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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636663/an-endophytic-basidiomycete-grammothele-lineata-isolated-from-corchorus-olitorius-produces-paclitaxel-that-shows-cytotoxicity
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Avizit Das, Mohammad Imtiazur Rahman, Ahlan Sabah Ferdous, Al- Amin, Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman, Nilufar Nahar, Md Aftab Uddin, Mohammad Riazul Islam, Haseena Khan
Grammothele lineata, an endophyte isolated in our laboratory from jute (Corchorus olitorius acc. 2015) was found to be a substantial paclitaxel producer. Taxol and its related compounds, produced by this endophyte were extracted by growing the fungus in simple nutrient media (potato dextrose broth, PDB). Taxol was identified and characterized by different analytical techniques (TLC, HPLC, FTIR, LC-ESI-MS/MS) following its extraction by ethyl acetate. In PDB media, this fungus was found to produce 382.2 μgL-1 of taxol which is about 7...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633584/variation-of-alkaloid-contents-and-antimicrobial-activities-of-papaver-rhoeas-l-growing-in-turkey-and-northern-cyprus
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İlkcan Çoban, Gizem Gülsoy Toplan, Berna Özbek, Çağlayan Unsal Gürer, Günay Sarıyar
CONTEXT: Papaver rhoeas L. (Papaveraceae) corn poppy, widely distributed in Turkey, is used to make a cough syrup for children, as a tea for disturbed sleep, for pain relief and as a sedative in folk medicine. OBJECTIVE: Samples of P. rhoeas collected from eight different locations in Turkey and three from northern Cyprus were investigated for their alkaloid content and screened for their antimicrobial activities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From the aerial parts of P...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629407/antibacterial-activity-of-crude-extracts-of-some-south-african-medicinal-plants-against-multidrug-resistant-etiological-agents-of-diarrhoea
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Mary A Bisi-Johnson, Chikwelu L Obi, Babatunde B Samuel, Jacobus N Eloff, Anthony I Okoh
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated the antibacterial activity of some plants used in folklore medicine to treat diarrhoea in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. METHODS: The acetone extracts of Acacia mearnsii De Wild., Aloe arborescens Mill., A. striata Haw., Cyathula uncinulata (Schrad.) Schinz, Eucomis autumnalis (Mill.) Chitt., E. comosa (Houtt.) Wehrh., Hermbstaedtia odorata (Burch. ex Moq.) T.Cooke, Hydnora africana Thunb, Hypoxis latifolia Wight, Pelargonium sidoides DC, Psidium guajava L and Schizocarphus nervosus (Burch...
June 19, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627929/design-of-the-hptn-065-tlc-plus-study-a-study-to-evaluate-the-feasibility-of-an-enhanced-test-link-to-care-plus-treat-approach-for-hiv-prevention-in-the-united-states
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Theresa Gamble, Bernard Branson, Deborah Donnell, H Irene Hall, Georgette King, Blayne Cutler, Shannon Hader, David Burns, Jason Leider, Angela Fulwood Wood, Kevin G Volpp, Kate Buchacz, Wafaa M El-Sadr
Background/Aims HIV continues to be a major public health threat in the United States, and mathematical modeling has demonstrated that the universal effective use of antiretroviral therapy among all HIV-positive individuals (i.e. the "test and treat" approach) has the potential to control HIV. However, to accomplish this, all the steps that define the HIV care continuum must be achieved at high levels, including HIV testing and diagnosis, linkage to and retention in clinical care, antiretroviral medication initiation, and adherence to achieve and maintain viral suppression...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626483/bioassay-directed-isolation-of-falcarindiol-and-isoacetovanillon-from-pycnocycla-caespitosa-based-on-kcl-induced-contraction-in-rat-uterus-smooth-muscles
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Mostafa Ghanadian, Hassan Sadraei, Gholamreza Asghari, Zinat Abbasi
Hydroalcoholic extract and essential oil of aerial parts of Pycnocycla caespitosa have spasmolytic activity on rat ileum contractions. The objective of this research was to separate fractions of total hydroalcoholic extract of P. caespitosa guided by their spasmolytic activity on rat uterus. Aerial parts of P. caespitosa were extracted with ethanol. The concentrated extract was subjected to column chromatography and thin layer chromatography (TLC) for isolation fractions, then one of the bioactive fractions was subjected to further isolation to find its active components...
