kim Posted September 18, 2009 Report Share Posted September 18, 2009 Interesting....... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?D...Search=19617461 Intractable chronic motor tics dramatically respond to Clerodendrum inerme (L) Gaertn. We report on a 13-year-old girl, with chronic motor tic disorder refractory to multiple anti-tic therapies, who showed dramatic improvement and remission after taking the crude leaf extract of Clerodendrum inerme (L) Gaertn. No side effects were observed during a follow-up of more than 2 years. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report on the anti-tic effect of Clerodendrum inerme. Here are some things I was able to find about Clerodendrum inerme http://22.214.171.124/search?q=cache:hKySum...=clnk&gl=us Clerodendrum and Heathcare: An Overview http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19069958 2007 May 1;10(9):1465-70.Links Chemopreventive and antilipidperoxidative potential of Clerodendron inerme (L) Gaertn in 7,12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene induced skin carcinogenesis in Swiss albino mice.Renju GL, Manoharan S, Balakrishnan S, Senthil N. Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar-608 002, Tamil Nadu, India. The present study has investigated the chemopreventive and antilipidperoxidative effects of the ethanolic extract of Clerodendron inerme leaves (CiELet) in DMBA induced skin carcinogenesis in Swiss albino mice. The skin squamous cell carcinoma was induced in the shaved back of mice, by painting with DMBA (25 microg 0.1 mL(-1) acetone) twice weekly for 8 weeks. We have observed 100% tumor formation in the fifteenth week of experimental period. Elevated lipid peroxidation and decline in enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants status was observed in tumor bearing mice. Oral administration of CiELet (300 mg kg(-1) bw) for 25 weeks significantly prevented the tumor incidence, volume and burden of the tumor. The CiELet also showed potent antilipidperoxidative effect as well as enhanced the antioxidant defense mechanisms in DMBA painted mice. The present study thus demonstrated the chemopreventive and antilipidperoxidative efficacy of CiELet in DMBA induced mouse skin carcinogenesis. http://126.96.36.199/search?q=cache:4FfIOn...=clnk&gl=us Effect of Clerodendron inerme on ErythrocyteMembrane Integrity During 7,12-dimethylbenz(a)anthraceneInduced Skin Carcinogenesis in Swiss Albino Mice http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~c...ll~jumptype=rss Abstract In order to evaluate the potential of medicinal plants of Tamil Nadu as sources of antiviral activities, we used seven different viruses to evaluate the methanol extracts of 30 plants, derived from 22 families and recognized for their local medical applications. Antiviral activity was the minimum concentration of extracts required to completely inhibit viral cytopathic effects (CPE), i.e., MIC100 values. Many extracts showed strong activities against Herpes simplex virus (HSV) and mouse corona virus (MCV, the surrogate for human SARS virus). Some extracts were also active against influenza virus and Sindbis virus (SINV, surrogate for hepatitis C virus), but fewer were active against the non-membrane viruses feline calicivirus (FCV, the surrogate for Norovirus), rhinovirus (common cold virus), and poliovirus. The most potent extracts (low MIC100 and broad spectrum of activity) were obtained from Gymnema sylvestre R. Br. (Asclepiadaceae), Pergularia daemia (Forsskal) Chiov. (Asclepiadaceae), Sphaeranthus indicus L. (Asteraceae), Cassia alata L. (Caesalpiniaceae), Evolvulus alsinoides L. (Convolvulaceae), Clitoria ternatea L. (Fabaceae), Indigofera tinctoria L. (Euphorbiaceae), Abutilon indicum G. Don. (Malvaceae), Vitex trifolia L. (Verbenaceae), Clerodendrum inerme (L.) Gaertn (Verbenaceae), and Leucas aspera Spr. (Lamiaceae), which showed anti-MCV and anti-HSV activities at a concentration as low as 0.4 µg/mL. In some cases the activities were enhanced by light, suggesting the presence of photosensitizers. Some of these antiviral activities could contribute to the medicinal properties of the plants, and also provide more support for the concept of scientific validation of traditional plant medicines in the fight against infectious diseases http://www.find-health-articles.com/rec_pu...in-isolated.htm A SYSTEMIC ANTIVIRAL RESISTANCE-INDUCING PROTEIN ISOLATED FROM CLERODENDRUM INERME GAERTN. IS A POLYNUCLEOTIDE : ADENOSINE GLYCOSIDASE (RIBOSOME-INACT IVATING PROTEIN) Two systemic antiviral resistance-inducing proteins, CIP-29 and CIP-34, isolated from Clerodendrum inerme Gaertn. leaves, were tested for ribosome-inactivating properties. It was found that CIP-29 has the characteristics of a polynucleotide:adenosine glycosidase (ribosome-inactivating protein), in that it inhibits protein synthesis both in cell-free systems and, at higher concentrations, in cells, and releases adenine from ribosomes, RNA, poly(A) and DNA. As compared with other known RIPs, CIP-29 deadenylates DNA at a high rate, and induces systemic antiviral resistance in susceptible plants. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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