Ruangelie Edrada-Ebel

Ruangelie Edrada-Ebel
University of Strathclyde · Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

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Additional affiliations
September 2007 - present
University of Strathclyde
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
January 2001 - November 2007
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Position
  • Research Associate
January 1999 - December 2000
University of California, Santa Cruz
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Education
September 1994 - June 1998
University of Wuerzburg
Field of study
  • Pharmaceutical Biology

Publications

Publications (246)
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The genus Vitex is also known as a chaste tree, in which it is a large shrub native to the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. A diverse range of species is distributed throughout Southern Europe, the Mediterranean, and Central Asia. The Vitex tree, including its leaves and fruits, has been used for herbal remedies in the form of pastes,...
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The genus Salsola L. (Russian thistle, Saltwort) includes halophyte plants and is considered one of the largest genera in the family Amaranthaceae. The genus involves annual semi-dwarf to dwarf shrubs and woody tree. The genus Salsola is frequently overlooked, and few people are aware of its significance. The majority of studies focus on pollen mor...
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Natural products from plants have been listed for hundreds of years as a source of biologically active molecules. In recent years, the marine environment has demonstrated its ability to provide new structural entities. More than 70% of our planet’s surface is covered by oceans, and with the technical advances in diving and remotely operated vehicle...
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This study aims to compare the metabolomic profiles of Malaysian and New Zealand honey while determining their anti-oncogenic activity for potential prophylactic functions. Metabolomics tools including multivariate analysis were applied on concatenated LC-HRMS and NMR datasets to afford an intensive chemical profile of honey samples and have a snap...
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The utility of low-resolution 1H-NMR analysis for the identification of biomarkers provided evidence for rapid biochemical diagnoses of organic acidemia and aminoacidopathy. 1H-NMR, with a sensitivity expected for a field strength of 400 MHz at 64 scans was used to establish the metabolomic urine sample profiles of an infant population diagnosed wi...
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Sponge-derived fungi have recently attracted attention as an important source of interesting bioactive compounds. Aspergillus nomius NC06 was isolated from the marine sponge Neopetrosia chaliniformis. This fungus was cultured on rice medium and yielded four compounds including three new oxisterigmatocystins, namely, J, K, and L (1, 2, and 3), and o...
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Seasonality is one of the major environmental factors that exert influence over the synthesis and accumulation of secondary metabolites in medicinal plants. The application of the metabolomics approach for quality control of plant extracts is essentially important because it helps one to establish a standard metabolite profile and to analyze factor...
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The new asperorlactone (1), along with the known illudalane sesquiterpene echinolactone D (2), two known pyrones, 4-(hydroxymethyl)-5-hydroxy-2H-pyran-2-one (3) and its acetate 4, and 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde (5), were isolated from a culture of Aspergillus oryzae, collected from Red Sea marine sediments. The structure of asperorlactone (1) was elucid...
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Three species of the lichen Usnea (U. baileyi (Stirt.) Zahlbr., U. bismolliuscula Zahlbr. and U. pectinata Stirt.) and nine associated endolichenic fungi (ELF) were evaluated using a metabolomics approach. All investigated lichen crude extracts afforded antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus (minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC): 0....
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With more than 156,000 described species, eukaryotic algae (both macro- and micro-algae) are a rich source of biological diversity, however their chemical diversity remains largely unexplored. Specialised metabolites with promising biological activities have been widely reported for seaweeds, and more recently extracts from microalgae have exhibite...
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Citation: Hughes, A.H.; Magot, F.; Tawfike, A.; Rad-Menéndez, C.; Thomas, N.; Young, L.C.; Stucchi, L.; Carettoni, D.; Stanley, M.S.; Edrada-Ebel, R.; et al. Exploring the Chemical Space of Macro-and Micro-Algae Using Comparative Metabolomics. Microorganisms 2021, 9, 311. https://doi.org/10.3390/ microorganisms9020311 Academic Editor: Spiros N. Aga...
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The discovery of new secondary metabolites from natural origins has become more challenging in natural products research. Different approaches have been applied to target the isolation of new bioactive metabolites from plant extracts. In this study, bioactive natural products were isolated from the crude organic extract of the mangrove plant Avicen...
