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Biology 151 Honors Research Guide

Resources for BIOL 151, General Biology I - Honors

Anti-cancer plants

Greenwell, M., & Rahman, P. K. S. M. (2015). Medicinal Plants: Their Use in Anticancer Treatment. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, 6(10), 4103–4112. 
Singh, S., Sharma, B., Kanwar, S. S., & Kumar, A. (2016). Lead Phytochemicals for Anticancer Drug Development. Frontiers in Plant Science, 7, 1667.  
Pan, L., Chai, H.-B., & Kinghorn, A. D. (2012). Discovery of new anticancer agents from higher plants. Frontiers in Bioscience (Scholar Edition), 4, 142–156.
Alves-Silva, J. M., Romane, A., Efferth, T., & Salgueiro, L. (2017). North African Medicinal Plants Traditionally Used in Cancer Therapy. Frontiers in Pharmacology, 8, 383. 
Moore, J., Yousef, M., & Tsiani, E. (2016). Anticancer Effects of Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) Extract and Rosemary Extract Polyphenols. Nutrients, 8(11), 731.

Fever reducing plants

Tarkang, P. A., Okalebo, F. A., Siminyu, J. D., Ngugi, W. N., Mwaura, A. M., Mugweru, J., … Guantai, A. N. (2015). Pharmacological evidence for the folk use of Nefang: antipyretic, anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive activities of its constituent plants. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 15, 174.
Pareek, A., Suthar, M., Rathore, G. S., & Bansal, V. (2011). Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium L.): A systematic review. Pharmacognosy Reviews, 5(9), 103–110.
Teklehaymanot, T. (2017). An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal and edible plants of Yalo Woreda in Afar regional state, Ethiopia. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 13, 40.
Abd Kadir, S. L., Yaakob, H., & Mohamed Zulkifli, R. (2013). Potential anti-dengue medicinal plants: a review. Journal of Natural Medicines, 67(4), 677–689.
Clement, Y. N., Baksh-Comeau, Y. S., & Seaforth, C. E. (2015). An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants in Trinidad. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 11, 67.

Antimalarial plants

Lima, R. B. S., Rocha e Silva, L. F., Melo, M. R. S., Costa, J. S., Picanço, N. S., Lima, E. S., … Pohlit, A. M. (2015). In vitro and in vivo anti-malarial activity of plants from the Brazilian Amazon. Malaria Journal, 14, 508.
Forkuo, A. D., Ansah, C., Boadu, K. M., Boampong, J. N., Ameyaw, E. O., Gyan, B. A., … Ofori, M. F. (2016). Synergistic anti-malarial action of cryptolepine and artemisinins. Malaria Journal, 15, 89.
Vale, V. V., Vilhena, T. C., Trindade, R. C. S., Ferreira, M. R. C., Percário, S., Soares, L. F., … De Vasconcelos, F. (2015). Anti-malarial activity and toxicity assessment of Himatanthus articulatus, a plant used to treat malaria in the Brazilian Amazon. Malaria Journal, 14, 132.
Willcox, M. L., Graz, B., Falquet, J., Diakite, C., Giani, S., & Diallo, D. (2011). A “reverse pharmacology” approach for developing an anti-malarial phytomedicine. Malaria Journal, 10(Suppl 1), S8.
Kayano, A. C. A., Lopes, S. C., Bueno, F. G., Cabral, E. C., Souza-Neiras, W. C., Yamauchi, L. M., … Costa, F. T. (2011). In vitro and in vivo assessment of the anti-malarial activity of Caesalpinia pluviosa. Malaria Journal, 10, 112.

Antidiarrheal plants

Birru, E. M., Asrie, A. B., Adinew, G. M., & Tsegaw, A. (2016). Antidiarrheal activity of crude methanolic root extract of Idigofera spicata Forssk.(Fabaceae). BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 16, 272.
Sisay, M., Engidawork, E., & Shibeshi, W. (2017). Evaluation of the antidiarrheal activity of the leaf extracts of Myrtus communis Linn (Myrtaceae) in mice model. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 17, 103.
Beserra, F. P., de Cássia Santos, R., Périco, L. L., Rodrigues, V. P., de Almeida Kiguti, L. R., Saldanha, L. L., … Hiruma-Lima, C. A. (2016). Cissus sicyoides: Pharmacological Mechanisms Involved in the Anti-Inflammatory and Antidiarrheal Activities. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 17(2), 149.
Yacob, T., Shibeshi, W., & Nedi, T. (2016). Antidiarrheal activity of 80 % methanol extract of the aerial part of Ajuga remota Benth (Lamiaceae) in mice. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 16(1), 303.
Nansunga, M., Barasa, A., Abimana, J., Alele, P. E., & Kasolo, J. (2014). Safety and antidiarrheal activity of Priva adhaerens aqueous leaf extract in a murine model. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 0, 251–256.

Antimicrobial plants

Cowan, M. M. (1999). Plant Products as Antimicrobial Agents. Clinical Microbiology Reviews, 12(4), 564–582.
Duraipandiyan, V., Ayyanar, M., & Ignacimuthu, S. (2006). Antimicrobial activity of some ethnomedicinal plants used by Paliyar tribe from Tamil Nadu, India. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 6, 35.
Assob, J. C., Kamga, H. L., Nsagha, D. S., Njunda, A. L., Nde, P. F., Asongalem, E. A., … Penlap, V. B. (2011). Antimicrobial and toxicological activities of five medicinal plant species from Cameroon Traditional Medicine. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 11, 70.
Salas, C. E., Badillo-Corona, J. A., Ramírez-Sotelo, G., & Oliver-Salvador, C. (2015). Biologically Active and Antimicrobial Peptides from Plants. BioMed Research International, 2015, 102129.
Kim, J.-Y., Park, S.-C., Hwang, I., Cheong, H., Nah, J.-W., Hahm, K.-S., & Park, Y. (2009). Protease Inhibitors from Plants with Antimicrobial Activity. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 10(6), 2860–2872.

