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Department of Pharmacognosy

Department of Pharmacognosy

Pharmacognosy” derives from the Greek, “pharmacon” drug, and “gnosis” knowledge. Pharmacognosy is one of the basic and the oldest disiplines of pharmacy. The field of the pharmacognosy is bioactive natural substances. The  lectures and practicals provide a comprehensive and up to date synthesis of knowledge acquired in drugs of natural origin.

The department of Pharmacognosy carries out pharmaceutical botany (one semestre), pharmacognosy (three semestres) and phytotherapy (one semestre) lectures  in pharmacy education.

Academic staff: 1 Prof., 2 Assistan Prof.

The Department’s main research subjects are:

·         Phytochemical analysis of plant extracts (HPLC, LC-MS)

·         Fatty acid composition of fixed oil, composition of essential oil (GC and GC-MS)

·         Phenolic compounds in medicinal plants

·         Antioxidant activity, antimicrobial activity, insect antifeedant activity of plant extracts or natural substances.

Isolation and structure elucidation of bioactive compounds (terpenoids, steroids, alkaloids

 


Publications in International Scientific Journals(last two years)

2021
10. Güngör, .; Güzel, S.; ülger, M.; Kökdil, G. CHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITIES OF TURKISH ENDEMIC Trigonella rhytidocarpa SEEDS. CHEMISTRY OF NATURAL COMPOUNDS, 2021, 57, 136-140.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10600-021-03298-x
9. Güzel kara, S.; ülger, M.; Kahraman, A. Phytochemical analysis, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of Salvia virgata mericarps. BOTANICA SERBICA, 2021, 45, 223-231.
https://doi.org/10.2298/BOTSERB2102223G
8. Ozay, Y.; Guzel, S.; Gokalp ozkorkmaz, E.; Kumas, M.; Uzun, C.; Yıldırım, Z.; Celik, A.; Camlıca, Y.; Yumrutas, O. Biochemical, Histopathologic, and Genotoxic Effects of Ethanol Extract of Salvia hypargeia (Fisch. & Mey.) on Incisional and Excisional Wounded Diabetic Rats. JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE SURGERY, 2021, 34, 7-19.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08941939.2019.1590483
2020
7. Uckun, Z.; Guzel, S.; Canacankatan, N.; Yalaza, C.; Kibar, D.; Coskun yilmaz, B. Potential protective effects of naringenin against vancomycin-induced nephrotoxicity via reduction on apoptotic and oxidative stress markers in rats. DRUG AND CHEMICAL TOXICOLOGY , 2020, 43, 104-111.
10.1080/01480545.2018.1512612
6. Güzel, S. Fatty acid, sterol, and tocol compositions; amino acid, mineral, total phenolic, and flavonoid contents; and antioxidant activity of seeds of two Vincetoxicum taxa. CHEMISTRY OF NATURAL COMPOUNDS, 2020, 56, 202-206.
http://https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10600-020-02988-2
5. Güzel, S.; Uckun sahinogulları, Z.; Canacankatan, N.; Antmen, S.; Kibar, D.; Coskun yılmaz, B. Potential renoprotective effects of silymarin against vancomycin-induced nephrotoxicity in rats. DRUG AND CHEMICAL TOXICOLOGY, 2020, 43, 630-636.
10.1080/01480545.2019.1584208
4. Güzel, S.; ülger, M.; Kahraman, A. CHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND SOME BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES OF Salvia longipedicellata HEDGE MERICARPS. CHEMISTRY OF NATURAL COMPOUNDS, 2020, 56, 788-792.
10.1007/s10600-020-03153-5
2019
3. Güzel, S.; özay, Y.; Kumaş, M.; Uzun, C.; özkorkmaz, E.; Yıldırım, Z.; ülger, M.; Güler, G.; çelik, A. Wound healing properties, antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of Salvia kronenburgii Rech. f. and Salvia euphratica Montbret, Aucher & Rech. f. var. euphratica on excision and incision wound models in diabetic rats. BIOMEDICINE & PHARMACOTHERAPY, 2019, 111, 1260-1276.
2. Ozay, Y.; Güzel, S.; Gökalp-özkorkmaz, E.; Yıldız, A.; Yıldırım, Z.; Erdoğdu, .; Darcan, S.; Pehlivanoğlu, B.; Kumaş, M. Effects of methanolic extract of Verbascum inulifolium Hub.-Mor. on incisional and excisional skin wounds in diabetic and non-diabetic rats. INDIAN JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY, 2019, 57, 157-167.
1. özay, Y.; Güzel, S.; Yumrutaş, .; Pehlivanoğlu, B.; Erdoğdu, .; Yildirim, Z.; Türk, B.; Darcan, S. Wound Healing Effect of Kaempferol in Diabetic and Nondiabetic Rats. JOURNAL OF SURGICAL RESEARCH, 2019, 233, 284-296.