Monrudee Sukma

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Antioxidative, skin protective activities, and cytotoxicity of three extracts (water, methanol, and hexane) from the fruit hull of mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana Linn. (Guttiferae)) and their phenolic constituents such as alpha-mangostin, epicatechin, and tannin, were evaluated. The amounts of alpha-mangostin, total flavonoid, and total tannin were(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the antioxidative and neuroprotective activities of various extracts from the fruit hull of mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana Linn., GM). MATERIALS AND METHODS Four extracts: water, 50% ethanol, 95% ethanol and ethyl acetate, were used. The antioxidative activity was evaluated using(More)
The mucoadhesive electrospun nanofibre mats were developed using chitosan (CS) and thiolated chitosan (CS-SH) as mucoadhesive polymers. Garcinia mangostana (GM) extract was incorporated into nanofibre mats. The antibacterial activity in the single and combined agents was evaluated against dental caries pathogens. The morphology of mats was observed using(More)
The objective of this study is to prepare the gamma-oryzanol-loaded liposomes and investigate their physicochemical properties and antioxidant activity intended for cosmetic applications. Liposomes, Composing phosphatidylCholine (PC) and Cholesterol (Chol), CHAPS or sodium taurocholate (NaTC) were prepared by sonication method. Gamma-oryzanol-loaded(More)
Wakan-yaku is a type of Japanese and Sino traditional, systematized medical care that has been practiced for hundreds of years. To search for novel intrinsic factors related to the action of antidepressants, we used Hochu-ekki-to (HET), a Wakan-yaku medicine with antidepressive effects. First, we verified the quality of the HET by three-dimensional(More)
The aim of this study was to prepare electrospun chitosan-based nanofiber mats and to incorporate the fruit hull of Garcinia mangostana (GM) extracts into the mats. Chitosan-ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid/polyvinyl alcohol (CS-EDTA/PVA) was selected as the polymers. The GM extracts with 1, 2 and 3 wt% α-mangostin were incorporated into the CS-EDTA/PVA(More)
AIM This study was conducted to evaluate the antibacterial activity of Garcinia mangostana (GM) extracts on oral pathogens. METHODS The 95% ethanol and 70% acetone extracts of the pericarp of GM was prepared and standardized by determining the amount of α-mangostin, total phenolic compounds and tannins. The antibacterial activity of GM extracts against(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY γ-Mangostin is a xanthone found in the fruit hulls of Garcinia mangostana L., which have long been used in Southeast Asia as a traditional medicine for the treatment of abdominal pain, dysentery, wound infections, fever and convulsions. Recent studies have revealed that γ-mangostin exhibits a variety of pharmacological activities, including(More)
We previously reported that NG108-15 cells contain intrinsic serotonin 2C receptor (5-HT2CR). The effects of imipramine, a 5-HT2CR antagonist, on cell growth, cell viability, and the 5-HT2CR mRNA level were investigated in this study. Repeated treatment with imipramine at concentrations of 1 - 10 microM for 5 days inhibited cell growth in a(More)
The present study determined the pharmacological profile of barakol, a major constituent of Cassia siamea Lamk., in rodent behavioral and neurochemical tests. Barakol reduced spontaneous locomotor activity, increased the number of sleeping animals and prolonged the thiopental-induced sleeping time, indicating a sedative effect. As for interactions between(More)