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Chemomodulating Effects of Flavonoids in Human Leukemia Cells
Flavonoids, a diverse class of polyphenolic compounds, are well known for their anticancer properties. Moreover, it is generally accepted that these plant secondary metabolites can also sensitize malignant cells to conventional chemotherapeutic drugs and could thus be considered as potential adjunct
Recent Advances in Phenanthroindolizidine and Phenanthroquinolizidine Derivatives with Anticancer Activities
Phenanthroindolizidine and phenanthroquinolizidine derivatives constitute a series of compounds that are being intensively studied as potential anticancer agents. Related natural products such as antofine and tylophorine alkaloids are well known for their high cytotoxic activity; however, their clin
Synthesis of Isoxazole Moiety Containing Thieno[2,3-d]pyrimidine Derivatives and Preliminarily in vitro Anticancer Activity (Part II)
21 new structures of isoxazole-moiety-containing thieno[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivatives(3a~3u) were synthesized for the first time and characterized using IR, 1H NMR, 13C NMR, ESI-MS and elemental analysis techniques. And then their in vitro anticancer activity against lung cancer A549, colorectal HCT1
Using Silica-titania Xerogels for Solid Phase Spectrophotometric Determination of Fluoride in Oral Hygiene Products
New materials - silica-titania xerogels modified with polyphenols (caffeic acid, catechol, and quercetin) or hydrogen peroxide - have been used for solid phase spectrophotometric determination of fluoride ions. The fast and simple method is based on the xerogel incorporated titanium(IV) complexes di
Design and Synthesis of Mannich bases as Benzimidazole Derivatives as Analgesic Agents
Mannich bases were selected for 2D QSAR study to derive meaningful relationship between the structural features and analgesic activity. Using the knowledge of important features a novel series was designed to obtain improved analgesic activity. A series of novel Mannich bases 1-(N-substituted amino)
Synthesis and characterization of a new retinoic acid ECPIRM as potential chemotherapeutic agent for human cutaneous squamous carcinoma
Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC) is one of the most common cancers worldwide, requiring effective therapeutic interventions. Retinoids are important chemopreventive and therapeutic agents for a variety of human cancers including CSCC. In this study we synthesized a novel retinoic derivative
Design, Synthesis, and Evaluation of Genistein Analogues as Anti-Cancer Agents
Genistein is a bioactive isoflavone derived from soybeans. The tie-in between the intake of genistein and the decreased incidence of some solid tumors (including prostate cancer) has been demonstrated by epidemiological studies. The potential of genistein in treating prostate cancer has also been di
Immunotherapeutic Impact of Toll-like Receptor Agonists in Breast Cancer
Onset of tumors in breast cancer is a multi-factorial event at different ages and ethnic populations. The conventional treatment strategy suggests use of anti-estrogen drugs and selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs). Although, this strategy has achieved significant success to prevent tumor
Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Polysaccharide Fraction of Curcuma longa Extract (NR-INF-02)
The aim of the study was to investigate the safety and anti-inflammatory effects of polysaccharide fraction (F1) of Curcuma longa extract (NR-INF-02) in classical rodent models of inflammation. F1 was evaluated for its acute oral toxicity and found to be safe upto 5000 mg/kg body weight in rats. The
Exploring Cancer Therapeutics with Natural Products from African Medicinal Plants, Part I: Xanthones, Quinones, Steroids, Coumarins, Phenolics and other Classes of Compounds
Cancer is known to be the second most common disease-related cause of death among humans. In drug discovery programs anti-cancer chemotherapy remains quite challenging due to issues related to resistance. Plants used in traditional medicine are known to contribute significantly within a large propor
Development of Montelukast Sodium Loaded Niosomal Carriers by Film Hydration Technique
The aim of this study was to develop and characterize montelukast sodium loaded niosomal drug carrier systems. The vesicles were prepared by film hydration technique using different surfactants. The optimized formulation was selected on the basis of results obtained from drug entrapment, morphology
Effects of CAP-regimen Chemotherapy on Blood Redox Status in Patients with Ovarian Cancer
Background: Ovarian cancer (OC) is the most lethal of gynecologic tumors because women generally present with advanced stage disease. Platinum-based chemotherapy play a pivotal role in OC treatment. The aim of the study was to assess the effects of CAP-regimen chemotherapy on blood redox status in p
Cytotoxic, Antiproliferative and Apoptotic Effects of New Benzimidazole Derivatives on A549 Lung Carcinoma and C6 Glioma Cell Lines
Benzimidazole ring is a versatile structure which has been extensively utilized in medicinal chemistry. Since we are working on 1,2-disubstutited benzimidazoles, we have reported new antitumor active derivatives. As a continuation to our previous work, we have synthesized a new series of 1-(2-aryl-2
Neddylation Pathway as a Novel Anti-cancer Target: Mechanistic Investigation and Therapeutic Implication
Protein neddylation, a newly characterized posttranslational modification that adds the ubiquitin-like molecule NEDD8 to substrates, modulates important biological processes, whereas dysfunction of neddylation may cause several serious diseases, such as cancer. Inhibition of neddylation pathway has

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