K. V. Arunachalam

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SUMMARY To make information about protein interactive function easily accessible, we are mining the primary scientific literature for detailed data about protein interfaces. The Binding Interface Database (BID) organizes the vast amount of protein interaction information into tables, graphical contact maps and descriptive functional profiles. Currently data(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate Pothos scandens for the in vitro antioxidant and antipyretic activity. METHODS Preliminary phytochemicals, total phenolics and flavonoid contents were analyzed in leaf, stem and root samples. In vitro antioxidant activity was evaluated by different assays such as 2, 2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging, 2,(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Ficus amplissima commonly known as kal-itchchi have a long history of use in Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani herbal preparations in Indian traditional system of medicine. It has been used in folklore medicine for the treatment of diabetes. AIM The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of methanolic extract of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the antidiabetic effect of aqueous extract of Merremia tridentata (M. tridentata) root (MTRAE) in normal, glucose-loaded hyperglycemic and streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats. METHODS Oral administration of MTRAE at the doses of 50, 100 and 150 mg/kg was studied in normal, glucose-loaded and STZ-diabetic rats. The three(More)
This study investigated change in the chemical components and antioxidant activity of Ficus talboti fruit for the development of functional foods. Proximate compositions of crude protein, ash and fat were 23.28, 10.47 and 3.86% respectively. Macro-nutrient contents were found to be higher in the fruit when compared to micronutrients. The analysis also(More)
ETHNO PHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Ficus amplissima, commonly known as kal-itchchi, being used in folklore medicine, leaves juice is applied externally on old chronic wounds and the latex is applied on the wound. AIM There was no scientific evidence justifying the medicinal use of Ficus amplissima, therefore the present study was aimed at evaluation of(More)
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