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Abdul Kaffoor H

Bio: Abdul Kaffoor H is an academic researcher. The author has contributed to research in topics: Rhizome & Vaccinium. The author has co-authored 7 publications.

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30 Dec 2015
TL;DR: A significant antidiabetic activity with the ethanol extract of E. wightianum supports the traditional usage of the plant by Ayurvedic physicians for the control of diabetes and could be useful in preventing the incidence of long term complications of diabetes mellitus.
Abstract: The study revealed the antidiabetic activity of the ethanol extract of Exacum wightianum Arn. (Gentianaceae) in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats. The pilot studies were carried after oral administration at doses of 100, 200, 500 and 1000 mg/kg b.wt. in sub-acute study. In diabetic induced rats fed with the extract at 100 and 200 mg/kg body b.wt. The fasting plasma glucose levels were reduced to near normal body and liver weight were found to be increased. Whereas blood glucose, protein, albumin and creatinine levels were estimated after two weeks. The extract significantly inhibited the induction of albuminuria, proteinemia and uremia. The present study clearly indicated a significant antidiabetic activity with the ethanol extract of E. wightianum supports the traditional usage of the plant by Ayurvedic physicians for the control of diabetes. The extract could be useful in preventing the incidence of long term complications of diabetes mellitus.
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30 Jun 2015
TL;DR: The well rooted plantlets were acclimatized and successfully transferred to natural condition, where 85% plantlets became rooted on half strength MS medium supplemented with 2.0 mg/l IBA.
Abstract: Smilax wightii A.DC is an endemic medicinal plant belongs to the family smilacaceae and distributed in Kodanadu, The Nilgiri Hills, The Western Ghats, Southern India. The callus was obtained at the concentration of 1.5+0.05 mg/I TDZ with NAA. Highest number of shoots was observed in 2.0+0.04 mg/l BAP + Kn and followed by 2.0+0.04mg/l. The multiplied shoots were harvested and used for rooting on half strength MS medium containing indole-3-butyric acid and naphthalene acetic acid within 45 days. The best rooting response was achieved on half-strength MS medium supplemented with 2.0 mg/l IBA. The well rooted plantlets were acclimatized and successfully transferred to natural condition, where 85% plantlets