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The aim of the current study was to investigate the oral antidiabetic activity of four structurally-related triterpenic acids: ursolic (RE-01), oleanolic (RE-02), moronic (RE-03) and morolic (RE-04) acids. STZ-nicotinamide diabetic rats were treated with these triterpenes (50 mg/kg) and the antidiabetic effects in acute experiment were determined. All(More)
The aim of the current study was to investigate the oral antidiabetic activity of six structurally related flavonoids: flavone (1), 3-hydroxyflavone (2), 6-hydroxyflavone (3), 7-hydroxyflavone (4), chrysin (5) and quercetin (6). Normoglycemic and STZ-nicotinamide diabetic rats were treated with these flavonoids (50 mg/kg) and the hypoglycemic and(More)
AIM The present investigation was designed to determine the in vivo antidiabetic effect of naringenin (NG) in normoglycaemic and diabetic rat models through blood glucose (GLU) measurements following acute and subchronic time periods. Possible modes of action of NG were investigated and its acute toxicity determined. METHODS Normoglycaemic and(More)
We synthesized four 5-nitrothiazole (1-4) and four 6-nitrobenzothiazole acetamides (5-8) using an easy two step synthetic route. All compounds were tested in vitro against amitochondriate parasites Giardia intestinalis and Trichomonas vaginalis, showing excellent antiprotozoal effects. IC₅₀'s of the most potent compounds range from nanomolar to low(More)
Tournefortia hartwegiana is a Mexican medicinal plant that is used for the treatment of diabetes, diarrhea and kidney pain. In a previous investigation, the methanolic extract of Tournefortia hartwegiana (METh) showed significant hypoglycemic and anti-diabetic properties on normoglycemic and alloxanized rats. In this context, the purpose of the present(More)
The purpose of the present investigation was to assess the pharmacological properties of Tournefortia hartwegiana Steud (Boraginaceae), used in traditional medicine for the treatment of diabetes, diarrhea and kidney pain in Morelos, Mexico. Administration of methanol extract from aerial parts of Tournefortia hartwegiana (310 mg/kg body weight/day) for 10(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Medicinal plants are an important source of antitumor compounds. This study evaluated the acute toxicity in vitro and in vivo, as well as the cytotoxic, antitumor and immunomodulatory effects of ethanolic extracts of Justicia spicigera leaves (JSE). MATERIALS AND METHODS The in vitro and in vivo toxicity of JSE was evaluated(More)
Cochlospermum vitifolium (Willd.) Sprengel is a Mexican medicinal plant that is used in the folk medicine for the treatment of hypertension, diabetes, hepatitis and related diseases. The purpose of the present study was to assess the pharmacological properties of different extracts from Cochlospermum vitifolium bark as potential agent for the treatment of(More)
The 2-arylsulfonylaminobenzothiazole derivatives 1-27 were prepared using a one step reaction. The in vitro inhibitory activity of the compounds against protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP-1B) was evaluated. Compounds 4 and 16 are rapid reversible (mixed-type) inhibitors of PTP-1B with IC(50) values in the low micromolar range. The most active compounds (4(More)
N-(6-Substituted-1,3-benzothiazol-2-yl)benzenesulfonamide derivatives 1-8 were synthesized and evaluated for their in vivo antidiabetic activity in a non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus rat model. Several compounds synthesized showed significant lowering of plasma glucose level in this model. As a possible mode of action, the compounds were in vitro(More)