Amira M. Gamal-Eldeen

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Characterization and use of effective cancer chemopreventive agents have become important issues in public health-related research. Aiming to identify novel potential chemopreventive agents, we have established an interrelated series of bioassay systems targeting molecular mechanisms relevant for the prevention of tumor development. We report(More)
Identification and use of effective cancer chemopreventive agents have become an important issue in public health-related research. For identification of potential cancer chemopreventive constituents we have set up a battery of cell- and enzyme-based in vitro marker systems relevant for prevention of carcinogenesis in vivo. These systems include modulation(More)
Phytochemical investigation of Tecoma stans Juss. fruits and flowers resulted in the isolation of a new phenylethanoid, 2-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)ethyl-2-O-[6-deoxy-alpha-L-mannopyranosyl-4-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-2-propenoate]-beta-D-glucopyranoside (3), and a novel monoterpene alkaloid, 5-hydroxy-skytanthine hydrochloride (8), along with eleven known(More)
A marine fungal isolate, Penicillium sp. fungus isolated from seaweed, Ulva sp., led to the isolation of a new chromone derivatives, 2-(hydroxymethyl)-8-methoxy-3-methyl-4H-chromen-4-one (chromanone A). The structure was determined by interpretation of their spectroscopic data (1D and 2D NMR, MS, UV and IR). At the nitiation stage of carcinogenesis,(More)
Polysaccharides of edible algae attracted extensive interest due to their numerous biological activities. Sargassum latifolium (Turner) C. Agardh, belongs to Sargassaceae, is a brown algae in red sea shores in Egypt. This work is a novel attempt to explore the cancer chemopreventive activity of different fractions of water-soluble polysaccharide extract(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigates the effect of the new synthetic bone grafting material, high pure-phase beta-tricalcium phosphate (Cerasorb(1) M, granule size 500-1000microm), on the osteogenesis process and proliferation marker in bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) and its regenerative effect in the periodontal intrabony defects in dogs. DESIGN The(More)
Honey isolate Bacillus subtilis M was cultivated in shake flasks and in 16-l bioreactor cultures to investigate cell growth, bio-metabolites production kinetics and bioprocess scalability. The respective maximal levan and levansucrase productions of 59.5 g/l and 74.1 U/ml were achieved in bioreactor cultures under pH controlled condition (pH=7.0) after only(More)
This study reported the purification and characterization of a cytotoxic, neurotoxin-like protein derived from the venom of the Egyptian cobra Naja haje haje, Elapidae family, and explored their mechanistic role in the cell death. The protein purification was performed through ion-exchange chromatography and gel-filtration chromatography and was(More)
BACKGROUND Indocyanine green (ICG) is a promising photosensitive agent for photodynamic therapy (PDT) of tumors. Encapsulating ICG dye in polymeric nanoparticles based on PEBBLE technology forming (ICG-PEBBLE) could improve the aqueous stability of the entrapped ICG molecules. The study objective is to investigate the PDT effect of free ICG-PEBBLE and its(More)
Two galloylglucosides, 6-hydroxy-eugenol 4-O-(6'-O-galloyl)-beta-D-4C1-glucopyranoside (4) and 3-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-propane-1,2-diol-2-O-(2',6'-di-O-galloyl)-beta-D -4C1-glucopyranoside (7), and two C-glycosidic tannins, vascalaginone (10) and grandininol (14), together with fourteen known metabolites, gallic acid (1), methyl gallate (2), nilocitin(More)