luffa

Summary

Summary: A plant genus of the family CUCURBITACEAE known for the fruit which is the source of the luffa sponge and the seeds which contain luffin.

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  1. ncbi Acetylation of loofa (Luffa cylindrica) sponge as immobilization carrier for bioprocesses involving cellulase
    Akihiro Hideno
    Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 1 1 1 Tennoudai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8572, Japan
    J Biosci Bioeng 103:311-7. 2007
  2. ncbi L-Lactic acid production from raw cassava starch in a circulating loop bioreactor with cells immobilized in loofa (Luffa cylindrica)
    Noel D Roble
    Institute of Applied Biochemistry, University of Tsukuba, 1 1 1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305, Japan
    Biotechnol Lett 25:1093-8. 2003
  3. ncbi Immobilization of Streptomyces clavuligerus on loofah sponge for the production of clavulanic acid
    Parag S Saudagar
    Food Engineering and Technology Department, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai 400 019, India
    Bioresour Technol 99:2250-3. 2008
  4. pmc Cortical Aerenchyma formation in hypocotyl and adventitious roots of Luffa cylindrica subjected to soil flooding
    Satoshi Shimamura
    National Institute of Crop Science, 2 1 18 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305 8518, Japan
    Ann Bot 100:1431-9. 2007
  5. ncbi Alginate-loofa as carrier matrix for ethanol production
    Muenduen Phisalaphong
    Department of Chemical Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
    J Biosci Bioeng 104:214-7. 2007
  6. ncbi Cloning and soluble expression of mature alpha-luffin from Luffa cylindrica and its antitumor activities in vitro
    Liling Liu
    Department of Dermatology, Xinqiao Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China
    Acta Biochim Biophys Sin (Shanghai) 42:585-92. 2010
  7. ncbi Luffangulin, a novel ribosome inactivating peptide from ridge gourd (Luffa acutangula) seeds
    Hexiang Wang
    Department of Microbiology, College of Biological Science, China Agricultural University, Beijing
    Life Sci 70:899-906. 2002
  8. ncbi Efficacy of application of vegetable seed oils as grain protectant against infestation by Callosobruchus chinensis and its effect on milling fractions and apparent degree of dehusking of legume-pulses
    Dheeraj Mishra
    Department of Biochemical Engineering and Food Technology, Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur, India
    J Oleo Sci 56:1-7. 2006
  9. pmc Cytomorphological Studies on Stem of Luffa echinata Roxb
    S Jayalakshmi
    Department of Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy, IFTM, Moradabad 244 001, UP, India
    J Young Pharm 2:252-4. 2010
  10. ncbi Macroporous silicon oxycarbide fibers with luffa-like superhydrophobic shells
    Ping Lu
    Fiber and Polymer Science, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
    J Am Chem Soc 131:10346-7. 2009

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Publications107 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Acetylation of loofa (Luffa cylindrica) sponge as immobilization carrier for bioprocesses involving cellulase
    Akihiro Hideno
    Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 1 1 1 Tennoudai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8572, Japan
    J Biosci Bioeng 103:311-7. 2007
    ..The results obtained in this study showed that acetylated loofa sponge is suitable as an immobilization carrier for bioprocesses involving cellulase...
  2. ncbi L-Lactic acid production from raw cassava starch in a circulating loop bioreactor with cells immobilized in loofa (Luffa cylindrica)
    Noel D Roble
    Institute of Applied Biochemistry, University of Tsukuba, 1 1 1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305, Japan
    Biotechnol Lett 25:1093-8. 2003
    ..76 g lactic acid g(-1) starch and 1.6 g lactic acid l(-1) h(-1), respectively...
  3. ncbi Immobilization of Streptomyces clavuligerus on loofah sponge for the production of clavulanic acid
    Parag S Saudagar
    Food Engineering and Technology Department, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai 400 019, India
    Bioresour Technol 99:2250-3. 2008
    ..The high void volume, permeability, and low cost of fibrous matrices prompted the use of Luffa cylindrica as a matrix for the immobilization of S. clavuligerus for the production of clavulanic acid...
  4. pmc Cortical Aerenchyma formation in hypocotyl and adventitious roots of Luffa cylindrica subjected to soil flooding
    Satoshi Shimamura
    National Institute of Crop Science, 2 1 18 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305 8518, Japan
    Ann Bot 100:1431-9. 2007
    ..The aim of this study is to characterize the morphological changes in flooded tissues and the pattern of cortical aerenchyma formation, and to analyse the relative amount of aerenchyma formed...
  5. ncbi Alginate-loofa as carrier matrix for ethanol production
    Muenduen Phisalaphong
    Department of Chemical Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
    J Biosci Bioeng 104:214-7. 2007
    ..The matrix was effective for cell immobilization and had good mechanical strength and stability for long-term use. After a storage period of 4 months, yeast cells remained firmly immobilized and active...
  6. ncbi Cloning and soluble expression of mature alpha-luffin from Luffa cylindrica and its antitumor activities in vitro
    Liling Liu
    Department of Dermatology, Xinqiao Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China
    Acta Biochim Biophys Sin (Shanghai) 42:585-92. 2010
    ..is known to be the most toxic of the luffin family and apparently possesses antitumor activity, was isolated from Luffa cylindrica seeds. In the present study, mature alpha-luffin was cloned from L...
  7. ncbi Luffangulin, a novel ribosome inactivating peptide from ridge gourd (Luffa acutangula) seeds
    Hexiang Wang
    Department of Microbiology, College of Biological Science, China Agricultural University, Beijing
    Life Sci 70:899-906. 2002
    ..5 kDa-arginine/glutamate-rich polypeptide from Luffa cylindrica seeds, was isolated from seeds of a closely related species, the ridge gourd Luffa acutangula. The 5...
  8. ncbi Efficacy of application of vegetable seed oils as grain protectant against infestation by Callosobruchus chinensis and its effect on milling fractions and apparent degree of dehusking of legume-pulses
    Dheeraj Mishra
    Department of Biochemical Engineering and Food Technology, Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur, India
    J Oleo Sci 56:1-7. 2006
    ..Momordica charentia), Small bitter gourd (Momordica dioica), Bottle gourd (Lagenaria siscraria) and Ridge gourd (Luffa acutangula) were evaluated as grain protectant against callosobruchus chinensis on the stored legume-pulse grains...
