Review Article p. 188

Metabolic Influences of Commonly used Antidepressants on Blood Glucose Homeostasis

H. Meng, J. Lu and X. Zhang*

Growing evidence has revealed a significant link between depression and diabetes, making it necessary to assess the glucose dysregulation that might have resulted due to individual antidepre..

Review Article p. 200

Tuberculosis: History, Epidemiology, Antitubercular Drugs and Plant-based Alternatives

B. Tiwari*, Sunita Shailajan, S. Menon and Savita Kulkarni

The article is a brief review on certain important aspects of tuberculosis. A good number of medicinal plants and their chemical constituents are reported to have antimycobacterial activity ..

Research Paper p. 211

Enhancing Solubility of Candesartan Cilexetil by Co-milling; Preparation of Candesartan Cilexetil-glycyrrhizic Acid Composite

J. Lu, M. Zheng, R. Kong, J. Pang and X. Zhu

Candesartan cilexetil was complexed with glycyrrhizic acid to enhance its aqueous solubility. Solid dispersion of candesartan cilexetil and glycyrrhizic acid were prepared by mechanochemical..

Research Paper p. 219

Pulsatilla koreana Nakai Downregulates C/EBPs/PPAR-gamma and Suppresses Fatty Acid Synthase via activation of AMPK-alpha in 3T3-L1 cells

N. H. Kim, H. J. Kim , J. Y. Im, W. R. Kwak, Y. H. Kim, D. K. Kim, S. C. Lim and Y. M. Lee*

Pulsatilla koreana Nakai, or pasque flower has been used as a medicinal plant for the treatment of amoebic dysentery, malaria, and internal hemorrhoids. The extract of Pulsatilla koreana Nak..

Research Paper p. 226

Pterostilbene Enhances Anticancer Effects of L-asparaginase in Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cell Line

T. Rahimnejad, P. Beshkar, R. Bagheri and B. Pourgheysari,*

Antiproliferative and apoptotic effects of pterostilbene were examined in combination with L-asparaginase in Jurkat cell line. Jurkat cells were incubated with different concentrations of pt..

Research Paper p. 234

Studies on Tinidazole Delivery from Nano-sized Minicells Originated from Leuconostoc mesenteroides

L. Vu, D. Nguyen and T. H. K. Nguyen*

This study reported the ability of Leuconostoc mesenteroides VTCC B-871 to produce nano-sized minicells for the delivery of tinidazole to improve permeation through mice intestinal membrane...

Research Paper p. 241

Synthesis, Preliminary Pharmacological and Acute Toxicity Studies of a New Series of 7-(2-(Benzo[d]thiazol-2-ylamino)ethoxy)-4-methyl-2H-chromen-2-one Derivatives with Atypical Antipsychotic Activity

A. A. Gawai*, S. Das and M. Nemade

The present study focused on the synthesis, preliminary pharmacological screening and acute toxicity testing of novel series of 7-(2-(benzo[d]thiazol-2-ylamino)ethoxy)-4-methyl-2H-chromen-2-..

Research Paper p. 249

Preparation, Characterization and in vitro Evaluation of Tosufloxacin Tosylate and Hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin Inclusion Complex

H. L. Hong*, J. F. Sun, Ying Zhang, Ning Zhu, L. M. Han and Q. L. Suo

The aim of this study was to increase the water solubility of tosufloxacin tosylate by inclusion with hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin. The tosufloxacin tosylate/hydroxypropyl-β-cyclod..