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Nanoconjugate Synthesis of Elaeocarpusganitrus and the Assessment of Its Antimicrobial and Antiproliferative Properties

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Molecules

Source : Molecules,2022, 27, 2442

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Keywords : Elaeocarpus ganitrus; anticancer; antiproliferative; molecular docking; rudraksha

Campus : Mysuru

School : school of Electrical Engineering

Department : Chemistry

Year : 2022

Abstract : Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, accountable for a total of 10 million deaths in the year 2020, according to GLOBOCAN 2020. The advancements in the field of cancer research indicate the need for direction towards the development of new drug candidates that are instrumental in a tumour-specific action. The pool of natural compounds proves to be a promising avenue for the discovery of groundbreaking cancer therapeutics. Elaeocarpus ganitrus (Rudraksha) is known to possess antioxidant properties and after a thorough review of literature, it was speculated to possess significant biomedical potential. Green synthesis of nanoparticles is an environmentally friendly approach intended to eliminate toxic waste and reduce energy consumption. This approach was reported for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles from two different solvent extracts: aqueous and methanolic. These were characterized by biophysical and spectroscopic techniques, namely, UV-Visible Spectroscopy, FTIR, XRD, EDX, DLS, SEM, and GC-MS. The results showed that the nanoconjugates were spherical in geometry. Further, the assessment of antibacterial, antifungal, and antiproliferative activities was conducted which yielded results that were qualitatively positive at the nanoscale. The nanoconjugates were also evaluated for their anticancer properties using a standard MTT Assay. The interactions between the phytochemicals (ligands) and selected cancer receptors were also visualized in silico using the PyRx tool for molecular docking.

Cite this Research Publication : Shiva Prasad K*et al., “Nanoconjugate Synthesis of Elaeocarpusganitrus and the Assessment of Its Antimicrobial and Antiproliferative Properties”. Molecules,2022, 27, 2442. DOI: 10.3390/molecules27082442

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