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Terminalia arjuna has been marked as a potential cardioprotective agent since vedic period. The present study was aimed to investigate the effects of butanolic fraction of Terminalia arjuna bark (TA-05) on Doxorubicin (Dox)-induced cardiotoxicity. Male wistar rats were used as in vivo model for the study. TA-05 was administered orally to Wistar rats at(More)
The anti-proliferative activity of the somatostatin analog RC-160 is limited by its short serum half life. To circumvent this limitation, fatty acids of chain lengths ranging from 4 to 18 were individually conjugated to the N-terminal residue of RC-160. The lipophilized derivatives of RC-160 were synthesized, purified and characterized. The(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Eclipta alba is traditionally known to potentiate hair growth promotion. AIM OF THE STUDY The study was aimed to investigate the efficacy of methanol extract of Eclipta alba as hair growth promoter. MATERIALS AND METHODS Pigmented C57/BL6 mice, preselected for their telogen phase of hair growth were used. In these species,(More)
Epirubicin (EPI) is an anthracycline antineoplastic agent, commercially available for intravenous administration only and its oral ingestion continues to remain a challenge. Present investigation is aimed at the development of poly-lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) nanoparticles (NPs) for oral bioavailability enhancement of epirubicin. Developed formulation(More)
Six analogs (peptides 1-6) of the potent substance P (SP) derivative known as 'Antagonist D' were synthesized by substituting constrained amino acids Aib or Acp (cycloleucine, 1-amino cyclopentane carboxylic acid) at different positions in the Antagonist D sequence:(More)
Epirubicin (EPI) is a P-gp substrate antracycline analogue which elicits poor oral bioavailability. In the present work, EPI loaded poly-lactide-co-glycolic acid nanoparticles (PLGA-NPs) were prepared by double emulsion approach and superficially decorated with polyethylene glycol (EPI-PNPs) and mannosamine (EPI-MNPs). Average hydrodynamic particle size of(More)
Chyawanprash is an ayurvedic formulation used in Indian traditional medicinal system for its beneficial effect on human health. We investigated the immunostimulatory effects of Chyawanprash (CHY) using in vitro assays evaluating the secretion of cytokines such as Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (TNF-α), Interleukin-1beta (IL-1β) and Macrophage Inflammatory(More)
INTRODUCTION An increasing research interest has been directed toward nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems for their advantages. The appropriate amalgamation of pH sensitivity and tumor targeting is a promising strategy to fabricate drug delivery systems with high efficiency, high selectivity and low toxicity. MATERIALS AND METHODS A novel pH(More)
A number of costunolide derivatives (4a-p) have been synthesized and evaluated for their in vitro cytotoxicity against eight tumor and a non-tumor cell lines. Compound 4d showed around 2-fold better cytotoxicity against SW-620 (colon) cell line with improved safety index than costunolide (1). While compounds 4e, 4g, and 4p have shown around 2- to 3-fold(More)
A new series of 2,3-diaryl-4/5-hydroxy-cyclopent-2-en-1-one analogues replacing the cis double bond of combretastatin A-4 (CA-4) by 4/5-hydroxy cyclopentenone moieties was designed and synthesized. The analogues displayed potent cytotoxic activity (IC50<1 microg/mL) against a panel of human cancer cell lines and endothelial cells. The most potent analogues(More)