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The Faculty of Pharmacy was established in 1975 and is considered the oldest faculty in Libya specialized pharmaceutical sciences. Since its establishment, it aims to contribute to raising the level of health services for citizens in Libya and to start seriously developing pharmaceutical services. It has entered this field on scientific grounds and after more than thirty-eight years, this institution is still providing the community with qualified staff who believe in their role in leading the fields of industry, drug control, and medical analysis. It strives to rationalize the use of medicines and make the most of medicinal herbs and plants. The study began at faculty at in 1976/1975. Studies continued in the old building, which is now occupied by the Faculty of Media and Arts. In 1983, a contract for the construction of a new building for the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Tripoli was concluded. It was built on an area of ​​forty thousand square meters “40,000 square meters” south of the University of Tripoli. The Faculty building is considered one of the most beautiful buildings at the university. it was chosen as one of the most beautiful educational buildings in the world, according to a report prepared by the World Organization for Culture and Science "UNESCO". The Faculty is bordered on the east side by the Faculty of Medicine, to form with the Tripoli Medical Center a distinguished model for specialized medical colleges. This institution is still supporting its graduates to become pharmacists of the future and to participate in building Libya.

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دراسة الكيمياء النباتية لنبات الشيح Phytochemical Investigation of Artemisia Herba Alba Asso (Asteraceae)

نبات الشيح وأسمه العلمي "Artemisia herba alba" يتبع الفصيلة المركبة "Asteraceae" هو نبات حولي عشبي، ذو رائحة عطرية ينمو في شمال أفريقيا بما فيها " ليبيا " ومعظم دول أوروبا وأسيا. الجزء الهوائي من نبات الشيح تم تجميعه من جنوب طرابلس " مدينة ترهونه " في شهر أي النار لعام 2007 إفرنجي. تم ٳستخلاص الجزء الهوائي المطحون "1 كجم " لنبات بواسطة جهاز "Soxhelt apparatus" وذلك تعاقبيا بزيادة القطبية للمذيبات العضوية من الأقل ٳلي الأعلى قطبية " الهكسان العادي، الكلوروفورم تم الميتانول ". ثم تجزئة مستخلص الكلوروفورم لنبات بواسطة العمود الكروماتوغرافي وكروماتوغرافيا الطبقة الرقيقة المجهزة مما ينتج عنها فصل المركب "β-sitosterol" الذي تم التعرف عليه بواسطة " جهاز الرنين المغناطيسي، جهاز تحت الحمراء، جهاز طيف الكتلة " وكذلك بالمقارنة بعينة نموذجية. تم دراسة تاثيرثلاتة أنواع من المستخلص كمضادات حيوية على ثلاثة أنواع من البكتريا سالبة لصبغة الجرام (Escherichia coli-Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Salmonella spp) ونوع واحد من بكتريا موجبة لصبغة الجرام بالإضافة ٳلى قرص "' Impenem كسلالة مرجعية باستخدام طريقة ٳنتشار القرص وطريقة التركيز المانع الأدنى. أظهرت النتائج أن الاختلاف في قطر المنطقة المانعة يعتمد على نوع البكتريا ونوع المستخلص، يتراوح معدل قطر المنطقة المناعة من 8-12 ملم, 14 -16ملم لمستخلص الكلوروفورم والميتانول كان 6.25 ملغم /مل ضد البكتريا العنقودية بينما كان أعلى تركيز كان 100,50 ملغم /مل ضد الأنواع الأخرى من بكتريا سالبة لصبغة الجرام. Abstract: Artemisia herba Alba Asso. (Asteraceae) is strongly aromatic shrubby perennial that grown in North Africa including Libya, most of Europe and Asia the aerial parts of Artemisia herba Alba Asso. Were collected from the south of Tripoli (Tarhona area) aon January 2007. The powder of aerial parts (1Kg ) were extracted successively with n-hexane chloroform, and methanol by soxhelt apparatus .The crude chloroform extract was subjected to column chromatography and preparative thin layer chromatography resulted isolation of two compounds β- sitosterol and mixture of terpenoids which were not further separated . The structures identification was determined by spectroscopically [H1 -NMR, 2D (COSY, HMBC), Mass spectra], in comparison with an authentic sample of β- sitosterol and Stigmasterol compounds using TLC plate. Disk diffusion and Micro dilution techniques were used to determine the antibacterial activity of (n-hexan, Chloroform, Methanol) extracts of Artemisia herba alba against one species of gram positive strain (Staphylococcus aureus) and three species of gram negative strain (Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp and Pseudomonas aerugenosa ). Imipenem discs was used as reference strain. The zone of inhibition varies depending on bacterial species and type of extract. The average diameter of inhibition zone ranges from 8-12mm, 14-16 mm for chloroform and methanol extract respectively. Chloroform and methanolic extracts were effective against gram-positive strain (Staph. aureus) with the least concentration (MIC = > 6.25), while the higher concentrations (100,50mg lml) was effective against the other gram-negative strains.
عائشة مصطفي اللافي (2009)
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Phytochemical Screening and Antibacterial Activity of Libyan Globularia alypum

