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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521374/phytochemistry-and-pharmacology-of-ferula-hermonis-boiss-a-review
#1
Zohreh Sattar, Mehrdad Iranshahi
Ferula hermonis, a well-known species of the genus Ferula found in Lebanon and Syria, has a brilliant history in traditional medicine as it has been used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in men and menopausal disturbances in women. Thanks to modern pharmacological and clinical investigations, F. hermonis is a valuable medicinal and condimental plant that may be used for the treatment of impotence and diabetes, the prevention of osteoporosis, and possesses anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties...
May 18, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521373/paediatric-medicines-regulatory-and-scientific-issues
#2
Chrysa Daousani, Vangelis D Karalis
In the past, dosage regimens authorized for adults were extrapolated to children relying mainly on empirical dosage adjustments. However, children are not small adults, but a distinct and heterogeneous group in terms of physiology, disease occurrence, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and also psychological, cognitive, and behavioral aspects. Even though it would be helpful to know the physiological changes and the special drug treatment needs in children, this task could not be performed due to ethical reasons...
May 18, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521372/synthesis-and-characterization-of-new-azecine-derivatives-as-potential-neuroleptics
#3
Stephanie Zergiebel, Christian Fleck, Hans-Dieter Arndt, Christoph Enzensperger, Andreas Seeling
Dibenzo- and benzindolo-azecines represent a class of potential neuroleptics. To characterize the effectiveness at the dopamine and 5-HT2A-receptor representative structures were synthesized and tested by radio ligand binding studies, in vivo and in vitro studies.Neuroleptic potency and the risk of side effects of the prodrug 7-methyl-5,6,7,8,9,14-hexahydrodibenzo[d,g]azecin-3-yl isobutyrate, an ester derivative of the most promising azecine 7-methyl-5,6,7,8,9,14-hexahydrodibenzo[d,g]azecin-3-ol (LE404), was tested in vivo concerning conditioned avoidance response inhibition, locomotor activity and triggering of catalepsy vs...
May 18, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521371/evaluation-of-biological-effects-of-hydroalcoholic-extract-of-hibiscus-rosa-sinensis-flowers-on-alloxan-induced-diabetes-in-rats
#4
Mohan Pethe, Samir Yelwatkar, Smita Manchalwar, Vijay Gujar
Aim and Objective The current study sought to investigate antidiabetic, hypolipidimic, antioxidant and histopathological effects of floral extract of Hibiscus rosa sinensis in Alloxan induced Diabetes in rats. Materials and Methods Study was conducted on 6 groups with 6 wistar rats in each group for the period of 4 weeks. Group I: served as normal control (NC), rats administered with gum acacia 1 ml daily, group II: consider as diabetic control (DC) treated with alloxon 150 mg/kg body wt. Whereas Hibiscus rosa-sinensis flower extract was given orally in group III (DE1), group IV (DE2), group V (DE3) at doses of 50, 100 and 200 mg/kg body weight dissolved in distilled water respectively...
May 18, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499312/evidence-for-the-involvement-of-monoaminergic-pathways-in-the-antidepressant-like-activity-of-cymbopogon-citratus-in-mice
#5
Solomon Umukoro, Somtochukwu I Ogboh, Osarume Omorogbe, Abdul-Lateef A Adekeye, Matthew O Olatunde
Objectives Depression is a complex neuropsychiatric disorder, which affects the quality of life of the sufferers and treatment approach is associated with serious adverse effects and sometimes therapeutic failures. Cymbopogon citratus leaf (CC) has been reported to exert anti-depressant effect but its mechanism of action is yet to be elucidated hence, the need for this study. Methods The anti-depressant-like effect of Cymbopogon citratus aqueous leaf was evaluated using forced swim test (FST), tail suspension test (TST) and yohimbine-induced lethality test (YLT) in aggregated mice...
May 12, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499311/evaluation-of-bone-mineral-density-in-children-with-type-i-diabetes-mellitus-and-relationship-to-serum-levels-of-osteopontin
#6
Forough Saki, Abdolkarim Sheikhi, Gholam Hosein Ranjbar Omrani, Hamid Karimi, Mohammad Hossein Dabbaghmanesh, Seyed Nouraddin Mousavinasab
Type I diabetes mellitus (T1DM) patients are at risk of osteoporosis and fracture due to the osteoblast and osteoclast malfunction. Osteopontin (OPN) as the major non-collagenous bone matrix protein is produced by osteoblasts and osteoclasts and involve in bone resorption, formation and remodeling. To evaluate the serum levels of OPN, bone mineral density (BMD) and correlation in patients with T1DM this study was designed. In this case-control study, 87 children with T1DM and 87 age/sex-matched healthy subjects were enrolled...
