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Phytochemical Analysis and in vitro Antiviral Activities of the Essential Oils of Seven Lebanon Species
The chemical composition of the essential oils of Laurus nobilis, Juniperus oxycedrus, Thuja orientalis, Cupressus sempervirens, and Satureja thymbra was determined by GC/MS analysis.
In vivo anti-inflammatory and in vitro antioxidant activities of Mediterranean dietary plants.
Five hydroalcoholic extracts of edible plants from Calabria region (Italy) used in local traditional medicine for the treatment of inflammatory diseases were evaluated for their in vivo topical anti-inflammatory activity and in vitro antioxidant and antiradical properties.
Inhibition of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) by flavonoids isolated from Ailanthus excelsa (Roxb) (Simaroubaceae)
All the flavonoids tested exhibited ACE inhibitory activity, in particular the most active compound was kaempferol‐3‐O‐β‐galactopyranoside with an IC50 value of 260 µm.
Natural products and their derivatives as cholinesterase inhibitors in the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders: an update.
Recent advances in current knowledge on natural products as cholinesterase inhibitors are summarized and how these compounds have also served as the starting points for semi-synthetic analogs with improved properties are highlighted.
Chemical and biological variability of hot pepper fruits (Capsicum annuum var. acuminatum L.) in relation to maturity stage
Abstract The aim of the present work was to evaluate the chemical composition and the radical-scavenging and antioxidant activities of hot pepper fruits ( Capsicum annuum L. var. acuminatum ) at
Antiproliferative activity against human tumor cell lines and toxicity test on Mediterranean dietary plants.
Sixteen edible plants from Southern Italy were evaluated for their in vitro antiproliferative properties, using the sulforodamine B (SRB) assay, on four human cancer cell lines: breast cancer MCF-7, prostate cancer LNCaP, amelanotic melanoma C32 and renal adenocarcinoma ACHN, demonstrating so an irrelevant toxicity for the human health.
Antiproliferative effects of essential oils and their major constituents in human renal adenocarcinoma and amelanotic melanoma cells
Evidence is provided on how cytotoxic activity of the oils is not always related to their major constituents, except for lower activity found in both cell lines for α‐cedrol.
Chemical analysis, antioxidant, antiinflammatory and anticholinesterase activities of Origanum ehrenbergii Boiss and Origanum syriacum L. essential oils.
Abstract The essential oils of Origanum ehrenbergii and O. syriacum collected in Lebanon were analysed by GC and GC–MS and evaluated for their anticholinesterase, NO production inhibitory activities,
Evaluation of Citrus aurantifolia peel and leaves extracts for their chemical composition, antioxidant and anti-cholinesterase activities.
A potential use of C. aurantifolia peel and leaves for supplements for human health is suggested and the relationship between phenol and flavonoid contents and antioxidant activity was statistically investigated.
Antioxidant and antibacterial activities on foodborne pathogens of Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam. (Moraceae) leaves extracts.
The total phenols content by Folin-Ciocalteau method was determined with the purpose of testing its relationship with the antioxidant and antibacterial activities.