Amira Samir Wanas

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Cannabimimetics (commonly referred to as synthetic cannabinoids), a group of compounds encompassing a wide range of chemical structures, have been developed by scientists with the hope of achieving selectivity toward one or the other of the cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2. The goal was to have compounds that could possess high therapeutic activity without(More)
An HPLC single-laboratory validation was performed for the detection and quantification of the 11 major cannabinoids in most cannabis varieties, namely, cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), cannabigerolic acid (CBGA), cannabigerol (CBG), cannabidiol (CBD), tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV), cannabinol (CBN), Δ9-trans-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC),(More)
Three aromatic glycosides (1-3), two sulfur and nitrogen-containing compound glucosides (4, 5), and one flavonoid glycoside (6) were isolated from the leaves of Ixora undulata. Their structures were established by extensive 1D, 2D NMR, and HRESIMS experiments, and structure 4 was further confirmed by single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. Of the assayed(More)
Bioassay-guided fractionation of the marine sponge Lendenfeldia dendyi and the soft coral Sinularia dura resulted in the isolation of five polybrominated diphenyl ethers (1–5). The structures of the isolated compounds were determined using spectroscopic methods (1D and 2D NMR) and HRMS analyses. The absolute structures of compounds 1 and 2 were confirmed by(More)
From the EtOAc and 1-BuOH fractions, three new ursane-type and four new lupane-type triterpenes, along with nine known glycosides and glycosyl esters of lupane-type were isolated from the leaves of Schefflera actinophylla. All the isolated compounds were obtained for the first time from this plant. The structures of the new triterpenes were determined(More)
Introduction: Decarboxylation is an important step for efficient production of the major active components in cannabis, for example, Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC), cannabidiol (CBD), and cannabigerol (CBG). These cannabinoids do not occur in significant concentrations in cannabis but can be formed by decarboxylation of their corresponding acids, the(More)
Achillea fragrantissima (Forssk) Sch. Bip. (Asteraceae) is one of the most important medicinal plant species in Egypt. Phytochemical investigation of the methanolic extract of A. fragrantissima led to the isolation of two phenolic compounds Piceol (1) and Veratric acid (2), which are reported for the first time from this plant. In addition, four known(More)
Chenopodium ambrosioides (Chenopodiaceae) growing wildly in Egypt was subjected to antioxidant –guided phytochemical investigation and the EtOAc fraction afforded the two new flavone glycosides; scutellarein-7-O-α-rhamnopyranosyl-(1→2)-α-rhamnopyranosyl-(1→2)-α-rhamnopyranoside (1) and scutellarein-7-O-α-rhamnopyranosyl-(1→2)-α-rhamnopyranoside (2). In(More)
Alcea rosea L. is widely cultivated in gardens of Egypt as an ornamental plant and it has a great history of folkloric medicinal uses. In the present work, phytochemical investigation of the alcoholic extract of the flowers of A. rosea L. led to the isolation of six flavonoids (1-6). Dihydrokaempferol-4'-O-β-d-glucopyranoside (1), dihydrokaempferol (2),(More)
Ruellia tuberosa L. (Acanthaceae) is a tropical perennial plant, native to Central America and widely distributed in Southeast Asia. In folkloric medicine, it has been used as diuretic, antidiabetic, antipyretic, analgesic, and anti-hypertensive, and as a thirst-quencher and antidote [1–3]. The leaves of R. tuberosa were collected in July 2007 from Orman(More)