Research in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Res. Pharm. Biotech.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2324
  • DOI: 10.5897/RPB
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 43

Table of Content: April 2010; 2(2)

April 2010

Cinnamomum zeylanicum extract inhibits proinflammatory cytokine TNFµ: in vitro and in vivo studies

  Cinnamomum zeylanicum, a commonly used spice and well-known medicinal plant has been reported to have anti-diabetic, anti-oxidant and anti-microbial properties. We have investigated its anti-inflammatory activity using ethanol extract obtained from bark. In vitro and in vivo experiments were performed targeting TNF-α using flow cytometry. Ethanol extract of C....

Author(s):   Kalpana Joshi, Shyam Awte, Payal Bhatnagar, Sameer Walunj, Rajesh Gupta,Swati Joshi,  Sushma Sabharwal, Sarang Bani and A. S. Padalkar

April 2010

Evaluation of in vitro antimicrobial effect of combinations of erythromycin and Euphorbia hirta leaf extract against Staphylococcus aureus

  The in vitro combined effects of erythromycin and methanol extract of leaves ofEuphorbia hirta against clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus were investigated using the Checkerboard technique. The organism was susceptible to the extract with MIC of 25 mg/ml, while erythromycin had MIC of 0.005 mg/ml. The research aims to investigate the possible interaction that may exist when...

Author(s): Michael Adikwu⊃, Clement Jackson and  Charles Esimone⊃