Tzvetomira Tzanova

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Curcumin is the pigment of turmeric and has been reported as a signal transduction modulator and inhibitor of transcription factors, for example, NF-kappaB. In our article we found a concentration-dependent cytotoxic activity of curcumin in a panel of eight leukemic cell lines (SKW-3, CEM, U-937, HL-60, HL-60/Dox, K-562, LAMA-84, and AR-230). Additive to(More)
A new benzophenone O-glucoside neoannulatophenonoside (1) together with the known pinocembrin-7-O-glucoside were isolated from the aerial parts of Hyperium annulatum Moris (Guttiferae). The former was identified as 3',5',6-trihydroxy-4-methoxybenzophenone-2-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside by means of chemical and physical evidence. The cytoprotective effects of(More)
Complexes of lanthanum(III) with bis-coumarins: 3,3'-benzylidene-bis(4-hydroxy-2H-1-benzopyran-2-one) (H(2)L1) and bis(4-hydroxy-2-oxo-2H-chromen-3-yl)-(1H-pyrazol-3-yl)-methane (H(2)L2) were synthesized by reaction of lanthanum(III) salt and the ligands, in amounts equal to metal : ligand molar ratio of 1 : 2. The complexes were prepared by adding an(More)
Complexes of cerium (III) with bis-coumarins: 3,3'-benzylidene-bis(4-hydroxy-2H-1-benzopyran-2-one) and bis(4-hydroxy-2-oxo-2H-chromen-3-yl)-(1H-pyrazol-3-yl)-methane were synthesized by reaction of cerium (III) salt and the ligands, in amounts equal to metal/ligand molar ratio of 1:2. The complexes were prepared by adding an aqueous solution of cerium(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the potential of essential oil, as therapeutic molecule source, from olibanum of Boswellia papyrifera (Burseraceae), leafy stems of Cymbopogon schoenanthus (Poaceae) and Croton zambesicus (Euphorbiaceae) and rhizome of Cyperus rotundus (Cyperaceae) found in Sudan. Respective essential oil was evaluated for anti-proliferative,(More)
In this study, we isolated 15 endophytic fungi from five Sudanese medicinal plants. Each fungal endophytic strain was identified by sequencing of internal transcribed spacer (ITS) regions of rDNA. Ethyl acetate extracts were prepared from each endophyte cultivated in vitro and tested for their respective antibacterial activities and antiproliferative(More)
Considering that oxidative stress is strongly implicated in the toxicity of chemotherapy, much effort is focused on the research of diverse antioxidants as protective agents. An efficient synthesis of three novel benzophenones containing 1,3-thiazol moiety (6a-c) is described. Their antioxidant power was evaluated in vitro and in three cell lines (the(More)
Previously, we presented the chemical design of a promising series of antimalarial agents, 3-[substituted-benzyl]-menadiones, with potent in vitro and in vivo activities. Ongoing studies on the mode of action of antimalarial 3-[substituted-benzyl]-menadiones revealed that these agents disturb the redox balance of the parasitized erythrocyte by acting as(More)
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