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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2018; 6(1): 6-12       |                 Available online, January 07, 2018

Study of Anti-psoriatic activity and Evaluation of E2A Gene Expression for Psoriasis Levels by RT-PCR of Thespesia populnea L. Methanolic Leaf Extract

Narendar Vankudothu1*, Chandrashekhar R2, Sudhakar Chekuri1, Lakshmi Bhavani N2 and Anwar SY 1


1Department of Genetics, University College of Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana-500007, India.

2Pharmacognosy and Plant Molecular genetics Lab, Department of Botany, University College of Science, Saifabad, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana-500004, India.

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Received: 05.09.2017   |   Accepted: 29.12.2017    |    Published : 07.01.2018

Thespesia populnea L. (Malvaceae) traditionally claimed to be constructive in the cure of cutaneous infections such as scabies, psoriasis, ringworm, guinea worm, eczema and herpetic diseases. Oil prepared by boiling the ground bark and leaves in coconut oil is applied externally in psoriasis and scabies. Conversely there are no customary scientific reports for its anti-psoriatic activity. Hence the plant Thespesia populnea has been chosen to establish scientific data for its traditional claim as anti-psoriatic. In the present study a chemical test performed against all the phytochemical constituents for their preliminary screening of each solvent extract of leaf like water, methanol, chloroform, ethyl acetate, pet ether and acetone. From the phytochemical analysis of the leaf extracts; the result infers the presence of glycosides, tannins, flavonoids, triterpenoids and phytosterols in all the solvent extracts. But phenols are more retained in methanolic leaf extract compared to all the phytochemical constituents. Screening for anti-psoriatic activity was carried out by topical application of methanolic leaf extract of Thespesia populnea in the form of a cream using the Perry’s scientific mouse tail model. Successive methanolic leaf extract showed paramount anti-psoriatic activity than the standard drug Retion-A (0.05%). Potential function of E2A as a biomarker in psoriasis, is applied in the current investigation to study whether the methanolic leaf extracts of Thespesia populnea L. showed antipsoriatic effect targeting E2A gene expression for the psoriasis levels.   Results indicated that methanolic leaf extract of Thespesia populnea can preferably be used as anti-psoriatic drug and the plant is promising for further investigations to prove its anti-psoriatic activity with no side effects.


Keywords: Thespesia populnea L. Anti-psoriatic activity, Phytoconsituents, Retion-A (0.05%)



Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan


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Narendar Vankudothu, Chandrashek-har R, Sudhakar Chekuri, Lakshmi Bhavani N and Anwar SY (2018) Study of Antipsoriatic activity and Evaluation of E2A Gene Expression for Psoriasis Levels by RT-PCR of Thespesia Populnea L. Methanolic Leaf Extract; International J. of Life Sciences, 6 (1): 6-12. 



Authors are highly acknowledged to University Grants Commission (UGC) Government of India for funding this project in the form of Research Fellowship for Meritorious Students (RFSMS-FELLOWSHIP).Authors acknowledged to Head, Department of Genetics, University College of Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500007 for providing lab facility to complete this work.Authors express their sincere thanks to all the fellows who helping in the procurement of plant material    from source arrears in the present work. Authors are highly acknowledged to Central Facilities for Research and Development (CFRD) Osmania University, Hyderabad, Cinteny Lab and Jeeva life sciences Bio Labs for support of instrumentation to complete this work.


Conflict of Interest/ Author Contributions

Prof.S.Y.Anwar designed the work, Narendar.V performed studies, Sudhakar Chekuri and Dr.R. Chandrashekhar helped the data interpretations. All the authors reviewed the manuscript.



Copyright: © 2018 | Author(s), This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial - No Derives License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.



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