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A novel sol-gel method is described for the preparation of solid-phase microextraction (SPME) fibers. The protective polyimide coating was removed from a 1-cm end segment of a 200 μm o.d. fused-silica fiber, and the exposed outer surface was coated with a bonded sol-gel layer of poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS). The chemistry behind this coating technique is(More)
Haloxylines A (1) and B (2), new piperidine alkaloids, have been isolated from the chloroform soluble fraction of Haloxylon salicornicum and their structures elucidated by spectroscopic techniques including 2D-NMR. Both the compounds displayed antifungal and cholinesterase enzymes inhibitory potentials.
Our objective was to identify the outcome of patients treated with tissue plasminogen activator (r-tPa) in Pakistan and compare these data to available regional and international data. The charts of all patients treated with r-tPa for acute stroke at two centers in Pakistan (Aga Khan University, Karachi and Liaquat National hospital, Karachi) were(More)
Indigin, alkylated xanthene (1) and indigoferic acid (2) have been isolated from the chloroform soluble fraction of Indigofera oblongifolia, along with beta-sitosterol (3) and 3-hydroxybenzoic acid (4), which are reported for the first time from this species. Their structures were determined through spectroscopic techniques. Both the new compounds 1 and 2(More)
Emodinol, a new oleane type triterpene, has been isolated from the chloroform soluble fraction of Paeonia emodi. The structure 1beta, 3beta, 23-trihydroxyolean-12-en-28-oic acid 1 has been assigned on the basis of spectral studies including 2D NMR. It showed significant beta-glucuronidase inhibitory activity. In addition benzoic acid and 3-hydroxybenzoic(More)
Bractin A (=(2S,3S,4R,5E)-2-{[(2R)-2-hydroxydodecanoyl]amino}triacont-5-ene-1,3,4-triol; 1) and bractin B (=(2S,3S,4R,5E,8E)-2-{[(2R)-2-hydroxyhexacosanoyl]amino}pentadeca-5,8-diene-3,4,15-triol 1-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside; 2), new sphingolipids, and bractic acid (=(5Z,10Z,15Z)-2-decyl-4,7,8,12,13,17,18-heptahydroxy-20,23-dioxopentacosa-5,10,15-trienoic(More)
Follicular prostaglandins (PG) increase markedly in the hours after the preovulatory gonadotropin rise in the rat. The present investigation was performed to determine if the increased prostaglandins result from elevation of the amount of the principal enzyme in the conversion of arachidonic acid to prostaglandins, i.e. PG synthase. PG synthase was purified(More)
Two new lignans trivially named negundins A (1) and B (2), were isolated along with (+)-diasyringaresinol (3), (+)-lyoniresinol (4), vitrofolal E (5) and vitrofolal F (6), reported for the first time from this species. The structures of the new compounds were established through spectral studies. Compound 2 showed potent inhibitory activity against(More)
Two new C-glycosylflavonoids celtisides A (1) and B (2) have been isolated from n-butanol-soluble fraction of Celtis africana, along with five known C-glycosylflavonoids vitexin (3), orientin (4), isoswertiajaponin (5), isoswertisin (6), and 2″-O-rhamnosyl vitexin (7) reported for the first time from this species. Their structures were assigned from 1D and(More)