Atta-ur- Rahman

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The microbial transformation of the 17alpha-ethynyl-17beta-hydroxyandrost-4-en-3-one (1) (ethisterone) and 17alpha-ethyl-17beta-hydroxyandrost-4-en-3-one (2) by the fungi Cephalosporium aphidicola and Cunninghamella elegans were investigated. Incubation of compound 1 with C. aphidicola afforded oxidized derivative,(More)
Structural elucidation and gas-phase fragmentation of ten withanolides (steroidal lactones) were studied using a positive ion electrospray ionization quadropole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (ESI-QqTOF-MS/MS) hybrid instrument. Withanolides form an important class of plant secondary metabolites, known to possess a variety of biological activities.(More)
Delphinium denudatum Wall. (Ranunculaceae) is a medicinal herb used for the treatment of epilepsy in the subcontinent. The present study reports the anticonvulsant activities in the maximal electroshock test (MEST) and subcutaneous pentylenetetrazole (PTZ), bicuculline (BIC), picrotoxin (PIC)-induced seizures of the FS-1 subfraction (FS-1) that was obtained(More)
The fungal transformation of cedryl acetate (1) was investigated for the first time by using Cunninghamella elegans. The metabolites obtained include, 10β-hydroxycedryl acetate (3), 2α, 10β-dihydroxycedryl acetate (4), 2α-hydroxy-10-oxocedryl acetate (5), 3α,10β-dihydroxycedryl acetate (6), 3α,10α-dihydroxycedryl acetate (7), 10β,14α-dihydroxy cedryl(More)
Microbial transformation of 6-dehydroprogesterone (1) with Aspergillus niger yielded three new metabolites, including 6β-chloro-7α,11α-dihydroxypregna-4-ene-3,20-dione (2), 7α-chloro-6β,11α-dihydroxypregna-4-ene-3,20-dione (3), and 6α,7α-epoxy-11α-hydroxypregna-4-ene-3,20-dione (4), and two known metabolites; 6α,7α-epoxypregna-4-ene-3,20-dione (5), and(More)
Honey is synthesized from flower nectar and it is famous for its tremendous therapeutic potential since ancient times. Many factors influence the basic properties of honey including the nectar-providing plant species, bee species, geographic area, and harvesting conditions. Quality and composition of honey is also affected by many other factors, such as(More)
Microbial transformation of the anti-inflammatory steroid medrysone (1) was carried out for the first time with the filamentous fungi Cunninghamella blakesleeana (ATCC 8688a), Neurospora crassa (ATCC 18419), and Rhizopus stolonifer (TSY 0471). The objective was to evaluate the anti-inflammatory potential of the substrate (1) and its metabolites. This(More)
Seven metabolites were obtained from the microbial transformation of anabolic-androgenic steroid mibolerone (1) with Cunninghamella blakesleeana, C. echinulata, and Macrophomina phaseolina. Their structures were determined as 10β,17β-dihydroxy-7α,17α-dimethylestr-4-en-3-one (2), 6β,17β-dihydroxy-7α,17α-dimethylestr-4-en-3-one (3),(More)
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