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PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF AEGLE MARMELOS: A MINI REVIEW

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ABOUT AUTHORS:
Sampat Kumar Kundu1, Shatabisha Bhattacharjee1, *Kuntal Pal2
1 Gurunanak Institute of Pharmaceutical Science & Technology, Sodepur, West Bengal, India
2 Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Rajiv Gandhi South Campus, Banaras Hindu University, Barkachha, Mirzapur
kuntalpal20@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
Ayurvedic plants have shown their effects on various kind of diseases. Those properties of the plants are sublimed in some molecules in the plants, which can be extracted out by performing various kind of processes (eg. Soxhlation, Percolation). Many plants which are used by the human being in daily life, also have some effects in curing some disease conditions. Likewise in our current review Aegle marmelos (Beal) have Antidiarrhoeal, Antidiabetic activities etc. Many Pharmacological Activities have been revealed & organized in this review article, but there have a wide scope of research to perform on this plant.


USE OF THE LIQUISOLID TECHNIQUE FOR IMPROVEMENT OF THE SOLUBILITY AND DISSOLUTION OF CLOZAPINE

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ABOUT AUTHORS:
Gadhavi Aakash Vijaykumar*, Jaimin Kapadiya, Jitendra Patel, UM Upadhyay
Department of Pharmaceutics,
Sigma Institute of Pharmacy, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
*aakashgadhaviaks3377@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
The aim of the present work was to enhancement of Solubility and Dissolution of Clozapine using liquisolid technique. This work aimed to study the effect of different liquid vehicles on release characteristics of Clozapine. For liquisolid technique, different amount of liquid and ratio of carrier to coating material were employed. Avicel PH 102 and Aerosil 200 were used as carrier and coating material respectively and sodium starch glycolate (5%) was used as superdisintegrant. The empirical method as introduced by Spireas and Bolton 1999 was applied strictly to calculate amount of carrier and coating materials required to prepare liquisolid tablet. Quality control test like uniformity of tablet weight, uniformity of drug content, hardness, friability test, disintegration test and in-vitro dissolution tests were performed to evaluate the each batch of prepared tablets. In vitro drug dissolution profile of the liquisolid formulation were studied and compared with the Directly Compressed tablet of Clozapine in 0.1N HCL. Stability study was carried out to evaluate the stability of the tablet under humid condition. It was found to be that the optimized liquisolid tablet has high dissolution efficiency (80.44%) and lower mean dissolution time (MDT).From present study it can be concluded that liquisolid technique shows better improvement in solubility and dissolution of Clozapine than the pure drug.


PRELIMINARY PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF METHANOL EXTRACT OF CROTALARIA BURHIA

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ABOUT AUTHOR:
Balram Soni*
Psychiatric Centre, S.M.S. Medical College,
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
*brpharma@rediffmail.com

ABSTRACT
Methanol, chloroform, petroleum ether and aqueous extract of Crotalaria burhia (whole plant) were investigated for their antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus using cup plate agar diffusion method. The 4 extracts tested, the methanol extract presented the best results. Various investigations like physicochemical standards, preliminary phytochemical screening of the plant was carried out, and the salient qualitative parameters were reported. The present paper deals with the investigation of various photochemical present in various extract and in vitro antibacterial activity. It is concluded that the plant studied may be a source of antibacterial agent.


EFFECT OF HYDROALCOHOLIC EXTRACT OF MIMOSA PUDICA LINN. WITH IMIPRAMINE AND FLUOXETINE ON RESERPINE-INDUCED BEHAVIOURAL DESPAIR IN RATS

