All the articles "In Press" will be published very soon at the end of each season: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.
Analytical Assessments of Bioactive Compounds
1. Computer-aided phytochemical research

Satyajit D. Sarker; Lutfun Nahar

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, , Pages 1-2

Abstract
  Nowadays computation or computational aspects are present almost in everything we do. Over the last couple of decades, the advancement in computer science and their applications in our everyday life has simply been phenomenal, and has impacted positively on how we carry out research. Chemistry has already ...  Read More

2. Chemical profiling of the fruits of Styrax officinalis L. from Monti Lucretili (Latium region, Central Italy): Chemotaxonomy and nutraceutical potential

Alessandro Venditti; Claudio Frezza; Ilaria Serafini; Sabina Pulone; Giorgina Scardelletti; Fabio Sciubba; Armandodoriano Bianco; Mauro Serafini

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 1-12

Abstract
  In this work, the first phytochemical analysis ever performed on the fruits of Styrax officinalis L. (Styracaceae) collected from a population vegetating in the Mounts Lucretili National Park (Italy) was reported. Fifteen compounds were identified: tri-α-linolenoyl-sn-glycerol (1), 1,2-di-α-linolenoyl-3-linoleoyl-sn-glycerol ...  Read More

Chemical profiling of the fruits of <i>Styrax officinalis</i> L. from Monti Lucretili (Latium region, Central Italy): Chemotaxonomy and nutraceutical potential


3. UPLC in phytochemical analysis

Lutfun Nahar; Satyajit D. Sarker

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, , Pages 1-2

Abstract
  Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography (UPLC), which has been around just over one and a half decade, is an advanced liquid chromatographic technique that offers a significantly short analysis time and small amount of solvent(s) as a mobile phase. It also provides much better separation efficiency and ...  Read More

4. Cannabidiol (CBD) – An update

Satyajit D. Sarker; Lutfun Nahar

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 1-2

Abstract
  Cannabinoids are synthetic, semisynthetic or natural organic molecules that bind to cannabinoid receptors, and they have similar pharmacological properties as produced by the plant, Cannabis sativa L. .Of the 113 naturally occurring cannabinoids identified to date, D9-tetrahydrocannabinol ...  Read More

5. Chemical constituents from the fruits of Withania coagulans (Stocks) Dunal

Showkat Rassol Mir; Mohammed Ali; Mohammad Waris; Shahnaz Sultana

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, , Pages 45-58

Abstract
  Withania coagulans (Stocks) Dunal (family: Solanaceae) is a rigid undershrub found in Iran, Afghani­stan, Pakistan, northern India and Nepal. Its fruits are used to treat asthma, biliousness, flatulent colic, cough, diabetes, dyspepsia, liver complaints, intestinal infections, skin rashes, stomachache, ...  Read More

Chemical constituents from the fruits of <i>Withania coagulans</i> (Stocks) Dunal


6. Comparison of the volatile oils of Artemisia tournefortiana Reichenb. obtained by two different methods of extraction

Pegah Nazemizadeh Ardakani; Shiva Masoudi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, , Pages 47-54

Abstract
  The essential oils obtained by hydrodistillation and solvent free microwave extraction from the aerial parts of Artemisia tournefortiana were analyzed by GC and GC/MS. Forty-six components representing 82.3% of the hydrodistilled oil and thirty-nine components representing 81.0% of the solvent free microwave ...  Read More

Comparison of the volatile oils of <i>Artemisia tournefortiana</i> Reichenb. obtained by two different methods of extraction


Phytochemistry
7. Phytoconstituents profiling of Cissus rotundifolia (Forssk.) Vahl. by HPLC-MS/MS, and evaluation of its free radical scavenging activity (DPPH) and cytotoxicity

Ataa Said; Elsayed Ali Aboutabl; Farouk Rasmy Melek; Gehad Abdel Jaleel Raheem Abdel Jaleel; Mona Raslan

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 65-74

Abstract
  Characterization of phytoconstituents in the 70% methanolic extract of Cissus rotundifolia (Forssk.) Vahl. was performed using high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with electrospray ionization mass spectrometry. Furthermore, tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) was performed to assist in the structural ...  Read More

