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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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See detailEvaluation of 13 selected medicinal plants from Burkina Faso for their antiplasmodial properties.
Jansen, Olivia ULg; Angenot, Luc ULg; Tits, Monique ULg et al

in Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2010), 130

AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study was to evaluate the antiplasmodial properties of 13 plants used against malaria in traditional medicine in Burkina Faso. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In vitro ... [more ▼]

AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study was to evaluate the antiplasmodial properties of 13 plants used against malaria in traditional medicine in Burkina Faso. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In vitro antiplasmodial activity of dichloromethane, methanol and aqueous crude extracts obtained from vegetal samples collected in Burkina Faso was first evaluated on the Plasmodium falciparum 3D7 chloroquine-sensitive strain using a colorimetric method. RESULTS: Thirteen extracts obtained from 8 different species were found to exhibit antiplasmodial activity (IC(50)<50mug/ml). Five species demonstrated a moderate activity (15mug/ml<IC(50)<50mug/ml): Boswellia dalzielii (leaves), Waltheria indica (roots and aerial parts), Bergia suffruticosa (whole plant), Vitellaria paradoxa (bark) and Jatropha gossypiifolia (leaves). The best results were obtained with extracts from the Dicoma tomentosa whole plant, from Psorospermum senegalense leaves and from Gardenia sokotensis leaves. These extracts found to display promising antiplasmodial activity, with IC(50) values ranging from 7.0 to 14.0mug/ml. The most active plant extracts were then tested for in vitro activity on the Plasmodium falciparum W2 chloroquine-resistant strain and also for in vitro cytotoxicity on normal human fibroblasts (WI-38) in order to determine the selectivity index. CONCLUSIONS: Dicoma tomentosa (Asteraceae) and Psorospermum senegalense (Clusiaceae) appeared to be the best candidates for further investigation of their antiplasmodial properties, reported for the first time by this study. [less ▲]

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See detailIn vitro and in vivo antimalarial and cytotoxic activity of five plants used in Congolese traditional medicine.
Lusakibanza, M.; Mesia, G.; Tona, G. et al

in Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2010), 129

AIM OF THE STUDY: The in vitro antiplasmodial activity and cytotoxicity of methanolic and dichloromethane extracts from five Congolese plants were evaluated. The plants were selected following an ... [more ▼]

AIM OF THE STUDY: The in vitro antiplasmodial activity and cytotoxicity of methanolic and dichloromethane extracts from five Congolese plants were evaluated. The plants were selected following an ethnobotanical survey conducted in D.R. Congo and focusing on plants used traditionally to treat malaria. The in vivo antimalarial activity of aqueous and methanolic extracts active in vitro was also determined in mice infected by Plasmodium berghei berghei. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The growth inhibition of Plasmodium falciparum strains was evaluated using the measurement of lactate dehydrogenase activity. The extracts (aqueous, CH(3)OH, EtOH and CH(2)Cl(2)) were prepared by maceration and tested in vitro against the 3D7 (chloroquine sensitive) and W2 (chloroquine resistant) strains of Plasmodium falciparum and against the human normal fetal lung fibroblasts WI-38 to determine the selectivity index. Some extracts were also used at the dose of 300mg/kg to evaluate their activity in mice infected since 4 days by Plasmodium berghei. RESULTS: Two plants presented a very high activity (IC(50)<3mug/ml). These plants were Strychnos icaja roots bark (MeOH and CH(2)Cl(2)) and Physalis angulata leaves (MeOH and CH(2)Cl(2)). One plant (Anisopappus chinensis whole plant, MeOH and CH(2)Cl(2)) presented a high activity (IC50<15mug/ml). The extracts of Anisopappus chinensis and Physalis angulata showed also a good inhibition of parasitemia in vivo. Flavonoids, phenolic acids and terpenes were identified in these plants by a general phytochemical screening method. CONCLUSION: Three plants showed a very interesting antiplasmodial activity (Anisopappus chinensis, Physalis angulata and Strychnos icaja) and one of them showed a good selectivity index (>10, Anisopappus chinensis). Anisopappus chinensis and Physalis angulata were also active in vivo. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation des potentialités antiplasmodiales de plantes utilisées en médecine traditionnelle au Burkina Faso
Jansen, Olivia ULg; Nikiéma, Jean-Baptiste; Angenot, Luc ULg et al

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See detailPharmacognosie Volume 1
Angenot, Luc ULg; Tits, Monique ULg

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Le volume 1 est principalement consacré à la phytochimie. Le cours est subdivisé suivant les différentes classes chimiques des métabolites primaires et secondaires impliqués soit dans l'activité des ... [more ▼]

