nyctaginaceae

Summary

Summary: A plant family of the order Caryophyllales, subclass Caryophyllidae, class Magnoliopsida.

Top Publications

  1. Mehrotra S, Mishra K, Maurya R, Srimal R, Singh V. Immunomodulation by ethanolic extract of Boerhaavia diffusa roots. Int Immunopharmacol. 2002;2:987-96 pubmed
    ..Intracytoplasmic IFN-gamma and cell surface markers such as CD16, CD25, and HLA-DR did not get affected on treatment with B. diffusa extract. Our study demonstrates immunosuppressive potential of ethanolic extract of B. diffusa...
  2. Olaleye M, Akinmoladun A, Ogunboye A, Akindahunsi A. Antioxidant activity and hepatoprotective property of leaf extracts of Boerhaavia diffusa Linn against acetaminophen-induced liver damage in rats. Food Chem Toxicol. 2010;48:2200-5 pubmed publisher
    ..These results indicated that leaf extracts from B. diffusa possess hepatoprotective property against acetaminophen-induced liver damage which may be mediated through augmentation of antioxidant defenses...
  3. Satheesh M, Pari L. Antioxidant effect of Boerhavia diffusa L. in tissues of alloxan induced diabetic rats. Indian J Exp Biol. 2004;42:989-92 pubmed
    ..The results suggest that BLEt has remarkable antidiabetic activity and can improve antioxidant status in alloxan induced diabetic rats...
  4. Agrawal A, Srivastava S, Srivastava J, Srivastava M. Inhibitory effect of the plant Boerhavia diffusa l. against the dermatophytic fungus Microsporum fulvum. J Environ Biol. 2004;25:307-11 pubmed
    ..The colony diameter of the target mycelial colony decreased with increasing supplementation of the phytoextract, showing the presence of significant amount of some antifungal phytochemical moiety...
  5. Ahmed Belkacem A, Macalou S, Borrelli F, Capasso R, Fattorusso E, Taglialatela Scafati O, et al. Nonprenylated rotenoids, a new class of potent breast cancer resistance protein inhibitors. J Med Chem. 2007;50:1933-8 pubmed
    Two rotenoids isolated from Boerhaavia diffusa (Nyctaginaceae), boeravinones G (1) and H (2), have been found to potently inhibit the drug efflux activity of breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP/ABCG2), a multidrug transporter ..
  6. Borrelli F, Ascione V, Capasso R, Izzo A, Fattorusso E, Taglialatela Scafati O. Spasmolytic effects of nonprenylated rotenoid constituents of Boerhaavia diffusa roots. J Nat Prod. 2006;69:903-6 pubmed
    ..Preliminary structure-activity relationships for this class of compounds are suggested...
  7. Jabis M, Ayers T, Allan G. Pollinator-mediated gene flow fosters genetic variability in a narrow alpine endemic, Abronia alpina (Nyctaginaceae). Am J Bot. 2011;98:1583-94 pubmed publisher
    ..Using Abronia alpina, a rare alpine endemic of the California Floristic Province, we demonstrate that there are exceptions to these predictions...
  8. Borrelli F, Milic N, Ascione V, Capasso R, Izzo A, Capasso F, et al. Isolation of new rotenoids from Boerhaavia diffusa and evaluation of their effect on intestinal motility. Planta Med. 2005;71:928-32 pubmed
    A bioassay-guided separation of a methanolic extract obtained from the roots of Boerhaavia diffusa L. (Nyctaginaceae) allowed us to isolate five compounds belonging to the class of rotenoids: the known boeravinone D ( 1), boeravinone E ( ..
  9. Haug I, Weiss M, Homeier J, Oberwinkler F, Kottke I. Russulaceae and Thelephoraceae form ectomycorrhizas with members of the Nyctaginaceae (Caryophyllales) in the tropical mountain rain forest of southern Ecuador. New Phytol. 2005;165:923-36 pubmed
    Three members of the Nyctaginaceae, two Neea species and one Guapira species, occurred scattered within a very species-rich neotropical mountain rain forest...
