Guidelines for Abstract Preparation to be Presented in the 1st MESMAP

1. The abstract must be written in English.

2. Type title in capital letters in bold in 11p font.

3. The full name of the authors in lower case in 11 p font should be given together with their addresses.

4. Addresses should be written in 11p font. Leave one single space between addresses and the main body of the abstract text.

5. In case of multiple authors, name of the presenting author should be underlined.

6. Text should be single spaced and justified.

7. Use times new roman in 11p font.

8. Common abbreviations (e.g. NMR, IR, UV, THF, DMSO) may be used. Chemical nomenclature should be in accord with the systematic rules adopted by IUPAC or Chemical Abstracts.

9. The aim of the work, the methods applied, the main results and references should be presented in abstract.

10. Word count for each abstract should not exceed 200 words (ecxept fort he references).

11. Maximum 2 references are allowed which should be cited below the abstract in 9p font.

12. The references should be indicated by superscript numbers within the abstract (see the sample).

13. Leave one single space between the main body of the abstract text and references.

14. Do not include any figure and table.

15. Each registered author can present maximum 2 posters.

16. The abstract should be strictly prepared in accordance the guidelines given for the 1st MESMAP.

****PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ABSTRACTS THAT ARE NOT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GUIDELINES GIVEN ABOVE WILL BE RETURNED.

 

Abstracts should be submitted to mesmap2013@emu.edu.tr

 

The abstract sample


AN IN VITRO INVESTIGATION ON CHOLINESTERASE AND TYROSINASE INHIBITORY AND ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF FIVE CENTAURIUM HILL TAXA


F. Sezer Şenol1, Ilkay Erdoğan Orhan1,2, Gülderen Yilmaz3,Mehmet Çiçek4, A. Emre Yaprak5

 

1Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Gazi University, 06330 Ankara, Turkey

2Department of Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutical Botany, Faculty of Pharmacy, Eastern Mediterranean University, Gazimagosa (Famagusta), The Northern Cyprus

3Department of Pharmaceutical Botany, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ankara University, 06100 Ankara, Turkey

4Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and Science, Pamukkale University, 20070 Denizli, Turkey

5Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Ankara University, 06100 Ankara, Turkey

 

The genus Centaurium Hill (Gentianaceae) is represented with 6 species and 6 subspecies in the flora of Turkey. Different species of Centaurium, locally named as “kırmızı kantaron, kızıl kantaron, küçük kantaron, sıtma otu, tukul otu” in Anatolia, has been known to be used as digestive and appetizer in Turkish folk medicine. In the present work, we have aimed to investigate cholinesterase and tyrosinase inhibitory potential of five Centaurium taxa (Centaurium erythraea Rafn. subsp. rhodense (Boiss. & Reuter) Melderis, C. erythraea Rafn. subsp. turcicum (Velen.) Melderis, C. maritimum (L.) Fritsch, C. spicatum (L.) Fritsch, and C. tenuiflorum (Hoffm. & Link) Fritsch subsp. acutiflorum (Schott) Zeltner) growing in Turkey. The ethyl acetate and methanol extracts of the aerial parts of the aforementioned Centaurium taxa were tested against acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BChE), the enzymes linked to Alzheimer’s disease, as well as tyrosinase (TYRO), the target enzyme connected to Parkinson’s disease, at 100 mg/mL using microtiter plate assays by ELISA.1

In conclusion, the ethyl acetate extract of C. erythraea subsp. rhodense might be directed to further investigation for identification of potential inhibitory compounds towards AChE. We herein report the first study on afore-mentioned bioactivities of these five Centaurium taxa.

 

1N. Sekeroglu, F.S. Senol, I. Erdogan Orhan, A.R. Gulpinar, B. Sener: In vitro prospective effects of various traditional herbal coffees consumed in Anatolia linked to neurodegeneration. Food Research International, 45, 197-203, 2012.

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