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Dysmenorrhea is painful menstrual periods, which affects 25% of women within reproductive age and has a prevalence of 67.2-90.0%. Current treatment has several adverse effects and can be ineffective once the pain is initiated. Thymus vulgaris traditionally used for pain management was investigated in this study for its activity on uterine contracti...
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Macrocystis pyrifera and Lessonia spicata are economically and ecologically relevant brown seaweeds that recently have been classified as members of two separated families within Laminariales (kelps). Here we describe for the first time the Macrocystis pyrifera x Lessonia spicata hybridization in the wild (Chiloe Island, Southeastern Pacific), wher...
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Alterations to the gut microbiome are associated with various neurological diseases, yet evidence of causality and identity of microbiome-derived compounds that mediate gut-brain axis interaction remain elusive. Here, we identify two previously unknown bacterial metabolites 3-methyl-4-(trimethylammonio)butanoate and 4-(trimethylammonio)pentanoate,...
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Introduction: The marine environment is a very promising resource for natural product research, with many of these reaching the market as new drugs, especially in the field of cancer therapy as well as the drug discovery pipeline for new antimicrobials. Exploitation for bioactive marine compounds with unique structures and novel bioactivity such as...
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Literature surveys, taxonomical differences, and bioassay results have been utilized in the discovery of new natural products to aid in Actinomycetes isolate-selection. However, no or less investigation have been done on establishing the differences in metabolomic profiles of the isolated microorganisms. The study aims to utilise bioassay- and meta...
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The standardization of apiceutical products like as propolis extracts has been widely debated worldwide and variations in the propolis chemical composition are still very relevant topics for use-standardized of different propolis-type as medication by much of the world’s population. The present manuscript discuss important issues related to the cli...
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Terpenoids, phenolic compounds and alkaloids are examples of some secondary metabolites responsible in how plants interact with their environment. These compounds present a wide diversity of structures and functional groups, which imply several biological activities. The metabolic pathways which control its biogenesis could be easily modified by am...
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Endophytic fungi have been explored not just for their ecological functions but also for their secondary metabolites as a new source of these pharmacologically active natural products. Accordingly, many structurally unique and biologically active compounds have been obtained from the cultures of endophytic fungi. Fusarium sp. and Lasiodiplodia theo...
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Ethnopharmacological relevance The leaves of Justicia flava are traditionally used in the South of Nigeria to prevent preterm births. Aim of the study: In this study, the activity of the methanol leaf extract of J. flava (JF) was investigated on uterine contractility in non-pregnant and pregnant isolated mouse tissues. Material and methods The effe...
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Twelve propolis samples from different parts of Libya were investigated for their phytochemical constituents. Ethanol extracts of the samples and some purified compounds were tested against Trypanosoma brucei, Plasmodium falciparum and against two helminth species, Trichinella spiralis and Caenorhabditis elegans, showing various degrees of activity...
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Bulb, leaf, scape and flower samples of British bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) were collected regularly for one growth period. Methanolic extracts of freeze-dried and ground samples showed antitrypanosomal activity, giving more than 50% inhibition, for 20 out of 41 samples. High-resolution mass spectrometry was used in the dereplication of t...
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This study aims to identify bioactive anticancer and anti-trypanosome secondary metabolites from the fermentation culture of Aspergillus flocculus endophyte assisted by modern metabolomics technologies. The endophyte was isolated from the stem of the medicinal plant Markhamia platycalyx and identified using phylogenetics. Principle component analys...
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Several approaches have been dedicated to activate the cryptic gene clusters in the genomes of actinomycetes for the targeted discovery of new fascinating biomedical lead structures. In the current study, N-acetylglucosamine was used to maximize the chemical diversity of sponge-derived actinomycete Actinokineospora spheciospongiae sp. nov. HR–ESI–M...
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In view of the clinical need for new antiseizure drugs (ASDs) with novel modes of action, we used a zebrafish seizure model to screen the anticonvulsant activity of medicinal plantsused by traditional healers in the Congo for the treatment of epilepsy, and identified a crude plant extract that inhibited pentylenetetrazol (PTZ)-induced seizures in z...
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Background: The leaves of Alchornea laxiflora are traditionally used in the south of Nigeria to prevent preterm births. Aim: This study was designed to investigate the activity of A. laxiflora on uterine contractility. Setting: The leaves of the plant were collected from forests in Egor, Benin City, Nigeria. Methods: The leaves were cleaned and...