Phytoconstituents profiling of <i>Cissus rotundifolia</i> (Forssk.) Vahl. by HPLC-MS/MS, and evaluation of its free radical scavenging activity (DPPH) and cytotoxicity


Phytochemistry
8. Chemical constituents from the leaves and liana of Salacia nitida (Benth.) N.E.Br. (Celastraceae) and their antimicrobial activities

Brice Mba’ning; Joël E. T. Ateba; Angelbert F. Awantu; Luciana S. Amaral; Gervais M. Happi; Beate Neumann; Georg Stammler; Bruno Lenta; Silvère A. Ngouela; Iran Malavazi; Etienne Tsamo; Norbert Sewald; Edson Rodrigues-Filho

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, , Pages 83-90

Abstract
  One benzophenone, 4′-hydroxy-2,4,6-trimethoxybenzophenone (1) was isolated from the liana and leaves of Salacia nitida (Benth.) N.E.Br., together with n-hexacosane (2), 29-hydroxyfriedelane (3), 3β-friedelinol (4), n-hexacosan-1-ol (5), n-octacosan-1-ol (6), mangiferin (7), β-sitosterol-3-O-β-D-glucopyranoside ...  Read More

Chemical constituents from the leaves and liana of <i>Salacia nitida</i> (Benth.) N.E.Br. (Celastraceae) and their antimicrobial activities


9. Automated structure elucidation of phytochemicals

Lutfun Nahar; Satyajit D. Sarker

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, , Pages 109-110

Abstract
  Plants produce a variety of chemical compounds, and plants have been the main source of new chemical entities and novel chemical scaffolds or templates, unfolding new challenges for organic synthetic chemists to explore appropriate synthetic routes for their total synthesis. Because of the unique chemical ...  Read More

10. Phytochemistry, traditional uses, and pharmacology of the genus Ekebergia (Meliaceae): A review

Guy Paulin Mouthe Kemayou; Sorelle Fotsing Kache; Liliane Clotilde Dzouemo; Gervais M. Happi; Simeon Fogue Kouam; Jean Claude Tchouankeu

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, , Pages 110-125

Abstract
  Ekebergia (Meliaceae) is a genus of flowering shrubs and trees widely distributed in the African continent. It is represented by four species namely E. capensis Sparrm, E. benguelensis Welw. ex C.DC, E. pterophylla (C.DC.) Hofmeyr and E. pumila I.M.Johnst. The information for this review has been collected ...  Read More

Phytochemistry, traditional uses, and pharmacology of the genus <i>Ekebergia</i> (Meliaceae): A review


11. Evidence-based phytotherapy: what, why and how?

Satyajit d. Sarker; Lutfun Nahar

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, , Pages 125-126

Abstract
  With the ever-increasing popularity and extensive usage of phytotherapy all over the globe, it has now become absolutely necessary to ensure its efficacy, toxicity and adverse effects on the basis of suitable scientific evidence, and to put proper measures in place to regulate practice of phytotherapy ...  Read More

12. ‘Gandho badali’ (Paederia foetida L.): Horrendous smell, but tremendous medicinal value

Lutfun Nahar; Satyajit D. Sarker

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 15 December 2021

Abstract
  ‘Gandho badali’ (Paederia foetida L.), a well-known medicinal plant from the family Rubiaceae with a fetid smell, is indigenous to Bangladesh, but also native to several other South- and Far-Eastern Asian countries like Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, ...  Read More

Phytochemistry
13. Antioxidant properties of various extract from selected wild Moroccan aromatic and medicinal species

Ayoub Kasrati; Chaima Alaoui Jamali; Abdelaziz Abbad

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 175-182

Abstract
  Antioxidant properties of various extracts from different wild Moroccan aromatic and medicinal plants (Achillea ageratum L., Salvia officinalis L., Thymus satureoiedes Cosson., Mentha suaveolens subsp. timija (Briq.) Harley and Cotula cinerea Del.) were examined by applying DPPH free radical-scavenging ...  Read More