  9. pmc Cytomorphological Studies on Stem of Luffa echinata Roxb
    S Jayalakshmi
    Department of Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy, IFTM, Moradabad 244 001, UP, India
    J Young Pharm 2:252-4. 2010
    b>Luffa echinata Roxb., commonly known as Bindal in Hindi is used for its hypoglycemic activity in the indigenous system of medicine...
  10. ncbi Macroporous silicon oxycarbide fibers with luffa-like superhydrophobic shells
    Ping Lu
    Fiber and Polymer Science, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
    J Am Chem Soc 131:10346-7. 2009
    ..The unique luffa-like shell combined with intrinsic silicon-containing groups accounts for the resultant superhydrophobic property...
  11. ncbi Alginate coated loofa sponge discs for the removal of cadmium from aqueous solutions
    M Iqbal
    Biological and Environmental Systems Group, Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 3JD, UK
    Biotechnol Lett 26:165-9. 2004
    A biosorbent was prepared by coating the fibrous network of loofa sponge (Luffa cylindrica) with a thin film of calcium alginate. Alginate-coated loofa sponge removed Cd(II) rapidly, reaching equilibrium loading of 124 mg g(-1) in 30 min...
  12. ncbi Loofa (Luffa cylindrica) sponge: review of development of the biomatrix as a tool for biotechnological applications
    Asma Saeed
    Environmental Biotechnology Group, Biotechnology and Food Research Centre, Lahore, 54600, Pakistan
    Biotechnol Prog 29:573-600. 2013
    The review discusses the development of loofa sponge (Luffa cylindrica) as a biotechnological tool and the diversity of applications in which it has been successfully used since it was first reported as a matrix for the immobilization of ..
  13. ncbi Mechanical properties of luffa sponge
    Jianhu Shen
    Centre for Innovative Structures and Materials, School of Civil, Environmental and Chemical Engineering, RMIT University, GPO Box 2476, Melbourne 3001, Australia
    J Mech Behav Biomed Mater 15:141-52. 2012
    ..paper presents the first scientific study of the stiffness, strength and energy absorption characteristics of the luffa sponge with a view to using it as an alternative sustainable engineering material for various practical ..
  14. ncbi Purification,characterization and chemical modification studies on a translation inhibitor protein from Luffa cylindrica
    Ranjit C Singh
    Institute of Self Organising Systems and Biophysics, North Eastern Hill University, Permanent Campus, Shillong 793 022, Meghalaya, India
    Indian J Biochem Biophys 40:31-9. 2003
    A ribosome-inactivating protein (RIP), luffin has been isolated from the seeds of Luffa cylindrica of Cucurbitaceae family by ammonium sulfate fractionation followed by cation exchange and gel-filtration chromatography...
  15. ncbi Evaluation of UV/TiO(2) and UV/ZnO photocatalytic systems coupled to a biological process for the treatment of bleaching pulp mill effluent
    Diana C Botía
    Research Center in Environmental Engineering CIIA, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Universidad de Los Andes, Cr 1ª Este 19A 40, Bogota, Colombia
    Chemosphere 89:732-6. 2012
    ..exposed to a photocatalytic treatment in which two catalysts (TiO(2) and ZnO) and two supports (aluminum foil and Luffa cylindrica) were tested...
  16. ncbi Amputation of congo red dye from waste water using microwave induced grafted Luffa cylindrica cellulosic fiber
    Vinod Kumar Gupta
    Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee 247667, India Electronic address
    Carbohydr Polym 111:556-66. 2014
    The present study deals with the surface modification of Luffa cylindrica fiber through graft copolymerization of methyl acrylate/acrylamide (MA/AAm) via microwave radiation without the use of initiator...
  17. ncbi Production of lactic acid with loofa sponge immobilized Rhizopus oryzae RBU2-10
    Ruma Ganguly
    Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee 247667, India
    Bioresour Technol 98:1246-51. 2007
    ..Shape and texture of loofa sponge, which was obtained from the mature dried fruit of Luffa cylindrica, remained intact after its treatment with buffers of varying pH and following its repeated autoclaving ..
  18. ncbi Effect of larval density and host species on preimaginal development of Bactrocera tau (Diptera: Tephritidae)
    Baofeng Wu
    State Key Laboratory for Biocontrol Institute of Entomology, Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, P R China
    J Econ Entomol 104:1840-50. 2011
    ..sponge gourd (Luffa cylindrical L. (Roem)), bitter gourd [Momordica charantia (Cucurbitaceae) L...
  19. ncbi Improvement of Ni phytostabilization by inoculation of Ni resistant Bacillus megaterium SR28C
    Mani Rajkumar
    National Environmental Engineering Research Institute NEERI, CSIR Complex, Taramani, Chennai 600113, India
    J Environ Manage 128:973-80. 2013
    ..of Ni-resistant bacterial strains on phytostabilization potential of various plants, including Brassica juncea, Luffa cylindrica and Sorghum halepense, were studied...
  20. ncbi Differential response of human melanoma and Ehrlich ascites cells in vitro to the ribosome-inactivating protein luffin
    A Poma
    Department of Basic and Applied Biology, Faculty of Science, L Aquila, Italy
    Melanoma Res 8:465-7. 1998
    ..inhibitory effect on proliferation of the type 1 ribosome-inactivating protein luffin purified from the seeds of Luffa aegyptiaca were investigated both in human metastatic melanoma cells and in murine Ehrlich ascites tumour cells...
  21. ncbi A multiscale study on the structural and mechanical properties of the luffa sponge from Luffa cylindrica plant
    Qiang Chen
    Biomechanics Laboratory, School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, PR China
    J Biomech 47:1332-9. 2014
    ..b>Luffa sponge is one of such materials with a complex interconnecting porous structure...
