ANTI-HYPERGLYCEMIC ACTIVITY OF SIMVASTATIN ALONE (THERAPEUTIC DOSE) AND COMBINATION OF SIMVASTATIN AND GLIPIZIDE (SUB THERAPEUTIC DOSES) ON ALLOXAN INDUCED HYPERGLYCEMIA IN ALBINO RATS
The present study was designed to evaluate anti-hyperglycemic activity of simvastatin alone and the combination of sub therapeutic doses of simvastatin and glipizide. Hyperglycemia was induced experimentally in albino rats by subcutaneous injection of alloxan in a dose of 175 mg/kg body weight. After 72 hours of alloxan treatment, rats showing hyperglycemia (blood glucose level of 400 mg/dl and ab...
COLON SPECIFIC DRUG DELIVERY OF LIQUISOLID PLUG OF SULFASALAZINE BY SINGLE CAPSULE WITH BILAYER COATING
The purpose of this study is to achieve colonic release of anti-inflammatory drug sulfasalazine used in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) to minimise side effects with a novel method of single capsule with bilayer coating. Sulfasalazine is an anti-inflammatory drug which acts topically on the inflamed colon to provide relief. In the present study a time and pH dependent colon targe...
The search for natural anti-microbials present in plants has been the target of intense scientific studies over the last years. The objective of this study was to assess the in-vitro antibacterial potential and in silico toxicology of the essential oil of Cinnamomum cassia (Chinese cinnamon) against E. coli and S. aureus strains. The essential oil was initially solubilized in tween 80 and dimethyl...
Introduction: Glaucoma valves have been used in the treatment of glaucoma in the cases where medications no longer show the appropriate results. Due to the various complications in molteno, other glaucoma valves such as Ahmed glaucoma valve (AGV) were introduced. Ahmed glaucoma valve has proved to be very useful in the management of glaucoma. This review thus summarizes how far AGV has been succes...
The mineral Srotonjana (antimony sulfide) is being used by Indians since ancient times. In Ayurvedic texts, it has been directed that Srotonjana should be used only after shodhana. Shodhana is a process to remove the unwanted physical, chemical impurities and toxic material and makes it suitable for medicinal use. Metallography is an advanced scientific study which is used in the study of the micr...
DEVELOPING A TOOL FOR MEASURING KNOWLEDGE ABSORPTIVE CAPACITY AND ASSESSING ITS EFFECT ON INNOVATION PERFORMANCE OF IRANIAN PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES
Now a day’s establishing and sustaining competitive advantage depends on the effective development of Knowledge Absorptive Capacity (KAC) and innovations. This study evaluated the role of prior technical experiences in developing firm’s absorptive capacity and the contribution of this type of capacity to the firm’s innovation performance. In this study we designed a questionnaire to assess f...
Naturally occurring non-starch polysaccharides are known for their therapeutic value. This paper describes isolation, characterization and evaluation of glucose lowering potential of one such plant polysaccharide isolated from the leaves of the plant Vitex negundo. It was isolated and characterized using various analytical techniques and biochemical tests which confirmed the presence of carbohydra...
EFFECT OF ASPARAGUS CURILLUS ON LEVELS OF MATRIX METALLO PROTEINASES IN GCF AND SALIVA OF PERIODONTAL PATIENTS
This study was planned to evaluate the anti-inflammatory effect of roots of Asparagus curillus in periodontal inflammation via assessing gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) and salivary inflammatory markers namely MMP-8, -9, 13, TIMP-1 and IL-6. Samples of GCF and saliva were obtained from patients with chronic periodontitis (n = 98) and healthy controls (n = 27). Study population (n = 98) was divided...
Medicinal plants and natural products have many applications in the treatment of viral diseases, due to much lower side effects. Different types of hepatitis, especially hepatitis B, are of the viral diseases whose treatment using herbal medicines is currently of great interest due to the limited availability of effective chemical drugs and having numerous side effects. Due to the attention paid t...
Cajanus cajan L. (Pigeonpea) is an important pulse crop of India. The aim of this study was to determine and compare the antioxidant activity and bioactive compounds of seed coat and cotyledon of C. cajan. The antioxidant properties of pet ether, chloroform, ethanol and aqueous extracts of the seed coat and cotyledon of C. cajan were examined by a ferric thiocynate (FTC) assay, DPPH radical scaven...