Sabari Ghosal

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Chemotherapy is commonly used in the treatment of cancers. However, the mechanism of action of many of these agents is not well understood. We present the synthesis of a two-photon fluorophore (C625) and its biological application when chemically linked to a chemotherapeutic agent (AN-152). By using two-photon laser-scanning microscopy, the drug:fluorophore(More)
One new alkaloid amide, piperlongumide (1) [N-isobutyl-19-(3',4'-methylenedioxyphenyl)-2E,4E nonadecadienamide], and six known compounds with leishmanicidal activity against promastigotes and axenic amastigotes of Leishmania donovani were isolated from the n-hexane fraction of the fruits of Piper longum. The structure of 1 was elucidated by spectroscopic(More)
Visceral leishmaniasis or kala-azar is caused by the dimorphic parasite Leishmania donovani in the Indian subcontinent. Treatment options for kala-azar are currently inadequate due to various limitations. Currently, drug discovery for leishmaniases is oriented towards rational drug design; the aim is to identify specific inhibitors that target particular(More)
Bioassay-guided fractionation of the fruits of Piper longum afforded two new minor amides, piperlongimin A (2) [2E-N-isobutyl-hexadecenamide] and piperlongimin B (4) [2E-octadecenoylpiperidine] together with five known compounds with moderate cytotoxic activity. The structures were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic evidences. All these compounds(More)
Seven edible plants including three unexplored species of high altitude (Ladakh) region were screened for antioxidant activity by bioassay guided fractionation method. The objective of the study was to dereplicate the complex phytochemical matrix of a plant in reference to antioxidant activity in vitro. The screening result showed that ethylacetate fraction(More)
Chemical investigation of stem bark of Crataeva nurvala afforded 5,7-dimethoxy-3-phenyl-1-ethyl-1,4-dihydro-4-quinolone and a steroidal glycoside with unprecedented pentacyclic ring system named crataemine (1a) and crataenoside (2) respectively. The structures of the compounds were determined by spectroscopic analysis. A series of compounds with(More)
The chemical investigation of the bioactive nonpolar fractions of Tanacetum gracile afforded two flavonoid analogues namely, 5-hydroxy-3,6,7,3',4'-pentamethoxyflavone (1) and 5,4'-dihydroxy-3,6,7,3',4'-tetramethoxyflavone (2) which were identical to the previously reported artemetin and chrysosplenetin respectively. The structure of the compounds was(More)
BACKGROUND The ethnic population of Arunachal Pradesh uses a number of orchids as such, or in decoction for various ailments. Three untapped orchids namely, Rhynchostylis retusa, Tropidia curculioides and Satyrium nepalense, traditionally used in tuberculosis, asthma and cold stage of malaria in folk medicine, were selected for the present study. METHODS(More)
Orchis latifolia belonging to the family Orchidaceae is extensively used in traditional Indian medicine against a wide spectrum of ailments including dysentery, diarrhoea, chronic fever, wounds, burns, fractures and general weakness. The present study relates to the bioactive extracts from O. latifolia against multidrug resistant (MDR) bacteria and Candida(More)
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