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See detailAnti-plasmodial activity of Dicoma tomentosa (Asteraceae) and identification of urospermal A-15- O-acetate as the main active compound.
Jansen, Olivia ULg; Tits, Monique ULg; Angenot, Luc ULg et al

in Malaria Journal (2012), 11(1), 2891-9

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Natural products could play an important role in the challenge to discover new anti-malarial drugs. In a previous study, Dicoma tomentosa (Asteraceae) was selected for its promising ... [more ▼]

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Natural products could play an important role in the challenge to discover new anti-malarial drugs. In a previous study, Dicoma tomentosa (Asteraceae) was selected for its promising anti-plasmodial activity after a preliminary screening of several plants traditionally used in Burkina Faso to treat malaria. The aim of the present study was to further investigate the antiplasmodial properties of this plant and to isolate the active anti-plasmodial compounds. METHODS: Eight crude extracts obtained from D. tomentosa whole plant were tested in vitro against two Plasmodium falciparum strains (3D7 and W2) using the p-LDH assay (colorimetric method). The Peters' four-days suppressive test model (Plasmodium berghei-infected mice) was used to evaluate the in vivo anti-plasmodial activity. An in vitro bioguided fractionation was undertaken on a dichloromethane extract, using preparative HPLC and TLC techniques. The identity of the pure compound was assessed using UV, MS and NMR spectroscopic analysis. In vitro cytotoxicity against WI38 human fibroblasts (WST-1 assay) and haemolytic activity were also evaluated for extracts and pure compounds in order to check selectivity. RESULTS: The best in vitro anti-plasmodial results were obtained with the dichloromethane, diethylether, ethylacetate and methanol extracts, which exhibited a high activity (IC50 [less than or equal to] 5 mug/ml). Hot water and hydroethanolic extracts also showed a good activity (IC50 [less than or equal to] 15 mug/ml), which confirmed the traditional use and the promising anti-malarial potential of the plant. The activity was also confirmed in vivo for all tested extracts. However, most of the active extracts also exhibited cytotoxic activity, but no extract was found to display any haemolytic activity. The bioguided fractionation process allowed to isolate and identify a sesquiterpene lactone (urospermal A-15-O-acetate) as the major anti-plasmodial compound of the plant (IC50 < 1 mug/ml against both 3D7 and W2 strains). This was also found to be the main cytotoxic compound (SI =3.3). While this melampolide has already been described in the plant, this paper is the first report on the biological properties of this compound. CONCLUSIONS: The present study highlighted the very promising anti-plasmodial activity of D. tomentosa and enabled to identify its main active compound, urospermal A-15-O-acetate. The high antiplasmodial activity of this compound merits further study about its anti-plasmodial mechanism of action. The active extracts of D. tomentosa, as well as urospermal A 15-Oacetate, displayed only a moderate selectivity, and further studies are needed to assess the safety of the use of the plant by the local population. [less ▲]

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See detailRotenoid content and in vitro acaricidal activity of Tephrosia vogelii leaf extract on the tick Rhipicephalus appendiculatus
Kalume; Losson, Bertrand ULg; Angenot, Luc ULg et al

in Veterinary Parasitology (2012), 190(1-2), 204-209

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See detailPolyphenol Content and Modulatory Activities of Some Tropical Dietary Plant Extracts on the Oxidant Activities of Neutrophils and Myeloperoxidase
Tsumbu, César Ndele ULg; Deby-Dupont, Ginette; Tits, Monique ULg et al

in International Journal of Molecular Sciences (2012), 13(1), 628-650

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See detailAnalysis of Passion Fruit Rinds (Passiflora edulis): Isoorientin Quantification by HPTLC and Evaluation of Antioxidant ( Radical Scavenging) Capacity
Zeraik, Maria Luiza; Yariwake, Janete; Wauters, Jean-Noël ULg et al

in Quimica Nova (2012), 35(3), 541-545

The content of isoorientin in passion fruit rinds ( Passiflora edulis fo. flavicarpa O.Degener) was determined by HPTLC with densitometric analysis. The results revealed a higher amount of isoorientin in ... [more ▼]

The content of isoorientin in passion fruit rinds ( Passiflora edulis fo. flavicarpa O.Degener) was determined by HPTLC with densitometric analysis. The results revealed a higher amount of isoorientin in healthy rinds of Passiflora than in rinds with typical symptoms of PWV ( Passion fruit woodliness virus). the HPTLC data ,allied to assays of radical scavenging activity, suggest the potential of P. edulis rinds as a natural source of flavonoids or as a possible functional food. [less ▲]