  10. Pari L, Amarnath Satheesh M. Antidiabetic effect of Boerhavia diffusa: effect on serum and tissue lipids in experimental diabetes. J Med Food. 2004;7:472-6 pubmed
    ..Moreover, BLEt supplementation was found to be more effective than glibenclamide in the treatment of diabetic rats...

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  1. Mehrotra S, Mishra K, Maurya R, Srimal R, Singh V. Immunomodulation by ethanolic extract of Boerhaavia diffusa roots. Int Immunopharmacol. 2002;2:987-96 pubmed
    ..Intracytoplasmic IFN-gamma and cell surface markers such as CD16, CD25, and HLA-DR did not get affected on treatment with B. diffusa extract. Our study demonstrates immunosuppressive potential of ethanolic extract of B. diffusa...
  2. Olaleye M, Akinmoladun A, Ogunboye A, Akindahunsi A. Antioxidant activity and hepatoprotective property of leaf extracts of Boerhaavia diffusa Linn against acetaminophen-induced liver damage in rats. Food Chem Toxicol. 2010;48:2200-5 pubmed publisher
    ..These results indicated that leaf extracts from B. diffusa possess hepatoprotective property against acetaminophen-induced liver damage which may be mediated through augmentation of antioxidant defenses...
  3. Satheesh M, Pari L. Antioxidant effect of Boerhavia diffusa L. in tissues of alloxan induced diabetic rats. Indian J Exp Biol. 2004;42:989-92 pubmed
    ..The results suggest that BLEt has remarkable antidiabetic activity and can improve antioxidant status in alloxan induced diabetic rats...
  4. Agrawal A, Srivastava S, Srivastava J, Srivastava M. Inhibitory effect of the plant Boerhavia diffusa l. against the dermatophytic fungus Microsporum fulvum. J Environ Biol. 2004;25:307-11 pubmed
    ..The colony diameter of the target mycelial colony decreased with increasing supplementation of the phytoextract, showing the presence of significant amount of some antifungal phytochemical moiety...
  5. Ahmed Belkacem A, Macalou S, Borrelli F, Capasso R, Fattorusso E, Taglialatela Scafati O, et al. Nonprenylated rotenoids, a new class of potent breast cancer resistance protein inhibitors. J Med Chem. 2007;50:1933-8 pubmed
    Two rotenoids isolated from Boerhaavia diffusa (Nyctaginaceae), boeravinones G (1) and H (2), have been found to potently inhibit the drug efflux activity of breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP/ABCG2), a multidrug transporter ..
  6. Borrelli F, Ascione V, Capasso R, Izzo A, Fattorusso E, Taglialatela Scafati O. Spasmolytic effects of nonprenylated rotenoid constituents of Boerhaavia diffusa roots. J Nat Prod. 2006;69:903-6 pubmed
    ..Preliminary structure-activity relationships for this class of compounds are suggested...
  7. Jabis M, Ayers T, Allan G. Pollinator-mediated gene flow fosters genetic variability in a narrow alpine endemic, Abronia alpina (Nyctaginaceae). Am J Bot. 2011;98:1583-94 pubmed publisher
    ..Using Abronia alpina, a rare alpine endemic of the California Floristic Province, we demonstrate that there are exceptions to these predictions...
  8. Borrelli F, Milic N, Ascione V, Capasso R, Izzo A, Capasso F, et al. Isolation of new rotenoids from Boerhaavia diffusa and evaluation of their effect on intestinal motility. Planta Med. 2005;71:928-32 pubmed
    A bioassay-guided separation of a methanolic extract obtained from the roots of Boerhaavia diffusa L. (Nyctaginaceae) allowed us to isolate five compounds belonging to the class of rotenoids: the known boeravinone D ( 1), boeravinone E ( ..
