Guest editorial
1. 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

Original Article
2. 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


Original Article
3. Molecular simulation of polyketides isolated from the endophyte Phialophora verrucosa

Reda Ahmed Abdelhamid; Alaa Mohamed Nafady; Mohamed Ezzat Abouelela; Hiroyuki Konno; Ehab Saad El-Khayat

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 9-16

Abstract
  Endophytic fungi are a wealth of new bioactive metabolites with vast applications in drug discovery. The methyl alcohol extract obtained from the culture of the Phialophora verrucosa Medlar., the endophytic fungus of Senecio flavus (Asteraceae), was found to be cytotoxic to HepG2 and MCF-7 cell lines ...  Read More

Molecular simulation of polyketides isolated from the endophyte <i>Phialophora verrucosa</i>


Original Article
4. Phytochemical quantification, in vitro antioxidant and antidiabetic potentials of methanol and dichloromethane extracts of Triclisia subcordata (Oliv) leaves

Olubunmi Adenike Akinwunmi; Damilola Kayode Adekeye; Sulaimon Adeoye Olagboye

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 17-24

Abstract
  Triclisia subcordata (Oliv) is a useful medicinal plant for the treatments of several diseases in South West, Nigeria. The methanol and dichloromethane extracts from the plant were investigated for the presence of phytochemicals, antioxidants, inhibition of α-glucosidase and α-amylase activities. ...  Read More

Phytochemical quantification, <i>in vitro</i> antioxidant and antidiabetic potentials of methanol and dichloromethane extracts of <i>Triclisia subcordata</i> (Oliv) leaves


Original Article
5. Inheritance pattern and association study of agronomical traits in 47 elite accessions/genotypes of Opium poppy ( Papaver somniferum L.)

Rashmi Lahiri; - Jyotshana; A.K. Verma; Karuna Shanker; Raj Kishori Lal

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 25-36

Abstract
  Opium poppy(Papaver  somniferum L.), a member of family Papaveraceae is an important source of several benzylisoquinoline derived alkaloids known to the human race since the ancient civilizations for their therapeutic and narcotic values. In the present study a total number of 47 accessions/genotypes ...  Read More

Inheritance pattern and association study of agronomical traits in 47 elite accessions/genotypes of Opium poppy ( <i>Papaver somniferum</i> L.)


Original Article
6. In-vitro alpha amylase and alpha glucosidase inhibitory potential of leaf hexane, ethyl acetate and methanol fractions of Pterocarpus soyauxii Taub

Emmanuel Ojah; Dorcas Olufunke Moronkola

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 37-44

Abstract
  Diabetes mellitus is a critical clinical condition characterized by hyperglycemia in which an accelerated amount of glucose circulates in the blood plasma. This work attempts to evaluate the α-amylase and α-glucosidase inhibitory activities of hexane, ethyl acetate and methanol fractions ...  Read More

<i>In-vitro</i> alpha amylase and alpha glucosidase inhibitory potential of leaf hexane, ethyl acetate and methanol fractions of <i>Pterocarpus soyauxii</i> Taub