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See detail17-O-Actetyl-10-hydroxycorynantheol, a selective antiplasmodial alkaloid isolated from Strychnos usambarensis leaves
Cao, Martine ULg; Muganga, Raymond ULg; Tits, Monique ULg et al

Conference (2011, December 13)

In the course of our investigations on Strychnos usambarensis leaves in order to isolate isostrychnopentamine, the main alkaloid responsible for the antiplasmodial activity of the plant, a new tertiary ... [more ▼]

In the course of our investigations on Strychnos usambarensis leaves in order to isolate isostrychnopentamine, the main alkaloid responsible for the antiplasmodial activity of the plant, a new tertiary indolic alkaloid has been isolated: 17-O-acetyl, 10-hydroxycorynantheol 1. Its structure was determined by means of spectroscopic and spectrometric methods such as UV, IR, CD, NMR and ESI-MS. 17-O-acetyl, 10-hydroxycorynantheol 1 is one of the most active monomeric indole alkaloid known to date showing an in vitro activity against Plasmodium falciparum close to 5 µM and a high selectivity. [less ▲]

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See detailAntioxidant and Antiradical Activities of Manihot esculenta Crantz (Euphorbiaceae) Leaves and Other Selected Tropical Green Vegetables Investigated on Lipoperoxidation and Phorbol-12-myristate-13-acetate (PMA) Activated Monocytes
Tsumbu, César Ndele ULg; Deby-Dupont, Ginette; Tits, Monique ULg et al

in Nutrients (2011), 3(9), 818-838

Abelmoschus esculentus (Malvaceae), Hibiscus acetosella (Malvaceae), Manihot esculenta Crantz (Euphorbiaceae) and Pteridium aquilinum (Dennstaedtiaceae) leaves are currently consumed as vegetables by ... [more ▼]

Abelmoschus esculentus (Malvaceae), Hibiscus acetosella (Malvaceae), Manihot esculenta Crantz (Euphorbiaceae) and Pteridium aquilinum (Dennstaedtiaceae) leaves are currently consumed as vegetables by migrants from sub-Saharan Africa living in Western Europe and by the people in the origin countries, where these plants are also used in the folk medicine. Manihot leaves are also eaten in Latin America and some Asian countries. This work investigated the capacity of aqueous extracts prepared from those vegetables to inhibit the peroxidation of a linoleic acid emulsion. Short chain, volatile C-compounds as markers of advanced lipid peroxidation were measured by gas chromatography by following the ethylene production. The generation of lipid hydroperoxides, was monitored by spectroscopy using N-N′-dimethyl-p-phenylene-diamine (DMPD). The formation of intermediate peroxyl, and other free radicals, at the initiation of the lipid peroxidation was investigated by electron spin resonance, using α-(4-pyridyl-1-oxide)-N-tert-butylnitrone as spin trap agent. The ability of the extracts to decrease the cellular production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in “inflammation like” conditions was studied by fluorescence technique using 2′,7′-dichlorofluorescine-diacetate as fluorogenic probe, in a cell model of human monocytes (HL-60 cells) activated with phorbol ester. Overall the extracts displayed efficient concentration-dependent inhibitory effects. Their total polyphenol and flavonoid content was determined by classic colorimetric methods. An HPLC-UV/DAD analysis has clearly identified the presence of some polyphenolic compounds, which explains at least partially the inhibitions observed in our models. The role of these plants in the folk medicine by sub-Saharan peoples as well as in the prevention of oxidative stress and ROS related diseases requires further consideration. [less ▲]

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See detail17-O-Acetyl,10-hydroxycorynantheol, a Selective Antiplasmodial Alkaloid Isolated from Strychnos usambarensis Leaves
Cao, Martine ULg; Muganga, Raymond ULg; Tits, Monique ULg et al

in Planta Medica (2011), 77

In the course of our investigations on Strychnos usambarensis leaves in order to isolate isostrychnopentamine, the main alkaloid responsible for the antiplasmodial activity of the plant, a new tertiary ... [more ▼]

In the course of our investigations on Strychnos usambarensis leaves in order to isolate isostrychnopentamine, the main alkaloid responsible for the antiplasmodial activity of the plant, a new tertiary indolic alkaloid has been isolated: 17-O-acetyl, 10-hydroxycorynantheol 1. Its structure was determined by means of spectroscopic and spectrometric methods such as UV, IR, CD, NMR and ESI-MS. 17-O-acetyl, 10-hydroxycorynantheol 1 is one of the most active monomeric indole alkaloid known to date showing an in vitro activity against Plasmodium falciparum close to 5 µM and a high selectivity. [less ▲]

