Sistla Ramakrishna

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The colorimetric method of evaluation of antioxidant activity by scavenging 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radical is with certain shortcomings like failure to indicate antioxidant activity of certain drugs and interference from color pigments of natural products. A specific HPLC method was developed for evaluating the DPPH free radical(More)
Arginine decarboxylase which makes its appearance in Lathyrus sativus seedlings after 24 h of seed germination reaches its highest level around 5-7 days, the cotyledons containing about 60% of the total activity in the seedlings at day 5. The cytosol enzyme was purified 977-fold from whole seedlings by steps involving manganese chloride treatment, ammonium(More)
Nitrendipine is an antihypertensive drug with poor oral bioavailability ranging from 10 to 20% due to the first pass metabolism. For improving the oral bioavailability of nitrendipine, nitrendipine loaded solid lipid nanoparticles have been developed using triglyceride (tripalmitin), monoglyceride (glyceryl monostearate) and wax (cetyl palmitate). Poloxamer(More)
Insulin stability during microencapsulation and subsequent release is essential for retaining its biological activity. The successful delivery of insulin relies on the proper selection of stabilizers in addition to other parameters. Attempts were made to address the problem with a few combination of stabilizers for maintaining the integrity of insulin(More)
Several biochemical parameters, including that of polyamine content, accompanying the growth of the cyanobacterium Anacystis nidulans were studied. At all stages of growth under autotrophic conditions, the organisms were found to be rich in spermidine and lacking in spermine, as is typical of procaryotic organisms. The cells were quite low in putrescine,(More)
A series of terphenyl based 4-aza-2,3-didehydropodophyllotoxin conjugates (8a-r) were synthesized by a straightforward one-step multicomponent synthesis that demonstrated anticancer activity against five human cancer cell lines (lung, colon, renal, prostate and cervical). All the tested compounds showed potent anticancer activity with IC50 values ranging(More)
There is increasing evidence that oxidative stress is implicated in pathogenesis of various diseases, including alcoholic liver injury. In the present study, we investigated the comparative protective effects of leaf, bark, root and root bark extracts of Soymida febrifuga (Roxb.) A. Juss. (Meliaceae) against ethanol induced oxidative damage in HepG2 cells.(More)
The phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3 K)/Akt/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling axis plays a central role in cell proliferation, growth and survival under physiological conditions. However, aberrant PI3 K/Akt/mTOR signaling has been implicated in many human cancers, including human triple negative breast cancer. Therefore, dual inhibitors of(More)
A series of chalcone-amidobenzothiazole conjugates (9a-k and 10a,b) have been synthesized and evaluated for their anticancer activity. All these compounds exhibited potent activity and the IC(50) of two potential compounds (9a and 9f) against different cancer cell lines are in the range of 0.85-3.3 μM. Flow cytometric analysis revealed that these compounds(More)
Surface solid dispersions using water-insoluble carriers like crospovidone, croscarmellose sodium, sodium starch glycolate, pre-gelatinized starch, potato starch and Avicel PH 101 were investigated to enhance the dissolution rate of the glimepiride, a poorly water insoluble drug. The effect of various carriers on dissolution profile was studied using(More)