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CHARACTERIZATION OF BIOACTIVITY OF EXTRACTS OF THE PLANT SPECIES JACARANDA RUGOSA A.H. GENTRY

Research Article of American Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience CHARACTERIZATION OF BIOACTIVITY OF EXTRACTS OF THE PLANT SPECIES JACARANDA RUGOSA A.H. GENTRY Francisco Henrique da Silva1*, João Victor de Oliveira Alves1, Janderson Weydson Lopes Menezes da Silva2, Paloma Maria da Silva1, Larissa Gomes de Arruda1, Paulo Henrique Eloi Fernandes1, Irivânia Fidelis da Silva Aguiar1, Saulo Almeida de Menezes1, Fálba Bernadete Ramos dos Anjos3, Márcia Vanusa da Silva1 1Biochemistry Department, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil; 2Aggeu Magalhães Institute (IAM) - FIOCRUZ/PE, Brazil; 3Department of Histology and Embryology, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco,Brazil The use of plants by man as a way to treat diseases is an ancient practice and widely used within the communities. Plants said to be medicinal present in their composition substances capable of altering the systematic functioning of organs, and may influence the treatment of diseases. The branch of science that studies plants and their ethnofarmacologic characteristics has attracted industries and researchers to elucidate their real biological influences in the organism. The Jacaranda rugosa, native plant of the caatinga biome, has been used in the treatment of infections and skin wounds and in the treatment of diseases. In order to evaluate the bioactivities of this species, the methodology of phytochemical prospecting was used, through thin layer chromatography, the verification of the antioxidant potential of leaf and branch extracts, through techniques such as neutralization of DPPH and ABTS radicals, in order to identify the functioning of the lity and the performance of cellular protection against oxidizing agents. In addition, microbiological techniques were used to evaluate the efficiency of extracts in acting as bactericide against disease-causing pathogens. As results, phytochemical prospection demonstrated the presence of secondary metabolites tannins, flavonoids and coumarins, the analyses of antioxidant activities by jacanda rugosa’s DPPH radical showed considerable activities from 62.5 mg/ml ...

ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY AND HEMOTOXICITY OF MEDICINAL PLANT OF THE CAATINGA DOMAIN: AMBURANA CEARENSIS (FABACEAE)

Review Article of International Journal of Bioscience and Medicine Antioxidant Activity and Hemotoxicity of Medicinal Plant of the Caatinga Domain: Amburana Cearensis (Fabaceae) João Victor de Oliveira Alves1*, Francisco Henrique da Silva1, Maria Victoria dos Santos Alves Evaristo2, Janderson Weydson Lopes Menezes da Silva3, Paloma Maria da Silva1, Larissa Gomes de Arruda1, Irivânia Fidelis da Silva Aguiar1, Saulo Almeida de Menezes1, Fálba Bernadete Ramos dos Anjos4, Márcia Vanusa da Silva1 1Biochemistry Department, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil; 2Graduated in Biological Sciences, Institute of Biological Cienicas, Campus Santo Amaro, Universidade de Pernambuco; 3Aggeu Magalhães Institute (IAM) - FIOCRUZ/PE, Brazil. 4Department of Histology and Embryology, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil Amburana cearensis is a medicinal species popularly known as “cherry” or “aroma amburana” that has wide distribution in South America, being characteristic of Seasonal Forests. It also occurs in Semideciduous Seasonal Forest, restricted to rocky or limestone outcrops; in Submontane Deciduous SubmontanaSeasonalForest; in Dense Ombrophilous Forest (Atlantic Forest) and even in caatinga/dry forest. Taking into account the growing interest in the search for agents that act in the face of oxidative stress, without causing toxic effects to biological systems, the present study aimed to investigate the phytochemical composition and evaluate the antioxidant and hemotoxic activities in vitro of the aqueous extract obtained from the shells of Amburana cearensis (EAAc). Hemaglutination wasevaluated for human erythrocytes collected from people with the presence of O+ blood. In the face of the tests, Amburana cearensis presented significant results for antioxidant activity without causing erythrocyte hemolysis, highlighting the importance of the species as a source of antioxidant agents, which are recognized for blocking the evolution and acting to combat symptoms triggered by diseases associated with oxidative stress. Keywords: Caatinga. Aqueousextract. Erythrocytes. Free radicals ...

