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The impact of urbanization on tropical mangroves (Fortaleza, Brazil): evidence from PAH distribution in sediments.
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The PAH molecular ratios indicate that the PAHs in the sediment core were derived mainly from petroleum, wood, and charcoal combustion (pyrogenic source), and that atmospheric deposition and urban runoff may serve as important pathways for PAH input to the sediment.
Overview of the therapeutic potential of piplartine (piperlongumine).
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It is concluded that piplartine is effective for use in cancer therapy and its safety using chronic toxicological studies should be addressed to support the viability of clinical trials.
In vivo growth-inhibition of Sarcoma 180 by piplartine and piperine, two alkaloid amides from Piper.
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Histopathological and morphological analyses of the tumor and the organs, including liver, spleen, and kidney, were performed in order to evaluate the toxicological aspects of the treatment with these amides and it was shown that both organs were reversibly affected by piplartine and piperine treatment, but in a different way.
In vitro and in vivo antitumor effect of 5‐FU combined with piplartine and piperine
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Piplartine may enhance the therapeutic effectiveness of chemotherapeutic drugs, and moreover, this combination could improve immunocompetence hampered by 5‐FU, according to the findings.
Removal of some polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from petrochemical wastewater using low-cost adsorbents of natural origin.
Removal of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from petrochemical wastewater was investigated using various low-cost adsorbents of natural origin including sugar cane bagasse, green coconut
Induction of apoptosis by pterocarpans from Platymiscium floribundum in HL-60 human leukemia cells.
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Analysis of membrane integrity and morphological modifications by flow cytometry in the presence of these two compounds indicated that treated cells undergo necrosis, while 1 and 2 trigger apoptosis, which indicates apoptosis induction.
In vivo growth inhibition of sarcoma 180 by piperlonguminine, an alkaloid amide from the Piper species
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Piperlonguminine did not show any significant in vitro cytotoxic effect at experimental exposure levels, but showed an in vivo antitumor effect, reinforcing the anticancer potential of spice components.
The cytotoxic and embryotoxic effects of kaurenoic acid, a diterpene isolated from Copaifera langsdorffii oleo-resin.
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The destruction of sea urchin embryos, the inhibition of tumor cell growth and the hemolysis of mouse and human erythrocytes indicate the potential cytotoxicity of kaurenoic acid.
Piplartine, an amide alkaloid from Piper tuberculatum, presents anxiolytic and antidepressant effects in mice.
In the present work, we studied the effects of piplartine (PIP), an amide alkaloid isolated from the roots of Piper tuberculatum (Piperaceae), in the elevated plus maze, open field, rota rod,
Antiproliferative Effects of Two Amides, Piperine and Piplartine, from Piper Species
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None of the tested substances induced hemolysis of mouse erythrocytes, suggesting that the cytotoxicity of piplartine and piperine was not related to membrane damage.
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