Mahmood Ameen Abdullah

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Morinda elliptica (Rubiaceae) cell suspension cultures were established in shake flask system for the production of anthraquinones. The optimized medium formulation for cell growth and anthraquinone production is proposed. Murashige and Skoog's basal medium (MS) was found to be the best medium, used in combination with 0.5 mg l-1 NAA and 0.5 mg l-1 kinetin.(More)
The effects of medium strategies [maintenance (M), intermediary (G), and production (P) medium] on cell growth, anthraquinone (AQ) production, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) level, lipid peroxidation, and antioxidant vitamins in Morinda elliptica cell suspension cultures were investigated. These were compared with third-stage leaf and 1-month-old callus culture.(More)
The compound dichlorido-copper(II)-4-(2-5-bromobenzylideneamino)ethyl) piperazin-1-ium phenolate (CuLBS) was synthesized, characterized and screened for acute toxicity and protective activity against ethanol-induced gastric mucosal injury in rats. Gross microscopic lesions, biochemical and immunological parameters and histochemcial staining of glycogen(More)
Goldfish testes were incubated with [3H]17-hydroxyprogesterone in the presence of 0 to 100 micrograms/ml of unlabeled substrate and metabolites examined by thin-layer and high performance liquid chromatography. Conjugated steroids, predominantly sulfates, accounted for 50% of recovered activity with radiolabeled substrate alone, but percentage yields(More)
In the Indian system of traditional medicine (Ayurveda) it is recommended to consume Ipomoea aquatica to mitigate disorders like jaundice. In this study, the protective effects of ethanol extract of I. aquatica against liver damage were evaluated in thioacetamide (TAA)-induced chronic hepatotoxicity in rats. There was no sign of toxicity in the acute(More)
Ovaries of mature goldfish (Carassius auratus) were incubated with 17-[3H]hydroxyprogesterone and 0, 0.01, 0.1, 1, 10, and 100 micrograms/ml 17-hydroxyprogesterone (17P). The major products were quantified after separation by thin-layer and high-performance chromatography. The results show that substrate concentration markedly affects the pattern of(More)
Some novel Schiff bases derived from 1-(2-ketoiminoethyl)piperazines were synthesized and characterized by mass spectroscopy, FTIR, UV-Visible, 1H and 13C-NMR. The compounds were tested for inhibitory activities on human acetylcholinesterase (hAChE), antioxidant activities, acute oral toxicity and further studied by molecular modeling techniques. The study(More)
The present study was performed to evaluate the gastroprotective activity of Schiff base ligand derived from the condensation reaction of tryptamine (an indole derivative) and 5-nitrosalicylaldehyde (TNS) and its nickel (II) complex against ethanol-induced gastric ulcer in rats. The compounds were orally administered with low (30 mg/kg) and high (60 mg/kg)(More)
A new hydrazide Shiff base ligand GHL1 (5-bromo-2-hydroxybezylidene)-3,4,5trihydroxybenzohydrazide) was prepared by refluxing of trihydroxybenzhydrazide with an ethanolic of 5-bromo2-hydroxybenzaldehyde. The ligand reacted with Ni(II), Cu(II), Zn(II) and Cd(II) (acetate salts). All the complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, molar conductivity,(More)
Strategies to overcome foaming and wall-growth during the cultivation of Morinda elliptica (Rubiaceae) cell suspension cultures in a stirred-tank bioreactor are described. Of all the strategies applied, only bubble-free aeration was successful in eliminating foaming by 100%. Despite the foaming effect of around 40% in G medium strategy with 0.012% (v/v)(More)
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