Utpal Kumar Karmakar

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The ability of TRAIL to selectively induce apoptosis in cancer cells while sparing normal cells makes it an attractive target for the development of new cancer therapy. In search of bioactive natural products for overcoming TRAIL-resistance from natural resources, we previously reported a number of active compounds. In our screening program on natural(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory and antidiarrheal activities of the ethanolic calyx extract of Hibiscus sabdariffa Linn. in mice. METHODS In the present study, the dried calyxes of H. sabdariffa were subjected to extraction with 95% ethanol and the extract was used to investigate the possible activities. Antinociceptive(More)
Mimusops elengi Linn. (Family: Sapotaceae) is a tree which is traditionally used against a number of diseases including ulcers, headache, dental diseases, wound and fever. In the present study crude methanolic extract of Mimusops elengi Linn. leaf was investigated for possible antioxidant, analgesic and cytotoxic activity. The extract exhibited(More)
OBJECTIVES Urinary tract infection is the second most common clinical indication for empirical antibiotic treatment in primary and secondary health care settings. The incidence of diabetes mellitus throughout the world is increasing strikingly and in the long run, it has some major effects on the genitourinary system which makes diabetic patients more(More)
CONTEXT Ageratum conyzoides Linn. (Asteraceae) is an annual herbaceous plant with a long history of traditional medicinal and agricultural uses; it is usually grown in the northeast part of Bangladesh. OBJECTIVE The ethanol extract of the plant leaves was evaluated for preliminary phytochemical screening with its antinociceptive and antioxidant(More)
One new alkyl sulfonic acid derivative, sulfotanone (1), and the known panosialin wA (2) were isolated from the methanolic extract of mycelium of Streptomyces sp. 11694. The structure of the new compound (1) was established by a combination of spectroscopic techniques, including HRESIMS, IR, 1D and 2D NMR measurements. Compound 1 (40 µM) in combination with(More)
BACKGROUND Toxicokinetics and recovery studies of dicamba dimethyl amine salt (DDAS) were conducted to obtain more information about its toxicity and tissue retention in farm animals. RESULTS The minimum oral toxic dose level of DDAS was determined as 1400 mg kg(-1) body weight. In the toxicokinetic study, blood DDAS concentration of 55.6 +/- 0.59 microg(More)
Two new phenazine derivatives, aotaphenazine (1) and 5,10-dihydrophencomycin (2), were isolated from the ethyl acetate extract of Streptomyces sp. IFM 11694. In addition, the known 1-phenazinecarboxylic acid (3), phencomycin (4) and 1,6-phenazinedicarboxylic acid (5) were identified. The structures of the isolated compounds (1-5) were characterized by(More)
Objective: In the present work, the leaves and stems of Kalanchoe pinnata Linn. (Family: Crassulaceae) have been investigated for screening phytochemicals, cytotoxicity and antibacterial activities. Materials and methods: Brine shrimp lethality (BSL) bioassay was used as a pre-screening method for cytotoxic effect. Ethanolic extract of the plant was tested(More)
Rocaglamides are bioactive natural compounds which have a cyclopenta[b]benzofuran core structure. The total synthesis of a reported natural product, 3'-hydroxymethylrocaglate (5), was achieved using [3 + 2] cycloaddition between 3-hydroxyflavone and methyl cinnamate. We also describe the synthesis of rocaglamide heterocycle derivatives and evaluate their(More)