  22. ncbi Isolation of lilin, a novel arginine- and glutamate-rich protein with potent antifungal and mitogenic activities from lily bulbs
    Hexiang Wang
    Department of Microbiology, College of Biological Science, China Agricultural University, Beijing
    Life Sci 70:1075-84. 2002
    ..5 kDa arginine/glutamate-rich polypeptide from Luffa cylindrica seeds...
  23. ncbi Water-responsive rapid recovery of natural cellular material
    Jianhu Shen
    Centre for Innovative Structures and Materials, School of Civil, Environmental and Chemical Engineering, RMIT University, GPO Box 2476, Melbourne 3001, Australia
    J Mech Behav Biomed Mater 34:283-93. 2014
    ..Here we report the water-triggered shape recovery of a natural biological material, the luffa sponge...
  24. ncbi Molecular diversity of poleroviruses infecting cucurbit crops in four countries reveals the presence of members of six distinct species
    D Knierim
    AVRDC, The World Vegetable Center, PO Box 42, Shanhua, Tainan, 74199, Taiwan
    Arch Virol 159:1459-65. 2014
    ..These viruses, from Mali and Thailand, were provisionally named pepo aphid-borne yellows virus and luffa aphid-borne yellows virus, respectively.
  25. ncbi Hepatoprotective activity of Luffa echinata fruits
    B Ahmed
    Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Jamia Hamdard, Hamdard Nagar, 110062, New Delhi, India
    J Ethnopharmacol 76:187-9. 2001
    The different extracts of the fruits of Luffa echinata Roxb. (Cucurbitaceae) were tested for their hepatoprotective activity against CCl(4) induced hepatotoxicity in albino rats...
  26. pmc Local crop planting systems enhance insecticide-mediated displacement of two invasive leafminer fly
    Yulin Gao
    State Key Laboratory for Biology of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests, Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, P R China
    PLoS ONE 9:e92625. 2014
    ..In Guangdong, cowpea fields are interspersed with other less valuable crops, such as towel gourd (Luffa cylindrica), which receive significantly fewer insecticide applications than cowpea...
  27. pmc Dried fruit of the Luffa sponge as a source of chitin for applications as skin substitutes
    Ping Lun Jiang
    Institute of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering and College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei 100, Taiwan
    Biomed Res Int 2014:458287. 2014
    LUFFACHITIN obtained from the residue of the sponge-like dried fruit of Luffa aegyptiaca was developed as a weavable skin substitute in this study...
  28. ncbi Formaldehyde degradation by Ralstonia eutropha in an immobilized cell bioreactor
    Alireza Habibi
    Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran
    J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng 48:1557-72. 2013
    ..Oxygen transfer analysis in the form of evaluating K la value was also carried out and at the optimum conditions of the DOE was equaled to 9.96 h(-1)and oxygen uptake rate was 35.6 mg L(-1)h(-1). ..
  29. ncbi Ameliorative effect of Luffa acutangula Roxb. on doxorubicin induced cardiac and nephrotoxicity in mice
    Vishal B Jadhav
    Department of Pharmacology, Padm Dr D Y Patil Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, Pimpri, Pune 411 018, India
    Indian J Exp Biol 51:149-56. 2013
    The present study reports protective effect of hydro-alcoholic extract of Luffa acutangula (HAELA) on doxorubicin (DXR) induced cardio and nephrotoxicity in mice by studying various serum biomarkers, antioxidants in target organs and ..
  30. ncbi Balsamin, a novel ribosome-inactivating protein from the seeds of Balsam apple Momordica balsamina
    Inderdeep Kaur
    Fermentation and Protein Biotechnology Laboratory, Department of Botany, Punjabi University, Patiala 147 002, India
    Amino Acids 43:973-81. 2012
    ..and 50% similarity with β-MMC (from Momordica charantia), bryodin I (from Bryonia dioica) and luffin a (from Luffa cylindrica). Balsamin was further characterized by mass spectrometry...
  31. ncbi Batch- and continuous propionic acid production from glycerol using free and immobilized cells of Propionibacterium acidipropionici
    Tarek Dishisha
    Department of Biotechnology, Center for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lund University, P O Box 124, SE 221 00 Lund, Sweden
    Bioresour Technol 118:553-62. 2012
    ..Propionibacterium acidipropionici DSM 4900 cells immobilized on polyethylenimine-treated Poraver (PEI-Poraver) and Luffa (PEI-Luffa), respectively...
  32. pmc A comparative study on Vamana Karma with Madanaphala and Krutavedhana in Ekakushtha (Psoriasis)
    Jaimin R Patel
    Lecturer, Department of Kaya Chikitsa, JS Ayurved Mahavidhyalaya, Nadiad, Gujarat, India
    Ayu 32:487-93. 2011
    ..five other drugs, and in total 355 formulations are described in Charaka Samhita; one of them is Krutavedhana (Luffa acutangula) kalpa (formulations)...
  33. ncbi Luffa echinata Roxb. induces human colon cancer cell (HT-29) death by triggering the mitochondrial apoptosis pathway
    Li Hua Shang
    Department of Internal Medicine, the Third Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Haping Road 150 of Nangang District, Harbin 150081, China
    Molecules 17:5780-94. 2012
    The antiproliferative properties and cell death mechanism induced by the extract of the fruits of Luffa echinata Roxb. (LER) were investigated...
  34. ncbi Synthesis and cytotoxic activity evaluation of dihydrocucurbitacin B and cucurbitacin B derivatives
    Karen Luise Lang
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Química, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, SC, Brazil
    Bioorg Med Chem 20:3016-30. 2012
    ..B (2), which can be obtained in large amounts from the roots of Wilbrandia ebracteata and from the fruits of Luffa operculata, respectively, were used as starting materials for the preparation of a library of 29 semi-synthetic ..
