Suman Preet Singh Khanuja

Learn More
Anopheles stephensi (Liston) is a well-known vector of malarial parasite in tropical countries. The developing trend of resistance in mosquitoes toward synthetic mosquitocidal agents makes their management extremely difficult. Effectiveness of essential oils with aroma therapeutic values seems to be an emerging tool to combat this vector. Piperitenone oxide(More)
Demethoxycurcumin, isolated from the rhizomes of Curcuma longa, was found to possess antitubercular activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis H (37)Rv strain at 200 microg/mL. Derivatisation of this active principle yielded a potent agent 6, exhibiting considerable activity with a minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) value of 7.8 microg/mL. H(More)
A protocol for induction and establishment of Agrobacterium rhizogenes-mediated hairy root cultures of Picrorhiza kurroa was developed through optimization of the explant type and the most suitable bacterial strain. The infection of leaf explants with the LBA9402 strain resulted in the emergence of hairy roots at 66.7% relative transformation frequency.(More)
Cholic and deoxycholic acid amides 10-17 have been synthesised from (1R,2R)-1-phenyl-2-amino-1,3-propanediol 2, (1S,2S)-1-phenyl-2-amino-1,3-propanediol 4, (1R,2R)-1-para-nitrophenyl-2-amino-1,3-propanediol 3, (1S,2S)-1-para-nitrophenyl-2-amino-1,3-propanediol 5. Amide 12 derived from N-succinimidyl ester 9 of deoxycholic acid and(More)
d-Limonene was investigated for contact and fumigant toxicity, ovicidal effects, oviposition-deterrent, development inhibition, and feeding-deterrent activities against three stored-product beetles (Coleoptera): lesser grain borer, Rhyzopertha dominica (F.); rice weevil, Sitophilus oryzae (L.); and red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum (Herbst). Contact and(More)
The trade in Phyllanthus material as bulk herb is rampant and mainly involves herbaceous species such as Phyllanthus amarus, P. fraternus, P . debilis and P. urinaria. These species are very important in herbal medicines and have varied activities. In India these species grow sympatrically and there are chances of deliberate or ignorant adulteration of(More)
Absolute configuration of taxiresinol 1, a lignan from the heartwood of Taxus wallichiana has been determined as 8R, 8'R, and 7'R with the help of chemical correlation method and X-ray crystallography. The anticancer activity of taxiresinol 1 and other two lignans 2, 3 were also studied. Taxiresinol 1 showed notable anticancer activity in the in vitro(More)
The needles of Taxus wallichiana gave a taxoid 1-hydroxy- 2-deacetoxy-5-decinnamoyl-taxinine j, whose structure has been established by spectroscopic data and confirmed by X-ray crystallography. The taxoid possesses significant cytotoxic and immunomodulatory activity.
Chronic ethanol consumption is a medical problem with important socio-economic repercussions worldwide. Its chronic consumption enhances the oxidative damage to neurons and resulting in cell death. In this study we evaluated the protective effect of Ocimum sanctum on ethanol-induced oxidative stress in swiss albino mice brain. Mice were divided into groups(More)
The effects of a 90-day oral administration of water and alcohol extracts of dried calyx of Hibiscus sabdariffa were evaluated in albino rats. Haematological, biochemical and histopathological changes were monitored every 30 days.The death of the animals was preceded by a severe loss in weight, accompanied with diarrhoea in animals on the 2000 mg/kg dose.(More)