Sawsan Abuhamdah

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Both Melissa officinalis (Mo) and Lavandula angustifolia (La) essential oils have putative anti-agitation properties in humans, indicating common components with a depressant action in the central nervous system. A dual radioligand binding and electrophysiological study, focusing on a range of ligand-gated ion channels, was performed with a chemically(More)
A dual radioligand binding and electrophysiological study, focusing on a range of ligand-gated ion channels, was performed with a chemically-validated essential oil derived from Melissa officinalis (MO), which has shown clinical benefit in treating agitation. MO inhibited binding of [35S] t-butylbicyclophosphorothionate (TBPS) to the rat forebrain(More)
Inhibition of the enzyme acetylcholinesterase (AChE) has been shown to alleviate neurodegenerative diseases prompting several attempts to discover and optimize new AChE inhibitors. In this direction, we explored the pharmacophoric space of 85 AChE inhibitors to identify high quality pharmacophores. Subsequently, we implemented genetic algorithm-based(More)
OBJECTIVES The Jordanian 'Melissa', (Aloysia citrodora) has been poorly studied both pharmacologically and in the clinic. Essential oils (EO) derived from leaves of A. citrodora were obtained by hydrodistillation, analysed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and were investigated for a range of neurobiological and pharmacological properties, as(More)
In continuation of our investigation of flavonol glycoside distribution in Algerian medicinal plants [1–12], we report here our study on the aerial parts of Thapsia garganica L. (Apiaceae) [13]. This is the first time that flavonoids are isolated from this species from which the roots are traditionally used to treat rheumatism [14]. The aerial parts of(More)
The positive impact of acetylcholinesterase enzyme inhibitors on neurodegenerative diseases impelled continuous attempts to discover and optimize new acetylcholinesterase enzyme inhibitors. The combined recent interest inacetylcholinesterase enzyme inhibitors, together with known shortages of docking and docking validation methods prompted us to use our new(More)
Caloporoside is a natural active fungal metabolite, which was isolated from Caloporous dichrous and was described to exhibit antibacterial, antifungal and phospholipase C inhibitory activity. We have previously reported evidence that related beta-linked compounds, lactose and octyl-beta-d-mannoside, bind and functionally modulate rodent GABA(A) receptors,(More)
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