Surath Kumar Mukherjee

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Hexane fraction of S. chirayita (250 mg/kg body wt.) induced significant fall in blood sugar and significant increase in plasma IRI simultaneously after single oral administration without influencing liver glycogen concentration in albino rats. On the other hand, daily administration for 28 days resulted in significant lowering of blood sugar and increase(More)
A xanthone was isolated from the hexane fraction of the Swertia chirayita plant and identified as 1,8-dihydroxy-3,5-dimethoxyxanthone (swerchirin). It has a very significant blood sugar lowering effect in fasted, fed, glucose loaded, and tolbutamide pretreated albino rat models. The ED50 for 40% blood sugar lowering in CF male albino rats (body weight(More)
Mechanism of blood sugar lowering by the crude/impure swerchirin (SWI) isolated from the hexane fraction of Swertia chirayita was investigated. Single oral administration of SWI (50 mg/kg, body wt) to fed CF rats induced about 60% (max.) fall in blood glucose by 7 hr post-treatment. This was associated with marked depletion of aldehyde-fuchsin stained(More)
Diltiazem, a calcium channel blocker, and a cardiovascular therapeutic agent offers significant protection to mice against lethal dose of ionizing radiation. Considering the potential efficacy of diltiazem as a radioprotector for human use, it was deemed necessary to investigate its influence on radiation-induced behavioural changes like nausea, vomiting,(More)
A novel phosphorous-containing antifungal antibiotic JU-2 was isolated from Streptomyces kanamyceticus M8. Quantitative chemical analysis shows the presence of two phenylalanines, two glucose, one linoleic acid, one crucic acid and one phosphonamide moiety per molcule of the antibiotic. JU-2 shows strong inhibitory activity against various pathogenic and(More)
Administration of alloxan (40 mg/kg i.v.) caused a marked decrease in the lipolytic and esterolytic activities of rat aorta. This effect was completely reversed when the diabetic rats were treated with low doses of insulin (2-3 U/die) for 3 days. The insulin-dependence of esterolysis and lipolysis in rat aorta and the role of hydrolases in atherogenesis in(More)
The impact of ozone on the immunity-impairing activity of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) was studied. Phagocytosis by rat peritoneal macrophages, which was found to be suppressed in the presence of AFB1, remained unimpaired when the applied AFB1 was pretreated with ozone (1.2 mg l-1) for 6 min at a flow rate of 40 ml min-1. Hence, application of ozone on(More)