Marius Stefan

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BACKGROUND The present study was designed to investigate the antibacterial activities of the methanol extracts of four Cameroonian edible plants, locally used to treat microbial infections, and their synergistic effects with antibiotics against a panel of twenty nine Gram-negative bacteria including Multi-drug resistant (MDR) phenotypes expressing active(More)
6-Hydroxy-l-nicotine (6HLN) is a nicotine metabolite resulted from nicotine degradation within Arthrobacter nicotinovorans with positive effects on spatial memory and oxidative stress damage. In the present study, the effects of 6HLN on spatial memory performance were assessed in scopolamine-treated rats. Scopolamine-induced memory impairments were(More)
Stimulation of the immune system has been found to enhance, impair, or have no effect on various memory tasks. In the present study, male Wistar rats received saline, lipopolysaccharide (LPS, 250μg/kg in saline, 7 consecutive days), intranigral 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA, 2μg/μl saline; 5μl/site) and intranigral 6-OHDA plus 7 consecutive days of LPS(More)
BACKGROUND Many edible plants are used in Cameroon since ancient time to control microbial infections. This study was designed at evaluating the antibacterial activities of the methanol extracts of ten Cameroonian vegetables against a panel of twenty nine Gram negative bacteria including multi-drug resistant (MDR) strains. METHODS The broth microdilution(More)
6-Hydroxy-l-nicotine (6HLN), a nicotine derivative from nicotine degradation by Arthrobacter nicotinovorans pAO1 strain was found to improve behavioral deficits and to reverse oxidative stress in the rat hippocampus. Rats were given CHL (10mg/kg, i.p.) were used as an Alzheimer's disease-like model. The nicotine (0.3mg/kg) and 6HLN (0.3mg/kg) were(More)
In this study the glandular hair morphology, chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oils from three Ocimum species have been investigated (Ocimum basilicum L. var. Genovese, O. gratissimum and O. tenuiflorum). The indumentum shows little variation among the investigated species with both glandular and non-glandular hairs presents.(More)
Male Wistar rats were subjected to chronic 6-hydroxy-l-nicotine treatment (6HLN, 0.3 mg/kg, i.p., seven consecutive days) and their memory performance was studied by means of Y-maze and radial arm-maze tasks. 6HLN significantly increased spontaneous alternations in Y-maze task and working memory in radial arm-maze task, suggesting effects on short-term(More)
A structure-activity relationship study concerning the antibacterial properties of several halogen-substituted tricyclic sulfur-containing flavonoids has been performed. The compounds have been synthesized by cyclocondensation of the corresponding 3-dithiocarbamic flavanones under acidic conditions. The influence of different halogen substituents on the(More)
The ROC (Receiver Operating Characteristics) curves are frequently used to measure the effectiveness of diagnostic biomarkers. A global measure of the ROC curve is the Youden index, the maximum difference between sensitivity and 1-specificity. The cut-point is the value for which the maximum is attained. In this paper we obtain the asymptotic distribution(More)
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