Evaluation of the Antioxidant Potential of Artisanal Liqueurs Produced From Fruits of the Caatinga Biome

Research Article of Research Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacy Evaluation of the Antioxidant Potential of Artisanal Liqueurs Produced From Fruits of the Caatinga Biome João Victor de Oliveira Alves1*, Francisco Henrique da Silva1, João Carlos de Oliveira Pinto1, Janderson Weydson Lopes Menezes da Silva2, Paloma Maria da Silva1, Irivânia Fidelis da Silva Aguiar1, Katharina Marques Diniz1, Fálba Bernadete Ramos dos Anjos3, Márcia Vanusa da Silva1 1Biochemistry Department, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil; 2Aggeu Magalhães Institute (IAM) - FIOCRUZ/PE , Brazil; 3Department of Histology and Embryology, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco,Brazil Plant extraction is a common practice performed in community with the presence of native species with strong population interest. For many Brazilian regions, extractivism acts as a complement of income for the population. The present work aimed to evaluate artisanal liqueurs produced in local communities of the State of Pernambuco in order to observe the antioxidant potentials present during production stages. For this, trials were performed with dpph and abts radicals. All the liqueurs evaluated showed antioxidant potential, with expressive results through the sequestration of the DPPH radical, comprising values of 50 CI between 0.5 and 2.25. Keywords: Caatinga. Antioxidant. Natural products ...

Constructing Consumers’ Mental Model with ZMET for Online Foreign Language Learning Activities

Research article of Global journal of Economics and Business Administration Constructing Consumers' Mental Model with ZMET for Online Foreign Language Learning Activities Yun Zhang Wuhan, Hubei, China. The customers’ particular perception of any product, service, or even brand is also the representation of mental models that underlie the customers’ feelings additionally to consequently account for customer behaviour. To amass such customer insight, this article uses a vital customer analysis tool—the Zaltman metaphor elicitation technique (ZMET) to urge the perceptual and ideal meaning of customers in thinking levels that are different through visual picture and metaphor imagination, along with further incorporate the mean - end chain theory to produce the incorporated mental map for a team of consumers within the context of online language learning, therefore offering better insight into customers behaviour. Keywords: Mental model; ZMET; Online learning; Customer behaviour ...

Vitiligo Treated by Soaking in an Earth Pond Containing KELEA Activated Water

Review Article of American Journal of Dermatological Research and Reviews Vitiligo Treated by Soaking in an Earth Pond Containing KELEA Activated Water John Martin1* and Shera Sandwell1 1Institute of Progressive Medicine, 1634 Spruce Street, South Pasadena CA 91030 USA. Vitiligo completely regressed in two patients who spent several hours for each of three consecutive days in a pond that contains water with a heightened quantity of a non-thermal activity attributed to a natural force called KELEA (Kinetic Energy Limiting Electrostatic Attraction). KELEA is further defined as the source of cellular energy, which comprises the alternative cellular energy (ACE) pathway. The ACE pathway differs from the cellular energy obtained from food metabolism. It is expressed as an added dynamic (kinetic) quality of the body’s fluids. The body utilizes the ACE pathway in both chemical and electrical cellular reactions, including the recovery and regenerative processes following cellular damage. The ACE pathway supports the higher levels of brain functioning including the likelihood of improving upon the presumed KELEA receiving capacity of the brain. The ACE pathway can also limit the triggering and maintenance of the inflammatory response. Each of these activities is presumably involved in the clinical regression of the vitiligo in the two patients. Enhancing the ACE pathway may provide an effective therapeutic approach for many patients with vitiligo. Keywords: Vitiligo; Stealth adapted viruses; Alternative cellular energy; ACE pathway; Kinetic energy limiting electrostatic attraction ...

Incidentally Detected Microscopic Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor: Clinicopathological and Immunohistochemical Evaluation of 11 Cases

Case Report of International Journal of Case Reports The article entitled "Incidentally Detected Microscopic Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor: Clinicopathological and Immunohistochemical Evaluation of 11 Cases" from Ezgi Işıl Turhan et al. has been retracted from International Journal of Case Reports per authors' request. Please do not use it for any purposes. Should you have any question, please let us know ...