Ashraf A. Saif

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In vitro screening for anti-acetylcholiesterase, anti-oxidant, anti-glucosidase, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect of three traditional medicinal plants In this study we investigated the phytoconstituents Calluna vulgaris, Ferula hermonis and Tribulus terrestris, and then assessed their possible biological activities by using standard methods. A(More)
The effect of Lentinula edodes water extract (LE) on two osteoblastic cell cultures (HOS 58 and Saos-2) was investigated to determine if this edible medicinal mushroom has osteoinductive properties. Activity of alkaline phosphatase and mineralization were used as indicators for the vitality and maturation of the bone cells. Cultivation of human osteosarcoma(More)
Human osteosarcoma cell line SaOS-2 is an osteoblastic cell model that contains factors like bone morphogenetic proteins necessary for initiating bone formation. The cell line also expresses high levels of osteoinductive activity. In contrast to highly complicated and expensive ways to identify, purify, and separate specific bone-inducing agents from SaOS-2(More)
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