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Title: Gum and Insecticide/Pesticide
Issue Date: Dec-2003
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: <b>Gum</b>- Bioadhesive delivery of drugs has recently gained prominence as a means of drug administration. Researchers at Kyoto Pharmaceutical University, Kyoto, Japan studied the antidiabetic properties of Prosopis gum alone and as a bioadhesive base for the delivery of Metformin. <br><br> <b>Insecticide/Pesticide</b>- Proteinase inhibitors (PIs) from the seeds of Bitter Gourd (<b><i>Momordica charantia</i> Linn.</b>) were identified as strong inhibitors of Helicoverpa armigera gut proteinases (HGP). Biochemical investigations showed that bitter gourd PIs (BGPIs) inhibited more than 80% HGP activity.
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Appears in Collections:NPR Vol.2(6) [November-December 2003]

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