Le volume 1 est principalement consacré à la phytochimie. Le cours est subdivisé suivant les différentes classes chimiques des métabolites primaires et secondaires impliqués soit dans l'activité des plantes soit dans leur toxicité ou encore présentant des applications en pharmacotechnie ou dans l'alimentation. La connaissance des structures ( basée sur leur origine biosynthétique) est très importante pour évaluer leur solubilité, leur stabilité et ainsi mieux comprendre les processus d'extraction et les méthodes spécifiques de contrôle ( plantes entières ou pulvérisées, , extraits, huiles essentielles, huiles grasses, exsudats...). dans de nombreux cas, une relation structure-activité pharmacologique ou physiologique est établie. [less ▲]

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See detailAntisickling properties of divanilloylquinic acids isolated from Fagara zanthoxyloides Lam. (Rutaceae).
Ouattara, Badiore; Jansen, Olivia ULg; Angenot, Luc ULg et al

in Phytomedicine : International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology (2009), 16(2-3), 125-129

Fagara zanthoxyloides Lam. (syn. Zanthoxylum zanthoxyloides) (Rutaceae) is the most cited Fagara species for the treatment and the prevention of sickle cell disease crisis. Sickle cell anemia (SCA) is a ... [more ▼]

Fagara zanthoxyloides Lam. (syn. Zanthoxylum zanthoxyloides) (Rutaceae) is the most cited Fagara species for the treatment and the prevention of sickle cell disease crisis. Sickle cell anemia (SCA) is a public health problem in many countries particularly in Africa. The present study was designed to evaluate the antisickling properties of three isomeric divanilloylquinic acids (3,4-O-divanilloylquinic acid or burkinabin A; 3,5-O-divanilloylquinic acid or burkinabin B and 4,5-O-divanilloylquinic acid or burkinabin C) identified previously by LC/MS/NMR analysis in the root bark of F. zanthoxyloides [Ouattara et al., 2004. LC/MS/NMR analysis of isomeric divanilloylquinic acids from the root bark of Fagara zanthoxyloides Lam. Phytochemistry 65, 1145-1151]. The three isomers showed interesting antisickling properties which increased from burkinabins A to C. [less ▲]

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See detailEthnopharmacologie et paludisme au Burkina Faso : sélection de 13 espèces à potentialités antiplasmodiales méconnues
Jansen, Olivia ULg; Frederich, Michel ULg; Tits, Monique ULg et al

in Ethnopharmacologia (2008), 41

Dans la recherche de nouvelles substances actives contre les Plasmodium, les flores non explorées du Sud constituent une source potentielle privilégiée de nouveaux médicaments antipaludéens. Dans ce ... [more ▼]

Dans la recherche de nouvelles substances actives contre les Plasmodium, les flores non explorées du Sud constituent une source potentielle privilégiée de nouveaux médicaments antipaludéens. Dans ce travail, nous avons suivi une démarche ethnopharmacologique afin de répertorier et de sélectionner des végétaux intéressants à étudier en laboratoire pour leurs propriétés antiplasmodiales. Notre travail de recensement des espèces utilisées contre la malaria au Burkina Faso nous a permis de répertorier 72 espèces végétales utilisées seules ou en association dans le traitement traditionnel du paludisme dans ce pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest. Finalement, treize espèces ont été sélectionnées et dix-sept échantillons végétaux ont été récoltés au Burkina Faso pour évaluation de leurs propriétés antiplasmodiales en laboratoire. Les principaux critères de sélection ont été : leur utilisation traditionnelle contre la malaria et le fait que ces plantes n’aient pas (ou peu) été étudiées sur le plan antiplasmodial. Les liens de chimiotaxonomie éventuels avec des plantes déjà connues pour leurs propriétés antiplasmodiales ainsi que les possibilités de valorisation des espèces au niveau local (MTA) ont également été considérés. [less ▲]

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See detailPotential antimalarial activity of indole alkaloids
Frederich, Michel ULg; Tits, Monique ULg; Angenot, Luc ULg

in Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (2008), 102(1), 11-19

New antimalarial treatments are now urgently required, following the emergence of resistance to the most used drugs. Natural products contribute greatly to the therapeutic arsenal in this area, including ... [more ▼]

New antimalarial treatments are now urgently required, following the emergence of resistance to the most used drugs. Natural products contribute greatly to the therapeutic arsenal in this area, including artemisinin and quinine (and atovaquone, semi-synthetic). Among the natural products, indole alkaloids represent an interesting class of compounds. Screening carried out to date has revealed several substances active in vitro under the micromolar range and with a good selectivity index. This review covers the indole alkaloids with high antiplasmodial activity (in vitro and in vivo) isolated from natural sources, and is organized according to the different chemical structures of the alkaloids. [less ▲]

