Mahmoud H Assaf

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The effect of the butanol extract of Zizyphus spina-christi (L.), Willd (Rhamnaceae) leaves and its major saponin glycoside, christinin-A, on the serum glucose and insulin levels was studied in non-diabetic control, type-I (insulin-dependent) and type-II (non-insulin-dependent) diabetic rats. Pretreatment either with 100 mg/kg butanol extract or(More)
Five xanthone derivatives and one flavanol were isolated from the dichloromethane extract of Garcinia mangostana. Dichloromethane, ethyl acetate extract and the major xanthone (α-mangostin) were evaluated in vitro against erythrocytic schizonts of Plasmodium falciparum, intracellular amastigotes of Leishmania infantum and Trypanosoma cruzi and free(More)
An aqueous extract of mesocarps of the fruits of Balanites aegyptiaca exhibited a prominent antidiabetic activity by oral administration in streptozotocin induced diabetic mice. From one of the active fractions of this extract, two new steroidal saponins were isolated, and their structures were determined as 26-O-beta-D-glucopyranosyl-(25R)-furost-5-ene-3(More)
From the leaves of Cryptostegia grandiflora, four new cardiac glycosides oleandrigenin 3-O-beta-glucopyranosyl-(1-->4)-beta-cymaropyranosyl-(1-->4)-beta-digitoxopyranoside, cryptostigmin I, oleandrigenin 3-O-beta-glucopyranosyl-(1-->4)-alpha-rhamnopyranoside, cryptostigmin II, 16-propionylgitoxigenin 3-O-beta-glucopyranosyl-(1-->4)-alpha-rhamnopyranoside,(More)
From the aerial parts of Origanum syriacum, three new monoterpene glucosides thymoquinol 2,5-O-beta-diglucopyranoside (3), carvacrol 2-O-beta-glucopyranosyl-(1-->2)-beta-glucopyranoside (4) and p-menth-1-ene-3,4-diol 4-O-beta-glucopyranoside (5) together with two known monoterpene glucosides thymoquinol 2-O-beta-glucopyranoside (1), thymoquinol(More)
A 59-year-old man presented with the acute onset of paresthesias and pain in the left neck, face, and forehead. On subsequent investigation he was found to have a subadventitial type of carotid artery dissection, producing an ipsilateral Horner's syndrome with normal carotid angiography. MRI imaging of the neck structures, using fat saturation technique,(More)
In order to study the mechanism of action of AMP on the AV node conduction, 10 patients with re-entrant tachycardia including the AV node in the circuit (SVT) were studied. The mean age was 32.8 +/- 11.1. Tachycardia was induced by programmed atrial stimulation. Electrophysiological studies were made in all the cases. Intravenous injection of AMP suppressed(More)
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