Afshan Begum

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Infection by the human bacterial pathogen Listeria monocytogenes is mainly controlled by the positive regulatory factor A (PrfA), a member of the Crp/Fnr family of transcriptional activators. Published data suggest that PrfA requires the binding of a cofactor for full activity, and it was recently proposed that glutathione (GSH) could fulfill this function.(More)
Lindolefia stylosa (Kar. and Kir.) is an important medicinal plant in Central and West Asia. Compounds 1 (ethyl lithospermate), 2 (methyl lithospermate), 3 (lithospermate B), 4 (rosmarinic acid), 5 (methyl rosmarinate), 6 (ethyl rosmarinate), 7 (3-O-feruloyl-6'-O-coumaroyl sucrose), 8 (3-O-feruloyl-6'-O-caffeoyl sucrose), 9 (3,6'-O-diferuloyl sucrose), 10(More)
A new diterpenoid, 15-angeloyloxy-16,17-epoxy-19-kauronic acid (1), along with five known metabolites, 16-kauren-19-oic acid (2), 6'-hydroxy-2',3',4,4'-tetramethoxychalcone (3), isosakuranetin (4), acacetin (5), and kaempferide (6) was isolated from the organic extracts of the roots of Chromoleana odorata. Their structures were determined by spectroscopic(More)
Transthyretin (TTR) is a homotetrameric plasma protein with amyloidogenic properties that has been linked to the development of familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP), familial amyloidotic cardiomyopathy, and senile systemic amyloidosis. The in vivo role of TTR is associated with transport of thyroxine hormone T4 and retinol-binding protein. Loss of the(More)
The plasma protein transthyretin (TTR) is linked to human amyloidosis. Dissociation of its native tetrameric assembly is a rate-limiting step in the conversion from a native structure into a pathological amyloidogenic fold. Binding of small molecule ligands within the thyroxine binding site of TTR can stabilize the tetrameric integrity and is a potential(More)
Two new phenylpropanoids were isolated from Lindelofia stylosa (Kar. and Kir.) and characterized as 4-hydroxy-N-{4-[(E)-3-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)prop-2-enamido]butyl}benzamide (1) and 2-[3-hydroxy-4-(4-hydroxyphenoxy)phenyl]-1-(methoxycarbonyl)ethyl (E)-3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)prop-2-enoate (2). Four known compounds, i.e. two phenylpropanoids, p-coumaric(More)
4'-O-[beta-D-Apiosyl(1-->2)]-beta-D-glucosyl]-5-hydroxyl-7-O-sinapylflavanone (1), 3-(4-acetoxy-3,5-dimethoxy)-phenyl-2E-propenyl-beta-D-glucopyranoside (2), 3-(4-hydroxy-3,5-dimethoxy)-phenyl-2E-propenyl-beta-D-glucopyranoside (3), 5,7-dimethoxy-4'-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside flavanone (4), 4',5-dimethoxy-7-hydroxy flavanone (5), and 5,7-dimethoxy-4'-hydroxy(More)
A phytochemical investigation on the aerial parts of Lindelofia stylosa has resulted in the isolation of seven phenyl propanoids. This includes three analogs of lithospermic acid, along with rosmarinic acid and its ester derivatives. Compound 1 was identified as a new natural product. These compounds were studied for their antioxidant properties.
An ellagitannin with a 2,4-acyl group, named macabarterin (1), and a new ellagic acid glycoside, 3-O-methylellagic acid 4-O-β-d-xylopyranoside (2), were isolated from the stem bark extract of Macaranga barteri along with five known phenolic compounds, ellagic acid (3), 3-O-methylellagic acid (4), gallic acid (5), methyl gallate (6), and scopoletin (7). The(More)
Phytochemical investigation on the whole plants of Lindelofia stylosa (Kar. and Kir.) has led to the isolation of eight fructo-oligosaccharide cinnamate esters 1-8. Six new compounds 1, 2, and 5-8 were isolated from the butanol extract of the plant. Compounds 1-4 belong to sucrose derivatives, while compounds 5-6 and 7-8 belong to 1-kestose- and(More)