June 2017: Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625144/detection-of-poor-quality-artemisinin-based-combination-therapy-act-medicines-marketed-in-benin-using-simple-and-advanced-analytical-techniques
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Achille Yemoa, Védaste Habyalimana, Jérémie K Mbinze, Victoria Crickboom, Benjamin Muhigirwa, Agnès Ngoya, Pierre-Yves Sacré, Fernand Gbaguidi, Joëlle Quetin-Leclercq, Philippe Hubert, Roland D Marini
BACKGROUND: Poor quality antimalarial medicines still represent a threat to the public health, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa who bears a disproportionate share of the global burden of malaria. It is essential and urgent to strengthen mechanisms against counterfeit medicines. One of the approaches is regular market surveillance through quality controls. METHODS: 12 samples of artemether/lumefantrine were collected from formal and informal drug sellers in Cotonou (Benin) as well as additional other similar samples from Rwanda (13 samples) and from D...
June 15, 2017: Current Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623655/the-thin-layer-microchromatography-%C3%AE-tlc-and-tlc-fid-technique-as-a-new-methodology-in-the-study-of-lubricating-oils
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Paulina Nowak, Judyta Kosińska, Marta Glinka, Marian Kamiński
This paper concerns the possibility of using TLC coupled with a flame ionization detector (FID) and micro-TLC (μTLC) asprecursors for microfluidized devices of analytical techniques to identify and determine the presence and content of the petroleum/vegetable oil base in the lubricating oils applied in cutting devices (chainsaws). This research is related to the problem of ensuring, in compliance with the requirements of environmental protection, a sufficient level of biodegradability of lubricating oils emitted to the environment during operation of equipment lubricated with these oils...
June 16, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623653/miniaturized-temperature-controlled-planar-chromatography-micro-tlc-as-a-versatile-technique-for-fast-screening-of-micropollutants-and-biomarkers-derived-from-surface-water-ecosystems-and-during-technological-processes-of-wastewater-treatment
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Magdalena M Ślączka-Wilk, Elżbieta Włodarczyk, Aleksandra Kaleniecka, Paweł K Zarzycki
There is increasing interest in the development of simple analytical systems enabling the fast screening of target components in complex samples. A number of newly invented protocols are based on quasi separation techniques involving microfluidic paper-based analytical devices and/or micro total analysis systems. Under such conditions, the quantification of target components can be performed mainly due to selective detection. The main goal of this paper is to demonstrate that miniaturized planar chromatography has the capability to work as an efficient separation and quantification tool for the analysis of multiple targets within complex environmental samples isolated and concentrated using an optimized SPE method...
June 16, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623652/micro-thin-layer-chromatography-fingerprints-of-selected-basil-species-and-their-chemometric-analysis
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Mirosław A Hawrył, Ryszard Świeboda, Anna Hawrył, Małgorzata Niemiec, Monika Waksmundzka-Hajnos
The dried aerial parts of 12 plants of Ocimum spp. were extracted with the Soxhlet apparatus usingdichloromethane and methanol as solvents. A micro-TLC system with silica and a normal-phase solvent system (propan-2-ol-n-heptane-formic acid) was used for the chemometric analysis of 12 selected basil methanolic extracts. Some indices of similarity (Pearson's correlation coefficient, determination coefficient, congruence coefficient, and Euclidean, Manhattan (city-block), Chebyshev, and Hausdorff distances) were calculated on the basis of thin-layer chromatograms using ImageJ software...
June 16, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623565/the-novel-oleaginous-bacterium-sphingomonas-sp-egy1-dsm-29616-a-value-added-platform-for-renewable-biodiesel
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Nehad N Amer, Yasser Elbahloul, Amira M Embaby, Ahmed Hussein
Oleaginous microorganisms are regarded as efficient, renewable cell factories for lipid biosynthesis, a biodiesel precursor, to overwhelm the cosmopolitan energy crisis with affordable investment capital costs. Present research highlights production and characterization of lipids by a newly isolated oleaginous bacterium, Sphingomonas sp. EGY1 DSM 29616 through an eco-friendly approach. Only sweet whey [42.1% (v/v)] in tap water was efficiently used as a growth medium and lipid production medium to encourage cell growth and trigger lipid accumulation simultaneously...