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See detail17-O-acetyl, 10-hydroxycorynantheol, a selective antiplasmodial alkaloid isolated from Strychnos usambarensis leaves
Cao, Martine ULg; Muganga, Raymond ULg; Tits, Monique ULg et al

Conference (2011, May 13)

In the course of our investigations on Strychnos usambarensis leaves in order to isolate isostrychnopentamine, the main alkaloid responsible for the antiplasmodial activity of the plant, a new tertiary ... [more ▼]

In the course of our investigations on Strychnos usambarensis leaves in order to isolate isostrychnopentamine, the main alkaloid responsible for the antiplasmodial activity of the plant, a new tertiary indolic alkaloid has been isolated: 17-O-acetyl, 10-hydroxycorynantheol 1. Its structure was determined by means of spectroscopic and spectrometric methods such as UV, IR, CD, NMR and ESI-MS. 17-O-acetyl, 10-hydroxycorynantheol 1 is one of the most active monomeric indole alkaloid known to date showing an in vitro activity against Plasmodium falciparum close to 5 µM and a high selectivity. [less ▲]

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See detailPharmacognosie volume III
Frederich, Michel ULg; Tits, Monique ULg; Angenot, Luc ULg

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See detailPharmacognosie volume II
Frederich, Michel ULg; Tits, Monique ULg; Angenot, Luc ULg

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See detailQuality Assessment of Polygonum cuspidatum and Polygonum multiflorum by 1H NMR Metabolite Fingerprinting and Profiling Analysis.
Frederich, Michel ULg; Wauters, Jean-Noël ULg; Tits, Monique ULg et al

in Planta Medica (2011), 77

The quality assessment and control of traditional Chinese medicines (TCM) nowadays receives a great deal of attention worldwide and particularly in Europe with its increasing local use. POLYGONUM ... [more ▼]

The quality assessment and control of traditional Chinese medicines (TCM) nowadays receives a great deal of attention worldwide and particularly in Europe with its increasing local use. POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM Siebold & Zucc. and POLYGONUM MULTIFLORUM Thunb. are two members of the Polygonaceae family, which are widely used as Chinese medicinal plants. The aim of this study was to achieve an overview of the quality of P. CUSPIDATUM and P. MULTIFLORUM samples available on the Chinese market and to identify important metabolites for their discrimination, using (1)H NMR-based metabolomics. (1)H NMR and multivariate analysis techniques were applied to almost 60 plant samples collected in different places in China. Using (1)H NMR metabolomics, it was possible, without previous evaporation or separation steps, to obtain metabolic fingerprints to distinguish between the species. The important metabolites for discrimination were stilbene derivatives. Finally, a clear distinction between the two species was possible and the discriminant metabolites were identified. [less ▲]

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See detailLC-SPE-NMR-MS analysis of Strychnos usambarensis fruits from Rwanda
Cao, Martine ULg; Tits, Monique ULg; Muganga, Raymond et al

in Planta Medica (2010, September), 76(12), 1241-1242

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See detailPharmacognosie volume I
Frederich, Michel ULg; Tits, Monique ULg; Angenot, Luc ULg

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See detailAntioxidant activity of Passiflora edulis and Passiflora alata fruits
Yariwake, J.; Zeraik, M.; Serteyn, Didier ULg et al

in Planta Medica (2010, September), 76(12), 1274-1275

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See detailPlace et importance de la Phytothérapie en thérapeutique moderne
Tits, Monique ULg

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See detailPharmacognosie - Volume 2
Angenot, Luc ULg; Tits, Monique ULg; Frederich, Michel ULg

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Le volume 2 est consacré aux grands classiques de la pharmacognosie dont ont été isolés de très nombreux principes actifs (souvent des alcaloïdes) qui ont marqué l'histoire de la pharmacie et de la ... [more ▼]

Le volume 2 est consacré aux grands classiques de la pharmacognosie dont ont été isolés de très nombreux principes actifs (souvent des alcaloïdes) qui ont marqué l'histoire de la pharmacie et de la pharmacologie.Les chapitres suivants seront abordés: analgésiques (pavot,opium, colchique...); Solanacées à activité parasympatholytiques ( belladone, stramoine, jusquiames...); dérivés de l'ergot de seigle; médicaments des troubles cérébraux de la sénescence ( ginkgo, amaryllidacées à galanthamine...); drogues alcaloïdiques psychoactives ( coca, éphédra, khat, psilocybes, peyotl, harmel, yagé, iboga...); hallucinogènes non alcaloïdiques ( cannabis, sauge des devins..); poisons agissant sur la neurotransmission :cholinergiques ( jaborandi, éséré...), paralysants neuro-musculaires (curares) et antagonistes de la glycine ( noix-vomique); antiparasitaires (malaria et amibiase): quinquinas, armoises, ipécas; anticancéreux : lignanes ( Podophyllum), diterpènes des ifs (Taxus sp), alcaloïdes indoliques ( Catharanthus roseus, Camptotheca ...), divers ( origine marine, épices...); plantes toxiques de l'environnement ( toxicité par contact ou par ingestion) [less ▲]

