• Screening of indigenous Palestinian medicinal plants for potential anti-inflammatory and cytotoxic activity. Kaileh M, Berghe WV, Boone E, Essawi T, Haegeman G.Laboratory of Eukaryotic Gene Expression and Signal Transduction (LEGEST), Department of Molecular Biology, Ghent University, K.L. Ledeganckstraat 35, B-9000 Gent, Belgium.
• The in vitro screening for acetylcholinesterase inhibition and antioxidant activity of medicinal plants from Portugal. Ferreira A, Proenca C, Serralheiro ML, Araujo ME.
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Lisbon, Campo Grande, 1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal.
• Hot water soluble sesquiterpenes [anhydroperoxy-costunolide and 3-oxoeudesma-l,4(15),ll(13)triene-12,6alpha-olide] isolated from laurel (Laurusnobilis L.) induce ceil death and morphological change indicative of apoptotic chromatin condensation in leukemia cells. Komiya T, Yamada Y, Moteki H, Katsuzaki H, Imai K, Hibasami H. Faculty of Bioresources, Mie University, Tsu-city, Mie 514-0001, Japan.
• Bactericidal activities of plant essential oils and some of their isolated constituents against Campylobacter jejuni, Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes, and Salmonella enterica. Friedman M, Henika PR, Mandrell RE. Western Regional Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Albany, California 94710, USA.
• Inhibitory effects of sesquiterpenes from bay leaf on nitric oxide production in lipopolysaccharide-activated macrophages: structure requirement and role of heat shock protein induction. Matsuda H, Kagerura T, Toguchida I, Ueda H, Morikawa T, Yoshikawa M. Kyoto Pharmaceutical University, Japan.
• Cytotoxic activity of essential oils from labiatae and lauraceae families against in vitro human tumor models. Loizzo MR, Tundís R, Menichini F, Saab AM, Statti GA, Menichini F,
Faculty of Pharmacy, Nutrition and Health Sciences, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Calabria, 1-87036 Rende Italy.
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