Santosh Kumar Guru

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In this study, we for the first time explored the cellular and molecular mechanism of anticancer properties of fascaplysin, a marine sponge-derived alkaloid. Our study demonstrated that fascaplysin induced a cooperative interaction between apoptotic and autophagic pathways to induce cytotoxicity in HL-60 cells. Fascaplysin treatment not only activated(More)
Angiogenesis has a key role in the tumor progression and metastasis; targeting endothelial cell proliferation has emerged as a promising therapeutic strategy for the prevention of cancer. Previous studies have revealed a complex association between the process of angiogenesis and autophagy and its outcome on tumorigenesis. Autophagy, also known as type-II(More)
BACKGROUND The use of edible plants is an integral part of dietary behavior in the West region of Cameroon. Dorstenia psilurus (Moraceae) is widely used as spice and as medicinal plant for the treatment of several diseases in Cameroon. The aim of this study is to investigate the cytotoxic and apoptotic potential of methanol extract of D. psilurus in human(More)
BACKGROUND In Cameroon, the use of edible plants is an integral part of dietary behavior. However, evidence of the antimicrobial as well as the cytotoxic effects of many of them has not been investigated. In the present study, aqueous and methanol extracts from barks, seeds, leaves and roots of three Cameroonian edible plants namely Garcina lucida, Fagara(More)
Thiazolo[5,4-d]pyrimidines are important class of heterocyclic compounds possessing diverse range of biological activities. Herein, we report an efficient synthesis of thiazolo[5,4-d]pyrimidines using recyclable KF/alumina catalyst. The reaction of 4,6-dichloro-5-aminopyrimidine with isothiocyanates in presence of 20 mol% KF/alumina produced(More)
Docetaxel has always attracted the researchers owing to its promises and challenges. Despite marked efficacy, concerns like poor aqueous solubility, lower bioavailability, poor tissue penetration and dose related side-effects offer further scope of research on docetaxel. The present study aims to explore the potential of C60-fullerenes in the delivery of(More)
We have isolated an essential oil from Monarda citriodora (MC) and characterized its 22 chemical constituents with thymol (82%), carvacrol (4.82%), β-myrcene (3.45%), terpinen-4-ol (2.78%) and p-cymene (1.53%) representing the major constituents. We have reported for the first time the chemotherapeutic potential of MC in human promyelocytic leukemia HL-60(More)
The present study was designed to investigate the antimicrobial activity and the cytotoxicity of the methanol extract (PLA) as well as fractions (PLA1-4) and compounds [cardamomin (1), (±)-polygohomoisoflavanone (2), (S)-(-)-pinostrobin (3), 2',4'-dihydroxy-3',6'-dimethoxychalcone (4), (2S)-(-)-5-hydroxy-6,7-dimethoxyflavanone (5), and(More)
A pentacyclic triterpenediol (TPD) from Boswellia serrata has significant cytotoxic and apoptotic potential in a large number of human cancer cell lines. To enhance its anticancer potential, it was successfully formulated into solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) by the microemulsion method with 75% drug entrapment efficiency. SEM and TEM studies indicated that(More)
In an attempt to arrive at more potent cytotoxic agent than the bioactive natural product betulinic acid, influence of small structural modifications of its 1, 2, 3 triazole derivatives tethered at C-28 and both C3, C-28 using click chemistry approach has been studied. The chemically characterized triazoles have been screened for in vitro cytotoxicity(More)