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Evaluation of Enzymes Inhibition Activities of Medicinal Plant from Burkina Faso
Mindiediba Jean Bangou,Martin Kiendrebeogo,Nag-Tiero Roland Meda,Ahmed Yacouba Coulibaly
Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences , 2011,
Abstract: The aim of the present study was to evaluate some enzymes inhibitory effects of 11 plant species belonging to 9 families from Burkina Faso. Methanolic extracts were used for their Glutathione-s-transferase (GST), Acetylcholinesterase (AChE), Carboxylesterase (CES) and Xanthine Oxidase (XO) inhibitory activities at final concentration of 100 μg mL-1. The total phenolics, flavonoids and tannins were also determined spectrophotometrically using Folin-Ciocalteu, AlCl3 and ammonium citrate iron reagents, respectively. Among the 11 species tested, the best inhibitory percentages were found with Euphorbia hirta, Sclerocarya birrea and Scoparia dulcis (inhibition>40%) followed by Annona senegalensis, Annona squamosa, Polygala arenaria and Ceratotheca sesamoides (inhibition>25%). The best total phenolic and tannin contents were found with S. birrea with 56.10 mg GAE/100 mg extract and 47.75 mg TAE/100 mg extract, respectively. E hirta presented the higher total flavonoids (9.96 mg QE/100 mg extract). It's was found that Sclerocarya birrea has inhibited all enzymes at more than 30% and this activity is correlated to total tannins contents. Contrary to S. birrea, the enzymatic activities of E. hirta and S. dulcis are correlated to total flavonoids contents. Present findings suggest that the methanolic extracts of those plant species are potential inhibitors of GST, AChE, CES and XO and confirm their traditional uses in the treatment of mental disorders, gout, painful inflammations and cardiovascular diseases.
On morphoelastic rods
Alessandro Tiero,Giuseppe Tomassetti
Physics , 2014,
Abstract: Morphoelastic rods are thin bodies which can grow and can change their intrinsic curvature and torsion. We deduce a system of equations ruling accretion and remodeling in a morphoelastic rod by combining balance laws involving non-standard forces with constitutive prescriptions filtered by a dissipation principle that takes into account both standard and non-standard working. We find that, as in the theory of three-dimentional bulk growth proposed in [A. DiCarlo and S. Quiligotti, Mech. Res. Commun. 29 (2002) 449-456], it is possible to identify a universal coupling mechanism between stress and growth, conveyed by an Eshelbian driving force.
Applications of Mogulskii, and Kurtz-Feng Large Deviation Results to Risk Reserve Processes with Aggregate Claims  [PDF]
Jorge Garcia, Ana Meda
Applied Mathematics (AM) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/am.2012.312A291
Abstract: In this paper we examine the large deviations principle (LDP) for sequences of classic Cramér-Lundberg risk processes under suitable time and scale modifications, and also for a wide class of claim distributions including (the non-super- exponential) exponential claims. We prove two large deviations principles: first, we obtain the LDP for risk processes on D[0,1] with the Skorohod topology. In this case, we provide an explicit form for the rate function, in which the safety loading condition appears naturally. The second theorem allows us to obtain the LDP for Aggregate Claims processes on D[0,) with a different time-scale modification. As an application of the first result we estimate the ruin probability, and for the second result we work explicit calculations for the case of exponential claims.
Polyphenol Content and Antioxidant Activity of Fourteen Wild Edible Fruits from Burkina Faso
Aline Lamien-Meda,Charles Euloge Lamien,Moussa M.Y. Compaoré,Roland N.T. Meda,Martin Kiendrebeogo,Boukare Zeba,Jeanne F. Millogo,Odile G. Nacoulma
Molecules , 2008, DOI: 10.3390/molecules13030581
Abstract: A total of fourteen (14) species of wild edible fruits from Burkina Faso wereanalyzed for their phenolic and flavonoid contents, and their antioxidant activities usingthe DPPH, FRAP and ABTS methods. The data obtained show that the total phenolic andtotal flavonoid levels were significantly higher in the acetone than in the methanol extracts.Detarium microcarpum fruit had the highest phenolic and the highest flavonoid content,followed by that of Adansonia digitata, Ziziphus mauritiana, Ximenia americana andLannea microcarpa. Significant amounts of total phenolics were also detected in the otherfruit species in the following order of decreasing levels: Tamarindus indica > Sclerocaryabirrea > Dialium guineense > Gardenia erubescens > Diospyros mespiliformis > Parkiabiglobosa > Ficus sycomorus > Vitellaria paradoxa. Detarium microcarpum fruit alsoshowed the highest antioxidant activity using the three antioxidant assays. Fruits with highantioxidant activities were also found to possess high phenolic and flavonoid contents.There was a strong correlation between total phenolic and flavonoid levels and antioxidantactivities.
Revisiting the Computation of Cohomology Classes of the Witt Algebra Using Conformal Field Theory and Aspects of Conformal Algebra  [PDF]
Jacksyn Bakeberg, Parthasarathi Nag
Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics (JAMP) , 2019, DOI: 10.4236/jamp.2019.73042
Abstract: In this article, we revisit some aspects of the computation of the cohomology class of H2 (Witt, C)?using some methods in two-dimensional conformal field theory and conformal algebra to obtain the one-dimensional central extension of the Witt algebra to the Virasoro algebra. Even though this is well-known in the context of standard mathematical physics literature, the operator product expansion of the energy-momentum tensor in two-dimensional conformal field theory is presented almost axiomatically. In this paper, we attempt to reformulate it with the help of a suitable modification of conformal algebra (as developed by V. Kac), and apply it to compute the representative element of the cohomology class which gives the desired central extension. This paper was written in the scope of an undergraduate’s exploration of conformal field theory and to gain insight on the subject from a mathematical perspective.