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See detailPharmacognosie Volume 3
Angenot, Luc ULg; Tits, Monique ULg; Frederich, Michel ULg

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Le volume 3 est principalement consacré à la phytothérapie (intérêt et limites) avec des notions concernant aussi bien la médecine traditionnelle que les développements les plus récents ( y compris pour ... [more ▼]

Le volume 3 est principalement consacré à la phytothérapie (intérêt et limites) avec des notions concernant aussi bien la médecine traditionnelle que les développements les plus récents ( y compris pour certains s'appuyant sur des études cliniques) en matière de phytomédicaments. La classification se fait suivant les activités pharmacologiques de ces plantes. Au terme de ce cours, les étudiants doivent pouvoir faire la distinction entre les différentes formes pharmaceutiques à base de produits d'origine naturelle ( poudres, extraits sec et autres), les concentrations en principes actifs et traceurs y étant bien différentes. Les différences entre les médicaments enregistrés et les compléments alimentaires sont également bien mises en évidence car les exigences relatives au contrôle de qualité et à la stabilité des produits finis sont très différentes. A ce sujet l'annexe du volume 3 est consacrée au contrôle de qualité des plantes en insistant sur les méthodes et monographies de la pharmacopée européenne qui joue un rôle essentiel dans ce domaine. [less ▲]

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See detailMetabolomic analysis of Echinacea spp. by (1)H nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry and multivariate data analysis technique.
Frederich, Michel ULg; Jansen, C.; De Tullio, Pascal ULg et al

in Phytochemical Analysis (2010), 21(1), 61-65

Introduction - The genus Echinacea (Asteraceae) comprises about 10 species originally distributed in North America. Three species are very well known as they are used worldwide as medicinal plants ... [more ▼]

Introduction - The genus Echinacea (Asteraceae) comprises about 10 species originally distributed in North America. Three species are very well known as they are used worldwide as medicinal plants: Echinacea purpurea, E. pallida, E. angustifolia.Objective - To discriminate between these three Echinacea species and E. simulata by (1)H NMR-based metabolomics.Methodology - (1)H NMR and multivariate analysis techniques were applied to diverse Echinacea plants including roots and aerial parts, authentic plants, commercial plants and commercial dry extracts.Results - Using the (1)H NMR metabolomics, it was possible, without previous evaporation or separation steps, to obtain a metabolic fingerprint to distinguish between species.Conclusion - A clear distinction between the three pharmaceutical species was possible and some useful metabolites were identified. Copyright (c) 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. [less ▲]

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See detailAntiplasmodial and cytotoxic activities of Rwandan medicinal plants used in the treatment of malaria.
Muganga, R.; Angenot, Luc ULg; Tits, Monique ULg et al

in Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2010), 128

AIM OF THE STUDY: In our study, methanol, dichloromethane and aqueous extracts of 13 Rwandan medicinal plants used in the treatment of malaria were tested for in vitro antiplasmodial activity. MATERIALS ... [more ▼]

AIM OF THE STUDY: In our study, methanol, dichloromethane and aqueous extracts of 13 Rwandan medicinal plants used in the treatment of malaria were tested for in vitro antiplasmodial activity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The growth inhibition of chloroquine-sensitive Plasmodium falciparum strain (3D7) was evaluated using the measurement of lactate dehydrogenase activity. The active extracts were also tested against the chloroquine-resistant Plasmodium falciparum strain (W2) and for cytotoxicity assay using human normal foetal lung fibroblasts (WI-38). RESULTS: The majority of the plants tested showed an antiplasmodial activity and the best results were observed with dichloromethane leaf and flower extracts of Tithonia diversifolia, leaf extract of Microglossa pyrifolia and root extract of Rumex abyssinicus, methanol leaf extract of Fuerstia africana, root bark extracts of Zanthoxylum chalybeum and methanol bark extract of Terminalia mollis. Those extracts were active (IC(50)<15mug/ml) on both chloroquine-sensitive and resistant strains of Plasmodium falciparum. Zanthoxylum chalybeum, Solanecio mannii and Terminalia mollis presented the best selectivity index. CONCLUSIONS: The traditional use of most of the plant evaluated was confirmed by the antiplasmodial test. This study revealed for the first time the antiplasmodial activity of two plants: Terminalia mollis and Rumex abyssinicus. [less ▲]

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