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See detailIn vitro antiplasmodial activity of ethnobotanically selected plants from Burkina Faso
Jansen, Olivia ULg; Angenot, Luc ULg; Tits, Monique ULg et al

in Planta Medica (2008), 74(9), 1142-1142

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See detailIn vitro cytotoxicity of some medicinal plants from Georgian amaryllidaceae
Jokhadze, Malkhaz; Eristavi, Lina; Kutchukhidze, Jumber et al

in Phytotherapy Research (2007), 21(7), 622-624

Using an ethnomedical data approach, some Georgian plants, which are used in Georgian traditional medicine for cancer or non-cancer diseases, were collected and evaluated for cytotoxic activity. The ... [more ▼]

Using an ethnomedical data approach, some Georgian plants, which are used in Georgian traditional medicine for cancer or non-cancer diseases, were collected and evaluated for cytotoxic activity. The cytotoxic effect of the methanol extracts of species from the genera Galanthus and Leucojum was evaluated in vitro on three human cell lines (Hela, ephitheloid cervix carcinoma; HCT-116, colon carcinoma; HL-60, acute myeloid leukaemia). Cell type cytotoxic specificity was observed for some extracts. Overall, the HCT-116 cells were much more sensitive to most of the extracts than were the other cell lines. Plants that showed pronounced cytotoxic activity will be further evaluated for the possible isolation of active antitumour compounds. Copyright (C) 2007 John Wiley [less ▲]

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See detailCharacterization of the neurotoxicity induced by the extract of Magnistipula butayei (Chrysobalanaceae) in rat: Effects of a new natural convulsive agent
Karangwa, Charles; Esters, Virginie ULg; Tits, Monique ULg et al

in Toxicon (2007), 49(8), 1109-1119

This study was designed to document convulsant and neurotoxic properties of extracts of a tropical tree, Magnistipula butayei subsp. Montana, and to investigate the involvement of the glutamatergic system ... [more ▼]

This study was designed to document convulsant and neurotoxic properties of extracts of a tropical tree, Magnistipula butayei subsp. Montana, and to investigate the involvement of the glutamatergic system in these effects. Continuous behavioral observations and electroencephalographic (EEG) records were obtained after per os administration of an aqueous extract of Magnistipula (MBMAE) in rats. MBMAE (800 mg/kg) induced behavioral changes resembling motor limbic seizures: staring and head tremor, automatisms, forelimb clonic movements and violent tonic-clonic seizures leading to death in all animals. Concomitantly, important seizure activity that gradually evolved to epileptiform activity was recorded on the EEG. Moreover, c-Fos immunohistochemistry has revealed an increased c-Fos expression in the dentate gyrus and in piriform, peri- and entorhinal cortices 2 and 4h after treatment. This expression pattern suggested that the mechanism of action for the MBMAE is similar to that observed in glutamate-induced models of epilepsy. The MBMAE increased cell death also in hippocampal cell cultures. Furthermore, the build-up of convulsive activity and epileptic discharges induced by MBMAE in rat were abolished by MK-801, an NMDA receptor antagonist. Our study suggests that MBMAE contains a potent toxin, with a powerful neurotoxic activity in rat, and corresponding to a new natural component(s) that act as an NMDA-mediated convulsant molecule. [less ▲]

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See detailIn vivo antimalarial activity of isosungucine, an indolomonoterpenic alkaloid from Strychnos icaja
Philippe, Geneviève ULg; De Mol, Patrick ULg; Angenot, Luc ULg et al

in Planta Medica (2007), 73(5), 478-479

Isosungucine (1) is a quasi-symmetric bisindolomonoterpenoid alkaloid isolated from the roots of Strychnos icaja. The in vivo antimalarial activity against the P. vinckei petteri murine strain was ... [more ▼]

Isosungucine (1) is a quasi-symmetric bisindolomonoterpenoid alkaloid isolated from the roots of Strychnos icaja. The in vivo antimalarial activity against the P. vinckei petteri murine strain was determined. In the Peters 4-day suppressive test, 1 suppressed the parasitemia by almost 50 percent on day 4 at the dose of 30 mg/kg by intraperitoneal route. [less ▲]

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See detailPotentialités antipaludiques des alcaloïdes indoliques
Frederich, Michel ULg; Philippe, Geneviève ULg; Tits, Monique ULg et al

in Actualités de Chimie Thérapeutique (2007), 33

This paper will be mainly illustrated with references to selected antiplasmodial compounds:- indole alkaloid analogues of emetine isolated from Strychnos usambarensis and Pogonopus tubulosus-other ... [more ▼]

This paper will be mainly illustrated with references to selected antiplasmodial compounds:- indole alkaloid analogues of emetine isolated from Strychnos usambarensis and Pogonopus tubulosus-other bisindole alkaloids isolated from Loganiacea and Apocynaceae -indoloquinolines (cryptolepine and analogues) -indolo quinazoline-6,12-diones and derivatives from Strobilanthes and other sources -aminopolycyclic beta-carbolines ( manzamines) !solated from Indo-Pacific sponges. The paper will be finally also focused on the design of chemosensitizers that are capable of reversing in vitro chloroquine resistance( case of some mono-indole alkaloids). [less ▲]

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