Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/BJP <p>Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology (Bangladesh J Pharmacol) is an open access, video component, single blinded peer-reviewed journal of the Bangladesh Pharmacological Society (BDPS). We publish Research article, Mini-review, Meta-analysis, Clinical Trial, Visual Experiment and Letter to the Editor. <br />The author will not be charged in the form of submission fee, article processing fee or publication fee. It is completely free. 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Following the cells were induced by oxygen-glucose deprivation/reoxygena-tion (OGD/R), the viability, morphology, inflammation, oxidative stress and apoptotic levels in the cells were evaluated. To explore the mechanism of α-cyperone, cells were treated with 3-TYP, a sirtuin-3 (SIRT3) inhibitor, and then the effects of 3-TYP on the function of α-cyperone were assessed. α-Cyperone was found to reduce OGD/R-induced damage to neuronal viability and alleviate inflammation, oxidative stress, and apoptosis. In addition, α-cyperone could elevate SIRT3 and decline acetyl-forkhead box O1 (FOXO1) levels, and 3-TYP broke the effects of α-cyperone on the aforementioned aspects in the PC12 cells. In conclusion, α-cyperone activated SIRT3 and FOXO1 deacetylation, and alleviated OGD/R-induced cell inflammation, oxidative stress, and apoptosis.</p> Jian Wang Xuefeng Gao Copyright (c) 2022 Jian Wang, Xuefeng Gao http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-06-06 2022-06-06 17 2 23 31 10.3329/bjp.v17i2.58188 Antianxiety and antidepressant effects of aqueous latex extract of Euphorbia resinifera https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/BJP/article/view/59258 <p>This study aims to examine the antianxiety and antidepressant effects of aqueous latex extract of <em>Euphorbia </em><em>resinifera </em>in mice<em>. </em>Antianxiety and sedative effects were examined using the elevated plus maze test, open field test, and thiopental-induced sleeping time respectively. While the antidepressant effect was evaluated, using the forced swimming test. <em>E. resinifera</em> reduced the latency of sleeping and increased sleeping time significantly at 75 mg/kg. It reduced the immobility time and increased swimming significantly at all doses assessed (25, 50, and 75 mg/kg). Pretreatment with antagonists reversed these effects indicating the possible involvement of α<sub>2</sub>, 5HT<sub>2</sub>, D<sub>2</sub>, and GABA<sub>A</sub> receptors respectively. These findings confirm the traditional utilization of this plant as an antioxidant, anxiolytic, and antidepressant.</p> Majda Badaoui Soad Moubtakir Chafik Terrafe Rachida Aboufatima Abderrahman Chait Copyright (c) 2022 Majda Badaoui, Soad Moubtakir, Chafik Terrafe, Rachida Aboufatima, Abderrahman Chait http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-06-06 2022-06-06 17 2 32 41 10.3329/bjp.v17i2.59258 Inhibitory effect of AK-7 mediates by apoptosis, increases DNA fragmentation and caspase-3 activity in human glioblastoma multiforme cells https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/BJP/article/view/59809 <p>Sirtuins (SIRTs) which are nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) dependent class III histondeacetylases have a controversial role in cancer. In this study, the effect of pharmacological inhibition of AK-7, a SIRT2 inhibitor, was investigated in U87 glioblastoma multiforme cells. The cytotoxic effect of AK-7 was evaluated by XTT analysis. After AK-7 treatment, colony forming capacity of cells was determined and apoptosis was evaluated. The expression levels of apoptosis-related genes were determined by qRT-PCR. According to the results, AK-7 inhibited cell proliferation in a dose- and time-dependent manner. After AK-7 treatment, the colony forming capacity of U87 cells was suppressed. And, AK-7 increased apoptosis rate, DNA fragmentation, and caspase-3 activity. According to qRT-PCR, a significant increase was observed in expression levels of apoptosis-related genes. This study revealed that AK-7 inhibits cell proliferation and induces apoptosis in glioblastoma multiforme cells and SIRT2 inhibition can be evaluated as a therapeutic approach in glioblastoma multiforme.</p> Ebru Güçlü İlknur Çınar Ayan Hasibe Vural Copyright (c) 2022 Ebru Güçlü, İlknur Çınar Ayan, Hasibe Vural http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-06-06 2022-06-06 17 2 42 50 10.3329/bjp.v17i2.59809 Medroxyprogesterone acetate improves propionic acid-induced autism rat model and magnetic resonance spectroscopic correlation https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/BJP/article/view/59412 <p>The protective effect of medroxyprogesterone acetate on propionic acid-induced autism in rats was evaluated. For this purpose, 30 rats were divided into three groups. The significant difference in the levels of IL-17 (p&lt;0.05), IL-2 (p&lt;0.05), and TNF-α (p&lt;0.05), lactate (p&lt;0.05), and nerve growth factor (p&lt;0.05) were found in the medroxyprogesterone-treated group by biochemical analysis. In histopathological examination, the medroxyprogesterone-treated group revealed significant improvement in neural body degeneration, neural count, and dysmorphological changes in both CA1 and CA3 regions. Immunohistochemical examination revealed improvement in glial activity with glial fibrillar acidic protein and morphological changes in Purkinje cells. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy showed an improvement in the level of lactate duplets in the medroxyprogesterone-treated group. To our knowledge, this is the first study, to evaluate the protective effect of medroxyprogesterone on propionic acid-induced autism in rats.</p> Mehmet Fatih Bozkurt Muhammad Nasir Bhaya İbrahim Halil Sever Bahattin Özkul Oytun Erbaş Copyright (c) 2022 Mehmet Fatih Bozkurt, Muhammad Nasir Bhaya, İbrahim Halil Sever, Bahattin Özkul, Oytun Erbaş http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-06-16 2022-06-16 17 2 56 65 10.3329/bjp.v17i2.59412 Anti-inflammatory activity of Memecylon malabaricum https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/BJP/article/view/59115 <p>NA</p> Ravindra Gaikwad Sameer Nadaf Anilkumar Shinde Copyright (c) 2022 Ravindra Gaikwad, Sameer Nadaf, Anilkumar Shinde http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-06-06 2022-06-06 17 2 51 53 10.3329/bjp.v17i2.59115 Antiproliferative effect of Memecylon malabaricum leaves methanolic extract against A-431 cell lines https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/BJP/article/view/59408 <p>NA</p> Ravindra Gaikwad Anilkumar Shinde Copyright (c) 2022 Ravindra Gaikwad, Anilkumar Shinde http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-06-06 2022-06-06 17 2 54 55 10.3329/bjp.v17i2.59408