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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330226/anti-oxidant-and-anti-microbial-properties-of-some-ethno-therapeutically-important-medicinal-plants-of-indian-himalayan-region
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Sandeep Rawat, Arun K Jugran, Amit Bahukhandi, Asutosh Bahuguna, Indra D Bhatt, Ranbeer S Rawal, Uppeandra Dhar
Therapeutic potential of medicinal plants as a source of noble natural anti-oxidants and anti-microbial agents has been well recognised all across the globe. In this study, phenolic compounds, in vitro anti-oxidant activity and anti-microbial properties have been investigated in five Himalayan medicinal plants, (e.g., Acorus calamus, Habenaria intermedia, Hedychium spicatum, Roscoea procera and Valeriana jatamansi) in different solvent systems. R. procera exhibited significantly (p < 0.05) higher phenolics; while H...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316437/a-comparative-study-showing-the-potency-of-anti-c3d-and-anti-immunoglobulin-g-in-polyspecific-anti-human-globulin-using-fresh-and-cryopreserved-red-blood-cells
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Kanchan Ahuja, Ranjan Kumar Satapathy, Garima Gulati, Surinder Singh
BACKGROUND: The antiglobulin test is used to determine red blood cells (RBCs) having surface-bound immunoglobulin G (IgG) and/or complement (C3b, C3d, C4b, and C4d) free in serum or attached to antigens on RBCs. In such circumstances, the quality of the anti-human globulin (AHG) which is used in routine cross-match/indirect agglutination test plays a vital role in blood transfusion medicine. For potency testing of polyspecific AHG, it is recommended by the Food and Drug Administration and the Centre for Biologics Evaluation and Research to use fresh O +ve RBCs within 1 hr of collection for sensitization with anti-C3d...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315457/anticonvulsant-activity-and-acute-neurotoxic-profile-of-achyranthes-aspera-linn
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Dinesh Y Gawande, Dmitry Druzhilovsky, Raghbir Chand Gupta, Vladimir Poroikov, Rajesh Kumar Goel
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Root powder of Achyranthes aspera Linn. (A. aspera) belongs to family Amaranthaceae is used in Indian traditional medicine for the management of epilepsy and its efficacy is widely acclaimed among the different rural communities. AIM OF THE STUDY: The present study was aimed to establish the possible anticonvulsant effect of A. aspera methanolic root extract using acute anticonvulsant models and to evaluate the acute toxicity and neurotoxic potential A...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299544/biotechnology-of-the-medicinal-plant-rhazya-stricta-a-little-investigated-member-of-the-apocynaceae-family
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REVIEW
Amir Akhgari, Kirsi-Marja Oksman-Caldentey, Heiko Rischer
Rhazya stricta Decne. (Apocynaceae) is an important medicinal plant that is widely distributed in the Middle East and Indian sub-continent. It produces a large number of terpenoid indole alkaloids (TIAs) some of which possess important pharmacological properties. However, the yields of these compounds are very low. Establishment of a reliable, reproducible and efficient transformation method and induction of hairy roots system is a vital prerequisite for application of biotechnology in order to improve secondary metabolite yields...
March 15, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292208/herbal-medicines-for-diabetes-control-among-indian-and-pakistani-migrants-with-diabetes
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Tania Porqueddu
Drawing on data collected during a 16-month ethnographic investigation, this paper explores practices around Indians' and Pakistanis' use of herbal medications for diabetes control. The ethnographic study was conducted among Indian and Pakistani migrants in Edinburgh, Scotland and included extended participant observation, six group discussions and 21 semi-structured interviews. Respondents showed great resistance in adhering to medication prescriptions for diabetes control due to their various side effects, especially within the stomach...
April 2017: Anthropology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290319/consumer-perception-of-balsamic-vinegar-a-cross-cultural-study-between-korea-and-italy
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Luisa Torri, Seon-Young Jeon, Maria Piochi, Gabriella Morini, Kwang-Ok Kim
Understanding cross-cultural differences in food perception is a key issue of food research in order to understand consumer behaviour in different countries. The objective of this study was to explore potential cultural differences of balsamic vinegar perception between Korean and Italian consumers using the sorted napping method. Nine balsamic vinegars different in terms of ingredients, aging time, and origin were evaluated by Korean (n=50) and Italian (n=49) consumers using sorted napping. Familiarity and food matching were also examined...
January 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285613/ayurvedic-concept-of-shatkriyakala-a-traditional-knowledge-of-cancer-pathogenesis-and-therapy
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Ashutosh Chauhan, Deepak Kumar Semwal, Satyendra Prasad Mishra, Ruchi Badoni Semwal
The term Kriyakala refers to the recognition of the stage of a disease's progress, which helps to determine appropriate measure to correct the imbalance in Doshas (biological factors). It is a compound expression, comprised of Kriya and Kala, where Kriya means the choice to treatment (medicine, food and daily-routine) used to improve the disturbance in Doshas, and Kala refers to the stage of progress of a disease. Sushruta, an ancient Indian surgeon, has described the concept of Kriyakala in Varnaprashnadhyaya, an ancient Vedic Sanskrit text, which seeks to explain the incidence of Varnas in terms of Doshic disturbances...
