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Bioassay-guided fractionation of the extracts of Zieridium pseudobtusifolium and Acronychia porteri led to the isolation of 5,3'-dihydroxy-3,6,7,8,4'-pentamethoxyflavone [1], which showed activity against (KB) human nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells (IC50 0.04 micrograms/ml) and inhibited tubulin assembly into microtubules (IC50 12 microM). Two other known(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare semen parameters and spouse pregnancy rates after varicocele repair in 2 age groups. MATERIALS AND METHODS Mean changes in spermatozoa concentration, motility, and morphology after varicocele repair in 83 patients were compared between patients aged 30 years or younger (group 1) and those older than 30 years (group 2). Spouse(More)
Patients with both chronic kidney disease (CKD) and diabetes mellitus (DM) are at increased risk for thrombotic events compared to those with one abnormality alone. Whether this can be attributed to changes in platelet reactivity among those with both CKD and DM is unknown. We prospectively studied 438 clopidogrel-naïve patients undergoing percutaneous(More)
Bioassay-guided fractionation of an ethyl acetate extract of Fissistigma lanuginosum led to the isolation of the known chalcone pedicin [1], which inhibited tubulin assembly into microtubules (IC50 value of 300 microM). From the same EtOAc fraction, two new condensed chalcones, fissistin [2] and isofissistin [3], which showed cytotoxicity against KB cells,(More)
The main objective of this work is to develop and evaluate the performance of a new PK technique, which can avert all types of port attacks and meets all network security requirements. The new technique utilizes three wellknown concepts, these are: port-knocking (PK), steganography, and mutual authentication, therefore, it is referred to as the hybrid(More)
Four complex flavanones, kurziflavolactones A [2], B [3], C [4], and D [5] and a complex chalcone 6 with an unprecedented carbon side chain on the flavanone or chalcone A ring have been isolated from a Malaysian plant, Cryptocarya kurzii (Lauraceae). Their structures were determined by extensive spectroscopic analysis, especially 2D nmr experiments.(More)
The present paper is the result of a botanical and chemical study of the Indo-Pacific genus Kopsia (Plumerioideae-Rauvolfieae) Apocynaceae. Some of the species of this genus possess medicinal uses. A survey of the accepted taxa and their synonymy, based on the study of types, is presented. Studies on alkaloids provides chemotaxonomic information. Indeed, in(More)
This study describes the vasorelaxant potential of some pure compounds isolated from Phlomis bracteosa L. marrubiin, phlomeoic acid, and two new constituents labeled as RA and RB. In rat thoracic aortic rings denuded of endothelium, marrubiin, phlomeoic acid, RA, and RB caused relaxation of high K(+) (80 mM) and phenylephrine (1 μM)-induced contractions at(More)
Nine isoquinoline alkaloids have been isolated from the bark of Artabotrys maingayi: four noraporphines (norstephalagine, 3-hydroxynornuciferine, anonaine, and nornuciferine), one 7-hydroxyaporphine (ushinsunine), three oxoaporphines (atherospermidine, liriodenine, and lysicamine), and one protoberberine (discretamine). The effects of the main alkaloids,(More)
Starting from the diterpene (4S,9R,10R) methyl 18-carboxy-labda-8,13(E)-dien-15-oate (PMD) and its 8(9)-en isomer [PMD 8(9)-en], 11 amides were prepared and assessed for a gastroprotective effect in the ethanol/HCl-induced gastric lesions model in mice. Basal cytotoxicity of the compounds was determined on the following human cell lines: normal lung(More)