Mohamed S. Afifi

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A new oxygenated lanostane-type triterpene, named lucidumol C, together with six known compounds, was isolated from the chloroform extract of the fruiting bodies of Ganoderma lingzhi. Structures were established based on extensive spectroscopic and chemical studies. Potential cytotoxic activities of the isolated compounds were evaluated against human(More)
Lethally irradiated mice were infused with syngeneic, H-2 allogeneic, parental strain, or H-2 heterozygous bone marrow cells. They were injected daily with rabbit anti-mouse interferons (IFN)-alpha/beta or gamma or with IFN-alpha/beta. The growth of donor-derived cells was judged 5 days later by measuring splenic incorporation of 5-iodo-2'-deoxyuridine-125I(More)
Mice were irradiated and infused with BALB/c Friend virus-induced FLD-3 erythroleukemia cells. Growth of the cells was estimated by measuring splenic incorporation of 5-iodo-2'-deoxyuridine-125I 5 days after cell transfer. BALB/cJ and C3H mice were 'poor responders' in that FLD-3 cells grew well in their spleens, while mice of other strains were 'good(More)
An adenine derivative, 9-β-D-glucopyranosyl adenine, reported for the first time from a natural source, in addition to nine known compounds were isolated from the seeds of Coix lacryma-jobi. Their structures were elucidated based on extensive spectroscopic and chemical studies. The isolated compounds and the ethanol extract have been assayed for melanin(More)
Machaerium, in the family Fabaceae, predominantly is a genus of a Neotropical distribution of trees, shrubs, and lianas occurring from southern Mexico to Brazil and northern Argentina and as far as South America. Several Machaerium species are widely used in traditional medicine and are considered to have multiple medicinal properties. This review aims to(More)
A new acylated kaempferol glycoside, kaempferol 3-O-α-l-rhamnopyranosyl-(1 → 6)-O-[β-d-glucopyranosyl-(1 → 2)-4-O-acetyl-α-l-rhamnopyranosyl-(1 → 2)]-β-d-galactopyranoside, has been isolated from the leaves of Tipuana tipu (Benth.) Lillo growing in Egypt, along with three known flavonol glycosides, kaempferol 3-O-rutinoside, quercetin 3-O-rutinoside (rutin)(More)
A new iridoid gentiobioside (4, assigned the name phlomiside) was isolated from the leaves of Phlomis aurea growing in Egypt, in addition to auroside (1), lamiide (2), 8-epi-loganin (3), forsythoside B (5), quercetin-3-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside (6) and kaempferol-3-O-beta-D-glucopyranosyl-(1-6)-beta-D-glucopyranoside (7). Structures of these compounds were(More)