Anti-headache plants

Lochte, B. C., Beletsky, A., Samuel, N. K., & Grant, I. (2017). The Use of Cannabis for Headache Disorders. Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, 2(1), 61–71.
Zarshenas, M. M., Petramfar, P., Firoozabadi, A., Moein, M. R., & Mohagheghzadeh, A. (2013). Types of headache and those remedies in traditional persian medicine. Pharmacognosy Reviews, 7(13), 17–26.
Jafarpour, M., Yousefi, G., & Hamedi, A. (2016). A Review of Herbal Medicine in Iranian Traditional Manuscripts for Treatment of Participatory Gastric Headache. Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences, 41(3 Suppl), S17.
Ghorbanifar, Z., Delavar Kasmaei, H., Minaei, B., Rezaeizadeh, H., & Zayeri, F. (2014). Types of Nasal Delivery Drugs and Medications in Iranian Traditional Medicine to Treatment of Headache. Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal, 16(6), e15935.
2nd European Headache and Migraine Trust International Congress-EHMTIC. (2010). The Journal of Headache and Pain, 11(Suppl 1), 1–150.

Pain killer plants

Hong, L., Guo, Z., Huang, K., Wei, S., Liu, B., Meng, S., & Long, C. (2015). Ethnobotanical study on medicinal plants used by Maonan people in China. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 11, 32.
Trang, T., Al-Hasani, R., Salvemini, D., Salter, M. W., Gutstein, H., & Cahill, C. M. (2015). Pain and Poppies: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Opioid Analgesics. The Journal of Neuroscience, 35(41), 13879–13888.
Lakhan, S. E., Sheafer, H., & Tepper, D. (2016). The Effectiveness of Aromatherapy in Reducing Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Pain Research and Treatment, 2016, 8158693.
Lynch, M. E., & Watson, C. P. N. (2006). The pharmacotherapy of chronic pain: A review. Pain Research & Management : The Journal of the Canadian Pain Society, 11(1), 11–38.
Fine, P. G., & Rosenfeld, M. J. (2013). The Endocannabinoid System, Cannabinoids, and Pain. Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal, 4(4), e0022.

Bone healing plants

Singh, V. (2017). Medicinal plants and bone healing. National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery, 8(1), 4–11.
İŞLER, S. C., DEMIRCAN, S., ÇAKARER, S., ÇEBI, Z., KESKIN, C., SOLUK, M., & YÜZBAŞIOĞLU, E. (2010). Effects of folk medicinal plant extract Ankaferd Blood Stopper® on early bone healing. Journal of Applied Oral Science, 18(4), 409–414.
Florence, N. T., Huguette, S. T. S., Hubert, D. J., Raceline, G. K., Desire, D. D. P., Pierre, K., & Theophile, D. (2017). Aqueous extract of Peperomia pellucida (L.) HBK accelerates fracture healing in Wistar rats. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 17, 188.
Singh, V., Singh, N., Pal, U. S., Dhasmana, S., Mohammad, S., & Singh, N. (2011). Clinical evaluation of cissus quadrangularis and moringa oleifera and osteoseal as osteogenic agents in mandibular fracture. National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery, 2(2), 132–136.
Brahmkshatriya, H. R., Shah, K. A., Ananthkumar, G. B., & Brahmkshatriya, M. H. (2015). Clinical evaluation of Cissus quadrangularis as osteogenic agent in maxillofacial fracture: A pilot study. Ayu, 36(2), 169–173.

Anti-obesity plants

Gamboa-Gómez, C. I., Rocha-Guzmán, N. E., Gallegos-Infante, J. A., Moreno-Jiménez, M. R., Vázquez-Cabral, B. D., & González-Laredo, R. F. (2015). Plants with potential use on obesity and its complications. EXCLI Journal, 14, 809–831.
Kawser Hossain, M., Abdal Dayem, A., Han, J., Yin, Y., Kim, K., Kumar Saha, S., … Cho, S.-G. (2016). Molecular Mechanisms of the Anti-Obesity and Anti-Diabetic Properties of Flavonoids. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 17(4), 569.
Sharma, S. P., Chung, H. J., Kim, H. J., & Hong, S. T. (2016). Paradoxical Effects of Fruit on Obesity. Nutrients, 8(10), 633.
Jambocus, N. G. S., Ismail, A., Khatib, A., Mahomoodally, F., Saari, N., Mumtaz, M. W., & Hamid, A. A. (2017). Morinda citrifolia L. leaf extract prevent weight gain in Sprague-Dawley rats fed a high fat diet. Food & Nutrition Research, 61(1), 1338919.
Rahman, H. A., Sahib, N. G., Saari, N., Abas, F., Ismail, A., Mumtaz, M. W., & Hamid, A. A. (2017). Anti-obesity effect of ethanolic extract from Cosmos caudatus Kunth leaf in lean rats fed a high fat diet. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 17, 122.
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