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Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are multipotent adult stem cells of mesodermal origin localized within the bone marrow compartment. MSC possess multilineage property making them useful for a number of potential therapeutic applications. MSC can be isolated from the bone marrow, expanded in culture and genetically modified to serve as cell(More)
1-Chloro-2-formyl indenes and tetralenes have been synthesized using Vilsmeier-Haack-Arnold reaction onto indanones and tetralones. Most of these analogues exhibited antitubercular activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv strain with MICs ranging from 30 to 500 μg/mL. Analogue 13 was further modified to some derivatives. The most active analogue 23(More)
Immunomodulation is the process of alteration in immune response due to foreign intrusion of molecules inside the body. Along with the available drugs, a large number of herbal drugs are promoted in traditional Indian treatments, for their immunomodulating activity. Natural coumarinolignoids isolated from the seeds of Cleome viscose have been recognized as(More)
Cell-based therapy for cancer is a promising new field. Among cell types that can be used for this purpose, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) appear to hold great advantage for reasons including easier propagation in culture, possible genetic modification to express therapeutic proteins and preferential homing to sites of cancer growth upon in vivo transfer.(More)
Chemical characterization and acute and sub-acute toxicity study of Trikatu, a generic herbal formulation of Indian system of medicine, was carried out in Charles Foster (CF) rats for safety profiling. In acute toxicity experiment, Trikatu at 2,000 mg/kg body weight once orally was well tolerated by the experimental animals (both male and female) and no(More)
Phenstatin analogues were synthesized on steroidal framework, for selective targeting of breast cancer cells. These analogues were evaluated for anticancer efficacy against breast cancer cell lines. Analogues 12 and 19 exhibited significant anticancer activity against MCF-7, hormone dependent breast cancer cell line. While analogues 10-14 exhibited(More)
We have investigated effect of Moringa oleifera leaf and fruit extracts on markers of oxidative stress, its toxicity evaluation, and correlation with antioxidant properties using in vitro and in vitro assays. The aqueous extract of leaf was able to increase the GSH and reduce MDA level in a concentration-dependent manner. The ethanolic extract of fruit(More)
High-throughput analysis of a large number of samples for pharmacokinetic study is necessary in drug development and pharmacovigilance. Usually, drug quantification for pharmacokinetics and bio-availability is achieved through matrix extraction and HPLC analysis, which is time, labour and cost intensive method. A prompt and solvent free method is the quest(More)
Mentha spicata L. var. viridis oil (MVO) is a potent antifungal agent, but its application in the topical treatment is limited due to its irritancy and volatility. It was aimed to develop more efficient, chitosan-incrusted MVO microspheres with reduced volatility and lesser irritancy and to dispense it in the form of ointment. Simple coacervation technique(More)
In an effort to evaluate novel derivatives from artemisinin, possessing potential antimalarial activity, a new derivative artecyclopentyl mether (CPM-1) was derivatized and evaluated for its dose-dependent efficacy in Plasmodium yoelii nigeriensis infected mice. The survivability of mice at 7.5 mg/kg was >28 days with negligible parasitaemia and recovered(More)