Antioxidant properties of various extract from selected wild Moroccan aromatic and medicinal species


14. Phytochemicals and phyto-extracts in cosmetics

Satyajit D. Sarker; Lutfun Nahar

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, , Pages 185-186

Abstract
  Phytochemicals are generally secondary metabolites produced by plants, and they often possess various biological and pharmacological properties, which have long been exploited to find new drug molecules for the treatment of human ailments. However, because of the properties like antioxidant, emollient ...  Read More

Phytochemistry
15. Morphological and chemical characterization of two wild Tunisian myrtle (Myrtus communis L.) populations

W. Aidi Wannes; M. Saidani Tounsi; B. Marzouk

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 231-242

Abstract
  Myrtle is an aromatic and medicinal shrub growing wild in the Mediterranean regions. The objective of this study was to determine qualitative and quantitative morphological characteristics and to analyze the biochemical composition of two wild Tunisian myrtle populations from Bizerte (BM) and Haouaria ...  Read More

Morphological and chemical characterization of two wild Tunisian myrtle (<i>Myrtus communis</i> L.) populations


Phytochemistry
16. Chemical composition and yield of essential oil from two Iranian species of basil (Ocimum ciliatum and Ocimum basilicum)

Abdollah Ghasemi Pirbalouti; Fatemeh Malekpoor; Azam Salimi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, , Pages 3-8

Abstract
  Basil belonging to the Lamiaceae family, is one of the most important aromatic and medicinal plants, and is widely cultivated in many countries. Areal parts, especially leaves of sweet basil are widely used to enhance the flavour of food stuffs such as salads, pasta, tomato products, vegetables, ...  Read More

Chemical composition and yield of essential oil from two Iranian species of basil (<i>Ocimum ciliatum</i> and <i>Ocimum basilicum</i>)


17. Bioactive essential oils from the Cameroonian rain forest: A review - Part II

Jean Duplex Wansi; Norbert Sewald; Lutfun Nahar; Claire Martin; Satyajit Dey Sarker

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, , Pages 3-52

Abstract
  Eighty-nine essential oil analyses carried out on Cameroonian plant material by gas chromatography are reviewed, and structures of sixty one main oil compounds are presented. Plant samples had been collected all over the rainforest area and further northwards, covering forty plant species belonging to ...  Read More

Bioactive essential oils from the Cameroonian rain forest: A review - Part II


18. Ficusanol, a new cinnamic acid derivative and other constituents from the roots of Ficus exasperata Vahl. (Moraceae) with antioxidant and cytotoxic activities

Stevine Claudiale Popwo Tameye; Jean Claude Ndom; Edwige Laure Nguemfo; Jean Duplex Wansi; Juliette Catherine Vardamides; Anatole Guy Blaise Azebaze

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 3-8

Abstract
  Phytochemical investigation of the roots of Ficus exasperata Vahl. (Moraceae) led to the isolation of a new cinnamic acid derivative, named ficusanol (1) along with eleven known compounds: 3-(6-methoxybenzo[b]furan-5-yl)propenoic acid (2), bergapten (3), oxypeucedanin hydrate (4), marmesin (5), decursinol ...  Read More

Ficusanol, a new cinnamic acid derivative and other constituents from the roots of <i>Ficus exasperata</i> Vahl. (Moraceae) with antioxidant and cytotoxic activities


Phytochemistry
19. Extracts from Thymus vulgaris and Origanum vulgare L. obtained by different separation processes: global yield and functional profile

Suzara R.C. Sena; Theresa R.F. Dantas; Camila G. Pereira

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 13-20

Abstract
  The aim of this study was to quantify the amount of phenolic compounds and flavonoids in extracts from Thymus vulgaris and Origanum vulgare L. and to evaluate the antioxidant activity of these extracts. Extracts were obtained by employing three different techniques: low pressure solvent extraction, Soxhlet, ...  Read More

Extracts from <i>Thymus vulgaris</i> and <i>Origanum vulgare</i> L. obtained by different separation processes: global yield and functional profile


