Volume 6 (2019) - Issue 3, March
Cancer is the one of the leading cause of death worldwide. Even though many treatments exists in treating and controlling the progression of the deadly disease cancer, yet important inadequacy for development remain. Several undesired side effects occur when cancer is treated using chemotherapy. Therapies of Mother Earth, that utilizes bioactive products derived from a plant in treating cancer, ma...
EVALUATION OF THE IMMUNOMODULATORY EFFECT OF PIPLARTINE AND ITS DERIVATIVE ON PERITONEAL MACROPHAGES OF SWISS MICE INFECTED WITH LEISHMANIA AMAZONENSIS
Piplartine is an amide obtained from Piper tuberculatum, which is promising in antiparasitic tests. Therefore, it has been used as the basis for the synthesis of new molecules. This study was designed to analyze the immunomodulatory effect of piplartine (A) and its derivative (B), in-vitro, on macrophages infected with Leihmania amazonensis, as well as the production of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), n...
Ajuga chamaepitys (L.) Schreb, well-known as Camaepitiumor Ground Pine, is an annual herb typical of the Mediterranean area accounting several uses in the traditional medicine. In this study, the methanol extract of Ajuga chamaepitys (L.) Schreb was analyzed using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS), while the mass spectra of the compounds found in the extract were matched with the Nation...
Plants are a great source of medicines, which are useful in the treatment of various diseases. Today sophisticated modern research tools for evaluation of the plant drugs are available, but the microscopical evaluation method is one of the simplest and cheapest methods to start with for establishing the correct identity of the source materials. Ximenia americana of family Oleaceae have great medic...