  9. Haug I, Weiss M, Homeier J, Oberwinkler F, Kottke I. Russulaceae and Thelephoraceae form ectomycorrhizas with members of the Nyctaginaceae (Caryophyllales) in the tropical mountain rain forest of southern Ecuador. New Phytol. 2005;165:923-36 pubmed
    Three members of the Nyctaginaceae, two Neea species and one Guapira species, occurred scattered within a very species-rich neotropical mountain rain forest...
  10. Pari L, Amarnath Satheesh M. Antidiabetic effect of Boerhavia diffusa: effect on serum and tissue lipids in experimental diabetes. J Med Food. 2004;7:472-6 pubmed
    ..Moreover, BLEt supplementation was found to be more effective than glibenclamide in the treatment of diabetic rats...
  11. Sreeja S, Sreeja S. An in vitro study on antiproliferative and antiestrogenic effects of Boerhaavia diffusa L. extracts. J Ethnopharmacol. 2009;126:221-5 pubmed publisher
    ..This plant also has antilymphoproliferative, antimetastatic and immunomodulatory effects...
  12. da Rosa S, de Souza L, Moscheta I. [Morphology and anatomy od the development of the anthocarp and fruit of Pisonia aculeata L. (Nyctaginaceae)]. Acta Cient Venez. 2002;53:245-50 pubmed
    ..The anthocarp has great importance in the process of dispersion of this species (epizoochory). This study confirms that the fruit is an achene and not a caryopsis as affirmed in the literature...
  13. Leyon P, Lini C, Kuttan G. Inhibitory effect of Boerhaavia diffusa on experimental metastasis by B16F10 melanoma in C57BL/6 mice. Life Sci. 2005;76:1339-49 pubmed
    ..Since the MMPs are intimately associated with cell invasion and angiogenesis, inhibition of these functions along with the anti-proliferative activity (cytostatic) may be contributing to the antimetastatic property shown by B. diffusa...
  14. Passos L, Oliveira P. Interaction between ants and fruits of Guapira opposita (Nyctaginaceae) in a Brazilian sandy plain rainforest: ant effects on seeds and seedlings. Oecologia. 2004;139:376-82 pubmed
    ..Results indicate that fruit displacement by ponerine ants play an important role in the biology of G. opposita seeds and seedlings in the sandy forest, and illustrate the complex nature of the dispersal ecology of tropical tree species...
  15. Cella Pizarro L, Bisigato A. Allocation of biomass and photoassimilates in juvenile plants of six Patagonian species in response to five water supply regimes. Ann Bot. 2010;106:297-307 pubmed publisher
  16. Karwasra R, Kalra P, Nag T, Gupta Y, Singh S, Panwar A. Safety assessment and attenuation of cisplatin induced nephrotoxicity by tuberous roots of Boerhaavia diffusa. Regul Toxicol Pharmacol. 2016;81:341-352 pubmed publisher
    ..The no-observed adverse effect level (NOAEL) of tuberous roots of Boerhaavia diffusa root extract was 1000 mg/kg. ..
  17. Vineetha V, Prathapan A, Soumya R, Raghu K. Arsenic trioxide toxicity in H9c2 myoblasts--damage to cell organelles and possible amelioration with Boerhavia diffusa. Cardiovasc Toxicol. 2013;13:123-37 pubmed publisher
    ..In conclusion, our data suggest that cell organelles are also the targets of ATO-induced cardiotoxicity in addition to other reported targets like ion channels, and BDE has the potential to protect the cardiotoxicity induced by ATO...
  18. Aziz M, Adnan M, Khan A, Shahat A, al Said M, Ullah R. Traditional uses of medicinal plants practiced by the indigenous communities at Mohmand Agency, FATA, Pakistan. J Ethnobiol Ethnomed. 2018;14:2 pubmed publisher
    ..Hence, there is a dire need to phytochemically and pharmacologically test the investigated taxa for the validation of traditional knowledge. ..