  35. ncbi Performance of Luffa cylindrica as immobilization matrix in bioconversion reactions by Nicotiana tabacum BY-2
    Hamid Bou-Saab
    Laboratoire de Chimie Organique et Bio organique, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Mulhouse, Universite de Haute Alsace, 3 bis rue Alfred Werner, 68093 Mulhouse Cedex, France
    J Biosci Bioeng 116:506-8. 2013
    The dry fruit of Luffa cylindrica was investigated as an immobilization matrix for Nicotiana tabacum cells in bioconversion reactions of exogenous substrates. Immobilized cells show high biocatalytic activity under high substrate levels...
  36. ncbi Degradation of organic matter from domestic wastewater with loofah sponge biofilm reactor
    Liwei Zhang
    College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092, China
    Water Sci Technol 65:190-5. 2012
    ..The observations obtained in the present study indicated that the loofah sponge was an excellent natural support material, potentially feasible for the present system for the treatment of the decentralized domestic wastewater...
  37. ncbi Protective effect of Luffa acutangula extracts on gastric ulceration in NIDDM rats: role of gastric mucosal glycoproteins and antioxidants
    B P Pimple
    P E Society s Modern College of Pharmacy, Nigdi, Pune, Maharashtra, India
    Asian Pac J Trop Med 5:610-5. 2012
    To study the comparative gastroprotective effect of Luffa acutangula methanolic extract (LAM) and aqueous extract (LAW) on type II diabetes rats.
  38. ncbi Luffa-sponge-like glass-TiO2 composite fibers as efficient photocatalysts for environmental remediation
    Zhijun Ma
    State Key Laboratory of Luminescent Materials and Devices, South China University of Technology, Wushan Road No 381, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 510640, China
    ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 5:7527-36. 2013
    ..for supporting ultrasmall TiO2 nanowhiskers of the anatase phase, constructing core@double-shell fiber with luffa-sponge-like appearance...
  39. pmc Chlorotic curly stunt: a severe begomovirus disease of bottle gourd in northern India
    S S Sohrab
    Advanced Center for Plant Virology, Division of Plant Pathology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 110012 India
    Indian J Virol 21:56-63. 2010
    ..The virus was transmitted to Cucumis sativus, Luffa acutangula, L...
  40. ncbi Residues of persistent organic pollutants in frequently-consumed vegetables and assessment of human health risk based on consumption of vegetables in Huizhou, South China
    Lei Shen
    School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Sun Yat Sen Zhongshan University, Guangzhou 510275, PR China
    Chemosphere 93:2254-63. 2013
    ..The main risks were from consumption of eggplant, Chinese lettuce and luffa and were significantly related to the contents of di-nonyl phthalate, β-hexachlorocyclohexane, γ-..
  41. pmc Immobilization of α-Amylase onto Luffa operculata Fibers
    Ricardo R Morais
    Laboratorio de Quimica de Proteinas, Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas, Universidade Federal de Goias, Cx Postal 131, 74001 970 Goiania, GO, Brazil
    Enzyme Res 2013:803415. 2013
    A commercial amylase (amy) was immobilized by adsorption onto Luffa operculata fibers (LOFs)...
  42. ncbi Larvicidal efficacy of some Cucurbitacious plant leaf extracts against Culex quinquefasciatus (Say)
    K Prabakar
    Division of Vector Biology, Department of Zoology, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar 608 002, India
    Bioresour Technol 95:113-4. 2004
    ..efficacies of extracts of five species of Cucurbitacious plants, Momordica charantia, Trichosanthes anguina, Luffa acutangula, Benincasa cerifera and Citrullus vulgaris were tested against the late third larval age group of Culex ..
  43. ncbi Suppressors of RNA silencing encoded by tomato leaf curl betasatellites
    Richa Shukla
    Advanced Centre for Plant Virology, Div of Plant Pathology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110 012
    J Biosci 38:45-51. 2013
    ..curl Bangalore betasatellite ToLCBB-[IN:Hess:08], Cotton leaf curl Multan betasatellite CLCuMB-[IN:Sri:02] and Luffa leaf distortion betasatellite LuLDB-[IN:Lu:04] were examined...
  44. ncbi Preservation of Bacillus firmus strain 37 and optimization of cyclodextrin biosynthesis by cells immobilized on loofa sponge
    Rúbia Pazzetto
    Department of Pharmacy, State University of Maringá UEM, Av Colombo 5790, Maringá PR 87020 900, Brazil
    Molecules 17:9476-88. 2012
    ..The results of this research are important for microorganism preservation and essential in the optimization of the biosynthesis of CD...
  45. ncbi Nitric oxide alleviates arsenic-induced toxic effects in ridged Luffa seedlings
    Vijay Pratap Singh
    Ranjan Plant Physiology and Biochemistry Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Allahabad A Central University of India, Allahabad 211 002, India Electronic address
    Plant Physiol Biochem 71:155-63. 2013
    ..whether exogenous addition of nitric oxide (NO) as sodium nitroprusside (SNP) alleviates arsenic (As) toxicity in Luffa acutangula (L.) Roxb. seedlings...
  46. ncbi Description of a new Pratylenchus species from China (Tylenchida, Pratylenchidae)
    Ning Liu
    Nematology Institute of Northern China, Shenyang Agricultural University, Shenyang 110866, China
    Dongwuxue Yanjiu 34:E140-2. 2013
    Pratylenchus ekrami from maize (Zea mays) roots in Shenyang and luffa (Luffa cylindrica) roots in Dalian, China, are described in this paper...
  47. ncbi Thermal and mechanical properties of bio-nanocomposites reinforced by Luffa cylindrica cellulose nanocrystals
    Gilberto Siqueira
    The International School of Paper, Print Media and Biomaterials PAGORA, Grenoble Institute of Technology, BP 65, 38402 Saint Martin d Heres Cedex, France
    Carbohydr Polym 91:711-7. 2013
    Cellulose nanocrystals have been prepared by acid hydrolysis of Luffa cylindrica fibers. The acid-resistant residue consisted of rod-like nanoparticles with an average length an diameter around 242 and 5...