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SeaBioTech is an EU-FP7 project designed and driven by SMEs to create innovative marine biodiscovery pipelines as a means to convert the potential of marine biotechnology into novel industrial products for the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, aquaculture, functional food and industrial chemistry sectors. To achieve its goals, SeaBioTech brings together le...
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Fifteen pyrrole alkaloids were isolated from the Red Sea marine sponge Stylissa carteri and investigated for their biological activities. Four of them were dibrominated [(+) dibromophakelline, Z-3-bromohymenialdisine, (±) ageliferin and 3,4-dibromo-1H-pyrrole-2-carbamide], nine compounds were monobrominated [(−) clathramide C, agelongine, (+) manza...
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Background:We have shown in an earlier work that the aqueous extract of the leaves of Phyllanthusamarus lowers blood pressure in normotensive albino rabbits. Methods:The aqueous extract and the partitioned aqueous fraction were evaluated for blood pressure lowering effect in normotensive wistar rats at the graded doses of 2.5-40 mg/kg. Biological-a...
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A new cyclic dipeptide, petrocidin A (1), along with three known compounds-2,3-dihydroxybenzoic acid (2), 2,3-dihydroxybenzamide (3), and maltol (4)-were isolated from the solid culture of Streptomyces sp. SBT348. The strain Streptomyces sp. SBT348 had been prioritized in a strain collection of 64 sponge-associated actinomycetes based on its distin...
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Profiling of extracts from twelve propolis samples collected from eight regions in Nigeria was carried out using high performance liquid chromatography (LC) coupled with evaporative light scattering (ELSD), ultraviolet detection (UV) and mass spectrometry (MS), gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy...
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The soil amoebae Acanthamoeba causes Acanthamoeba keratitis, a severe sight-threatening infection of the eye and the almost universally fatal granulomatous amoebic encephalitis. More effective treatments are required. Sterol biosynthesis has been effectively targeted in numerous fungi using azole compounds that inhibit the cytochrome P450 enzyme st...
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This erratum is being published to correct the 2nd author's name of above manuscript by Alshaibani et al. that was published in Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology (2017, 27: 1249-1256). The 2nd author name(Noraziah MohamadZin) should appear as 'Noraziah Mohamad Zin'.
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Background: The plant Dryopteris filix-mas has been used traditionally for its uterine-stimulant effects. Aim: The current study is therefore aimed at investigating and determining the effect of the leaves of D. filix-mas on uterine contractility in vitro. Setting: Fresh leaves of D. filix-mas were collected from a river bank in the south-western p...
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Abstract. An active natural flavanone compound: 3,7,3,4-tetrahydroxyflavanone, 3- protocatechuate obtained from the stem barks of Prosopis Africana, tested against inflammation and showed a significant anti-inflammatory activity inhibiting COX-2 and iNOS at concentration of 20mM. The structure was established on the basis of their UV, NMR (1D and 2...
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New chlorophyll derivatives (pheophytins along with pheophorbide derivatives) were isolated from the leaves of Ficus exasperata and were found to have varying effects on uterine contractility. The current study was therefore aimed at the utilization of mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy coupled with isolated uterine tissu...
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Neurodegenerative disease including Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a major cause of long-term disability. Incidence of Alzheimer’s disease increases with age. According to a recent report by WHO, there are approximately 47.5 million people suffering from dementia, with 7.7 million new cases each year. Acrolein is one of the key contributing factors to...
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Endophytic fungi associated with medicinal plants are a potential source of novel chemistry and biology. Metabolomic tools were successfully employed to compare the metabolite fingerprints of solid and liquid culture extracts of endophyte Curvularia sp. isolated from the leaves of Terminalia laxiflora. Natural product databases were used to derepli...
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Endophytic fungi associated with medicinal plants are a potential source of novel chemistry and biology that may find applications as pharmaceutical and agrochemical drugs. In this study, a combination of metabolomics and bioactivity-guided approaches were employed to isolate anticancer secondary metabolites from an endophytic Aspergillus aculeatus...
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On our search for new sources of bioactive secondary metabolites from Streptomyces sp., the ethyl acetate extracts from the endophytic Streptomyces SUK 25 afforded five active diketopiperazines compounds. The aim of this study was to characterize the bioactive compounds isolated from endophytic Streptomyces SUK 25 and evaluate its bioactivity again...