  19. Gupta R, Pandey P, Singh S, Singh D, Saxena A, Luqman S, et al. Advances in Boerhaavia diffusa hairy root technology: a valuable pursuit for identifying strain sensitivity and up-scaling factors to refine metabolite yield and bioactivity potentials. Protoplasma. 2016;253:1145-58 pubmed publisher
    ..The hairy root mediated higher production of boeravinone B and eupalitin could be achieved for the first time in bioreactor. ..
  20. Patil K, Bhalsing S. Ethnomedicinal uses, phytochemistry and pharmacological properties of the genus Boerhavia. J Ethnopharmacol. 2016;182:200-20 pubmed publisher
    ..In some studies, taxonomic errors were encountered. Moreover, there is need for accurate methods in testing the safety and ethnomedicinal validity of Boerhavia species. ..
  21. Bokhari J, Khan M. Evaluation of anti-asthmatic and antioxidant potential of Boerhavia procumbens in toluene diisocyanate (TDI) treated rats. J Ethnopharmacol. 2015;172:377-85 pubmed publisher
    ..Boerhavia procumbens of family Nyctaginaceae is locally used for the treatment of asthma, cough, hemorrhoids, dropsy, cardiac, eyes and kidney problems...
  22. Nores M, López H, Anton A, Rudall P. Contrasting models of the female reproductive tract in four o'clocks (Nyctaginaceae). Am J Bot. 2015;102:1026-39 pubmed publisher
    ..We evaluated the possible evolutionary pathways of the diverse female reproductive tracts in Nyctaginaceae.• We studied the anatomy of a range of species representing different tribes, using light, fluorescence, ..
  23. Kaur S, Bhardwaj K, Sachdeva H. Antileishmanial efficacy of Boerhaavia diffusa L. and Ocimum sanctum L. against experimental visceral leishmaniasis. Indian J Exp Biol. 2015;53:522-9 pubmed
    ..donovani infected mice. These findings suggest a new option for antileishmanial chemotherapy at lower cost and nil toxicity. ..
  24. Manu K, Leyon P, Kuttan G. Studies on the protective effects of Boerhaavia diffusa L. against gamma radiation induced damage in mice. Integr Cancer Ther. 2007;6:381-8 pubmed
    ..diffusa. These results are indicative of the radioprotective effect of the whole-plant extract of B. diffusa. ..
  25. Stintzing F, Kammerer D, Schieber A, Adama H, Nacoulma O, Carle R. Betacyanins and phenolic compounds from Amaranthus spinosus L. and Boerhavia erecta L. Z Naturforsch C. 2004;59:1-8 pubmed
    ..erecta. The amounts of these compounds ranged from 305 mg/100 g for A. spinosus to 329 mg/100 g for B. erecta. ..
  26. Manu K, Kuttan G. Anti-metastatic potential of Punarnavine, an alkaloid from Boerhaavia diffusa Linn. Immunobiology. 2009;214:245-55 pubmed publisher
    ..Punarnavine could inhibit MMP-2 and MMP-9 protein expression in gelatin zymographic analysis of B16F-10 cells. These results indicate Punarnavine could inhibit the metastatic progression of B16F-10 melanoma cells in mice. ..
  27. Ortega Y, Mosquera D, Galapththi S, Santos B, González G, Foubert K, et al. Safety assessment of a traditionally used extract from leaves of Boldoa purpurascens. J Ethnopharmacol. 2016;192:302-308 pubmed publisher
    Boldoa purpurascens Cav. (Nyctaginaceae) is a plant species used in traditional medicine in Cuba as a diuretic...
  28. Agarwal K, Varma R. Ethnobotanical study of antilithic plants of Bhopal district. J Ethnopharmacol. 2015;174:17-24 pubmed publisher
    ..This study will help in making the people aware about the selected plants or other suggested plants for use in lithiasis. ..