[recensione – review] La citazione. Atti del XXXI Convegno Interuniversitario (Bressanone/Brixen, 11-13 luglio 2003) , a cura di G. Peron, Padova, Esedra, 2009
Ambra Meda
Parole Rubate : Rivista Internazionale di Studi sulla Citazione , 2010,
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Protein-Mediated Interactions of Pancreatic Islet Cells
Paolo Meda
Scientifica , 2013, DOI: 10.1155/2013/621249
Protein-Mediated Interactions of Pancreatic Islet Cells
Paolo Meda
Scientifica , 2013, DOI: 10.1155/2013/621249
Abstract: The islets of Langerhans collectively form the endocrine pancreas, the organ that is soley responsible for insulin secretion in mammals, and which plays a prominent role in the control of circulating glucose and metabolism. Normal function of these islets implies the coordination of different types of endocrine cells, noticeably of the beta cells which produce insulin. Given that an appropriate secretion of this hormone is vital to the organism, a number of mechanisms have been selected during evolution, which now converge to coordinate beta cell functions. Among these, several mechanisms depend on different families of integral membrane proteins, which ensure direct (cadherins, N-CAM, occludin, and claudins) and paracrine communications (pannexins) between beta cells, and between these cells and the other islet cell types. Also, other proteins (integrins) provide communication of the different islet cell types with the materials that form the islet basal laminae and extracellular matrix. Here, we review what is known about these proteins and their signaling in pancreatic β-cells, with particular emphasis on the signaling provided by Cx36, given that this is the integral membrane protein involved in cell-to-cell communication, which has so far been mostly investigated for effects on beta cell functions. 1. Introduction In vertebrates, pancreatic beta cells are the sole source of the insulin hormone [1]. The modulation of insulin secretion as a function of the changing metabolic demand and environmental conditions, specifically the levels of circulating glucose, cannot be quantitatively fulfilled by a single beta cell. Indeed, the total amount of insulin of one cell (~10?pg) will not allow for establishment and maintenance of the basal circulating levels of the hormone (~1.25?mg/L in humans). Assuming that all beta cells of the million islets which are thought to be dispersed in a human pancreas contribute to these levels, this implies that about 125 cells should simultaneously secrete in each islet. After a meal, this number should increase by about 5 to 6-fold to rapidly establish the postprandial levels of insulin, which are required to maintain normoglycemia, and be tightly regulated to ensure the peripheral oscillations of the circulating levels of the hormone, which prevent the target tissues to establish a resistance to the hormone [2–4]. Eventually, the mechanism(s) controlling these surge and oscillations should also be able to synchronously turn off the secreting cells, in order to avoid dangerous hypoglycemia, once insulin has launched its
Hydrochemical Characteristics of Groundwater for Domestic and Irrigation Purposes in Dwarakeswar Watershed Area, India  [PDF]
Sisir Kanti Nag, Anindita Lahiri
American Journal of Climate Change (AJCC) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ajcc.2012.14019

The Hydrochemical study was carried out in Dwarakeswar watershed area, Bankura and Purulia districts, West Bengal, India, with an objective of understanding the suitability of local groundwater quality for domestic and irrigation purposes. Groundwater samples have been collected from different villages within Dwarakeswar watershed area. The samples have been analysed to determine physical parameters like pH, EC, TDS and Hardness, the chemical parameters like Na, K, Ca, Fe, HCO3, SO4 and Cl. From the analysed data, some parameters like Sodium Absorption Ratio (SAR), Soluble Sodium Percentage (SSP), Residual Sodium Carbonate (RSC), Total Hardness (TH), Magnesium Absorption Ration (MAR) and Kelly’s Ratio (KR) have also been determined. The distribution pattern of TDS and chlorides, which are the general indicators of groundwater quality reveals that on an average the ground water is fresh and potable except the ground water in and around Teghari, Gara and Satyatan Primary school where the groundwater is not potable and may affect the health of local population because concentration of TDS exceeds the desirable limits of 500 mg/L. The aerial distribution of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) reveals that highest concentration is recorded at Gara and Teghri and the lowest concentrations is noted in Suburdih and Kalabani. SAR values were ranged between 0.09 - 0.54 meq/L in pre monsoon and 0.01 - 0.24 meq/L in post-monsoon. It is evident from the whole sample set that the SAR value is excellent in all the samples. Hence, our findings strongly suggest that all the abstracted groundwater samples from the study area were suitable for irrigation. Results of analyses for physical and chemical parameters of groundwater in this area was found to be within the desirable Bureau of Indian Standards and World Health Organisation limits for drinking water.

Formal-Informal Credit Market Interlinkage and Development Policies: A General Equilibrium Analysis  [PDF]
Rakhi Banerjee, Ranjanendra Narayan Nag
Modern Economy (ME) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/me.2015.68086
Abstract: Globalization has brought about significant changes in the organization of production of emerging market economies. One such change is an emergence of an advanced, export-oriented rural agricultural sector. This advanced sector not only uses land and labor but also uses formal credit for financing its production. This growing importance of formal credit in the agricultural sector motivates us to explore the implications of formal-informal credit market interlinkage using a three sector General Equilibrium trade theoretic structure. In the present paper, we would like to explore the implications of financial deregulation, an increase in amount of formal credit and agricultural trade liberalization. The focus of our examination has been on factor rewards, output composition and national income of a transitional economy. Multiple cross effects, factor intensity ranking and factor specificity are crucial in determining the results.
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