C. G. Dacke
University of Portsmouth
Publications 9
#1C. G. Dacke (University of Portsmouth)H-Index: 5
#2Toshie Sugiyama (Niigata University)H-Index: 1
Birds, particularly chickens and Japanese quail, have made an important contribution to our understanding of bone and calcium (Ca) metabolism in vertebrate species, including humans. This chapter reviews and updates actions of classical bone- and Ca-regulating factors, including parathyroid hormone, calcitonin, and their related peptides, PTHrP, PLP, CGRP, and amylin. The important roles of the vitamin D system, gonadal steroids, and paracrine factors including prostaglandins are also included. ...
#1Janne Rojas Vera (University of Portsmouth)H-Index: 1
#2C. G. Dacke (University of Portsmouth)H-Index: 5
Last.Asmita V. Patel (University of Portsmouth)H-Index: 15
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#1J. Rojas-Vera (University of Portsmouth)H-Index: 3
#2C. G. Dacke (University of Portsmouth)H-Index: 5
Last.Gerald Blunden (University of Portsmouth)H-Index: 26
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#1Asmita V. PatelH-Index: 15
#2J. Rojas-VeraH-Index: 3
Last.C. G. DackeH-Index: 5
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Rubus species (family Rosaceae) have been cultivated for centuries for their fruits. These and other parts of the plants have been used traditionally for therapeutic purposes. This article highlights these and the potential they can offer. The constituents reported in the various species and those demonstrated to exhibit pharmacological properties have been reviewed. In the search for biologically active compounds, one of the most frequently documented species of the genus is the raspberry plant...
#1Janne Rojas-Vera (University of Portsmouth)H-Index: 1
#2Asmita V. Patel (University of Portsmouth)H-Index: 15
Last.C. G. Dacke (University of Portsmouth)H-Index: 5
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Tea made from the leaves of Rubus idaeus L. (raspberry) has been used for centuries as a folk medicine to treat wounds, diarrhoea, colic pain and as a uterine relaxant. Extracts of dried raspberry leaves prepared with different solvents, (n-hexane, ethyl acetate, chloroform and methanol) were tested in vitro for relaxant activity on transmurally stimulated guinea-pig ileum. The methanol (MeOH) extract exhibited the largest response and also indicated that the active compounds are of a relatively...