  29. Pari L, Amarnath Satheesh M. Antidiabetic activity of Boerhaavia diffusa L.: effect on hepatic key enzymes in experimental diabetes. J Ethnopharmacol. 2004;91:109-13 pubmed
    ..A comparison was made between the action of BLEt and antidiabetic drug-glibenclamide (600 microg/kg). The effect of BLEt was more prominent when compared to glibenclamide...
  30. Ramazani A, Zakeri S, Sardari S, Khodakarim N, Djadidt N. In vitro and in vivo anti-malarial activity of Boerhavia elegans and Solanum surattense. Malar J. 2010;9:124 pubmed publisher
    ..In the present study, the aim was to discover novel, effective plant-based extracts for the activity against malaria...
  31. Bhatia S, Lodha M. RNase and DNase activities of antiviral proteins from leaves of Bougainvillea xbuttiana. Indian J Biochem Biophys. 2005;42:152-5 pubmed
    ..AVPs also showed DNase activity, as indicated by conversion of supercoiled form of plasmid DNA into relaxed and linear forms. The implications of these activities in controlling plant viruses are discussed...
  32. Narwal S, Balasubrahmanyam A, Sadhna P, Kapoor H, Lodha M. A systemic resistance inducing antiviral protein with N-glycosidase activity from Bougainvillea xbuttiana leaves. Indian J Exp Biol. 2001;39:600-3 pubmed
    ..The inhibitor showed characteristic N-glycosidase activity on 25S rRNA of tobacco ribosomes, suggesting that it could also be interfering with virus multiplication through ribosome-inactivation process...
  33. Abbasi M, Rubab K, Rehman A, Riaz T, Shahzadi T, Khalid M, et al. In vitro assessment of relief to oxidative stress by different fractions of Boerhavia procumbens. Pak J Pharm Sci. 2012;25:357-64 pubmed
    ..549 ± 0.08) and also the highest total phenolic contents (77.1 ± 0.6) as compared to the studied fractions. Phytochemical screening showed high percentage of phenolics, flavonoides and cardiac glycosides in this fraction...
  34. Wybraniec S, Jerz G, Gebers N, Winterhalter P. Ion-pair high-speed countercurrent chromatography in fractionation of a high-molecular weight variation of acyl-oligosaccharide linked betacyanins from purple bracts of Bougainvillea glabra. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2010;878:538-50 pubmed publisher
    The natural pigment composition of purple bracts of Bougainvillea glabra (Nyctaginaceae) consists of a highly complex mixture of betacyanins solely differing by the substitution with a variety of acyl-oligoglycoside units...
  35. Pandey R, Maurya R, Singh G, Sathiamoorthy B, Naik S. Immunosuppressive properties of flavonoids isolated from Boerhaavia diffusa Linn. Int Immunopharmacol. 2005;5:541-53 pubmed
    ..diffusa leaf extracts and that this activity lies in eupalitin-3-O-beta-D-galactopyranoside (Bd-I) isolated and purified from the ethnaolic extract. Thus, Bd-I could be a candidate for development as an immunosuppressive agent...
  36. Choudhary N, Yadav O, Lodha M. Ribonuclease, deoxyribonuclease, and antiviral activity of Escherichia coli-expressed Bougainvillea xbuttiana antiviral protein 1. Biochemistry (Mosc). 2008;73:273-7 pubmed
    ..On bioassay, BBAP1 exhibited antiviral activity against sunnhemp rosette virus infecting Cyamopsis tetragonoloba leaves in which 95% inhibition of local lesion formation was observed...
  37. Bharali R, Azad M, Tabassum J. Chemopreventive action of Boerhaavia diffusa on DMBA-induced skin carcinogenesis in mice. Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 2003;47:459-64 pubmed
    ..8; Group III - 0.75; Group IV - 0.35) and papillomas per papilloma bearing mouse (Group II - 3.1; Group III - 2.5; Group IV - 1.2) were observed...