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ABOUT AUTHORS:
Mayuri Lawar1, Varsha Shende1*, Suvarna Ingle2, Monali Sanghvi1, Naeem Hamdulay1
1Department of Pharmacology, Sinhgad College of Pharmacy, Post-Graduate Research Department, Off Sinhgad road, Vadgaon (Bk), Pune, Maharashtra, India.  
2Department of Pharmacology, Indira College of Pharmacy, New Pune Mumbai Highway, Tathwade, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
*shende.varsha@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
Depression and related mood disorders are among the world’s greatest public health problems. Mimosa pudica L. (MP), a creeping perennial herb exhibits analgesic, anxiolytic, diuretic, antiasthmatic, hepatoprotective activities. Although, previous study reveal antidepressant like effects of aqueous extract of MP at behavioral levels, but antidepressant like effects of hydroalcoholic extract of Mimosa pudica L. (HEMP) and its combinational effect with standard antidepressant drugs at behavioral and biochemical level is not scientifically evaluated. Hence, the present investigation evaluates the antidepressant activity of HEMP and its interaction with fluoxetine and imipramine in reserpine-induced behavioural despair in rats and the potential mechanism involved in HEMP action. HEMP at doses 50, 100 and 200 mg/kg p.o., fluoxetine at 5 & 20mg/kg p.o., imipramine at 5 & 15mg/kg p.o. and reserpine 6mg/kg i.p. were administered to different groups of rat (n=6). After reserpine treatment, rats were subjected to forced swimming test followed by assessment of locomotor activity. Rats were sacrificed after behavioural study for estimation of serotonin, monoamine oxidase (MAO) levels in rat brain. Results demonstrate that combination of subeffective doses of HEMP, fluoxetine and imipramine reduced the duration of immobility in forced swimming test, increased serotonin and decreased MAO-A and MAO-B enzyme levels in reserpine treated rats. These findings suggest that combination of HEMP with standard drugs in subeffective doses can exert potential antidepressant like effect through modulation of brain serotonergic system and MAO inhibition.


CHEMISTRY ON PLANT GROWTH REGULATORS: AN OVERVIEW

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ABOUT AUTHORS:
Donthineni Kalyan*1, V. Sravanthi2, Mayure vijay kumar2
1Department of pharmaceutical Chemistry, Vikas College of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
2Department of pharmaceutical chemistry, Maheshwara College of Pharmacy
Rayanigudem -508 376.
Suryapet, Nalgonda District. Andhra Pradesh. INDIA
*kalyandonthineni@gmail.com

ABSTRACT:
A natural substance that acts to control plant activities are Plant growth regulators and often called phytohormones to regulate growth, development and responses to stimuli. Which includes hormones and non-nutrient chemicals not found naturally in plants that when applied in plants, influence their growth and development. Changes in phytohormone levels result in gene activation shifts. This paper accomplishes the review article on chemistry of the novel plant growth regulators according to their medications, and has been discussed according to the types of plant growth regulators.


BIOCHEMISTRY OF PROSTAGLANDINS AND CYCLOOXYGENASE IN CANCER

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ABOUT AUTHORS:
Rajwinder Rattan*, Tapan Behl, Puneet Sudan, Rashi Wanchoo Misri, Dharmender Jaglan
Department of Applied Sciences,
Doaba Group of Colleges, Kharar, Punjab, India.
rajwinder.rattan1990@gmail.com

ABSTRACT:
Colorectal is the third most prevalent form of cancer in the world. Several studies report that prostaglandins are mediators of carcinogenesis cyclooxygenase known as prostaglandin endoperoxidase H synthase. Levels of COX-2 isoenzyme and prostaglandins like PGE2, PGF2 alpha and PGE1 are found to be higher in certain cancers like colorectal carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma of head and neck, also in certain types of breast cancer. Prostaglandins may contribute to the cancer processes through one or more of several mechanism including increased proliferation, apoptosis, inhanced carcinogen metabolism of immune system. Decreasing the high level of COX-2 and prostaglandins already mentioned has shown to decrease carcinogenesis. The understanding of the regulation of substrate availability and of a regulation (Dysregulation in many neoplasis) of the synthesis enzymes has opened avenues leading to design of isoenzyme specific inhibitors and better cancer strategies.


