Jawed Akhtar Siddiqui

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FAS expression was generally low in 30 of 31 cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) cases (mycosis fungoides/Sezary syndrome, SS) as well as in 5 of 6 large plaque parapsoriasis cases (a CTCL precursor). To investigate this phenomenon, we explored FAS transcript levels, cell-surface FAS protein expression and susceptibility to FAS-mediated apoptosis in four CTCL(More)
We recently reported that extracts made from the stem bark of Ulmus wallichiana promoted peak bone mass achievement in growing rats and preserved trabecular bone mass and cortical bone strength in ovariectomized (OVX) rats. Further, 6-C-β-D-glucopyranosyl-(2S,3S)-(+)-3',4',5,7-tetrahydroxyflavanol (GTDF), a novel flavonol-C-glucoside isolated from the(More)
Kaempferol (K), a flavonol, is known to have anti-osteoclastogenic effect. We here show that K, from 0.2 to 5.0 microM, increased mineralized nodules in rat primary osteoblasts. K also significantly attenuated adipocyte formation from bone marrow cells (BMCs). A single oral dose of 1 mg/kg body weight of K in Sprague-Dawley (180-200 g) rats resulted in a(More)
A series of (2E,2'E)-1,1'-(3-hydroxy-5-methylbiphenyl-2,6-diyl)-bis(3-pheylprop-2-ene-1-ones (5-33) were prepared by the reaction of 1,3-diacetyl biphenyls (1-4) with different aldehydes in presence of catalytic amount of solid KOH in ethanol in excellent yields. The compounds were evaluated for anticancer activity against human breast cancer MCF-7(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Wrightia tomentosa Roem. & Schult. (Apocynaceae) is known in the traditional medicine for anti-cancer activity along with other broad indications like snake and scorpion bites, renal complications, menstrual disorders etc. However, the anti-cancer activity of this plant or its constituents has never been studied systematically(More)
Chromogranin A knockout (Chga-KO) mice exhibit enhanced insulin sensitivity despite obesity. Here, we probed the role of the chromogranin A-derived peptide pancreastatin (PST: CHGA(273-301)) by investigating the effect of diet-induced obesity (DIO) on insulin sensitivity of these mice. We found that on a high-fat diet (HFD), Chga-KO mice (KO-DIO) remain(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to determine the skeletal effects of total ethanolic extract (TEE) and its butanolic fraction (BF) from the stem-bark of Ulmus wallichiana, which is rich in C-glycosylated flavonoids, in growing rats (for peak bone [PB] achievement) and in ovariectomized (OVx) rats (for menopausal bone loss). METHODS TEE (750 mg kg(-1) d(-1))(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Elephantopus mollis, Spilanthes africana, Urena lobata, Momordica multiflora, Asystasia gangetica and Brillantaisia ovariensis are used in Cameroonian traditional medicine for the treatment of bone diseases and fracture repair. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of ethanolic extracts of six Cameroonian medicinal(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the skeletal effect of quercetin-6-C-β-D-glucopyranoside (QCG) isolated from the extract of Ulmus wallichiana and compare this effect with quercetin (Q) in a rat model of postmenopausal bone loss. METHODS Murine bone marrow cells were used to study the effect of QCG or Q on osteoclast differentiation. QCG(More)
(2S,3S)-Aromadendrin-6-C-β-d-glucopyranoside (AG) is a novel flavonol isolated from the extract of Ulmus wallichiana (Himalayan Elm). Extract of U. wallichiana is used as a traditional medicine for rapid fracture repair in India. We characterized the mechanism of action of AG in mouse bone cells by investigating its effect on the precursors of osteoblasts,(More)