  38. Jerz G, Wybraniec S, Gebers N, Winterhalter P. Target-guided separation of Bougainvillea glabra betacyanins by direct coupling of preparative ion-pair high-speed countercurrent chromatography and electrospray ionization mass-spectrometry. J Chromatogr A. 2010;1217:4544-54 pubmed publisher
    ..of high molecular weight acyl-oligosaccharide linked betacyanins from purple bracts of Bougainvillea glabra (Nyctaginaceae)...
  39. Nazneen F, Sheikh M, Jameel A, RAHMAN Z. Phytochemical screening, antiglycation and antioxidant activities of whole plant of Boerhavia repens L. from Cholistan, Pakistan. Pak J Pharm Sci. 2016;29:1063-70 pubmed
    Present study was aimed to explore a traditionally used indigenous medicinal plant Boerhavia repens (Nyctaginaceae family) of the Cholistan desert, Pakistan...
  40. Simon A, Toth G, Duddeck H, Soliman H, Mahmoud I, Samir H. Glycosides from Bougainvillea glabra. Nat Prod Res. 2006;20:63-7 pubmed
  41. Bairwa K, Singh I, Roy S, Grover J, Srivastava A, Jachak S. Rotenoids from Boerhaavia diffusa as potential anti-inflammatory agents. J Nat Prod. 2013;76:1393-8 pubmed publisher
    ..7 ± 0.5 and 25.5 ± 0.6 ?M, respectively. Boeravinone B (6) exhibited significant anti-inflammatory activity (56.6% at 50 mg/kg) when evaluated in an in vivo carrageenan-induced rat paw model...
  42. Ferrante A, Trivellini A, Borghesi E, Vernieri P. Chlorophyll a fluorescence as a tool in evaluating the effects of ABA content and ethylene inhibitors on quality of flowering potted Bougainvillea. ScientificWorldJournal. 2012;2012:684747 pubmed publisher
    ..ABA concentration declined in leaves and flowers during storage and was not affected by treatments. Fluorescence parameters appear to be very useful for screening Bougainvillea cultivars resistant to prolonged storage periods...
  43. Yasir F, Waqar M. Effect of indigenous plant extracts on calcium oxalate crystallization having a role in urolithiasis. Urol Res. 2011;39:345-50 pubmed publisher
    ..Control of crystal size and formation of COD rather than COM crystals, in combination with the diuretic action of extracts is an important way to control urolithiasis...
  44. Young H, McCauley D, Dirzo R. Differential responses to guano fertilization among tropical tree species with varying functional traits. Am J Bot. 2011;98:207-14 pubmed publisher
  45. Wu M, Peng C, Chen I, Tsai I. Antitubercular chromones and flavonoids from Pisonia aculeata. J Nat Prod. 2011;74:976-82 pubmed publisher
    ..Among these isolates, 2, 7, 14, 16, and 19 exhibited antitubercular activities (MICs?50.0 ?g/mL) against Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv in vitro...
  46. Beltrà A, Garcia Mari F, Soto A. Seasonal phenology, spatial distribution, and sampling plan for the invasive mealybug Phenacoccus peruvianus (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae). J Econ Entomol. 2013;106:1486-94 pubmed
  47. Prabu D, Nappinnai M, Ponnudurai K, Prabhu K. Evaluation of wound-healing potential of Pisonia grandis R.Br: a preclinical study in Wistar rats. Int J Low Extrem Wounds. 2008;7:21-7 pubmed publisher
    Pisonia grandis R.Br (family: Nyctaginaceae) is a herb claimed to be used for treatment of inflammation, wound healing, algesia, and ulcer...
  48. Darling E, Samis K, Eckert C. Increased seed dispersal potential towards geographic range limits in a Pacific coast dune plant. New Phytol. 2008;178:424-35 pubmed publisher
    ..The evolutionary lability of dispersal across the range may affect the interaction between selection and gene flow in the establishment and maintenance of geographic range limits...