March 2017: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273640/phytochemical-analysis-and-differential-in-vitro-cytotoxicity-assessment-of-root-extracts-of-inula-racemosa
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Shikha Mohan, Damodar Gupta
The root of Inula racemosa is known for its antifungal, hypolipdemic and antimicrobial properties in traditional Indian Ayurvedic and Chinese system of medicine. The biological efficacy of Inula species is mainly due to the presence sesquiterpene lactone (Isoalantolactone and Alantolactone), which are reported to be inducers of Nrf2 antioxidant pathway. The investigation of properties and efficacy of root extracts of I. racemosa and their comparison was done with a view to find most efficacious extract for use at cellular level (both normal and transformed)...
March 5, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261317/potential-therapeutic-targets-of-guggulsterone-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Ajaz A Bhat, Kirti S Prabhu, Shilpa Kuttikrishnan, Roopesh Krishnankutty, Jayaprakash Babu, Ramzi M Mohammad, Shahab Uddin
Natural compounds capable of inducing apoptosis in cancer cells have always been of considerable interest as potential anti-cancer agents. Many such compounds are under screening and development with their potential evolution as a clinical drug benefiting many of the cancer patients. Guggulsterone (GS), a phytosterol isolated gum resin of the tree Commiphora mukul has been widely used in Indian traditional medicine as a remedy for various diseses. GS has been shown to possess cancer chemopreventive and therapeutic potential as established by in vitro and in vivo studies...
2017: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261156/a-decision-tree-analysis-of-diabetic-foot-amputation-risk-in-indian-patients
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Prasad Umesh Kasbekar, Pranay Goel, Shailaja Prakash Jadhav
AIM: The aim of this study is to create an evidence-based tool that guides the risk of amputation in diabetic foot patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Hospital records of 301 diabetic foot patients were examined retrospectively for explanatory variables of foot amputation decisions. The study included all patients with a lower limb ulcer with a known history of diabetes mellitus or those diagnosed post-admission. The dataset was analyzed, and a risk scoring system was constructed using the decision tree algorithm, C5...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260960/clinical-hematological-and-cytogenetic-profile-of-adult-myelodysplastic-syndrome-in-a-tertiary-care-center
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Santhosh Narayanan
BACKGROUND: Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a disorder of clonal hematopoiesis, is an important clinical entity, but most of the studies available are conducted among the Western population. Its etiological factors and clinicohematological profile in the Indian population are quite diverse. The information regarding its prognostic factors and cytogenetics is very scarce. OBJECTIVES: (1) To assess the clinicohematological profile, cytogenetics, prognostic factors, and outcome of MDS and (2) to study its progression to acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in the selected patients over the study period...
2017: Journal of Blood Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252046/depletion-of-gangliosides-enhances-articular-cartilage-repair-in-mice
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Masatake Matsuoka, Tomohiro Onodera, Kentaro Homan, Fumio Sasazawa, Jun-Ichi Furukawa, Daisuke Momma, Rikiya Baba, Kazutoshi Hontani, Zenta Joutoku, Shinji Matsubara, Tadashi Yamashita, Norimasa Iwasaki
Elucidation of the healing mechanisms in damaged tissues is a critical step for establishing breakthroughs in tissue engineering. Articular cartilage is clinically one of the most successful tissues to be repaired with regenerative medicine because of its homogeneous extracellular matrix and few cell types. However, we only poorly understand cartilage repair mechanisms, and hence, regenerated cartilage remains inferior to the native tissues. Here, we show that glycosylation is an important process for hypertrophic differentiation during articular cartilage repair...
March 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249821/ethno-veterinary-practices-in-southern-india-for-captive-asian-elephant-ailments
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Samidurai Jayakumar, Selvarasu Sathiskumar, Nagarajan Baskaran, Radjasegarin Arumugam, Varadhrajan Vanitha
ETHENOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: India has a long tradition of practicing Ayurvedic medicine not only for human ailments, but also for the management of livestock in the form of ethno-veterinary practices. Asian elephant is a significant part of Indian culture, and ethno-veterinary practices have extended to manage and cure various ailments of Asian elephant in captivity. Much of this knowledge has been lost in the light of modern practices. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study is aimed at documenting the existing knowledge on ethno-veterinary medicines practiced by elephant keepers (mahouts) in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry...
