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An endophytic fungus from Nothapodytes foetida that produces camptothecin.
A fungal endophytic isolate, camptothecin, has been isolated from the inner bark of the plant Nothapodytes foetidafrom the Western coast of India. The fungus, which belongs to the familyExpand
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Gluconobacter oxydans: its biotechnological applications.
Gluconobacter oxydans is a gram-negative bacterium belonging to the family Acetobacteraceae. G. oxydans is an obligate aerobe, having a respiratory type of metabolism using oxygen as the terminalExpand
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Reactive oxygen species generation and mitochondrial dysfunction in the apoptotic cell death of human myeloid leukemia HL-60 cells by a dietary compound withaferin A with concomitant protection by
Induction of apoptosis in cancer cells has become the major focus of anti-cancer therapeutics development. WithaferinA, a major chemical constituent of Withania somnifera, reportedly showsExpand
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Piperine, a Phytochemical Potentiator of Ciprofloxacin against Staphylococcus aureus
ABSTRACT Piperine, a trans-trans isomer of 1-piperoyl-piperidine, in combination with ciprofloxacin markedly reduced the MICs and mutation prevention concentration of ciprofloxacin for StaphylococcusExpand
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The endophytic fungus Trametes hirsuta as a novel alternative source of podophyllotoxin and related aryl tetralin lignans.
The aryl tetralin lignans are synthesized by Podophyllum sps. and are in great demand worldwide due to their use in synthesis of topoisomerase inhibitors. However, the sustained production of theseExpand
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In vitro antifungal activity of hydroxychavicol isolated from Piper betle L
BackgroundHydroxychavicol, isolated from the chloroform extraction of the aqueous leaf extract of Piper betle L., (Piperaceae) was investigated for its antifungal activity against 124 strains ofExpand
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The gastric ulcer protective effect of boswellic acids, a leukotriene inhibitor from Boswellia serrata, in rats.
Aim of the study is to evaluate the anti-ulcer efficacy of the boswellic acids (BA), a triterpenoid known as anti-inflammatory/anti-arthritic agent, which is in clinical use. The reason for the studyExpand
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Anticancer activity of an essential oil from Cymbopogon flexuosus.
The essential oil from a lemon grass variety of Cymbopogon flexuosus was studied for its in vitro cytotoxicity against twelve human cancer cell lines. The in vivo anticancer activity of the oil wasExpand
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Phytochemical variability in commer- cial herbal products and preparations of Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha)
Withania somnifera (Hindi - Ashwagandha, English - winter cherry) is used in Ayurvedic formulations for a variety of health-promoting effects. Several mono- and poly-herbal products commerciallyExpand
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Summary. A simple, efficient, reliable and cost-effective method for isolation of total genomic DNA from both young and old leaves is described. The DNA obtained was free of any contaminatingExpand
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