  49. Sen S, Chakraborty R, Rekha B, Revathi D, Ayyanna S, Hemalatha G, et al. Anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antioxidant activities of Pisonia aculeata: folk medicinal use to scientific approach. Pharm Biol. 2013;51:426-32 pubmed publisher
    ..Pisonia aculeata leaves (Nyctagenaceae), a Folk medicinal plant used in the treatment of several inflammation, pain, and oxidative stress associated diseases...
  50. Hajji M, Rebai A, Gharsallah N, Nasri M. Optimization of alkaline protease production by Aspergillus clavatus ES1 in Mirabilis jalapa tuber powder using statistical experimental design. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2008;79:915-23 pubmed publisher
    ..0; 56 U/ml). More interestingly, the optimization was carried out with the by-product sources, which may result in cost-effective production of alkaline protease by the strain...
  51. Ferreres F, Sousa C, Justin M, Valentão P, Andrade P, Llorach R, et al. Characterisation of the phenolic profile of Boerhaavia diffusa L. by HPLC-PAD-MS/MS as a tool for quality control. Phytochem Anal. 2005;16:451-8 pubmed
    ..The results obtained demonstrated that the geographical origin (particularly the nature of the soil), but not the drying process, influences the phenolic composition...
  52. Hilou A, Nacoulma O, Guiguemde T. In vivo antimalarial activities of extracts from Amaranthus spinosus L. and Boerhaavia erecta L. in mice. J Ethnopharmacol. 2006;103:236-40 pubmed
    ..Moreover the tested vegetal material showed only low toxicity (1,450 and 2,150 mg/kg as LD(50) for Amaranthus spinosus and Boerhaavia erecta, respectively)...
  53. Geethan P, Prince P. Antihyperlipidemic effect of D-pinitol on streptozotocin-induced diabetic Wistar rats. J Biochem Mol Toxicol. 2008;22:220-4 pubmed publisher
    ..05) HDL cholesterol levels in the serum of diabetic rats. Thus, the present study clearly showed the antihyperlipidemic effect of D-pinitol in STZ-induced type II diabetic rats...
  54. Manu K, Kuttan G. Effect of Punarnavine, an alkaloid from Boerhaavia diffusa, on cell-mediated immune responses and TIMP-1 in B16F-10 metastatic melanoma-bearing mice. Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol. 2007;29:569-86 pubmed
    ..These results indicate Punarnavine could enhance the immune response against metastatic progression of B16F-10 melanoma cells in mice...
  55. Do T, Truong A, Pinnock T, Pratt L, Yamamoto S, Watarai H, et al. New rotenoids and coumaronochromonoids from the aerial part of Boerhaavia erecta. Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo). 2013;61:624-30 pubmed
    ..Rotenoids 3, 4 and 5 showed a strong cytotoxic activity against HeLa cell line and rotenoids 5 and 8 showed good activity against MCF-7 cell line...
  56. Selvaraj D, Shanmughanandhan D, Sarma R, Joseph J, Srinivasan R, Ramalingam S. DNA barcode ITS effectively distinguishes the medicinal plant Boerhavia diffusa from its adulterants. Genomics Proteomics Bioinformatics. 2012;10:364-7 pubmed publisher
    ..diffusa from other species of Boerhavia. Our study revealed that ITS and ITS1 could be used as potential candidate regions for identifying B. diffusa and for authenticating its herbal products...
  57. Vyas B, Desai N, Patel P, Joshi S, Shah D. Effect of Boerhaavia diffusa in experimental prostatic hyperplasia in rats. Indian J Pharmacol. 2013;45:264-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Present investigation was undertaken to study the effectiveness of hydroalcoholic extract of roots of Boerhaavia diffusa in experimental benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in rats using various animal models...
  58. Shubhashish K, Pandey R, Pandey J. The role of catchment vegetation in reducing atmospheric inputs of pollutant aerosols in Ganga river. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol. 2012;89:362-7 pubmed publisher
    ..68 %-27.19 %; metal 6.55 %-31.55 %). The study forms the first report on the use of woody perennials in reducing input of atmospheric pollutants to Ganga river and has relevance in formulating strategies for river basin management...