May 12, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499310/ellagic-acid-administration-negated-the-development-of-streptozotocin-induced-memory-deficit-in-rats
#7
Nitin Bansal, Pushplata Yadav, Manish Kumar
Rampant production of pro-oxidants and inadequate antioxidant availability in brain exert oxidative stress, which in synergism with impaired glucose metabolism and inflammation leads to neurodegeneration and cognitive deficits. Ellagic acid (EGA) is a phenolic compound present in various fruits and is reported to possess robust antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The present study investigated the effect of EGA administration on streptozotocin (STZ) induced dementia in rats. Bilateral intracerebroventricle (ICV) injection of STZ (3 mg/kg) was given to Wistar rats (200 g) on day 1 and 3...
May 12, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486736/comparison-of-the-effects-of-mitiglinide-and-glibenclamide-administered-in-combination-with-the-dipeptidyl-peptidase-iv-inhibitor-sitagliptin-in-rats-with-streptozotocin-nicotinamide-induced-type-2-diabetes
#8
Kenji Akahane, Kazuma Ojima, Ayaka Yokoyama, Toshihiro Inoue, Sumiyoshi Kiguchi, Satoshi Tatemichi, Hiroo Takeda, Mamoru Kobayashi
We compared the individual effects of mitiglinide and glibenclamide administered in combination with the dipeptidyl peptidase-IV (DPP-IV) inhibitor sitagliptin on plasma DPP-IV activity and blood glucose levels in rats with streptozotocin-nicotinamide-induced type 2 diabetes (STZ-NA rats). We examined the inhibitory activity of mitiglinide and glibenclamide as well as their combination with sitagliptin on plasma DPP-IV activity in STZ-NA rats. The oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) was used to compare effects of mitiglinide, glibenclamide, and their combination with sitagliptin on blood glucose levels in STZ-NA rats...
May 9, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449156/development-of-multiple-unit-floating-drug-delivery-system-of-clarithromycin-formulation-in-vitro-dissolution-by-modified-dissolution-apparatus-in-vivo-radiographic-studies-in-human-volunteers
#9
Arun B Reddy, Narendar D Reddy
Clarithromycin (CM), a broad spectrum macrolide antibiotic used to eradicate H. pylori in peptic ulcer. Clarithromycin (CM) is well absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, but has a bioavailability of 50% due to rapid biodegradation. The aim of this investigation was to increase the gastric residence time, and to control the drug release of clarithromycin by formulating into multiple unit floating mini-tablets. Floating tablets were prepared by using direct compression method with HPMC K4M and Polyox WSR 1105 as release retarded polymers and sodium bicarbonate as gas generating agent...
April 27, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445901/comparative-pharmacokinetics-of-cholecalciferol-in-dogs-from-2-different-oral-formulations-using-corrective-measures-to-overcome-interference-from-endogenous-cholecalciferol
#10
Harilal Patel, Prakash Patel, Chandrakant Bhatt, Ashok Ghoghari, Urvesh Patel, Mukesh Ukawalal, Shafiq Sheikh, Vikram Ramanathan, Nuggehally R Srinivas
The aim of the preclinical investigation was to obtain single dose pharmacokinetics in dogs from 2 different oral cholecalciferol formulations using corrective measures to overcome the interference of endogenous cholecalciferol. 6 dogs were fasted overnight and the following day received 60 000 IU dose cholecalciferol [reference, Eris(®), vs. test, Sunbless(®)] by oral dosing. Blood samples were collected on day 0 (baseline establishment) and after dosing on day 1 up to 28 days. The serum samples were extracted using protein precipitation/solid phase extraction and analysed to determine cholecalciferol by LC-MS/MS assay with calibrators prepared from cholecalciferol free serum...
