Atta-ur Rahman

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The anti-inflammatory activity of nine isoflavonoids 5,7-dihydroxy-3-(3'-hydroxy-4',5'dimethoxy)-8-methoxy-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one 1, 5,7-dihydroxy-3-(3'-hydroxyl-4', 5'-dimethoxy)-6-methoxy-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one 2, 5, 7-dihydroxy-3-(4'-hydroxy)-6-methoxy-4H-1-benzopyrane-4-one 3, 5-hydroxy-3-(4'-hydroxy)-6,7-methylenedioxy-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one 4,(More)
Studies on enzyme inhibition remain an important area of pharmaceutical research since these studies have led to the discoveries of drugs useful in a variety of physiological conditions. The enzyme inhibitors can interact with enzymes and block their activity towards natural substrates. Urease inhibitors have recently attracted much attention as potential(More)
(-)-beta-pinene, a flavor and fragrance monoterpene is an important constituent of essential oils of many aromatic plants. It was oxidized by a plant-pathogenic fungus, Botrytis cinerea to afford four metabolites characterized as (-)-6a-hydroxy-beta-pinene, (-)-4beta,5beta-dihydroxy-beta-pinene, (-)-2beta,3beta-dihydroxypinane, and(More)
Whole plant extracts of Croton sparsiflorus in methanol have shown significant enzyme inhibition and antioxidant activities. Bioassay-guided isolation of chloroform fraction at pH 3 resulted in the identification of crotsparinine (1) and crotsparine (2), while sparsiflorine (3) was purified from the chloroform fraction at pH 9. The structures of the(More)
Current models of memory storage recognize posttranslational modification vital for short-term and mRNA translation for long-lasting information storage. However, at the molecular level things are quite vague. A comprehensive review of the molecular basis of short and long-lasting synaptic plasticity literature leads us to propose that the hydrogen bonding(More)
Roots of Delphinium denudatum W. are used for the treatment of epilepsy by traditional healers in subcontinent. Aqueous fraction (AF) isolated from D. denudatum has previously shown significant anticonvulsant activity in in vivo and in vitro models of seizures. We investigated anticonvulsant effects of AF on pentylenetetrazole (PTZ) and bicuculline(More)
A variety of biscoumarins (1-21) with variable substituents at C-11 were synthesized with an improved method and evaluated as urease inhibitors. The synthesized compounds showed varying degree of urease inhibitory activity ranging from 15.06-91.35 microM. The size and electron donating or withdrawing effects of substituents influenced the activity, which(More)
An early immediate gene c-fos has been proposed as the gene responsible for turning on molecular events that might underlie the long-term neural changes occurring during kindling. We have evaluated the effects of novel anticonvulsant isomeric compounds isoxylitones [(E/Z)-2-propanone-1,3,5,5-trimethyl-2-cyclohexen-1-ylidine] on the c-Fos protein and mRNA(More)
BACKGROUND Microbial transformation of steroids has been extensively used for the synthesis of steroidal drugs, that often yield novel analogues, not easy to obtain by chemical synthesis. We report here fungal transformation of a synthetic steroidal drug, exemestane, used for the treatment of breast cancer and function through inhibition of aromatase(More)
The effects were investigated of a partially purified subfraction (FS-1) isolated from Delphinium denudatum on sustained repetitive firing (SRF) of cultured neonatal rat hippocampal pyramidal neurons. The blockade of sustained repetitive firing is one of the basic mechanisms of antiepileptic drugs at the cellular level. Using the whole cell current-clamp(More)