February 26, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242974/unit-cost-analysis-of-pet-ct-at-an-apex-public-sector-health-care-institute-in-india
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S H Gajuryal, A Daga, V Siddharth, C S Bal, S Satpathy
CONTEXT: PET/CT scan service is one of the capital intensive and revenue-generating centres of a tertiary care hospital. The cost associated with the provisioning of PET services is dependent upon the unit costs of the resources consumed. AIMS: The study aims to determine the cost of providing PET/CT Scan services in a hospital. METHODS AND MATERIAL: This descriptive and observational study was conducted in the Department of Nuclear Medicine at a tertiary apex teaching hospital in New Delhi, India in the year 2014-15...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242935/trans-himalayan-rhodiola-imbricata-edgew-root-a-novel-source-of-dietary-amino-acids-fatty-acids-and-minerals
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Amol B Tayade, Priyanka Dhar, Jatinder Kumar, Manu Sharma, Om P Chaurasia, Ravi B Srivastava
Roots of Rhodiola imbricata Edgew from Indian trans-Himalayan cold desert known for their nutritional and medicinal attributes were evaluated for the dietary amino acids, fatty acids and mineral composition. Nine essential and twelve non-essential amino acids were quantified. The contents ranged between 91.33 and 1640.67 µg/g. Histidine (1434.33 µg/g), lysine (1329.33 µg/g) and threonine (1015.67 μg/g) were dominant essential amino acids, while glycine (1640.67 µg/g), proline (1263.67 µg/g), alanine (1142...
February 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238857/asiaticoside-attenuation-of-rotenone-induced-oxidative-burden-in-a-rat-model-of-hemiparkinsonism-by-maintaining-the-phosphoinositide-mediated-synaptic-integrity
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Margabandhu Gopi, Vanisree Arambakkam Janardhanam
Asiaticoside (AS), a triterpenoid saponin isolated from the Indian medicinal herb Centella asiatica is known to exert a neuroprotective effect by attenuating the neurobehavioral, neurochemical and pathological changes in animal models. However, its potential neuroprotection in rotenone-induced hemiparkinsonism which implicates phospholipid-mediated neurotransmission remains unclear. Therefore, we have investigated the neuroprotective effects of AS in rat model of ROT-infused hemiparkinsonism with respect to phosphoinositides-assisted cytodynamics and synaptic function...
February 24, 2017: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237915/hepatoprotective-activity-of-butea-monosperma-bark-against-thioacetamide-induced-liver-injury-in-rats
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Varinder Kaur, Manish Kumar, Paramjeet Kaur, Sandeep Kaur, Amrit Pal Singh, Satwinderjeet Kaur
For thousands of years, the plant-based natural products have been a source of curative agents for various ailments. Butea monosperma (Fabaceae) has an important place in Indian traditional system of medicine for curing number of disorders. The present study deals with evaluation of hepatoprotective properties of ethyl acetate fraction (Beac) from B. monosperma bark in rat model. In preliminary antioxidant studies, Beac demonstrated pronounced superoxide scavenging (IC50 88.85μg/ml) and anti-lipid peroxidation (IC50 131...
February 23, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236613/ayurvedic-profiling-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#18
Dale E Bredesen, Rammohan V Rao
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is an age-associated, progressive neurodegenerative disease that is characterized by severe memory loss, personality changes, and an overall decline in cognitive function. The cause of AD is not yet completely defined and efforts to find a cure for it have so far been disappointing. AD is one of the most significant health care problems nationally and globally. Recently, we described a personalized therapeutic approach called metabolic enhancement for neurodegeneration (MEND) that successfully reversed the cognitive decline in patients with early AD...
February 27, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236605/clinical-use-of-curcumin-in-depression-a-meta-analysis
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Qin Xiang Ng, Shawn Shao Hong Koh, Hwei Wuen Chan, Collin Yih Xian Ho
INTRODUCTION: There is growing interest in the use of curcumin, a plant polyphenol with potent anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and neuroprotective properties, as a novel antidepressant. Clinical trials have yielded conflicting conclusions pertaining to its effectiveness in depression. A meta-analysis of the topic, which has not been done until now, is therefore necessary to summarize current evidence and generate hypotheses for further research. METHODS: Using the keywords [curcumin OR diferuloylmethane OR curcuminoid OR turmeric OR Indian saffron] AND [depression OR MDD OR suicide], a preliminary search on the PubMed, Ovid, Clinical Trials Register of the Cochrane Collaboration Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis Group (CCDANTR), and Cochrane Field for Complementary Medicine database yielded 2081 articles published in English between January 1, 1960, and August 1, 2016...
February 21, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219296/phytochemical-screening-and-evaluation-of-in-vitro-antioxidant-and-antimicrobial-activities-of-the-indigenous-medicinal-plant-albizia-odoratissima
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Venkanna Banothu, Chandrasekharnath Neelagiri, Uma Adepally, Jayalakshmi Lingam, Kesavaharshini Bommareddy
CONTEXT: Albizia odoratissima (L. f.) Benth has been used in Indian folk medicine to treat numerous inflammatory pathologies, such as leprosy, ulcers, burns and asthma. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of A. odoratissima. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Dried leaves of A. odoratissima were extracted in organic solvents (hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate, and methanol). The total phenolic content (TPC) and total flavonoid content (TFC) were determined using the Folin-Ciocalteu and aluminum chloride colorimetric methods, respectively...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
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