July 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613927/effect-of-total-lung-capacity-gender-and-height-on-ct-airways-measurements
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Maxime Hackx, Dorothée Francotte, Tiago Severo Garcia, Alain VAN Muylem, Michel Walsdorff, Pierre Alain Gevenois
OBJECTIVE: Testing the hypothesis that CT airways measurements could be influenced by total lung capacity (TLC), gender and height in normal individuals. METHODS: In this ethics committee-approved prospective trial, 87 healthy never-smoking volunteers who provided written informed consent were included. From a helical CT scan of the chest, the wall thickness (WT) and the lumen area (LA) were twice measured in third and fourth generation airways by three readers using a dedicated software...
June 14, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612546/-quality-control-and-biological-assessment-of-automated-synthesized-3-deoxy-3-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-f-fluorothymidine-using-cfn-mps-200-module
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Xiao Jiang, Xiao-Xiong Wang, Hao Lu, Shi-Rong Chen, Ding-Qiong Xiao, Meng Zhao, Xiu-Li Li, Ge Zhang, Guo-Hui Xu, Zhu-Zhong Cheng
OBJECTIVES: To synthesize 3'-deoxy-3'-¹⁸F-fluorotyhymidine)(¹⁸F-FLT) using CFN-MPS-200 automatic synthesis module, and evaluate its distribution in Wistar rats. METHODS: We used 3-N-Boc-5!d-O-dimethoxytrityl-3!d-O-nosyl-thymidine (Boc-FLT)-percursor as raw material to synthesize ¹⁸F-FLT without residual solvents. Its radiochemical purity was confirmed with radio-HPLC and thin layer chromatography (TLC). Normal Wistar rats were injected with (18) F-FLT and underwent PET scanning...
March 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612215/the-role-of-financial-incentives-along-the-antiretroviral-therapy-adherence-continuum-a-qualitative-sub-study-of-the-hptn-065-tlc-plus-study
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Elizabeth E Tolley, Jamilah Taylor, Allison Pack, Elizabeth Greene, Jill Stanton, Victoria Shelus, Richard Dunner, Theo Hodge, Bernard Branson, Wafaa M El-Sadr, Theresa Gamble
The stages of change (SOC) theory suggests individuals adapt incrementally to behaviors like adherence, requiring different strategies over the behavior change continuum. Offering financial incentives (FIs) is one strategy to motivate adherence. This qualitative sub-study examined adherence barriers and the role of FIs to increase viral suppression (VS) among HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) 065 study participants categorized into SOC-related adherence stages based on changes from baseline to follow-up viral load tests...
June 13, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603125/estimation-of-yohimbine-base-in-complex-mixtures-by-quantitative-hptlc-application
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Maged Saad Adel-Kader, Naif Wahebi Hamadan Alwahebi, Prawez Alam
The indole alkaloid Yohimbine has been used for over two centuries in the treatment of erectly dysfunction. Several formulations containing yohimbine salts, yohimbe bark power or extract are marketed worldwide. Determination of the amount of yohimbine in such formulation is a challenging task due to their complex nature. Extraction followed by acid-base purification resulted in a relatively pure alkaloids containing fractions. The exact amounts of yohimbine free base in different formulations were determined by densitometric HPTLC validated methods using silica gel TLC plates...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603106/hematologic-adverse-effects-and-efficacy-monitoring-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients-treated-with-interferon-and-ribavirin-combination-therapy
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Ghazala Rafique, Allah Bukhsh, Asif Gul, Sonia Khiljee, Muhammad Ashraf, Muhammad Ovais Omer
180 million people are affected by chronic Hepatitis C Virus infection globally and more than 50 million in South East Asia. Combination of Interferon and Ribavirin is the current anti-HCV therapy in practice and is associated with certain hematologic adverse effects. In this concurrent observational study the incidence rate of major hematologic adverse effects and efficacy outcomes of Interferon and Ribavirin combination therapy was evaluated in 288 chronic hepatitis C patients at Lahore General Hospital. Levels of Hb, TLC, and Platelets counts were monitored for hematologic adverse effects monitoring, whereas, ALT, AST and bilirubin levels were monitored for efficacy...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601519/cytotoxic-and-genotoxic-affects-of-acid-mine-drainage-on-fish-channa-punctata-bloch
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B Talukdar, H K Kalita, S Basumatary, D J Saikia, D Sarma
The investigation deals with the effects of Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) of coal mine on fish Channa punctata (Bloch) by examining the incidence of haematological, morphological, histological changes and DNA fragmentation in tissues of C. punctata in laboratory condition. For this study fishes were exposed to 10% of AMD for a period of 30 days. The fusion of the primary and secondary gill lamellae, distortion, loss of alignment, deposition of worn out tissues and mucous on the surface of the lamella in the gills; degeneration of morphological architecture, loss of alignment of tubules, mucous deposition in the kidney; cellular damage, cellular necrosis, extraneous deposition on the surface, pore formation in the liver are some important changes detected by scanning electron microscopy...
