Sanjeev Meena

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The anticancer potential of Xylopia aethiopica fruit extract (XAFE), and the mechanism of cell death it elicits, was investigated in various cell lines. Treatment with XAFE led to a dose-dependent growth inhibition in most cell lines, with selective cytotoxicity towards cancer cells and particularly the human cervical cancer cell line C-33A. In this study,(More)
Although tumor heterogeneity is widely accepted, the existence of cancer stem cells (CSCs) and their proposed role in tumor maintenance has always been challenged and remains a matter of debate. Recently, a path-breaking chapter was added to this saga when three independent groups reported the in vivo existence of CSCs in brain, skin and intestinal tumors(More)
Our study demonstrates that staurosporine (STS), a protein kinase inhibitor from Streptomyces sp., induces apoptosis in human papillomavirus positive oral carcinoma cells (KB) in a dose dependent manner. Growth inhibition studies revealed an IC(50) value of approximately 100 nM. STS induced marked nuclear fragmentation and inter-nucleosomal cleavage(More)
Major challenges for current therapeutic strategies against breast cancer are associated with drug-induced toxicities. Considering the immense potential of bioactive phytochemicals to deliver non-toxic, efficient anti-cancer therapeutics, we performed bio-guided fractionation of Eclipta alba extract and discovered that particularly the chloroform fraction(More)
A series of novel β-carboline based chalcones was synthesized and evaluated for their cytotoxic activity against a panel of human cancer cell lines. Among them we found that two of the compounds 7c and 7d, showed marked anti-proliferative activity in a panel of solid tumor cell lines with highest effect in breast cancer. The compounds 7c and 7d showed an(More)
A series of tetrahydro-beta-carbolines and 1,3,5-triazine hybrids have been synthesized and evaluated for their cytotoxicity against a panel of eight human cancer cell lines and normal human fibroblasts (NIH3T3). It led us to discovery of racemic compounds 69, 71 and 75, which are selectively cytotoxic towards KB (oral cancer) cell line with IC50 values of(More)
Human DNA ligases are enzymes that are indispensable for DNA replication and repair processes. Among the three human ligases, ligase I is attributed to the ligation of thousands of Okazaki fragments that are formed during lagging strand synthesis during DNA replication. Blocking ligation therefore can lead to the accumulation of thousands of single strands(More)
The rhizome of Hedychium spicatum has been widely used in traditional medicines. The present study deals with the evaluation of the cytotoxic potential of rhizome essential oils from four different regions of the Western Himalaya (India) along with comparative correlation analysis to characterise the bioactive cytotoxic component. The essential oils were(More)
A series of 2-(pyrimidin-2-yl)-1-phenyl-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-1H-beta-carboline derivatives has been synthesized and evaluated for antileishmanial activity against Leishmania donovani. Compound 8 exhibited best antileishmanial activity with IC(50) value of 1.93 microg/ml against amastigotes, high selectivity index, and was more active than reference drugs(More)
Betula utilis, also known as Himalayan silver birch has been used as a traditional medicine for many health ailments like inflammatation, HIV, renal and bladder disorders as well as many cancers from ages. Here, we performed bio-guided fractionation of Betula utilis Bark (BUB), in which it was extracted in methanol and fractionated with hexane, ethyl(More)