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Medicinal plants and natural products can play a significant role in mitigation of mercury toxicity

on mercury chloride induced changes on the spleen of adult wistar rats. J Exp Clin Anatomy 13 : 60–65. Jacob S, Thangarajan S. (2017). Effect of gestational intake of fisetin (3,3’,4’,7-Tetrahydroxyflavone) on developmental methyl mercury neurotoxicity in F1 generation rats. Biol Trace Elem Res 177 : 297–315. Jagadeesan G, Kavitha AV, Subashini J. (2005). FT-IR Study of the influence of Tribulus terrestris on mercury intoxicated mice, Mus musculus liver. Trop Biomed 22 : 15–22. Jagadeesan G, Kavitha AV. (2006). Recovery of phosphatase

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Scanning Electron Microscopy Analysis of Changes of Hydroxiapatite/Poly-L-Lactide with Different Molecular Weight of PLLAaAfter Intraperitoneal Implantation

V, Najman S, Plavšić M, Uskoković D. A study of HAp/PLLA composite as a substitute for bone powder, using FT-IR spectroscopy. Biomaterials 2001; 22(6): 571-575. 13. Najman S, Đorđević Lj, Savić V, Ignjatović N, Plavšić M, Uskoković D. Changes of HAp/PLLA biocomposites and tissue reaction after subcutaneous implantation. Facta Universitatis Series: Medicine and Biology 2003; 10(3): 131-134. 14. Najman S, Savic V, Djordjevic Lj. Ignjatovic N, Uskokovic D. Biological evaluation of hydroxyapatite/poly-L-lactide (HAp/PLLA) composite

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Characterization of Inclusion Complexes between Miconazole and Different Cyclodextrin Derivatives

Macrocycl Chem. 2016;84(3-4):189-196. 20. Wang JH, Cai Z – Investigation of inclusion complex of miconazole nitrate with β-cyclodextrin. Carbohydrate polymers. 2008;72(2): 255-260. 21. Gupta HKK – Solid state compatibility studies of miconazole using thermal and spectroscopic methods. Adv Anal Chem. 2015;5(3):51-55. 22. Barillaro V, Dive G, Ziémons et al. – Theoretical and experimental vibrational study of miconazole and its dimers with organic acids: Application to the IR characterization of its inclusion complexes with cyclodextrins. . Int J Pharm

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The Two Faces of Galectin-3: Roles in Various Pathological Conditions

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The Influence of Mg(II) and Ca(II) Ions on Rutin Autoxidation in Weakly Alkaline Aqueous Solutions

-12811. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4cp00864b 21. Erdogan G, Karadg R. Quercetin (3,3’,4’,5,7- pentahydroxyflavone) complexes with calcium(II) and magnesium(II), its potentiometric and spectrophotometric studies. Rev Anal Chem 2005; 24: 9-23. http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/REVAC.2005.24.1.9 22. Paczkowska M, Lewandowska K, Bednarski W et al. Application of spectroscopic methods for the identification (FT-IR, Raman spectroscopy) and determination (UV, EPR) of quercetin-3-Orutinoside. Experimental and DFT based approach. Spectrochim Acta A 2015; 140

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Treatment of Osteoporosis

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Caffeine Supplementation for Powerlifting Competitions: an Evidence-Based Approach

optimal for everyone? Inter-individual variation in caffeine ergogenicity, and a move towards personalised sports nutrition Sports Med 2018 48 1 7 16 Pickering C, Kiely J. What should we do about habitual caffeine use in athletes? Sports Med , 2019; 49(6): 833– 42 30173351 10.1007/s40279-018-0980-7 Pickering C Kiely J What should we do about habitual caffeine use in athletes? Sports Med 2019 49 6 833 42 Pickering C. Caffeine, CYP1A2 genotype, and sports performance: is timing important? Ir J Med Sci , 2019; 188(1): 349–50 29633162

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Chemical Composition, Antioxidant and Antibacterial Properties of Chloroform Fraction of Platycerium Bifurcatum

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The study investigated the bioactive constituents, antioxidant and antibacterial activities of Platycerium bifucartum leaves. Chloroform fraction of P. bifurcatum was prepared by partitioning the ethanol extract with chloroform and water. The phytochemical analysis was carried out using standard methods. Fourier transformer-infrared (FT-IR) and Gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy (GC/MS) were used in the characterization of the bioactive compounds. The antioxidant and antibacterial activities of the chloroform fraction were evaluated using standard protocols. The fourier transformer-infrared analysis showed the presence of C=O, OH, CHO, C-F and -NH functional groups. GC/MS characterization gave benzeneethaneamine (33.3%), 2-amino-1-(4-methylphenyl) propane (17.04%), hydroxyurea (30.26%) and epinephrine (13.26). The extract inhibited the growth of the bacterial isolates. The fraction exhibited antioxidant properties that were comparable with ascorbic acid. The presence of these compounds showed that the leaves of Platycerium bifurcatum can be used for the treatment of some bacterial diseases.

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Antioxidant, antibacterial properties and the light barrier assessment of raw and purified melanins isolated from Citrullus lanatus (watermelon) seeds

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Introduction: The nutritive value and terapeuthic activity of watermelon seeds is known, but up to day no studies on isolation and characterisation of their melanin were conducted.

Objective: The aim of the study was to evaluate the antioxidant, antibacterial and light barrier properties of raw and purified melanins isolated from watermelon seeds.

Methods: Native melanin was isolated from seeds by alkaline extraction. Obtained pigment was purified by acid hydrolysis. Chemical tests and FT-IR analysis were conducted to determine the melanin nature of the isolated pigments. UV-Vis, transmittance and colour properties were evaluated spectrophotometrically. Antioxidant activity was determined using ABTS and antibacterial activity through a well diffusion method.

Results: The results of the study demonstrated that melanins isolated from watermelon seeds had antioxidant, light barrier and antibacterial properties. A purified form of melanin had higher antioxidant activity and light barrier properties than the raw form. Both melanins inhibited the growth of Enterococcus faecalis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Conclusions: Watermelon seeds may be considered as a promising source of natural melanin which possess remarkable therapeutic action that can support the traditional use of this plant in the ethnomedicine.

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Endometrial Cytology at Luteal and Follicular Phases of the Ovarian Cycle in Cows

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