A REVIEW ON CANDIDIASIS: TYPES AND MEDICATIONS

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ABOUT AUTHORS:
V. Sravanthi*1, Mayure vijay kumar1, Donthineni Kalyan2, C.P.Meher1, G.J.Finny1
1Department of pharmaceutical chemistry, Maheshwara College of Pharmacy
2Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis, Saraswathi College of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Isnapur chitkul ‘X’ road, Patancheru, Hyderabad-502307
*v.sravanthi27@gmail.com

ABSTRACT:
Candida albicans are the most effective organism that makes quite an yeast infection to form a inflammation in the different parts of the body like oral, vaginal, hepatic, renal etc…, During the infection of Candidiasis there are less chances of human death can occur, but in patient with damaged immune systems there is a chance of death, but to the Candidiasis flow to the blood streams and kills. In this review the full outline of the Candidiasis and the types and medication are put forth to be aware on the diseases caused by Candidiasis. According to FDA approval, the Ketoconazole is the first-line drug used for the treatment of the different types of Candidiasis.


PHYTOCHEMICAL, IN VITRO AND IN SILICO EVALUATION ON CLITORIA TERNATEA FOR ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

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ABOUT AUTHORS:
Nadia Shahnas*, Akhila.S
Department of pharmaceutical chemistry,
University College of Pharmacy (RIMSR),
Puthupally, Kottayam
nadiya.ameer@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a complex, multifactorial, progressive, neurodegenerative disease primarily affecting the elder population and is estimated to account for 50–60% of dementia cases in persons over 65 years of age. Natural products, including plants, animals and minerals have been the basis of treatment of human diseases. Secondary metabolites have been the most successful source of potential drug leads and continue to provide unique structural diversity in comparison to standard combinatorial chemistry, traditional medicinal practices have formed the basis of early medicines followed by subsequent clinical, pharmacological and chemical studies which provides opportunities for discovery for many novel low molecular weights lead compounds. In silico approach has been of great importance as a versatile tool to develop fast and accurate target identification and prediction method for the discovery. Traditionally docking was used as computational tool for screening databases of natural products to mine a set of a few candidate drug-like compounds. Reverse docking was a comparatively new application of docking in which a database of proteins (drug targets) was docked against a set of natural products to predict binding affinities. Therefore, plant extracts may in future provide more effective medicines than the single purified natural products of modern medicine, in some cases. Studies on identification of compounds from traditionally used medicinal plants to cure neurodegenerative diseases and brain injuries is increasing scientific interest in recent years as this a major concern in public. In Ayurveda the roots, seeds and leaves of Clitoria ternatea have been widely used as brain tonic and believed to promote memory and intelligence. Hence the present study was designed to assess the Alzheimer’s activity of Clitoria ternatea and to identify and isolate the major bioactive constituent attributing the activity.


CERVICAL CANCER AND ITS VARIOUS EMERGING IMPACT

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ABOUT AUTHOR:
Shambhavi Singh
Department of Pharmacology, Singhania University,
Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan
shambhavisingh6777@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
Cervical cancer, malignant neoplasm, appears in tissues of the cervix, a likely preventable disease that originates as the second most widespread malignancy in women. In spite of being considering as a treatable disease, 95% preventive and conditions that can be easily examined through Pap smear. This disease accounts for a miserable condition, probable 24 percent of India’s cancer cases among women and in addition to that 80,000 Indian women die annually from the disease, which results from the unusual growth of cells in the cervix. No proper vaccination program from Indian government and miserable earning can be said responsible for this condition. Though the disease is both preventable and curable but still mortality rate in India is aggravating subsequently.


ATHEROSCLEROSIS: RESEARCH REVIEW

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ABOUT AUTHOR:
Shambhavi Singh
Department of Pharmacology, Singhania University,
Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan
shambhavisingh6777@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
Atherosclerosis a disease of the larger arteries is the major cause of heart disease and stroke.  Nowadays, serve as leading reason of death not only in senility peoples but in youth also worldwide. Researches in the atherosclerosis disease have led to many persuasive hypotheses about the pathophysiology of atherosclerotic lesion development and of tricky situation such as myocardial infarction and stroke. It is now unambiguous that atherosclerosis is not simply an unavoidable degenerative consequence of ageing, but somewhat a chronic inflammatory situation that can be transformed into an acute clinical occasion by plaque rupture and thrombosis. Evidently, crystallization of information concerning atherosclerosis will approach only by the appropriate free interplay and satisfactory fusion of the three foremost looms to the trouble, epidemiologic, clinical and investigational.