Dimitrina Zh. Zheleva-Dimitrova

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Oxidative stress is implicated in the pathogenesis of different human diseases: Alzheimer, Parkinson, Huntington, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease), Down's syndrome, atherosclerosis, vascular disease, cancer, diabetes mellitus type 1 and type 2, age - related macular degeneration, psoriatic arthritis. The aim of current study is to(More)
BACKGROUND Haberlea rhodopensis Friv. (Gesneriaceae) is a rare poikilohydric endemic and preglacial relict growing in Balkan Peninsula. Previous investigations demonstrated strong antioxidant, antimicrobial and antimutagenic potential of alcoholic extract from the plant. OBJECTIVE The isolation of known caffeoyl phenylethanoid glucoside - myconoside and(More)
The antioxidant and acetylcholinesterase inhibitory potential of methanol extract from Arnica montana cultivated in Bulgaria was evaluated. For the determination of antioxidant activity 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), 2,2′-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) di-ammonium salt (ABTS) free radicals, and ferric reducing antioxidant power(More)
Thirteen Hypericum species growing in Bulgaria were investigated for free radical-scavenging activity, antioxidant activity, total tannins and total flavonoids contents. Methanolic extracts from the Hypericum species were analyzed for radical scavenging and antioxidant activities using DPPH-, ABTS- free radicals, total antioxidant activity and inhibition of(More)
BACKGROUND Bupleurum L. (Aspiaceae) species are used as herbal remedy in Chinese traditional medicine. OBJECTIVE The aim was to investigate the flavonoids in three annual European Bupleurum species, including B. baldense, B. affine and B. flavum, and to test their antioxidant and possible hepatoprotective effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS Flavonoids from(More)
BACKGROUND Amorpha fruticosa L. and Phytolacca americana L. are native plants for North America, but invasive for Central Europe and the Mediterranean areas. Previous investigation reported DPPH radical scavenging activity of A. fruticosa seeds from Mississippi river basin and P. americana berries from Iran. The aim of the present study was to investigate(More)
The cytotoxic effects of hyperatomarin - a prenylated phloroglucinol isolated from Hypericum annulatum Moris subsp. annulatum were assessed in a broad spectrum of tumor cell lines originating from leukemias, lymphomas and solid malignancies. The tested compound exerted strong concentration-dependent cytotoxic effects (IC50 values ranging 0.14-15.7 μM),(More)
Two cytotoxic constituents, namely elegaphenone and 7-epi-clusianone, were isolated from the aerial parts of Hypericum elegans Stepan ex Willd. Elegaphenone was identified as (E)-(2-(3,7-dimethylocta-2,6-dienyloxy)-4,6-dihydroxyphenyl)(phenyl)methanone by means of spectral evidence. Both compounds showed prominent cytotoxicity on HD-MY-Z, K-562 and KE-37(More)
Synthesis and antioxidant activity of some 1-aryl/aralkyl piperazine derivatives with xanthine moiety at N4 Lily Andonova*, Dimitrina Zheleva-Dimitrova, Maya Georgieva and Alexander Zlatkov Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Sofia, 2 Dunav Street, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria; Department of Pharmacognosy and(More)
The content of the benzophenones, hypericophenonoside, neoannulatophenonoside, annulatophenonoside, annulatophenone, acetylannulatophenonoside and the xanthone derivative gentisein have been determined in aerial parts, leaves, flowers and stems of Hypericum annulatum Moris. Extraction of samples with methanol by magnetic stirring at room temperature allowed(More)