April 26, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445900/central-and-peripheral-glucagon-reduces-hyperlipidemia-in-rats-and-hamsters
#11
Vishal Patel, Amit Joharapurkar, Samadhan Kshirsagar, Hiren M Patel, Dheerendra Pandey, Dipam Patel, Kiran Shah, Rajesh Bahekar, Gaurang B Shah, Mukul R Jain
Increased lipid levels in blood contribute to increasing the risk of diabetic complications. Glucagon exerts lipid lowering effects in diabetic state. However, the mechanism behind the lipid reduction by glucagon independent of glucose homeostasis is not well understood. We assessed the actions of glucagon on lipid modulation in blood and markers in liver in hyperlipidemic hamsters and rats. Male Sprague Dawley rats and Golden Syrian hamsters on a hyperlipidemic diet for 2 weeks were administered a single dose of glucagon by subcutaneous (SC, 150 and 300 µg/kg) or intracerebroventricular (ICV, 15 and 30 µg/animal) route...
April 26, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427104/pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-tofogliflozin-a-selective-sglt2-inhibitor-in-healthy-male-subjects
#12
Nahoko Kasahara-Ito, Hiroyuki Fukase, Yoichiro Ogama, Tomohisa Saito, Yasuhiro Ohba, Sumire Shimada, Yasuki Takano, Tomoko Ichihara, Kimio Terao, Noboru Nakamichi, Yuji Kumagai, Sachiya Ikeda
Tofogliflozin is a selective oral inhibitor of sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 for treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. The pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and safety of tofogliflozin were investigated in healthy male subjects. Three studies were conducted: single-ascending dose study (10-640 mg) in 56 Japanese and 24 Caucasian subjects; multiple-ascending dose study (2.5-80 mg once daily for 7 days) in 24 Japanese subjects; and food-effect study (20-40 mg) in 30 Japanese subjects. Tofogliflozin was absorbed rapidly and eliminated from the systemic circulation with a t1/2 of 5-6 h...
April 20, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351081/osteoarthritis-patients-experiences-of-pharmacotherapy-for-pain-management-in-iran-a-qualitative-study
#13
Vahid Zamanzadeh, Fazlollah Ahmadi, Mozhgan Behshid, Alireza Irajpoor, Parvin Zakeri-Milani
Despite the effectiveness of pharmacotherapy for pain management in patients with osteoarthritis (OA), personal biases in the selection, administration, and continuation of pharmacotherapy challenge the proper management of symptoms and the effectiveness of the therapy. This study was conducted to carry out an in-depth examination of the experiences of patients with OA about their use of pharmacotherapy for the OA pain management and the existing challenges. The present qualitative study was conducted on 17 patients with OA, 5 of their family members and 8 healthcare personnel using a conventional content analysis approach...
March 28, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320041/prevention-of-iron-overload-and-long-term-maintenance-of-normal-iron-stores-in-thalassaemia-major-patients-using-deferiprone-or-deferiprone-deferoxamine-combination
#14
Annita Kolnagou, Christina N Kontoghiorghe, George J Kontoghiorghes
Decrease in mortality and morbidity is observed in thalassaemia major patients with reduced iron load in comparison to heavy iron loaded patients. Effective and complete treatment of transfusional iron overload can be achieved by chelation protocols that can eliminate excess iron and maintain normal iron stores (NIS). The maintenance of NIS, i. e., serum ferritin (350 μg/L >), MRI T2* cardiac (>20 ms) and liver (>6.3 ms) relaxation time levels was monitored in 16 thalassaemia major patients (32-53 years, 12 splenectomized, 10 male, erythrocyte transfusions 120-323 ml/kg/year) for about 90 patient years...
March 20, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320040/mitochondria-as-a-target-for-the-cardioprotective-effects-of-cydonia-oblonga-mill-and-ficus-carica-l-in-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity
#15
Saman Gholami, Mir-Jamal Hosseini, Leila Jafari, Fatemeh Omidvar, Mohammad Kamalinejad, Vida Mashayekhi, Seyed Hojjat Hosseini, Azin Kardan, Jalal Pourahmad, Mohammad Reza Eskandari
Quince (Cydonia oblonga Mill.) and fig (Ficus carica L.) exhibit a broad spectrum of pharmacological activities. Regarding the cardiotoxic effect of doxorubicin (DOX) is mediated mainly through mitochondrial oxidative stress and dysfunction; the present study evaluated the cardioprotective effects of the aqueous extracts of Cydonia oblonga Mill. fruit (ACO) and Ficus carica L. fruit (AFC) against DOX-induced cardiotoxicity. Cardiomyocytes toxicity was induced in male Sprague Dawley rats by intraperitoneal (ip) injections of 2...