  48. ncbi Antioxidant and α-glucosidase inhibitory activities of cucurbit fruit vegetables and identification of active and major constituents from phenolic-rich extracts of Lagenaria siceraria and Sechium edule
    Shaida Fariza Sulaiman
    School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
    J Agric Food Chem 61:10080-90. 2013
    ..The highest TPC and metal chelating activity were obtained from the chloroform extracts of Luffa acutangula (28.04 ± 0.37 mg GAE/g extract) and Benincasa hispida (EC50 = 0.44 ± 0.03 mg/mL), respectively...
  49. ncbi Disinfection of waterborne coliform bacteria using Luffa cylindrica fruit and seed extracts
    Ameer Shaheed
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
    Environ Technol 30:1435-40. 2009
    This study examined the potential of extracts of the plant Luffa cylindrica to act as disinfectants of drinking water. Aqueous extracts of the seeds and fruit of L...
  50. ncbi A natural sorbent, Luffa cylindrica for the removal of a model basic dye
    Aylin Altinişik
    Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Tinaztepe Campus, Buca Izmir, Turkey
    J Hazard Mater 179:658-64. 2010
    In this work, application of Luffa cylindrica in malachite green (MG) removal from aqueous solution was studied in a batch system. The effect of contact time, pH and temperature on removal of malachite green was also investigated...
  51. ncbi Tomato leaf curl Bangalore virus (ToLCBV): infectivity and enhanced pathogenicity with diverse betasatellites
    Neha Tiwari
    Advanced Centre for Plant Virology, Division of Plant Pathology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012, India
    Arch Virol 155:1343-7. 2010
    ..betasatellite-[India:Hessarghatta:2008], ToLCBB-[IN:Hess:08] and with two other non-cognate betasatellites, Cotton leaf curl Multan betasatellite-[India:SriGanganagar:2002] and Luffa leaf distortion betasatellite-[India:Luffa:2004].
  52. ncbi Bilateral thalamic necrosis following ingestion of ridge gourd infested with coelomycete fungi (Diplodia)
    Aaron de Souza
    Department of Neurology, Goa Medical College, Goa 403 202, India
    J Neurol Sci 295:104-6. 2010
    ..leukocytosis and metabolic acidosis following consumption of raw dried fruits of the ridge gourd plant (Luffa acutangula) prescribed by a traditional medicine practitioner...
  53. ncbi Biosorption of lead, Mercury, and cadmium ions by Aspergillus terreus immobilized in a natural matrix
    Yih Min Sun
    Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Chung Hwa University of Medical Technology, Tainan 717, Taiwan, ROC
    Pol J Microbiol 59:37-44. 2010
    ..This research demonstrates that FBLS possesses excellent capacity for Pb2+ biosorption from aqueous solution and industrial wastewaters...
  54. ncbi A multi-locus chloroplast phylogeny for the Cucurbitaceae and its implications for character evolution and classification
    Alexander Kocyan
    Department of Biology, Ludwig Maximilians University, D 80638 Munich, Germany
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 44:553-77. 2007
    ..A newly discovered large clade consists of the ancestrally Asian genera Nothoalsomitra, Luffa, Gymnopetalum, Hodgsonia, Trichosanthes, and the New World tribe Sicyeae...
  55. ncbi Host range and complete genome sequence of Cucurbit chlorotic yellows virus, a new member of the genus Crinivirus
    Mitsuru Okuda
    National Agriculture Research Center for Kyushu Okinawa Region, Koshi, Kumamoto, Japan
    Phytopathology 100:560-6. 2010
    ..Citrullus lanatus, Cucurbita pepo, and Luffa cylindrica were susceptible to CCYV; however, the infection rates were low and symptoms were unclear...
  56. ncbi Structural characterization and anti-HIV-1 activities of arginine/glutamate-rich polypeptide Luffin P1 from the seeds of sponge gourd (Luffa cylindrica)
    Yiu Ming Ng
    School of Life Sciences and Centre for Protein Science and Crystallography, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N T, Hong Kong, PR China
    J Struct Biol 174:164-72. 2011
    Luffin P1, the smallest ribosome-inactivating peptide from the seeds of Luffa cylindrica was found to have anti-HIV-1 activity in HIV-1 infected C8166 T-cell lines and be able to bind with HIV Rev Response Element...
  57. ncbi Hepatoprotective activity of Luffa acutangula against CCl4 and rifampicin induced liver toxicity in rats: a biochemical and histopathological evaluation
    Vishal B Jadhav
    Department of Pharmacology, Padm Dr D Y Patil Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, Pimpri, Pune 411 018, India
    Indian J Exp Biol 48:822-9. 2010
    Hepatoprotective activity of hydroalcoholic extract of Luffa acutangula (HAELA) against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) and rifampicin-induced hepatotoxicity in rats was evaluated and probable mechanism(s) of action has been suggested...
  58. ncbi Development and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite markers in Momordica charantia (Cucurbitaceae)
    Shu Zhen Wang
    Key Laboratory of MOE for Plant Development Biology, Department of Genetics, College of Life Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, P R China
    Am J Bot 97:e75-8. 2010
    ..charantia and its four related species (Cucurbita pepo L., Luffa cylindrical L., Lagenaria siceraria L., and Cucumis sativus L.)...
  59. ncbi Cytotaxonomical analysis of Momordica L. (Cucurbitaceae) species of Indian occurrence
    L K Bharathi
    Division of Vegetable Science, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110 012, India
    J Genet 90:21-30. 2011
    ..M. balsamina, M. charantia, M. cochinchinensis, M. dioica, M. sahyadrica and M. cymbalaria (syn. Luffa cymbalaria; a taxon of controversial taxonomic identity)...
  60. ncbi [Biological characters of the different varieties for Luffa cylindrica]
    Y Yang
    Shanxi Corporation of Medicinal Materials, Taiyuan 030012
    Zhong Yao Cai 22:165-7. 1999
    The yield of Luffa cylindrica cultivated in Taiyuan of Shanxi Province, which introduced from Zhejiang Province, was obviously high than that of local variety. The paper reported the biological characters of the two varieties.
  61. pmc Luffa aegyptiaca (Gourd) Fruit Juice as a Source of Peroxidase
    R S S Yadav
    Department of Chemistry, D D U Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur 273 009, India
    Enzyme Res 2011:319105. 2011
    ..The studies made have shown that Luffa aegyptiaca (gourd) fruit juice contains peroxidase activity of the order of 180 enzyme unit/mL...
