Eman M. Ahmed, Samer Y. Desoukey, Mostafa A. Fouad*, Mohamed S. Kamel
Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Minia University, Minia, 61519 Egypt
Keywords: Russelia equisetiformis, Chemical features, Bio-activity, Aerial parts

From the aerial parts of Russelia equisetiformis, eight compounds were isolated (1–8) and identified by different spectral techniques as well as comparison with reported data or authentic samples. The isolated compounds included an alkane (n-pentatriacontane) (1), a mixture of ß-sitosterol and stigmasterol (2), a triterpene (lupeol) (3), a mixture of ß-sitosterol- and stigmasterol-1-O-ß-D-glucopyranosides (4), a phenylpropanoidglucoside (4-Allyl-2,6-dimethoxyphenol-1-O-ß-D-glucopyranoside(5), a flavonoid (vitexin) (6) and the two closely related phenylethanoids (acteoside) (7) and isoacteoside (8). The anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and antihyperglycemic activities were carried out on different plant fractions.

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Identifiers and Pagination:
First Page:23
Last Page:33
Publisher Id:JAppPharm (2016 ). 8. 23-33
Article History:
Received:November 27, 2015
Accepted:January 12, 2016
Collection year:2016
First Published:April 1, 2016

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Welcome to the research group of Prof. Dr. Cornelia M. Keck in Marburg. Cornelia M. Keck is a pharmacist and obtained her PhD in 2006 from the Freie Universität (FU) in Berlin. In 2009 she was appointed as Adjunct Professor for Pharmaceutical and Nutritional Nanotechnology at the University Putra Malaysia (UPM) and in 2011 she obtained her Venia legendi (Habilitation) at the Freie Universität Berlin and was appointed as a Professor for Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics at the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern. Since 2016 she is Professor of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics at the Philipps-Universität Marburg. Her field of research is the development and characterization of innovative nanocarriers for improved delivery of poorly soluble actives for healthcare and cosmetics. Prof. Keck is executive board member of the German Association of Nanotechnology (Deutscher Verband Nanotechnologie), Vize-chairman of the unit „Dermocosmetics“ at the German Society of Dermopharmacy, active member in many pharmaceutical societies and member of the BfR Committee for Cosmetics at the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR).

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