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PURPOSE Extracts made from berries, herbs, and various plant materials, which might possess a range of activities, are used as health promoting products. Because little is known about their effects on the absorption of co-administered drugs, the effects of some food supplements, Finnish berries, and herbs were studied on the permeability of some commonly(More)
In this contribution, from a coumarin library consisting of 29 compounds including natural and synthetic derivatives, an active acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitor (coumarin 106) was found. This circumstance leaded us to continue with the pharmacological characterization of coumarin 106. The first study with the coumarin library was performed using a(More)
Experiments on mice-hybrids F1(CBA x C57B1/6) have detected a favorable effect of the associated application of quercetin (30-60 minutes before y-exposure of an animal) and a radioprotectant of urgent action indralin (in the case of its application after y-exposure) on a post-irradiation repair of the hematopoietic tissue in acute radiation sickness after(More)
Rapeseed, raspberry, and pine bark are promising bioactive sources of plant phenolics selected from among ca. 100 previously screened plant materials for in vitro preclinical evaluation of health related effects. Phenolic extracts and isolated fractions of the selected materials were investigated for antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiinflammatory, and(More)
Biomembrane interactions of flavonoids and alkyl gallates were investigated using transport studies on Caco-2 cells and membrane affinity experiments in phospholipid vesicles. Flavone was rapidly absorbed across the cell monolayer (P(app),380 x 10(-6) cm/s), whereas efficient uptake but no apical to basolateral transport was observed with the flavonoids(More)
Protein kinase C (PKC) modulating activity of 81 plant extracts of Finnish origin was investigated with an automated bioassay method combined to LC/MS. Twenty-one extracts from different parts of the plants inhibited PKC significantly. Fractionation of the active extract of Filipendula ulmaria showed that this method was able to identify a PKC inhibiting(More)
In experiences on white rats at a gamma-irradiation in a lethal dose LD97/30 in conditions of local schielding of an abdomen (in the field of a liver) and application of a radioprotector indraline after irradiation the expressed efficiency of combined protection up to 87.5% is scored at 31.3% of a survival in local schielding of an abdomen group and absence(More)
The study of indralin radioprotective properties at its joint application with cystamine and mexamine was carried out in the experiments on inbred mice and rats. The mice and rats were exposed to whole-body y-irradiation at a dose of 9.0 and 9.5 Gy, correspondingly. A combined parenteral administration ofindralin and cystamine at a dose of 25 mg/kg showed(More)
OBJECTIVES The presence of coumarins in human diet, their multiple pharmacological properties and occurrence in various herbal remedies represent significant reasons to explore their membrane permeability, as a first event contributing to coumarins oral bioavailability. Thus, we evaluated the permeability and cytotoxicity of 18 coumarins, with different(More)
In experiences on mice F1 (CBAxC57B 1/6) at a gamma-irradiation in a lethal dose LD(35-70/30) the radioprotectant B-190 at administration after an exposure would rise an animal survival--on 35-55%, caused the increase of the amount of endogenic colony in a spleen and of leucocytes in blood on 11th and 30th day of an acute radiation desease accordingly. The(More)