  62. ncbi Hippocampal plasticity in rats submitted to a gastric restrictive procedure
    Elisa Yumi de Freitas Sonoda
    Laboratory of Experimental Neurology, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo UNIFESP, Sao Paulo SP, Brasil
    Nutr Neurosci 14:181-5. 2011
    ..These data are the first experimental evidence that restrictive bariatric surgery may alter hippocampal cytoarchitecture...
  63. ncbi Inhibition of Naja nigricolis (Reinhardt) venom protease activity by Luffa egyptiaca (Mill) and Nicotiana rustica (Linn) extracts
    M A Ibrahim
    Department of Biochemistryi, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
    Indian J Exp Biol 49:552-4. 2011
    b>Luffa egyptiaca and Nicotiana rustica are used in traditional medicine to treat snakebites and were evaluated for inhibitory activities on Naja nigricolis venom protease. The aqueous and ethanolic extracts of L...
  64. ncbi Distribution and molecular diversity of three cucurbit-infecting poleroviruses in China
    Qiao xia Shang
    Department of Plant Pathology, State Key Laboratory for Agrobiotechnology, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China
    Virus Res 145:341-6. 2009
    ..The CABYV group could be further divided into two subgroups: the Asia subgroup and the Mediterranean subgroup, based on CP gene and partial RdRp gene sequences. Recombination analysis suggested that MABYV may be a recombinant virus...
  65. ncbi Immobilization of polymethylgalacturonase producing Aspergillus niger on Luffa sponge material
    L S Slokoska
    Institute of Microbiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Z Naturforsch C 53:968-72. 1998
    The vegetable sponge of Luffa cylindrica was studied as a matrix for the immobilization of Aspergillus niger 26, producer of polymethylgalacturonase (PMG). Entrapped spores could grow and multiply within the lattice of the sponge...
  66. ncbi [Purification and partial characterization of luffin P1, a peptide with translational inhibitory activity and trypsin inhibitory activity, from seeds of Luffa cylindrica]
    Feng Li
    Key Laboratory of Proteomics Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200031, China
    Sheng Wu Hua Xue Yu Sheng Wu Wu Li Xue Bao (Shanghai) 35:847-52. 2003
    A peptide, luffin P1, from seeds of Luffa cylindrica, was purified by ammonia sulfate precipitation, CM-52 ion exchange chromatography, Blue-gel affinity chromatography and FPLC Mono S ion exchange chromatography...
  67. ncbi Friction melanosis: a clinical, histologic, and ultrastructural study in Jordanian patients
    Mustafa Al-Aboosi
    Jordan University of Science and Technology and Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan
    Int J Dermatol 43:261-4. 2004
    ..Our purpose in this study was to report the clinical spectrum, histologic findings, and ultrastructural features of FM in Jordanian patients...
  68. ncbi Two new cucurbitacin glucosides, opercurins A and B, from the Brazilian folk medicine "Buchinha" (Luffa operculata)
    Nobuo Kawahara
    National Institute of Health Sciences NIHS 1 18 1 Kamiyoga, Setagaya Ku, Tokyo 158 8501, Japan
    Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) 52:1018-20. 2004
    The structures of two new cucurbitacin glucosides designated opercurins A (1) and B (2), isolated from the fruit of Luffa operculata, have been confirmed by extensive spectroscopic investigation.
  69. ncbi Morphosynthesis: high fidelity inorganic replica of the fibrous network of loofa sponge (Luffa cylindrica)
    Italo O Mazali
    Laboratório de Química do Estado Sólido, Instituto de Quimica, UNICAMP, Cx Postal 6154, 13083 970 Campinas, SP, Brazil
    An Acad Bras Cienc 77:25-31. 2005
    ..calcium carbonate and hydroxyapatite (bio) inorganic replicas of the fibrous network of the dried fruit of Luffa cylindrica are described, utilizing a facile synthetic route...
  70. ncbi Loofa sponge as a scaffold for culture of rat hepatocytes
    Jyh Ping Chen
    Graduate Institute of Biochemical and Biomedical Engineering and Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Chang Gung University, Kwei San, Taoyuan 333, Taiwan, ROC
    Biotechnol Prog 21:315-9. 2005
    The dried fruit from Luffa cylindrica (loofa sponge, LS), which represents a new chitinous source material, was used as a 3-D scaffold for the culture of rat hepatocytes. With the macroporous structure and large pore size (ca...
  71. ncbi [Cloning and expression of luffin-a gene from the seeds of Luffa cylindrical]
    Xiao Rong Xu
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310006, China
    Zhejiang Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban 34:207-11, 216. 2005
    To clone luffin-a cDNA from the seeds of Luffa cylindrical, and to obtain bioactive recombinant luffin-a protein using the expression vector pET-44a (+) in E. coli.
  72. ncbi Experimental investigation of various vegetable fibers as sorbent materials for oil spills
    T R Annunciado
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Paraná UFPR, P O Box 19 011, 81 531 990 Curitiba PR, Brazil
    Mar Pollut Bull 50:1340-6. 2005
    ..namely mixed leaves residues, mixed sawdust, sisal (Agave sisalana), coir fiber (Cocos nucifera), sponge-gourd (Luffa cylindrica) and silk-floss as sorbent materials of crude oil...
  73. ncbi Luffa operculata affects mucociliary function of the isolated frog palate
    Mônica Aidar Menon-Miyake
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
    Am J Rhinol 19:353-7. 2005
    b>Luffa operculata is a medicinal plant used in homeopathic and alternative medicine. In the United States, it is sold in a purified spray form, whereas a homemade L. operculata dry fruit infusion (DFI) is commonly used in Latin America...
  74. ncbi Loofa sponge immobilized fungal biosorbent: a robust system for cadmium and other dissolved metal removal from aqueous solution
    M Iqbal
    Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S1 3JD, UK
    Chemosphere 61:510-8. 2005
    ..This study suggests that such an immobilized biosorbent system has the potential to be used in the industrial removal/recovery of cadmium and other pollutant metal ions from aqueous solution...
