitic content as well as the resemblance of the larvae to several other species make diagnosis basedonmorphology difficult. In the present study, a PCR-based method targeting the internal transcribed sequence 2 (ITS2) of the rDNA region was examined for the molecular detection of S. stercoralis infection from the stool samples. A total of 1800 patients were included...
March 27, 2017: Scientia Pharmaceutica
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