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Irfan Ahmad Ghazi – 1st expert on this subject based on the ideXlab platform

  • antioxidant and antiproliferative activities of Abrus precatorius leaf extracts an in vitro study
    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2013
    Co-Authors: Farhan Jalees Ahmad, Anand K Kondapi, Insaf A Qureshi, Irfan Ahmad Ghazi

    Abstract:

    Background
    The use of traditional medicine at the primary health care level is widespread and plant-based treatments are being recommended for curing various diseases by traditional medical practitioners all over the world. The phytochemicals present in the fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants are getting attention day-by-day for their active role in the prevention of several human diseases. Abrus precatorius is a widely distributed tropical medicinal plant with several therapeutic properties. Therefore in the present study, A. precatorius leaf extracts were examined for their antioxidant and cytotoxic properties in vitro in order to discover resources for new lead structures or to improve the traditional medicine.

Farhan Jalees Ahmad – 2nd expert on this subject based on the ideXlab platform

  • antioxidant and antiproliferative activities of Abrus precatorius leaf extracts an in vitro study
    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2013
    Co-Authors: Farhan Jalees Ahmad, Anand K Kondapi, Insaf A Qureshi, Irfan Ahmad Ghazi

    Abstract:

    Background
    The use of traditional medicine at the primary health care level is widespread and plant-based treatments are being recommended for curing various diseases by traditional medical practitioners all over the world. The phytochemicals present in the fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants are getting attention day-by-day for their active role in the prevention of several human diseases. Abrus precatorius is a widely distributed tropical medicinal plant with several therapeutic properties. Therefore in the present study, A. precatorius leaf extracts were examined for their antioxidant and cytotoxic properties in vitro in order to discover resources for new lead structures or to improve the traditional medicine.

Shannon L Johnson – 3rd expert on this subject based on the ideXlab platform

  • detection of abrin like and prepropulchellin like toxin genes and transcripts using whole genome sequencing and full length transcript sequencing of Abrus precatorius
    Toxins, 2019
    Co-Authors: Blake T Hovde, Hajnalka E Daligault, Erik R Hanschen, Yuliya A Kunde, Matthew B Johnson, Shawn R Starkenburg, Shannon L Johnson

    Abstract:

    The sequenced genome and the leaf transcriptome of a near relative of Abrus pulchellus and Abrus precatorius was analyzed to characterize the genetic basis of toxin gene expression. From the high-quality genome assembly, a total of 26 potential coding regions were identified that contain genes with abrin-like, pulchellin-like, and agglutinin-like homology, with full-length transcripts detected in leaf tissue for 9 of the 26 coding regions. All of the toxin-like genes were identified within only five isolated regions of the genome, with each region containing 1 to 16 gene variants within each genomic region (<1 Mbp). The Abrus precatorius cultivar sequenced here contains genes which encode for proteins that are homologous to certain abrin and prepropulchellin genes previously identified, and we observed substantial diversity of genes and predicted gene products in Abrus precatorius and previously characterized toxins. This suggests diverse toxin repertoires within Abrus, potentially the results of rapid toxin evolution.