  75. ncbi Purification and characterization of Luffin P1, a ribosome-inactivating peptide from the seeds of Luffa cylindrica
    Feng Li
    Key Laboratory of Proteomics, Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 320 Yue Yang Road, Shanghai 200031, PR China
    Peptides 24:799-805. 2003
    A peptide designated Luffin P1 was purified from the seeds of Luffa cylindrica. Its molecular mass was determined to be 5226.1 Da by MALDI-TOF MS analysis...
  76. ncbi Loofa sponge as a scaffold for the culture of human hepatocyte cell line
    Jyh Ping Chen
    Graduate Institute of Biochemical and Biomedical Engineering, Chang Gung University, Kwei San, Taoyuan 333, Taiwan, ROC
    Biotechnol Prog 19:522-7. 2003
    ..These experimental results and observations by SEM suggested that loofa sponge is a suitable scaffold for high-density culture of human hepatocyte cell line and the immobilized cells could express high levels of liver-specific functions...
  77. ncbi Antiproliferative effect and apoptotic response in vitro of human melanoma cells to liposomes containing the ribosome-inactivating protein luffin
    A Poma
    Department of Basic and Applied Biology, University of L Aquila, Faculty of Sciences, Italy
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1472:197-205. 1999
    ..Luffin from Luffa cylindrica seeds has been successfully incorporated into lecithin/cholesterol and lecithin/cholesterol/..
  78. ncbi Antiviral action of Euphorbium compositum and its components
    B Glatthaar-Saalmüller
    Labor Dr Glatthaar, Reutlingen
    Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd 8:207-12. 2001
    ..Infections in these areas are primarily of viral origin although bacterial superinfections are also common...
  79. ncbi Two novel cucurbitacins, neocucurbitacins A and B, from the Brazilian folk medicine "Buchinha" (Luffa operculata) and their effect on PEBP2alphaA and OCIF gene expression in a human osteoblast-like Saos-2 cell line
    N Kawahara
    National Institute of Health Sciences, Tokyo, Japan
    Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) 49:1377-9. 2001
    ..and osteoclastogenesis-inhibitory factor (OCIF) gene expression in human osteoblast-like cells, and B (2) were isolated from the fruit of Luffa operculata. Their structures have been determined by extensive spectroscopic investigation.
  80. ncbi Molecular cloning and characterization of isomultiflorenol synthase, a new triterpene synthase from Luffa cylindrica, involved in biosynthesis of bryonolic acid
    H Hayashi
    Gifu Pharmaceutical University, Japan
    Eur J Biochem 268:6311-7. 2001
    An oxidosqualene cyclase cDNA, LcIMS1, was isolated from cultured cells of Luffa cylindrica Roem. by heterologous hybridization with cDNA of Glycyrrhiza glabra beta-amyrin synthase...
  81. ncbi [Controlling effect of parasitoids on population of vegetable leaf miner Liriomyza sativae Blanchard]
    G Liang
    Key Laboratory of Insect Ecology and Toxicology of Chinese Ministry of Agriculture, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou 510642
    Ying Yong Sheng Tai Xue Bao 12:257-60. 2001
    ..73, 2.87, 2.24 and 1.89, respectively on kidney bean, cowpea, luffa and cucumber, indicating that if the parasitoids were excluded, the population of the next generation of L...
  82. ncbi Relative population of S-form and F-form conformers of bryonolic acid and its derivatives in equilibrium in CdCl3 solutions
    Chie Honda
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mukogawa Women s University, Koshien, Nishinomiya, Japan
    Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) 50:467-74. 2002
    ..The reliability of the results is discussed...
  83. ncbi Isolation and characterization of luffacylin, a ribosome inactivating peptide with anti-fungal activity from sponge gourd (Luffa cylindrica) seeds
    A Parkash
    Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong, China
    Peptides 23:1019-24. 2002
    ..Luffacylin exerted anti-fungal activity against Mycosphaerella arachidicola and Fusarium oxysporum...
  84. ncbi Chlorella sorokiniana immobilized on the biomatrix of vegetable sponge of Luffa cylindrica: a new system to remove cadmium from contaminated aqueous medium
    Nasreen Akhtar
    Department of Biology, Government Islamia College for Women, Cooper Road, Lahore 54550, Pakistan
    Bioresour Technol 88:163-5. 2003
    A new sorption system of microalgal cells immobilized on the biostructural matrix of Luffa cylindrica for sequestering cadmium is reported...
  85. ncbi A novel circulating loop bioreactor with cells immobilized in loofa ( Luffa cylindrica) sponge for the bioconversion of raw cassava starch to ethanol
    N D Roble
    Institute of Applied Biochemistry, University of Tsukuba, 1 1 1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305, Japan
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 60:671-8. 2003
    ..Under these conditions, ethanol productivity increased by more than 100%, to 1.17 g l(-1) x h(-1)...
  86. ncbi Production of fungal biomass immobilized loofa sponge (FBILS)-discs for the removal of heavy metal ions and chlorinated compounds from aqueous solution
    M Iqbal
    Environment Biotechnology Group, Biotechnology and Food Research Centre, PCSIR Laboratories Complex, 54600, Lahore, Pakistan
    Biotechnol Lett 27:1319-23. 2005
    ..FBILS are physically strong and chemically recalcitrant, resisting temperature, mechanical agitation, and variations in pH without alteration to shape, structure or texture...
  87. ncbi [Relationships of Aulacophora beetles feeding behavior with cucurbitacin types in host crops]
    Xiao Yang
    Institute of Tropical and Subtropical Ecology, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou 510642, China
    Ying Yong Sheng Tai Xue Bao 16:1326-9. 2005
    ..A. fernzoralis chinensis usually feeds upon Cucumis sativus and Cucurbita moschata, but never upon Luffa acutangula, Momordica charantia and Citrullas lanatus...
