Mohamed S. M. Afifi

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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)
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 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)
Further chemical investigation of the metabolites in the fruiting bodies of Ganoderma lingzhi resulted in isolation of eight triterpenes; two of them are new triterpene acid ethyl esters. Their structures were established based on spectroscopic studies and comparison with the known related compounds. The anticancer potential of the isolates were tested with(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)
A new phenylpropanoid glycoside, 2'-O-acetylpoliumoside, as well as two known compounds--acteoside and 2'-O-acetylacteoside--have been isolated from the aerial parts of Orobanche ramosa. The structures have been elucidated by spectroscopic methods and supported by chemical evidences.