EVALUATION OF IN VITRO IMMUNOMODULATORY EFFECTS OF SOYABEAN (GLYCINE MAX. L) EXTRACTS ON MOUSE IMMUNE SYSTEM
To explore the potentially health modulatory role of most proteinaceous leguminosae plant, Soyabean, the present study was intended to evaluate the in-vitro immunomodulatory activity of dry seeds of Glycine max. L. Effect of ethanolic and methanolic extracts of soyabean was evaluated at various concentrations (800μg/ml to 6.25μg/ml) for secretion of various mediators. Immunomodulatory activity o...
EFFICIENT GENOMIC DNA EXTRACTION AND MOLECULAR ANALYSIS OF MEDICINALLY RICH VALERIANA JATAMANSI DRY ROOTS
One of the major problems faced by the pharmaceutical industry is to maintain the quality and efficacy of herbal drugs due to the lack of purity of herbal raw materials. Furthermore, using traditional identification methods to identify the correct plant part needed for the preparation of herbal medicine can be difficult. Creating a novel system to assess the quality of a medicinal herb and to disc...
ASSESSMENT OF PHARMACEUTICAL QUALITY CONTROL AND IN VITRO EQUIVALENCE OF VARIOUS BRANDS OF ATENOLOL (100MG) TABLETS AVAILABLE IN SUDANESE MARKET UNDER BIOWAIVER CONDITIONS.
As Atenolol is one of the first choice medications in the management of hypertension in Sudan, it was very important to carry out post authorization safety studies on some of the brands commercially available on the market. The pharmaceutical equivalence of three Atenolol 100 mg tablets was evaluated using official and non-official standards according to US Pharmacopoeia including weight variation...
STABILITY INDICATING GREEN ANALYTICAL GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY METHOD FOR THE DETERMINATION OF DIPHENHYDRAMINE IN PURE AND MARKETED FORMULATIONS
The current work defines development of a simple, rapid and precise method based on gas chromatography coupled with Flame Ionization Detector (GC-FID) for the quantitative estimation of diphenhydramine (DPH) present in the marketed formulations following the principles of green analytical chemistry. The analysis was performed using Zebron Phase: ZB-DRUG-1 column with Nitrogen as a carrier gas havi...
EARLY PREDICTION OF CISPLATIN NEPHROTOXICITY IN HEAD AND NECK CANCER PATIENTS – AN EVALUATION WITH URINARY BIOMARKERS
Background: Nephrotoxic Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is a common condition associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. Acute exposure to potentially nephrotoxic drugs requires early appraisal of the extent of renal injury to determine the need for specific interventions. Hence this study was designed to evaluate two urinary biomarkers for the early diagnosis of AKI due to cisplatin chemothe...
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF LEAF ESSENTIAL OIL OF EUGENIA COTINIFOLIA SSP. CODYENSIS (MUNRO EX WIGHT) ASHTON
The study was carried out to investigate the essential oil composition and antibacterial effects of Eugenia cotinifolia ssp. codyensis leaves. The fresh leaf essential oil was extracted hydrodistillation process using Clevanger apparatus. The compounds of the essential oil were analyzed using Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) technique identified a total of 84 numbers of chemical consti...
MODULATORY ROLE OF WITHENIA SOMNIFERA ROOT EXTRACT MIXED PELLETED FEED ON PESTICIDE INDUCED HEPATIC ANOMALIES’ IN FRESH WATER CATFISH CLARIAS BATRACHUS (LINN.)
The pharmacological activity of Withenia somnifera commonly called Ashwagandha, a herb having multi-medicinal properties, was investigated against carbofuran exposed hepatic anomalies in the air breathing fish Clarias batrachus. Fishes were exposed to 1 mg/L carbofuran for three weeks to induce the toxic effects. These fishes were then fed with Withenia somnifera root extract mixed pelleted fe...
Aim: Hypothyroidism is one of the commonest metabolic diseases which afflicts females more than males and is often associated with myopathy. Reports on relationship of muscle-markers with thyroid hormones in the (a) euthyroid population in general and (b) hypothyroid population in India are scarce. Materials and Methods: A randomized case-control study on the female population for which 60 hypothy...
Cancer is a common and widespread cause of human death in the world. Treatments like chemotherapy and radiotherapy facilitate in prolonging the patient’s life however in some cases cancer can be prevented. Cancers like breast, prostate, colon, renal cell carcinoma are caused by the overexpression of an enzyme termed Carbonic Anhydrase IX (CAIX). In 2015, 60,290 new cases of breast cancer alone a...
ANALYTICAL METHOD VALIDATION FOR DETERMINATION OF RELATED SUBSTANCES OF DEXMEDETOMIDINE (IMPURITY-1) IN DEXMEDETOMIDINE HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION
Dexmedetomidine, approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1999 as a sedative for use in the intensive care unit, is a potent and highly selective α2-adrenoceptor agonist with significant sedative, analgesic and anxiolytic effects mostly used in the intensive care units. This article describes validation for determination of related substances of dexmedetomidine (impurity-1) in dexmed...