June 8, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599098/angupyrones-a-e-%C3%AE-pyrone-analogues-with-are-activation-from-a-sponge-associated-fungus-truncatella-angustata
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Yang Zhao, Dong Liu, Peter Proksch, Siwang Yu, Wenhan Lin
TLC-DPPH guided fractionation of a sponge-associated fungus Truncatella angustata with a solid culture resulted in the isolation of five new α-pyrone-based analogues namely angupyrones A-E (1-5), and 3-enthyl-4-hydroxy-6-methyl-2-pyrone. Their structures were determined on the basis of extensive spectroscopic analyses, including the modified Mosher's method, bulkiness rule and specific rotation for the configurational assignments. Angupyrones A-E exhibited moderate antioxidant response element (ARE) activation in HepG2C8 cells, while the preliminary structure-activity relationship was discussed...
June 9, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597443/phenologic-variation-of-major-triterpenoids-in-regular-and-white-antrodia-cinnamomea
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Wei-Lun Chen, Yen-Peng Ho, Jyh-Ching Chou
BACKGROUND: Antrodia cinnamomea and its host Cinnamomum kanehirae are both endemic species unique to Taiwan. Many studies have confirmed that A. cinnamomea is rich in polysaccharides and triterpenoids that may carry medicinal effects in anti-cancer, anti-inflammation, anti-hypertension, and anti-oxidation. Therefore it is of interest to study the chemical variation of regular orange-red strains and white strains, which included naturally occurring and blue-light induced white A. cinnamomea...
December 2016: Botanical Studies (Taipei, Taiwan)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597147/mir-338-3p-inhibits-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-lipogenesis-in-human-sebocytes
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Jia Liu, Linggai Cao, Yue Feng, Yuhua Li, Tao Li
OBJECTIVE: To suppress TNF-α-induced lipogenesis in sebocytes (associated with acne development) with microRNA-338-3p (miR-338-3p) and to explore the underlying mechanisms. RESULTS: TNF-α increased lipid droplet formation in sebocytes which were used as in vitro model of inflammation-induced acne. Flow cytometry and TLC assays validated that miR-338-3p could suppress TNF-α-induced lipid droplet formation, down-regulate the expression of PREX2a, and inactivate AKT signaling in sebocytes...
June 9, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595608/antimicrobial-activity-toxicity-and-anti-inflammatory-potential-of-methanolic-extracts-of-four-ethnomedicinal-plant-species-from-punjab-pakistan
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Rabia Naz, Hafsa Ayub, Sajid Nawaz, Zia Ul Islam, Tayyaba Yasmin, Asghari Bano, Abdul Wakeel, Saqib Zia, Thomas H Roberts
BACKGROUND: The plant species Aristolochia indica (AI), Melilotus indicus (MI), Tribulus terrestris (TT) and Cuscuta pedicellata (CP) are widely used in folk medicine in the villages around Chowk Azam, South Punjab, Pakistan. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antioxidant activity, phytochemical composition, and the antibacterial, antifungal, cytotoxic and anti-inflammatory potential of the four medicinal plants listed above. For CP stem, this study represents (to the best of our knowledge) the first time phytochemicals have been identified and the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potential determined...
June 8, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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