  59. Choudhary N, Kapoor H, Lodha M. Cloning and expression of antiviral/ribosome-inactivating protein from Bougainvillea xbuttiana. J Biosci. 2008;33:91-101 pubmed
    ..coli as a fusion protein of approximately 78 kDa. The cleaved and purified recombinant BBAP1 exhibited ribosome-inhibiting rRNA N-glycosidase activity,and imparted a high level of resistance against the tobacco mosaic virus (TMV)...
  60. Saraswati S, Alhaider A, Agrawal S. Punarnavine, an alkaloid from Boerhaavia diffusa exhibits anti-angiogenic activity via downregulation of VEGF in vitro and in vivo. Chem Biol Interact. 2013;206:204-13 pubmed publisher
    ..The present study sheds light on the potent anti-angiogenic of the punarnavine and can be extended further to develop therapeutic protocols for treatment of cancer...
  61. Al Farga A, Zhang H, Siddeeg A, Shamoon M, V M Chamba M, Al Hajj N. Proximate composition, functional properties, amino acid, mineral and vitamin contents of a novel food: Alhydwan (Boerhavia elegana Choisy) seed flour. Food Chem. 2016;211:268-73 pubmed publisher
    ..31 and 2.43g/g, respectively. Foaming capacity, foam stability and emulsion capacity were 9.35%, 6.90%, and 29.60%, respectively. It can be concluded that alhydwan is an excellent food material with a high nutritional value. ..
  62. Nazir M, Saleem M, Riaz N, Hafeez M, Sultan M, Jabbar A, et al. Two new rotenoids from Boerhavia repens. Nat Prod Commun. 2011;6:1651-2 pubmed
  63. Mohan I, Kumar K, Naidu M, Khan M, Sundaram C. Protective effect of CardiPro against doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity in mice. Phytomedicine. 2006;13:222-9 pubmed
    ..Our data confirm the earlier reports that DXR cardiotoxicity is associated with the free radical-induced tissue damage. Administration of CardiPro, with an antioxidant property, protected the DXR-induced cardiotoxicity in mice...
  64. Sangthong S, Suksabye P, Thiravetyan P. Air-borne xylene degradation by Bougainvillea buttiana and the role of epiphytic bacteria in the degradation. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2016;126:273-280 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, microorganism-associated B. buttiana leaves especially Enterobacter cloacae LSRC11, Staphylococcus sp. A1 and Pseudomonas aeruginosa enhanced the plant resulting in quicker xylene removal. ..
  65. Gandia Herrero F, Garcia Carmona F, Escribano J. Botany: floral fluorescence effect. Nature. 2005;437:334 pubmed
    ..This finding opens up new possibilities for pollinator perception as fluorescence has not previously been considered as a potential signal in flowers...
  66. Cizeau J, Grenkow D, Brown J, Entwistle J, MacDonald G. Engineering and biological characterization of VB6-845, an anti-EpCAM immunotoxin containing a T-cell epitope-depleted variant of the plant toxin bouganin. J Immunother. 2009;32:574-84 pubmed publisher
    ..In vivo efficacy was demonstrated using an EpCAM-positive human tumor xenograft model in SCID mice with the majority of the mice treated being tumor free at the end of the study...
  67. Manu K, Kuttan G. Immunomodulatory activities of Punarnavine, an alkaloid from Boerhaavia diffusa. Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol. 2009;31:377-87 pubmed publisher
    ..These results indicate the immunomodulatory activity of Punarnavine...
  68. Chambers S, Hitchcock C, Cairney J. Ectomycorrhizal mycobionts of Pisonia grandis on coral cays in the Capricorn-Bunker group, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Mycol Res. 2005;109:1105-11 pubmed
    The diversity of ectomycorrhizal mycobionts of Pisonia grandis (Nyctaginaceae) from coral cays in the Capricorn-Bunker group, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, was examined...
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