Publication Title: 
Drugs Under Experimental and Clinical Research

Allergic rhinitis, a frequently occurring immunological disorder affecting men, women and children worldwide, is a state of hypersensitivity that occurs when the body overreacts to a substance such as pollen, mold, mites or dust. Allergic rhinitis exerts inflammatory response and irritation of the nasal mucosal membranes leading to sneezing; stuffy/runny nose; nasal congestion; and itchy, watery and swollen eyes.

D'Souza, P.
Amit, A.
Saxena, V. S.
Bagchi, D.
Bagchi, M.
Stohs, S. J.
Publication Title: 
Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research = Revista Brasileira De Pesquisas Médicas E Biológicas / Sociedade Brasileira De Biofísica ... [et Al.]

The N-acylhydrazone (NAH) analogues N-methyl 2-thienylidene 3,4-benzoylhydrazine (LASSBio-785) and N-benzyl 2-thienylidene 3,4-benzoylhydrazine (LASSBio-786) were prepared from 2-thienylidene 3,4-methylenedioxybenzoylhydrazine (LASSBio-294). The ability of LASSBio-785 and LASSBio-786 to decrease central nervous system activity was investigated in male Swiss mice. LASSBio-785 or LASSBio-786 (30?mg/kg, ip) reduced locomotor activity from 209 ± 26 (control) to 140 ± 18 (P < 0.05) or 146 ± 15 crossings/min (P < 0.05), respectively.

Silva, G. a. P.
Kummerle, A. E.
Antunes, F.
Fraga, C. a. M.
Barreiro, E. J.
Zapata-Sudo, G.
Sudo, R. T.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Ethnopharmacology

Chlorophytum tuberosum Baker commonly referred as 'Musli' has been widely used as a potent 'Rasayana' drug in 'Ayurveda' as a rejuvenator and tonic. Antioxidant potential of Chlorophytum tuberosum has been investigated for their ability to scavenge 1,1,diphenyl picryl hydrazyl (DPPH), nitric oxide radical along with their capacity to reduce lipid peroxidation in rat liver homogenate, chelation of ferrous ion, radical scavenging potential using chemiluminescence and their total antioxidant capacity.

Narasimhan, Sreevidya
Govindarajan, Raghavan
Vijayakumar, Madhavan
Mehrotra, Shanta
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European Journal of Pharmacology

Since flavonoids scavenge reactive oxygen species, they may potentially protect against ischemia/reperfusion injury. This study compared the scavenging capacity of specific flavonoids towards different reactive oxygen species. Whether the differential oxidant scavenging capacity correlated with their protective efficacy in ischemia/reperfusion injury of cardiomyocytes was determined.

Chang, Wei-Tien
Shao, Zuo-Hui
Yin, Jun-Jie
Mehendale, Sangeeta
Wang, Chong-Zhi
Qin, Yimin
Li, Juan
Chen, Wen-Jone
Chien, Chiang-Ting
Becker, Lance B.
Vanden Hoek, Terry L.
Yuan, Chun-Su
Publication Title: 
Inflammation & Allergy Drug Targets

Accumulating evidence suggests that Green tea polyphenolic catechins, especially the (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), can be cross-linked to many proteins, and confer a wide range of anti-bacterial activities possibly by damaging microbial cytoplasmic lipids and proteins. At the doses that conferred protection against lethal polymicrobial infection (induced by cecal ligation and puncture), EGCG significantly reduced bacterial loads particularly in the liver and lung.

Zhao, Lin
Li, Wei
Zhu, Shu
Tsai, Sheena
Li, Jianhua
Tracey, Kevin J.
Wang, Ping
Fan, Saijun
Sama, Andrew E.
Wang, Haichao
Publication Title: 
Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin

The preventive effect of Anemarrhena asphodeloides Bunge (Liliaceae), a traditional Chinese medicine, on ischemia-reperfusion-induced brain injury was evaluated in the rat brain. Ischemia was induced by intraluminal occlusion of the right middle cerebral artery for 2 h and reperfusion was continued for 22 h. Water extract of Anemarrhena asphodeloides (WEAA) was orally administered promptly prior to and 2 h after reperfusion.

Oh, Jin Kyung
Hyun, Seung Ye
Oh, Hye Rim
Jung, Ji Wook
Park, Chan
Lee, Sun-Young
Park, Ji Ho
Kim, Sun Yeou
Kim, Ki Hoon
Kim, Young Kyun
Ryu, Jong Hoon
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