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Vol 43, No 1 (2023)

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Authors in this issue:

Petar Batinić, Natalija Čutović, Aleksandra Jovanović, Dejan Stojković, Gokhan Zengin, Tamara Carević, Željana Prijić, Aleksandar Marinković, Tatjana Marković, Aleksandra A. Jovanović, Edina Avdović, Ana Plećić, Vojislav Ćirić, Branko Bugarski, Zoran Marković, Muna Rajab Elferjane, Milena Milošević, Hasan Hüseyin Yaz, Imran Uysal, Abdullah Ozan Polat, Falah Saleh Mohammed, Mustafa Sevindik, Zorana Mutavski, Mirjana Sulejmanović, Sladjana Krivošija, Changhui Zhao, Senka Vidović, Ana Žugić, Vanja Tadić, Dragica Bojović, Goran Marković, Ivana Nešić, Tatjana Stević, Nemanja Krgović, Jelena Mudrić, Nada Ćujić Nikolić, Dubravka Bigović, Tea Ganić, Katarina Šavikin, Tijana Mićović, Dušan Ušjak, Marina Milenković, Stevan Samardžić, Zoran Maksimović, Milica Nemoda, Biljana Nikolić, Tatjana Vukotić, Dragana Rakašević, Dejan Marković, Milica Jovičić, Jelena Marinković,

Published: 28.12.2023.

Contents

25.12.2023. Scientific article
Antioxidant, antibacterial and enzyme inhibitory activity of the leaf extracts of Paeonia daurica Andrews wild growing in Serbia

This study was designed to investigate the impact of different extraction methods (ultrasound-assisted extraction, maceration, and microwave-assisted extraction) on the content of polyphenols and biological activities of leaf extract of Paeonia daurica subsp. daurica collected in Južni Kučaj (Serbia). The total polyphenol and flavonoid c...

By PETAR BATINIĆ, NATALIJA ČUTOVIĆ, ALEKSANDRA JOVANOVIĆ, DEJAN STOJKOVIĆ, GOKHAN ZENGIN, TAMARA CAREVIĆ, ŽELJANA PRIJIĆ, ALEKSANDAR MARINKOVIĆ, TATJANA MARKOVIĆ

25.12.2023. Scientific article
Liposomes as a carrier for 4–hydroxycoumarin: characterisation, stability and antioxidant potential

The aims of the present research were to develop and characterize 4-hydroxycoumarin-loaded liposomes via the determination of encapsulation efficiency, antioxidant capacity, vesicle size, polydispersity index (PDI), zeta potential, conductivity, mobility, density, surface tension, viscosity, and 60-day storage stability. The encapsulation efficien...

By ALEKSANDRA A. JOVANOVIĆ, EDINA AVDOVIĆ, ANA PLEĆIĆ, VOJISLAV ĆIRIĆ, BRANKO BUGARSKI, ZORAN MARKOVIĆ

25.12.2023. Scientific article
Microwawe–assisted extraction of antioxidant compounds from Vaccinium Myrtillus leaves

Vaccinium myrtillus L. (bilberry, Ericaceae), a perennial, wild, and small deciduous shrub that grows in the mountains and forests of Europe. The leaf extracts are widely used in traditional medicine due to their astringent, antiseptic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, hypolipidemic, and hypoglycemic activities. Microwave-assisted extraction provid...

By MUNA RAJAB ELFERJANE, PETAR BATINIĆ, NATALIJA ČUTOVIĆ, MILENA MILOŠEVIĆ, VOJISLAV ĆIRIĆ, ALEKSANDAR MARINKOVIĆ, ALEKSANDRA A. JOVANOVIĆ

25.12.2023. Review article
Usage areas, biological activities and volatile oil compounds of Matricaria aurea and Matricaria chamomilla

Plants are natural products responsible for many biological activities. It is quite common to use plants that attract attention with their nutritive properties within the scope of complementary medicine. Matricaria species, which have naturally distributed, are among the plants used in traditional medicine. Revealing the biological activities of p...