  88. ncbi A new flavone glycoside from the fruits of Luffa cylindrica
    Qizhen Du
    Institute of Food and Biological Engineering, Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou, China
    Fitoterapia 78:609-10. 2007
    The methyl ester of diosmetin 7-O-beta-D-glucuronide (1) was isolated from the fruits of Luffa cylindrica. Its structure was determined by spectroscopic methods.
  89. ncbi Dye adsorption behavior of Luffa cylindrica fibers
    H Demir
    Izmir Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Gulbahce Campus, Urla Izmir, Turkey
    J Hazard Mater 153:389-94. 2008
    Using natural Luffa cylindrica fibers as adsorbent removal of methylene blue dye from aqueous solutions at different temperatures and dye concentrations was investigated in this study...
  90. ncbi Determination of triazine herbicides in fruits and vegetables using dispersive solid-phase extraction coupled with LC-MS
    Feng Ji
    State Key Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology, Research Center for Eco Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
    J Sep Sci 31:961-8. 2008
    ..Three typical representative samples (luffa, broad bean, and grape) were selected to investigate the effect of different matrices on pesticide recoveries and ..
  91. ncbi Fluoride accumulation in soil and vegetation in the vicinity of brick fields
    S K Jha
    Department of Botany, Lucknow University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
    Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 80:369-73. 2008
    ..The local vegetations grown in the area found to accumulate air borne fluoride from the brick field. The fluoride accumulation in the vegetation followed the order Mentha arvensis > Spinacea oleracea > Luffa cylindrical.
  92. ncbi Statistical optimization of alpha-amylase production with immobilized cells of Streptomyces erumpens MTCC 7317 in Luffa cylindrica L. sponge discs
    Shaktimay Kar
    Microbiology Laboratory, Regional Center of Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Bhubaneswar, India
    Appl Biochem Biotechnol 152:177-88. 2009
    ..e., agar-agar, polyacrylamide, and luffa (Luffa cylindrica L.) sponge for production of alpha-amylase...
  93. ncbi Biosorption characteristics of unicellular green alga Chlorella sorokiniana immobilized in loofa sponge for removal of Cr(III)
    Nasreen Akhtar
    Department of Biology, Government Islamia College for Women, Cooper Road, Lahore 54550, Pakistan
    J Environ Sci (China) 20:231-9. 2008
    ..68% of the initial Cr(lII) binding capacity up to five cycles of reuse in continuous flow-fixed bed columns. The study revealed that LSIBCS could be used as an effective biosorbent for the removal of Cr(III) from wastewater...
  94. ncbi Biosynthesis of gibberellic acid from milk permeate in repeated batch operation by a mutant Fusarium moniliforme cells immobilized on loofa sponge
    Samir A Meleigy
    Radiation Microbiology Department, National Center for Radiation Research and Technology, Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt
    Bioresour Technol 100:374-9. 2009
    ..Immobilization of mutant gamma-14 cells onto loofa sponge discs, permitted repeated reuse under the specified fermentation conditions for GA production from milk permeate...
  95. ncbi Loofa egyptiaca as a novel adsorbent for removal of direct blue dye from aqueous solution
    El Sayed Z El Ashtoukhy
    Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
    J Environ Manage 90:2755-61. 2009
    ..The results indicate that LE, LE(C1) and LE(C2) could be employed as adsorbents for the removal of direct blue dye from aqueous solutions...
  96. ncbi A novel recombinant immunotoxin with the smallest ribosome-inactivating protein Luffin P1: T-cell cytotoxicity and prolongation of allograft survival
    Rupeng Wang
    Chongqing Key Lab for Diseases Proteomics, Institute of Burn Research, Southwest Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China
    J Cell Mol Med 14:578-86. 2010
    ..We have identified a novel class of small molecule RIPs (<10 kD) from the seeds of the plant Luffa cylindrica. The smallest member of this family, Luffin P1, has a molecular weight of 5226...
  97. ncbi Luffa operculata effects on the epithelium of frog palate: histological features
    Mônica Aidar Menon-Miyake
    University of Sao Paulo
    Braz J Otorhinolaryngol 71:132-8. 2005
    b>Luffa operculata is the botanical name of buchinha-do-norte or cabacinha, which is a medicinal plant widely used for the treatment of rhinitis and rhinosinusitis. In Europe and USA, it is available in homeopathic medicines...
  98. ncbi Closely related Wolbachia strains within the pumpkin arthropod community and the potential for horizontal transmission via the plant
    S Sintupachee
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Rama VI Road, Bangkok, 10400, Thailand
    Microb Ecol 51:294-301. 2006
    ..Our findings suggest potential roles for the plant in Wolbachia transmission and for whiteflies in being an infection source for other pumpkin leaf-feeding insects...
  99. ncbi Antioxidant constituents in the fruits of Luffa cylindrica (L.) Roem
    Qizhen Du
    Institute of Food and Biological Engineering, Zhejiang Gongshang University, 149 Jiaogong Road, Hangzhou 310035, China
    J Agric Food Chem 54:4186-90. 2006
    Hydrophilic antioxidant constituents in the fruits of the vegetable Luffa cylindrica (L...
  100. ncbi Immunomodulatory effects of two sapogenins 1 and 2 isolated from Luffa cylindrica in Balb/C mice
    Anamika Khajuria
    Division of Pharmacology, Regional Research Laboratory CSIR, Jammu, Tawi 180001, India
    Bioorg Med Chem Lett 17:1608-12. 2007
    Two Triterpenoids (sapogenins 1 and 2) isolated from Luffa cylindrica were subjected to immunomodulatory activity in male Balb/c mice. Mice were treated with three doses of sapogenins 1 and 2 (10, 30 and 100 mg/kg) and levamisole (2...
  101. pmc X-ray sequence and crystal structure of luffaculin 1, a novel type 1 ribosome-inactivating protein
    Xiaomin Hou
    State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, 155 Yang Qiao Xi Lu, Fuzhou, Fujian, China
    BMC Struct Biol 7:29. 2007
    ..Luffaculin 1 is a new type 1 ribosome-inactivating protein (RIP) isolated from the seeds of Luffa acutangula...