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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’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 etc.)


Publications in International Scientific Journals(last two years)

9. özay, Y.; Gokalp ozkorkmaz, E.; Kumas-kulualp, M.; guzel kara, S.; Yıldırım, Z.; Uzun, C.; Celik, A.; Camlıca, Y.; Bozgeyik, I. Wound healing activity of Salvia huberi ethanolic extract in streptozocin-induced diabetic rats. JOURNAL OF WOUND CARE, 2023, 32, 1-13.
8. Güzel kara, S.; öksüz, Z.; Uras güngör, .; Belveren, S.; Kahraman, A. Phytochemical analysis and biological activities of Salvia candidissima subsp. candidissima mericarps. BOTANICA SERBICA, 2023, 47, 19-29.
7. Güzel kara, S.; öksüz, Z. . CHEMISTRY OF NATURAL COMPOUNDS, 2023, 59, 215-218.
6. Uras güngör, .; Güzel kara, S.; Kökdil, G. . CHEMISTRY OF NATURAL COMPOUNDS, 2022, 58, 1125-1128.
5. Kökdil, G.; Uras güngör, . . BOTANICA SERBICA, 2022, 46, 209-216.
4. Uçkun şahinoğulları, Z.; Canacankatan, N.; Canacankatan, M.; Yalaza, C. IMPACTS OF CYP7A1 AND SLCO1B1 POLYMORPHISMS ON SERUM LIPID LEVELS IN HEALTHY TURKISH POPULATION. ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA, 2022, 38, 631-638.
3. Uras güngör, .; Güzel kara, S.; ülger, M.; Kökdil, G. . CHEMISTRY OF NATURAL COMPOUNDS, 2021, 57, 136-140.
2. Güzel kara, S.; ülger, M.; Kahraman, A. . BOTANICA SERBICA, 2021, 45, 223-231.
1. Güzel kara, S. . JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE SURGERY, 2021, 34, 7-19.