In this study, the fatty acid content, antioxidant activities and antimicrobial potential of oil obtained from the root of Hippocratea africana was investigated. Results showed that the oil was characterized by oleic acid (65.73%), palmitic acid (20.34%) and linoleic acid (6.90%) as the most abundant fatty acids with a oleic acid/linoleic acid ratio of 9.52. The oil possessed potent antioxidant ac...
FORMULATION DEVELOPMENT AND IN-VITRO CHARACTERIZATION OF FAST DISSOLVING POLYMERIC FILMS OF OLANZAPINE FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF PANIC ATTACK OF SCHIZOPHRENIA
Schizophrenia is a severe and disabling disorder which needs immediate administration of a suitable drug. Olanzapine, a BCS class II atypical antipsychotics drug of thienobenzodiazepine class is frequently prescribed to treat schizophrenia. The aim of the present investigation was to formulate mouth dissolving films of Olanzapine to improve its solubility and patient compliance. An inclusion compl...
Solid dispersion is one of these methods, which was most widely and successfully applied to improve the solubility, dissolution rates and consequently the bioavailability of poorly soluble drugs. The solid dispersions based on the concept that the drug is dispersed in an inert water-soluble carrier at solid state. Several water soluble carriers such as methyl cellulose, urea, lactose, citric...
PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS AND ANTIBACTERIAL EVALUATION OF CURCUMA LONGA AND CURCUMA AROMATICA AGAINST ENTERIC POULTRY PATHOGENS
After an increasing concern of sub-therapeutic use of antibiotics in poultry to treat enteric and other infections, an interest in alternative and efficient products with antibacterial properties has increased. From ancient time, the plants are constantly contributing as a useful source for the therapeutic and pharmaceutically important compounds. In this study, we therefore tested for the presenc...
Mucositis is a foremost acute complication in the clinical setting, occurring in a large percentage of patients undergoing cytotoxic therapy. One of the major problems with mucositis is that the underlying mechanisms behind its development are not wholly understood, which makes it extremely difficult to develop effective interventions. Animal models provide a critical source of knowledge when samp...
Background & Objectives: Standardization of polyherbal Unani formulations is essential to assess the quality of drugs, based on their active principles, physical and chemical standards. This work reports on standardization of a polyherbal Unani powder formulation Safoofe- Musakkin (SM) consist of Rauwolfia serpentina Benth. Ex kurz root, Coriandrum sativum Linn. seed and Piper nigrum Linn. fru...
We identified genes in Fouquieria splendens ssp. breviflora (Fouquieriaceae) that were expressed due to water deficits. RNA was extracted from dehydrated stem samples that were collected directly from Camargo, Querétaro following hydration for two weeks. The plants were grown in two states, drought and hydrated. We then performed subtractive hybridization. The obtained sequences were inserted int...
The aim of the present work is to increase the gastric residence time of Lamivudine by preparing it into gastro retentive floating tablets whereby making it available at its site of absorption and to achieve an extended action for a time period of 24hrs and to reduce the dosing frequency to once a day, using release retardant polymers METHOCEL, POLYOX and CARBOPOL. The compatibility of the drug wi...
EFFECT OF STANDARDIZED EURYCOMA LONGIFOLIA EXTRACT ON ROSIGLITAZONE METABOLISM IN THE OLD NORMAL MALE RAT HEPATOCYTES: A MECHANISM STUDY
Eurycoma longifolia has been widely used by society as an aphrodisiac especially in Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia. However, only few studies have been published related to the herb-drug interaction. Previous study showed that the standardized extract of E. longifolia affected phase I rosiglitazone metabolism especially in the old male rat hepatocytes for both diabetic and normal rats. The presen...
This study investigates the level of cathepsin D activity in the serum and gingival tissues of periodontitis subjects and healthy individuals. The cathepsin D activity (spectrophotometric assay) was measured in the gingival tissues and serum of control healthy individuals (group I) and periodontitis subjects (group II). Inflamed gingival tissue was obtained from 15 periodontitis patients (9 males ...