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Table of Content for Vol. 6 No. 3, 2015

Scutellaria baicalensis: Bioactive Components, Bioactivities and Therapeutic Potential
Yue Zhou, Jie Zheng, Pei Zhang, Sha Li, Ren-You Gan, Hua-Bin Li
      
 PP. 147 - 169
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ABSTRACT: Traditional Chinese medicines have a long history of clinical application. However, their therapeutic mechanisms are still largely unknown. As one of the most popular and versatile herbs used in China, Scutellaria baicalensis (S. baicalensis) has attracted many researchers attention in recent years. Studies revealed that the herb possesses numerous bioactivities, including antitumor, antiallergic, neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, cardiovascular protective, hepatoprotective, antiviral and antibacterial activities. This review summarizes current knowledge about bioactive components, bioactivities and therapeutic potential of S. baicalensis based on latest literature, aiming to provide insights for further study and application of this famous herbal medicine.


Perspectives on Quorum Sensing in Fungi
Sarangam Majumdar, Subhoshmita Mondal
      
 PP. 170 - 180
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ABSTRACT: Keeping a pace with Quorum sensing, analyzing communication shows the close co-evolution of fungi with organisms present in their environment giving insights into multispecies communication. Subsequently, many examples of cell density dependent regulation by extracellular factors have been found in diverse microorganisms. The widespread incidence of diverse quorum-sensing systems strongly suggests that regulation in accordance with cell density is important for the success of microbes in many environments. The paper includes the basic autoregulatory quorum sensing molecules that has been perceived. Although fungal quorum sensing research is still in its infancy, its discovery has changed our views about the fungal kingdom and could eventually lead to the development of new antifungal therapeutics.