Aims. The aim of this study was to assess the phytochemical screening and antibacterial effect of the aerial parts of G. alypum cultivated in Libya. Methods. The methanolic extract of G. alypum (at concentrations 100 mg/ml, 300 mg/ml, 500 mg/ml and 700 mg/ml) were tested against 13 different strains of standard bacteria (ATCC) by four different methods; paper disc diffusion method, well diffusion method, broth dilution method and finally study the effect of extract on growth curve of bacterial cell were studied. Results. The results of phytochemical screening revealed the presence of flavonoids, phenols, reducing sugars, tannins, saponins, coumarins, steroids, terpenoids, carotenoids, antraquinones and glycosides. While the results of antibacterial tests showed remarkable inhibition of the bacterial growth, with maximum inhibition on growth of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Staphylococcus aureus. Moderate effect on growth of Enterococcus faecalis, Bacillus subtilis, Aeromonas hydrophila and Salmonella poona. While, the lowest inhibition showed in Yersinia enterocolitica and Listeria monocytogenes. However, the extract did not have any effect on Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella typhimurium and Klabsiella pneumonia. Conclusion. The methanolic extract of Globularia alypumaerial parts contain the most important constituents with positive results during phytochemical screening, and have antibacterial activity against gram positive and gram-negative bacteria.
Basma Doro, Abdulruzag Auzi, Suad Shanab(5-2021)
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 Effect of Ciprofloxacin on S. aureus and E. coli Growth in Presence of Vitamin C Using Cup Cut Diffusion Method

Abstract: Ciprofloxacin is a second-generation of fluoroquinolone, broad-spectrum antibiotic with bactericidal activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms. It is one of the most widely used antibiotics, because of its efficacy, safety, and relatively low cost. Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is water-soluble monosaccharide antioxidant; it is essentially required by the body for its various biochemical and physiological processes. S. aureus is Gram-positive cocci; widely distributed in the environment, it is a member of the normal flora of the body. S. aureus is not always pathogenic; it is a common cause of skin infections including abscesses, respiratory infections such as sinusitis, and food poisoning. E. coli is Gram-negative bacteria, found in the environment, foods, and intestines. Most E. coli strains are harmless; it is part of the normal microbiota of the gut. However, some serotypes of E. coli cause serious food poisoning in their hosts; it can cause diarrhea, while others cause urinary tract infections, respiratory illness and pneumonia, and other illnesses. Method: Cup cut diffusion method was applied. Experiment I: is carried out to choose the concentration of vitamin C to be used in experiment II. The negative control is normal saline, added in cup in each plate, vitamin C (100 mg/mL, 200 mg/mL, 400 mg/mL) was added, the volume in each cup was 100 μL. Experiment II: Eight groups of treatments were applied. The first is the negative control (1% normal saline), the second group is the positive control of vitamin C (200 mg/mL). The third, fourth and fifth groups are ciprofloxacin with different concentrations (10 mg/mL, 20 mg/mL, 40 mg/mL); the sixth, seventh and eighth are the combination of vitamin C with each concentration of ciprofloxacin (10 mg/mL, 20 mg/mL, 40 mg/mL). Each group includes six petri dishes. Bacterial plates were incubated at 37 o C for 24 h and 48 h. Zone of inhibition is measured in mm. Results and conclusion: Ciprofloxacin produces dose dependent increase in zone of inhibition of S. aureus and E. coli growth, after 24 and 48 hours incubation. While vitamin C in the concentration used produced inhibitory effect on the growth of S. aureus and E. coli, after 24 hours incubation, vitamin C effect was not changed after 48 hours incubation. After 24 hours incubation, vitamin C potentiated the effect of ciprofloxacin at low concentration (10 mg/mL); while vitamin C antagonized the effect of ciprofloxacin at higher concentrations (20 and 40 mg/mL) on S. aureus growth. In the same time, ciprofloxacin antagonized the inhibitory effect of vitamin C on S. aureus growth. After 48 hours incubation, S. aureus produced resistance against ciprofloxacin alone, and that combined with vitamin C compared to zone of inhibition after 24 hours. Ciprofloxacin produced dose dependent inhibition of E. coli growth after incubation for 24 and 48 hours. Vitamin C potentiated the inhibitory effect induced by ciprofloxacin (additive effect). The inhibitory effect of ciprofloxacin, vitamin C and the combination was not changed after 48 hours compared to 24 hours.
Bassma M. Doro, Suhera M. Aburawi(7-2019)
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