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    long, thin rhizome is the most poisonous part, but also the most useful (since the 1820's the plant has been recognized as being of medicinal value in the official U.S.A Pharmacopoeia) because it contains high concentrations of the compounds podophyllotoxin and alpha and beta peltatin, all of which have anti-cancer properties.

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    energy level of -11.54 kcal/mol to the nicotine Acetyl-CoA receptor (nAChR) compared to the nicotine energy level of -7.01.Other molecules are having the activity in the following order Combretastatins < Camptothecin < Liriodenine < Curcumin and Podophyllotoxin < Taxol. It is concluded that these data may be useful for the preparation of different combinations and formulations for the management of lung cancer. I. Introduction Lung cancer is referred as bronchiogenic cancer or bronchiogenic carcinoma

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    with a phenyl group at C-3 was twice as active. In the macrophage assay, (5a) had 20 times the potency of the standard, (5d) about 3.5 times and (7) about 2 times. (5a) and (7) were not cytotoxic below 90µg/ml compared to a figure of 0.009 for podophyllotoxin while the IC50 of (5d) in this test was 73.3. These three nitroimidaoxazoles have been taken up for in vivo and genotoxicity studies. The results will be published elsewhere. The present study reveals that 2,3-dihydro-6-nitroimidazo[2,1-b]oxazoles

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    dimers derived from monolignol (Hemmati et al. 2007). They constitute a large group of natural products, which display diverse biological effects. The dibenzylbutane group (e.g. Secoisolariciresinol diglucoside, SDG), aryltetralin group (e.g. podophyllotoxin, PTOX) and arylnaphthalene group (e.g. justicidin B) are the main types of lignans in genus Linum (Bakke and Klosterman 1956; Broomhrad and Dewick 1990; Mohagheghzadeh et al. 2002). In 2002, Mohagheghzadeh and coworker demonstrated that justicidin

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    The Human Papilloma Virus

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    HPV or human papillomavirus is a group of more than 100 types of viruses that infects the cells on the surface of the skin, causing warts in various places of the body. These viruses may cause a mild infection that goes away on its own but some are capable of producing abnormal growths such as warts as well as cancerous tumors. Aside from surgery, laser therapy and topical application of various types of medications, interferon therapy may help in the treatment of HPV infection. What is HPV? HPV

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    In this first decade of the 21st century, immense advances in human well-being coexist with extreme deprivation in many parts of the world. Inequities in availability, accessibility and affordability of health care have increased, between as well as within populations the world over. In the recent past there has been a growing interest in traditional medicine and alternative medicine and their relevance to public health both in developed and developing countries. In much of the industrialized world

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    Cancer Chemotherapy

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    Introduction Cancer is an abnormal growth of cells, the cell loses normal control mechanism as a result are able to develop continuously, invade adjacent tissues, and spread to the other parts of the body and promote the growth of new blood cells from which the cells obtain nutrients. Cancerous (malignant) cells can affect any tissue within the body (Peter and Morris, 2008). As cancerous cell grow and multiply, they form a mass of cancerous tissue termed a tumour. This invades and destroys normal

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    This is an information packet about Non-Curable Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s). There are several types of non-curable Sexually Transmitted Diseases: genital herpes, genital warts, hepatitis B, HIV and AIDS. Genital herpes is an infection caused by HSV-1 and HSV -2. (Describe HSV-1 and HSV 2) You can get genital herpes by having sex with someone that has it. Genital herpes can be spread by having oral sex, vaginal sex, or anal sex. It can also be spread by touching the infected area of someone

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    Cancer is a genetic disease because it can be traced to alteration within specific genes, but in most cases, it is not an inherited disease. The genetic alterations that lead to most cancers arise in the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) of a somatic cell during the lifetime of affected individual. Because of these genetic changes, cancer cells proliferate uncontrollably, producing malignant tumour that invade surrounding healthy tissue. As long as the growth of tumour remains localized, the disease can

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    CHAPTER 1 Chapter-1. Introductio 1.1 General Introduction 2-5 1.2 Indian System Medicine 5-11 1.3 Herbal Drug Industry 12-13 1.4 Amaranthus 13-15 1.5 Selection of Plant 15-17 CHAPTER 1 1.1 GENERAL INTRODUCTION: The history of phytotherapy is to trace the history of civilization itself. The discovery of the certain plants for their curative properties must have sprung from instinct. Traditional medicine is an evolutionary process as communities and individuals continue to discover

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