By HASAN HÜSEYIN YAZ, IMRAN UYSAL, ABDULLAH OZAN POLAT, FALAH SALEH MOHAMMED, MUSTAFA SEVINDIK

25.12.2023. Scientific article
Apple cider vinegar vs. ethanol as an extraction solvent in the ultrasound-assisted extraction of elderberry fruits

Traditional plant extraction methods commonly employ hazardous solvents that threaten human health. Considering these, the study sought to explore the efficacy of seven distinct types of apple cider vinegar (ACV) as an alternative solvent for isolating polyphenols from dry elderberries as a raw material. In the pursuit of identifying the most suit...

By ZORANA MUTAVSKI, MIRJANA SULEJMANOVIĆ, SLADJANA KRIVOŠIJA, CHANGHUI ZHAO, SENKA VIDOVIĆ

25.12.2023. Scientific article
Antioxidant activity of Paeonia tenuifolia L. petal extract-loaded liposomes

Steppe peony (Paeonia tenuifolia L., Paeoniaceae) is a perennial, herbaceous plant species which has been widely known for its medicinal use. This study is aimed at the development of P. tenuifolia petal dry methanolic extract-loaded liposomes and the determination of their antioxidant activity. The liposomes were prepared with three different pho...

By NATALIJA ČUTOVIĆ, TATJANA MARKOVIĆ, ANA ŽUGIĆ, PETAR BATINIĆ, BRANKO BUGARSKI, ALEKSANDRA A. JOVANOVIĆ

25.12.2023. Scientific article
Developed and validated HPLC method for simultaneous analysis of key flavonoids and phenolcarboxylic acids in the hawthorn-based cardiotonic Forticor®

Relatively simple, but very reliable, one-step qualitative/quantitative HPLC analysis of four key flavonoids, and a phenolcarboxylic acid, has been introduced. For substrate/sample preparations, either triple percolations, using 70% ethanol-water (V/V), or/and ultrasonic bath methanol extractions, were carried out to obtain the desired isolates yi...

By VANJA TADIĆ, DRAGICA BOJOVIĆ, GORAN MARKOVIĆ, IVANA NEŠIĆ, ANA ŽUGIĆ

25.12.2023. Scientific article
Microbiological quality and efficacy of preservatives in marigold-based skin care products

The microbiological stability of cosmetic products is crucial, especially in products with high water content, such as creams. Therefore, preservatives are used in order to protect consumers from harmful pathogens that would otherwise invade the cosmetics. Despite their function, the addition of preservatives can be considered controversial in the...

By TATJANA STEVIĆ, NEMANJA KRGOVIĆ, JELENA MUDRIĆ, NADA ĆUJIĆ NIKOLIĆ, ANA ŽUGIĆ, DUBRAVKA BIGOVIĆ, TEA GANIĆ, KATARINA ŠAVIKIN

25.12.2023. Scientific article
Antimicrobial activity of Hyssopus officinalis L. subsp. aristatus (Godr.) Nyman (Lamiaceae) essential oils from Montenegro and Serbia

In this study, antimicrobial activity of essential oils extracted from the aerial flowering parts (herbs) of Hyssopus officinalis subsp. aristatus (Godr.) Nyman (Lamiaceae) collected from five different locations in Montenegro, or purchased in Serbia, were investigated. In addition, their antibacterial activity in combination with antibiotics was ...

By TIJANA MIĆOVIĆ, DUŠAN UŠJAK, MARINA MILENKOVIĆ, STEVAN SAMARDŽIĆ, ZORAN MAKSIMOVIĆ

25.12.2023. Scientific article
Antibacterial and antibiofilm potential of carvacrol against oral Streptococcus spp. isolates

Dental caries is one of the most prevalent public health problems. It is caused by a well-organized bacterial structure i.e., biofilm, where the cariogenic bacteria Streptococcus mutans is recognized as the primary pathogenic factor. Furthermore, the first phase of dental biofilm onset is predominantly associated to bacteria of the Streptococcus g...

By MILICA NEMODA, BILJANA NIKOLIĆ, TATJANA VUKOTIĆ, DRAGANA RAKAŠEVIĆ, DEJAN MARKOVIĆ, MILICA JOVIČIĆ, JELENA MARINKOVIĆ

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