Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3804

Table of Content: 17 November, 2017; 11(43)

November 2017

Effects of Tinospora crispa aqueous extract in regulating cholesterol metabolism in human hepatoma cancer cell line (Hep G2)

In this study, the ability of Tinospora crispa aqueous extract (TCAE) to regulate cholesterol metabolism in human hepatoma cancer cell line (Hep G2) was determined. Cytotoxic study was performed by exposing hepatoma cell (Hep G2) towards TCAE with concentration ranging from 0.002 to 20 mg/ml for 24 h at 37°C and with 5% CO2 atmosphere. Result revealed that TCAE was not toxic to the cell. The ability of TCAE to...

Author(s): Zamree Md Shah, Mohd Kamal Nik Hasan, Shahidan Mohd Arshad, Khairul Kamilah Abdul Kadir, Ihsan Safwan Kamarazaman, Zulkhairi Amom, Rasadah Mat Ali and Daryl Jesus Arapoc

November 2017

Antimicrobial evaluation of endophytic fungi extracts isolated from Casearia sylvestris

Due to widespread bacterial resistance to commercial antibiotics, the search for capable substances to combating these microorganisms became a priority. In this context, the endophytic fungi gained prominence as potential producers of bioactive substances with pharmacological interest. It is considering that endophytes are still poorly studied, especially in tropical species. The antibacterial and antifungal potential...

Author(s): Ernane Gerre Pereira Bastos, Aline Aires Aguiar, Adriana Idalina Torcato de Oliveira,  Juliana Fonseca Moreira da Silva and Raphael Sanzio Pimenta

November 2017

Effect of Ephedra foeminea active compounds on cell viability and actin structures in cancer cell lines

Ephedra is likely one of the oldest medicinal plants still currently in use. In folk medicine, extracts of Ephedra foeminea are commonly used to treat cancer patients. In relation to its traditional use, the aim of the present study was to determine the cytotoxic activity in vitro of E. foeminea extracts on cancer and non-cancer cells. Cell viability was determined using XTT assay, induction of apoptosis by cell sorting...

Author(s): Maayan Mendelovich, Monick Shoshan, Marcelo Fridlender, Moran Mazuz, Dvora Namder, Rameshprabu Nallathambi, Gopinath Selvaraj, Puja Kumari, Aurel Ion, Smadar Wininger, Ahmad Nasser, Mohamed Samara, Yaacov Sharvit, Yoram Kapulnik, Native Dudai and Hinanit Koltai