Rabiya Majeed

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The essential oil of different parts of Senecio graciliflorus DC was obtained by hydrodistillation and analysed by GC-FID and GC-MS for the first time. A total of 17, 20, 19 and 17 constituents were identified comprising 99.90, 95.50, 98.93 and 95.96% of the essential oil of flower, leaf, stem and root parts of Senecio graciliflorus respectively.(More)
Cancer is a pathologic condition that involves genetic and epigenetic events culminating in neoplastic transformation. Alteration in epigenetic events that regulate the transcriptional activity of genes associated with various signaling pathways can influence multiple stages of tumorigenesis. In cancer cells, an imbalance often exists between histone acetyl(More)
Regio-/stereoselective Michael addition to ring A of withaferin-A was performed using an optimized reaction procedure to synthesise a library of 2,3-dihydro,3-β-substituted withaferin-A derivatives. The analogues thus obtained were evaluated for in vitro cytotoxicity against various human cancer cell lines. 3-Azido analogue exhibited 35-fold increase(More)
Cancer is a diverse class of diseases which differ widely in their cause and biology. The aberrant behavior of cancer reflects up regulation of certain oncogenic signaling pathways that promote proliferation, inhibit apoptosis, and enable the cancer to spread and evoke angiogenesis. Phosphoinositide-3-kinase(PI3K)/Akt/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR)(More)
Cytotoxic agents from nature are presently the mainstay of anticancer chemotherapy, and the need to reinforce the arsenal of anticancer agents is highly desired. Chemical transformation studies carried out on betulinic acid, through concise 1,2,3-triazole synthesis via click chemistry approach at C-3position in ring A have been evaluated for their cytotoxic(More)
The objective of the current study was to evaluate the methanolic root extract of Gentiana kurroo for antioxidant and antiproliferative activities as well as to study the effect of the extract on the induction of apoptosis in human pancreatic cancer cell line (MiaPaCa-2). The extract exerted significant antioxidant activity as verified by DPPH, hydroxyl(More)
A series of ursolic acid-1-phenyl-1H-[1,2,3]triazol-4-ylmethylester congeners have been designed and synthesized in an attempt to develop potent antitumor agents. A regioselective approach using Huisgen 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reaction of ursolic acid-alkyne derivative with various aromatic azides was employed to target an array of triazolyl derivatives(More)
The use of natural products with therapeutic properties is as ancient as human civilization and for a long time mineral, plant and animal products were the main sources of drugs. Worldwide sales of medicinal plants, crude extracts and finished products amounted to US$15 billion in 1999 and it increased to $23 billion in 2002. More interestingly, the(More)
BACKGROUND Proteases play a regulatory role in a variety of pathologies including cancer, pancreatitis, thromboembolic disorders, viral infections and many others. One of the possible strategies to combat these pathologies seems to be the use of protease inhibitors. LC-pi I, II, III and IV (Lavatera cashmerian-protease inhibitors) have been found in vitro(More)
In spite of the Betulinic acid (BA) being recognized as anticancerous source; its further use in clinical development is greatly hampered because of its poor pharmacokinetic properties. To circumvent these limitations, we synthesized a PI3K target based library of 18 triazole based derivatives and we identified a C-3 cyano analog of betulinic acid (CBA)(More)