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: January 2011; 3(1)

January 2011

Induction of apoptosis in MCF-7 via the Caspase pathway by longilactone from Eurycoma longifolia Jack

  The effects of longilactone isolated from Eurycoma longifolia Jack were studied in human breast cancer cell line MCF-7. The research aim was to investigate the possible molecular mechanism of action of longilactone on MCF-7. The SRB assay showed that longilactone exerts a strong cytotoxic activity on MCF-7 with an IC50 of 0.53 ± 0.19 µg/ml. Hoechst 33342 staining assay and TEM analysis...

Author(s): Shamsul Muhamad, , , Azimahtol Hawariah Lope Pihie, Jalifah Latif, ChuKyun Rha and T. G. Sambandan

January 2011

Pharmacognostic evaluation of the Amaranthus viridis L.

  The Amaranthus viridis Linn. (Family Amaranthaceae) plant was studied to determine the various parameters for pharmacognostical standards. The present investigation deals with the report on macro and microscopical, vein islet and vein termination numbers, palisade ratio, stomatal index (upper and lower surfaces of the leaf) and different chemical parameters have been determined. These findings will...

Author(s): Musharaf Khan, Shahana Musharaf, Mohammad Ibrar and Farrukh Hussain