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Review Article p. 797

Inhibition of Quorum Sensing in Pseudomonas aeruginosa: A Review

R. Ghosh*, A. Das and S. Mallik

The term quorum sensing in bacteria is used to describe the communication among them through signalling molecules, known as autoinducers or pheromones. This type of communication usually tri..

Review Article p. 807

Technological Potential of Antimicrobial Peptides: a Systematic Review

E. Machado, Jane Gelinski*, C. M. Baratto, E. M. Borges, Vania A. Vicente, Mariana M. F. Nascimento and G. G. Fonseca

Resistance to antibiotics has being considered one of the greatest public health problems worldwide. The objective of this systematic review was to compile important bibliographical referenc..

Research Paper p. 815

Cytotoxicity Studies of the Chemical Constituents from Marine Algae Chara baltica

V. B. Tatipamula*, K. N. Killari, K. Prasad, G. S. N. K. Rao, M. R. Talluri, Shyamala Vantaku, Deepika Bilakanti and Nallapaty Srilakshmi

For the first time, 89 chemical constituents were identified by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis of ethanol extract of Clathria baltica. The chemical examination of ethanol extr..

Research Paper p. 824

Enhancement of the Dissolution Rate of Indomethacin by Solid Dispersions in Low-substituted Hydroxypropyl Cellulose

Estefania Tascon-Otero, Paloma Torre-Iglesias*, J. J. Garcia-Rodriguez, M. Angeles Pena and Covadonga Alvarez-Alvarez

In the present study, new indomethacin formulations were developed in order to enhance the indomethacin dissolution rate by preparing solid dispersions using the freeze-drying method. The de..

Research Paper p. 834

Renal Cortical Structural Alterations in Atorvastatin-treated Rats and the Possible Protective Mechanisms of L-Carnitine

Sahar Youssef* and Marwa Salah

The present study investigated the structural changes in rat kidney following administration of atorvastatin and evaluated the possible protective role of L-carnitine. Rats were divided into..

Research Paper p. 843

Taste Masking of Levofloxacin by Microparticulate System Using Emulsion Solvent Evaporation Technique

Nazia Hassan, Sumera Latif*, Hafsa Afzal, N. Abbas, Suriya Naheed, Rabia Khokar and A. Shah

The preparation of microspheres by emulsion solvent evaporation technique has become an area of considerable attention in pharmaceutical industry. In the present study, investigation reports..

Research Paper p. 851

Antiinflammatory Activity of Triazine Thiazolidinone Derivatives: Molecular Docking and Pharmacophore Modeling

R. S. Shinde*, V. H. Masand and M. K. Patil

Some 3-(4,6-dichloro-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)-2-phenylthiazolidin-4-one derivatives were prepared by cyclocondensation reaction between 2-amino-4,6-dichloro-1,3,5-triazine, substituted aromatic a..

Research Paper p. 859

Protective Effect of Ethanol Extract of Roots of Tetracera akara (Burm. f.) Merr., on Carbon Tetrachloride-induced Hepatic Injury in Wistar Rats

R. R. Nair, S. R. Suja*, V. Vilash, A. L. Aneeshkumar, S. Rajasekharan and B. S. Biju Kumar

The present study was carried out to evaluate the hepatoprotective activity of ethanol extract of roots of Tetracera akara against carbon tetrachloride-induced hepatotoxicity in Wistar rats...