Bikas Chandra Pal

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The methanolic extract of Dillenia indica L. fruits showed significant anti-leukemic activity in human leukemic cell lines U937, HL60 and K562. This finding led to fractionation of the methanolic extract, on the basis of polarity, in which the ethyl acetate fraction showed the highest anti-leukemic activity. A major compound, betulinic acid, was isolated(More)
Pancreatic cancer is almost always fatal, in part because of its delayed diagnosis, poor prognosis, rapid progression and chemoresistance. Oncogenic proteins are stabilized by the Hsp90, making it a potential therapeutic target. We investigated the oxidative stress-mediated dysfunction of Hsp90 and the hindrance of its chaperonic activity by a carbazole(More)
BACKGROUND The present study was undertaken to evaluate anti-proliferative and -apoptotic activities of mahanine, a plant derived carbazole alkaloid, in prostate cancer cells and to determine its molecular mechanism by which it induces apoptotic cell death. METHODS The growth inhibitory and apoptotic inductive effect of mahanine on prostate cancer cells(More)
It is becoming clear that frequent epigenetic silencing of tumor suppressor genes could be responsible for the development of cancer in various organs. Several recent reports suggest that suppression of RASSF1A is associated with the advanced grade and stage of prostate cancer and many other cancers. In this investigation, we demonstrated that, mahanine, a(More)
Apo-1 (Fas/CD95), a cell surface receptor, triggers apoptosis after binding to its physiological ligand, Apo-1L (FasL/CD95L). This study reports that mahanine, purified from the leaves of Murraya koenigii, has a dose- and time-dependent anti-proliferative activity in acute lymphoid (MOLT-3) and chronic myeloid (K562) leukemic cell lines and in the primary(More)
In the reported work the in vitro activity of a methanolic extract of leaves of Hibiscus mutabilis (Malvaceae) against bovine Setaria cervi worms has been investigated. Bioassay-guided fractionation led to isolation of ferulic acid from ethyl acetate fraction. The crude extract and ferulic acid, the active molecule, showed significant microfilaricidal as(More)
Seven hopane-type saponins were isolated from the methanol extract of Glinus lotoides. Six of them were identified as novel compounds and designated as lotoideside A [3-O-beta-D-xylopyranosyl (1-->2)-alpha-L-rhamnopyranosyl-6 alpha-O-beta-D-xylopyranosyl-22-beta-O-beta-D-glucopyranosyl-16 beta-hydroxy hopane (1)], lotoideside B [3-O-beta-D-xylopyranosyl(More)
Toxicity reduction of cisplatin is necessary for improved treatment of cancer. Here we have demonstrated the synergistic growth-inhibitory effect of cisplatin on cervical cancer cells in-combination with a nontoxic herbal carbazole alkaloid, mahanine. Mahanine enhanced cisplatin-induced apoptosis and reduced its effective concentration ∼5-8 folds. Mahanine(More)
Mahanine, a carbazole alkaloid is a potent anticancer molecule. To recognize the structure-activity correlation, mahanine was chemically modified. Antiproliferative activity of these derivatives was determined in 19 cancer cell lines from 7 different origins. Mahanine showed enhanced apoptosis compared to dehydroxy-mahanine-treated cells, indicating(More)