American Journal Of Pharmacy And Health Research

ISSN NO.: 2321-3647
DOI: 10.21276/ajphr
October 2017 Issue 10

Bioinformatics Study on Sequence Characteristics of ?-D-xylosidase in Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch

Li Gun1*, Tian Han1, Ren Yumiao1, Du Ning1

1.Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Xi'an Technological University, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China


Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch is a kind of commonly used herb in traditional Chinese medicine. Effective ingredients in Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch has anti-inflammatory and anti-virus effect. In this paper, the main physical characteristics of ?-D-xylosidase from Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch are studied from the perspective of bioinformatics. The composition isoelectric point and hydrophobicity etc, of the polypeptide are studied by bioinformatics tools. The results show that the molecular weight of ?-D-xylosidase in Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch is 31136.85, the theoretical isoelectric point is 9.56, the instability index is 29.87, the polypeptide does not exist in the transmembrane region, and there are three helical structures in the secondary structure. Finally, this paper summarizes the status and function of Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch in the development of traditional Chinese medicine.

Keywords: traditional Chinese medicine; ?-D-xylosidase; Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch, Bioinformatics analysis


Medicinal Plants – Folk Remedies For Different Skin Problems Used by the MIZO Tribal’S in Mizoram, N.E India.

Zorinpuii Khiangte and *H. Lalramnghinglova

Department of Environmental Science, Mizoram University, Aizawl, Mizoram, India, 796004


The present paper deals with different medicinal plants used by the Mizo people exclusively for treating skin problems like boils, sores, dandruff, measles, allergies, burns, carbuncles, scabies, insect bites, eczema, keloids etc. 41 informants were interviewed  in which the use of 105 different plant species were reported.

Keywords: Mizo, informants, carbuncles, medicinal plants, allergies


Documentation of Ethno-medicinal Plants used in the treatment of Malaria, Fever and Headache by the Garo Community of West Garo Hills District, Meghalaya.

Naldarine M. Marak1*, Lalnundanga1

1.Department of Forestry, Mizoram University Aizawl, Mizoram-796004, India


The Garo hills districts in Meghalaya persistently contributed most on malarial attributable deaths. The research on documentation of ethnomedicinal uses for the treatment of malaria, fever and headache was conducted in West Garo hills district of Meghalaya during the year 2014-2016. Sources revealed that the West Garo hills district is co-endemic for Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax, but Plasmodium falciparum was the predominant infection (> 82%). The study has documented 20 medicinal plant species belonging to 16 families. The study based on the plant parts used reveals that roots (40%) were most commonly used in the treatment, followed by leaves and barks (35%), whole plant (10%) and seeds having (5%). In the study trees (50%) were recorded to have highly used potential followed by herbs (30%), shrubs (15%) and climbing shrubs (5%).

Keywords: Ethnomedicine; Malevolent spirits; Oja: West Garo Hills; Meghalaya.