Phytochemistry
20. A mini-review on oxysporone

Satyajit D. Sarker; Lutfun Nahar; Tauhidur Rahman Nurunnabi; S.M. Mahbubur Rahman; Md. Hossain Sohrab; Md. Morsaline Billah; Fyaz M. D. Ismail; George P. Sharples

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, , Pages 55-60

Abstract
  Oxysporone, possessing a 4H-furo(2,3-b)pyran-2(3H)-one structure, is a fungal metabolite, first isolated from Fusarium oxysporum. Later, this compound was also reported from the fungal genera, Diplodia, Pestalotia and Pestalotiopsis. Oxysporone was patented as an antibiotic for the treatment of dysentery, ...  Read More

A mini-review on oxysporone


21. Isolation and identification of bioactives organics compounds from the bark and seeds of Santaloïdes afzelii (Connaraceae)

Amian Brise Benjamin Kassi; Coulibaly Aïssata Soro; Yaya Soro; Koffi Julien Golly; Siaka Sorho

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, , Pages 59-68

Abstract
  Santaloïdes afzelii (R.Br. ex Planch.) Schellenb (Connaraceae) is used in Africa as an analgesic, aphrodisiac and in the treatment of stomachaches, muscular pains and in medico magic rites. The present study aims to identify the bioactive organic compounds from the bark and seeds of Santaloïdes ...  Read More

Isolation and identification of bioactives organics compounds from the bark and seeds of <i>Santaloïdes afzelii</i> (Connaraceae)


Phytochemistry
22. Nano-encapsulation of thyme essential oil in chitosan-Arabic gum system: evaluation of its antioxidant and antimicrobial properties

Maryam Hassani; Shirin Hasani

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 75-82

Abstract
  In this study Nano–capsules based on chitosan (CS) and Arabic Gum (GA) with Thyme essential oil (TEO) as an active ingredient were prepared using emulsion method. The nano–capsules were characterized by their Encapsulation efficiency (EE), morphologies, Particle size distributions, Zeta potential ...  Read More

Nano-encapsulation of thyme essential oil in chitosan-Arabic gum system: evaluation of its antioxidant and antimicrobial properties


Phytochemistry
23. Prediction of genetic variability and character contribution using path analysis in Curcuma longa L. germplasm

Renu Yadav; R.K. Lal; C.S. Chanotiya; Karuna Shanker; Pankhuri Gupta; Shama Shukla

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, , Pages 91-100

Abstract
  Seventeen genetic stocks of Curcuma longa L. were evaluated for nature and amount of genetic variability, associations, and path analysis for six economic traits. GCV and PCV were largest for fresh rhizome yield, Para-cymene-8-ol and 1, 8 cineole. Path coefficient study showed the largest direct contribution ...  Read More

Prediction of genetic variability and character contribution using path analysis in <i>Curcuma longa</i> L. germplasm


Phytochemistry
24. Rosa damascena essential oils: a brief review about chemical composition and biological properties

Hristina Nunes; Maria Graca Miguel

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, , Pages 111-128

Abstract
  Damask rose is one of the most important aromatic plants over the world, although mostly cultivated in Bulgaria, Turkey, and Iran. Damask rose is used not only as an ornamental plant but also for extracting essential oils from petals and buds. From flowers is also obtained rose water, rose concrete and ...  Read More

<i>Rosa damascena</i> essential oils: a brief review about chemical composition and biological properties


25. Investigation of inhibitory properties of triphenyl-LasR enzyme involved in the quorum sensing of Pseudomonas aeruginosa by molecular modeling

Mahshad Shahriari; Faezeh Nourmandipour; Samira Norouzi; Samad Nejad Ebrahimi

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, , Pages 126-135

Abstract
  Quorum sensing (QS) is a bacterial communication mechanism that regulates the production of many pathogenic factors, including the formation of pigments and the ability to form biofilms that are essential for chronic infections. For discovering new inhibitors on the formation of biofilm formation, over ...  Read More

Investigation of inhibitory properties of triphenyl-LasR enzyme involved in the quorum sensing of <i>Pseudomonas aeruginosa</i> by molecular modeling