March 20, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320039/the-role-of-peganum-harmala-ethanolic-extract-and-type-ii-toxin-antitoxin-system-in-biofilm-formation
#16
Nasrin Valizadeh, Firuzeh Valian, Nourkhoda Sadeghifard, Shahriar Karami, Iraj Pakzad, Hossein Kazemian, Sobhan Ghafourian
Toxin antitoxin system is a regulatory system that antitoxin inhibits the toxin. We aimed to determine the role of TA loci in biofilm formation in K. pneumoniae clinical and environmental isolates; also inhibition of biofilm formation by Peganum harmala. So, 40 K. pneumoniae clinical and environmental isolates were subjected for PCR to determine the frequency of mazEF, relEB, and mqsRA TA loci. Biofilm formation assay subjected for all isolates. Then, P. harmala was tested against positive biofilm formation strains...
March 20, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288491/effect-of-traditional-treatment-of-diabetes-mellitus-with-xanthosoma-sagittifolium-on-the-male-reproductive-system-of-alloxan-induced-diabetic-wistar-rats
#17
Olayinka A Oridupa, Oluyemisi F Folasire, Adedotun J Owolabi, Oluwasanmi Aina
The management of diabetes mellitus (DM) targets glycemic control as well as prevention or reversal of other complications associated with the metabolic disorder. One of such complications is the infertility which has been traced to oxidative stress and DNA damage caused by DM. In this study, experimentally-induced diabetic male Wistar rats were fed with Xanthosoma sagittifolium (cocoyam) for 14 days and its effect on sperm morphology and characteristics, as well as histology of the testes were assessed. X...
March 13, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288490/development-in-vitro-characterization-antitumor-and-aerosol-performance-evaluation-of-respirable-prepared-by-self-nanoemulsification-method
#18
Neda Naseri, Parvin Zakeri-Milani, Hamed Hamishehkar, Younes Pilehvar-Soltanahmadi, Hadi Valizadeh
Poor water solubility and low oral bioavailability limit the clinical application of Erlotinib as an anticancer. For this purpose, we encapsulated erlotinib in the solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN) and designed a spray-dried dry powder inhalable (DPI) formulation. Erlotinib-loaded SLNs were prepared using self-nanoemulsifying and characterized for physicochemical properties. Pulmonary deposition of spray-dried DPI formulation was performed using Next Generation Impactor. The particle size and zeta potential of Erlotinib-loaded SLNs were 300 to 800 nm and -18 to -32 mV, respectively...
March 13, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288489/impact-of-the-herbal-breviscapine-on-the-pharmacokinetics-of-simvastatin-in-rats-the-involvement-of-cyp3a4
#19
Aixia Ju, Yang Yang Li, Zhe Qu, Qiuhong Li
The effect of breviscapine injection on the pharmacokinetics of simvastatin and the mRNA expression of hepatic cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzyme was investigated with rats. The rats were pretreated for 8 consecutive days with breviscapine injection (20 mg/kg/day, i. v.), followed by administration of simvastatin through gavage (40 mg/kg). The control rats received the corresponding volume of saline solution for the pretreatment. Blood samples were collected at varied time points after simvastatin administration and the liver was harvested after the last collection of the blood sample for measurement of the CYP3A4 mRNA expression...
March 13, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268238/role-of-chemically-modified-tetracyclines-in-the-management-of-periodontal-diseases-a-review
#20
Archit A Ghangurde, Kiran Kumar Ganji, Manohar L Bhongade, Bhumika Sehdev
Researchers have found that Chemically Modified Tetracyclines (CMTs) act through multiple mechanisms, affecting several parameters of osteoclast function and consequently inhibit bone resorption by altering intracellular calcium concentration and interacting with the putative calcium receptor; decreasing ruffled border area; diminishing acid production; diminishing the secretion of lysosomal cysteine proteinases (cathepsins); inducing cell retraction by affecting podosomes; inhibiting osteoclast gelatinase activity; selectively inhibiting osteoclast ontogeny or development; and inducing apoptosis or programmed cell death of osteoclasts...
March 7, 2017: Drug Research
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