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Ganeshpurkar A.,Shri Ram Institute of Technology Pharmacy | Rai G.,Shri Ram Institute of Technology Pharmacy | Jain A.,Shri Ram Institute of Technology Pharmacy
Pharmacognosy Reviews | Year: 2010

The arising awareness about functional food has created a boom in this new millennium. Mushrooms are widely consumed by the people due to their nutritive and medicinal properties. Belonging to taxonomic category of basidiomycetes or ascomycetes, these mushrooms possess antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. They are also one of the richest source of anticancer and immunomodulating agents. Thus these novel myochemicals from these mushrooms are the wave of future. Source

Ganeshpurkar A.,Shri Ram Institute of Technology Pharmacy | Kohli S.,P.A. College | Rai G.,Guru Ramdas Khalsa Institute of Technology and Science
International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms | Year: 2014

This study was designed to examine the antihyperglycemic potential of the polysaccharide fraction of Pleurotus florida. Hyperglycemia was induced by streptozotocin (50 mg/kg intraperitoneal). Single- and multiple-dose studies were performed to assess the antihyperglycemic potential of the P. florida polysaccharides (PFPs). Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development guideline 423 was followed to study the acute toxicity of PFP. PFP was found to be nontoxic up to 4000 mg/kg. In this investigation, 200- and 400-mg/kg doses of PFP were used. Blood glucose, serum cholesterol, triglycerides, urine glucose and ketones, and glycosylated hemoglobin were estimated, and biological markers were determined. Treatment with PFP (200 and 400 mg/kg) significantly lowered glucose concentrations compared to the control group. Serum cholesterol, triglycerides, and urine glucose and ketones in animals treated with PFP also decreased. There was a significant decrease in the concentrations of malondialdehyde and nitric oxide, whereas concentrations of superoxide dismutase, catalase, and reduced glutathione were restored. Therefore, these results suggest that PFPs may ameliorate hyperglycemia and hypercholesteremia associated with diabetes. Thus PFPs could be used as adjunct therapy along with first-line therapy in type 2 diabetes mellitus. © 2014 Begell House, Inc. Source

Shukla S.,Shri Ram Institute of Technology Pharmacy | Jain D.,Shri Ram Institute of Technology Pharmacy | Verma K.,S.G.S.I.T.S. | Verma S.,Shri Ram Institute of Technology Pharmacy
Asian Journal of Pharmaceutics | Year: 2010

The aim of the research work was to develop cyst-targeted alginates microspheres of diloxanide furoate (DF) for the effective treatment of amoebiasis. Calcium alginates microspheres of DF were prepared using emulsification method using calcium chloride as a cross-linking agent. Alginate is a natural polysaccharide found in brown algae. Alginates are widely used in the food and pharmaceutical industries and have been employed as a matrix for the entrapment of drugs, macromolecules and biological cells. Alginate microspheres produced by the emulsification method using calcium chloride. Formulations were characterized for particle size and shape, surface morphology, entrapment efficiency, and in vitro drug release in simulated gastrointestinal fluids. XRD and differential scanning calorimetery were used to confirm successful entrapment of DF into the alginates microspheres. All the microsphere formulations showed good % drug entrapment (73.82±1.99). Calcium alginate retarded the release of DF at low pH (1.2 and 4.5) and released microspheres slowly at pH 7.4 in the colon without colonic enzymes. Source

Ganeshpurkar A.,Shri Ram Institute of Technology Pharmacy | Bhadoriya S.S.,Shri Ram Institute of Technology Pharmacy | Pardhi P.,Shri Ram Institute of Technology Pharmacy | Jain A.P.,Guru Ramdas Khalsa Institute of Science and Technology Pharmacy | Rai G.,Shri Ram Institute of Technology Pharmacy
Indian Journal of Pharmacology | Year: 2011

Objectives: The aim of the present work was to evaluate the in vitro effect of Pleurotus florida extract cataract induced by glucose. Materials and Methods: Goat eye lenses were divided into four groups. Group I lenses were incubated in artificial aqueous humor with glucose concentration 5.5 mM (normal control). Group II lenses were incubated with glucose concentration 55 mM (toxic control). Group III and IV lenses incubated with glucose concentration 55 mM were incubated along with hydroethanolic extract of P. florida 250 g/ml and 500 g/ml and subjected to morphological and biochemical evaluation. Results: Group II lenses showed high amount of malondialdehyde (MDA) soluble and insoluble protein and decreased catalase and glutathione levels, while lenses treated with P. florida extract showed significant (P < 0.05) reduction in MDA, increased level of catalase (P < 0.001), glutathione (P < 0.005) and total and soluble protein. Conclusions: Hydroethanolic extract of P. florida showed prevention of in vitro glucose induced cataract. Thus, the goat lens model could be used for testing of various anticataract agents. Source

Lakhera A.,Shri Ram Institute of Technology Pharmacy | Ganeshpurkar A.,Shri Ram Institute of Technology Pharmacy | Bansal D.,Shri Ram Institute of Technology Pharmacy | Dubey N.,Shri Ram Institute of Technology Pharmacy
Interdisciplinary Toxicology | Year: 2015

Drug induced nephrotoxicity is one of the most common causes of renal failure. Gentamicin belongs to aminoglycosides, which elicit nephrotoxic potential. Natural antioxidants from plants demonstrate a number of biotherapeutic activities. Coriander is an important medicinal plant known for its hepatoprotective, diuretic, carminative, digestive and antihelminthic potential. This study was designed to investigate whether the extract of Coriandrum sativum ameliorates the nephrotoxicity induced by gentamicin in rats. Dried coriander powder was coarsely grinded and subjected to defatting by petroleum ether and further with ethyl acetate. The extract was filtered and subjected to phytochemical and phytoanalytical studies. Acute toxicity in Wistar rats was determined by the OECD Guideline (423). Animals were divided into four groups. The first group served as positive control, while the second group was toxic control (gentamicin treated). The third and fourth group were treated with the extract (200 and 400 mg/kg gentamicin). After 8 days, the animals were sacrificed and biochemical and histopathological studies were carried out. Phytochemical screening of the extract demonstrated Coriandrum sativum to be rich in flavonoids, polyphenolics and alkaloids. Results of acute toxicity suggested the use of 200 mg/kg and 400 mg/kg for Coriandrum sativum in the study. Coriandrum sativum extract at the dose of 400 mg/kg significantly (p<0.01) decreased creatinine levels in the animals, along with a decrease in serum urea and blood urea nitrogen. Treatment with Coriandrum sativum extract ameliorated renal histological lesions. It is concluded that Coriandrum sativum is a potential source of nephroprotective phytochemical activity, with flavonoids and polyphenols as the major components. © 2015 Interdisciplinary Toxicology. Source

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