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Thiazoline Peptides and a Tris-Phenethyl Urea from Didemnum molle with Anti-HIV Activity Zhenyu Lu, Mary Kay Harper, Christopher D. Pond, Louis R. Barrows, Chris M. Ireland, and Ryan M. Van Wagoner J. Nat. Prod., Article ASAP DOI: 10.1021/np300270p Publication Date (Web): July 30, 2012

An Ethnobotanical Survey of Medicinal Plants Used in the Siwai and Buin Districts of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville Waruruai J, Sipana B, Koch M, Barrows LR, Matainaho TK, and Rai PP. Volume 138, Issue 2, 18 November 2011, Pages 564–577

New Antimycobacterial Triterpenoids from Rhus taitensis Jadulco RC, Koch M, Van Wagoner RM, Pond C, Gideon OG, Matainaho T, Piskaut P, and Barrows L. Planta Med. 2011 Sep;77(14):1651-4. Epub 2011 May 3.

Corrigendum: Clarification of the identity of Homona salaconis (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)
Miller SE, Helgen LE, Hebert PDN.
Molecular Ecology Notes 2010;7:549-57

Biosynthetic Potential of Phylogenetically Unique Endophytic Actinomycetes from Tropical Plants 
Janso JE, Carter GT. 
Applied and Environmental  Microbiology 2010; 76:4377-86

Exocarpic Acid Inhibits Mycolic Acid Biosynthesis in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Koch M, Bugni TS, Sondossi M, Ireland CM, Barrows LR.
Planta Med. 2010 May 26 [Epub ahead of print]

GONGED (Geometridae of New Guinea Electronic Database): A Progress Report on Development of an Online Facility of Images
Holloway JD, Miller SE, Pollock DM, Helgen L, Darrow K
Spixiana 2009; 32:122-3.

Making the most of Papua New Guinea's biodiversity: Establishment of an integrated set of programs that link botanical survey with pharmacological assessment in "The Land of the Unexpected"
Barrows LR, Matainaho TK, Ireland CM, Miller S, Carter GT, Bugni T, Rai P, Gideon O, Manoka B, Piskaut P, Banka R, Kiapranis R, Noro JN, Pond CD, Andjelic CD, Koch M, Harper MK, Powan E, Pole AR, Jensen JB.
Pharm Biol. 2009; 47(8):795-808

Parallel Determination of Phenotypic Cytotoxicity with a Micropattern of Mutant Cell Lines
Sincic RS, Barrows LR, Chang-Yen DA, Eddings MA, Gale BK. 
Biomedical Microdevices 2009; 11:443-52.

Antimycobacterial activity of Exocarpos latifolius is due to exocarpic acid
Koch M, Bugni TS, Pond CD, Sondossi M, Dindi M, Piskaut P, Ireland CM, Barrows LR.
Planta Med. 2009; 75(12):1326-30

Biologically active components of a Papua New Guinea analgesic and anti-inflammatory lichen preparation
Bugni TS, Andjelic CD, Pole AR, Rai P, Ireland CM, Barrows LR.
Fitoterapia. 2009; 80(5):270-3

Deoxyamphimedine, a Pyridoacridine Alkaloid, Damages DNA via the Production of Reactive Oxygen Species
Marshall KM, Andjelic CD, Tasdemir D, Concepción GP, Ireland CM, Barrows LR.
Marine Drugs 2009; 7:196-209

Addressing National and Global Issues through Scientific Research and Development, Edited by Prem P Rai (2009); a publication consisting of edited papers selected from presentations at UPNG Science 2009 Conference held on 12-13 November 2009 in Port Moresby; ISBN 978-9980-84-861-1

Antibacterial activity and potential antibacterial constituents of the stem bark of Flindersia laevicarpa var. heterophylla
Mungkaje MY, Rai PP, Rali T. Sci. in New Guinea J. 2009; 29:57-70

 

Pharmacognostic characteristics of leaves and bark of Alstonia  scholaris
Salopuka G, Rai PP, Wohlmuth H.  In: Addressing National and Global Issues through Scientific Research and Development, Edited by Prem P Rai (2009), ISBN 978-9980-84-861-1, pp 38-48.
 
Antibacterial screening of medicinal plants of from the Central province used for treating cough and tuberculosis
Neysa M, Matainaho T, Rai PP.  In: Addressing National and Global Issues through Scientific Research and Development, Edited by Prem P Rai (2009), ISBN 978-9980-84-861-1, pp 49-54.

Tetrahdroxysqualene from Rhus taitensis shows
antimycobacterial activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Noro JC, Barrows LR, Gideon OG, Ireland CM, Koch M, Matainaho T, Piskaut P, Pond CD, Bugni TS.
J Nat Prod. 2008; 71(9):1623-4

Characterizing the Anti-HIV Activity of Papuamide A
Andjelic CD, Planelles V, Barrows LR. 
Marine Drugs 2008; 6:528-49

Isolation of 6, 22-hopanediol from Pyxine cocoes, lichen used in traditional medicine in Papua New Guinea
Noro JS, Barrows LR, Rai P, Ireland CM, Matainaho T, Bugni TS.Pacific J. of Med. Sci. 2008; 5:90-5
 
Pharmacognostic Evaluation of Areca macrocalyx Becc. Grown in the Gulf Province of Papua New Guinea
Clement A, Rai PP, Copp B. In: Science Innovations for Change, UPNG Science 2008, Edited by Teatulohi Matainaho, Prem Rai and Basil Marasinghe (2008), UPNG Printery, ISBN 9980-939-17-6; pp. 27-33

Standardization of herbal medicines of Papua New Guinea with a particular focus on Alstonia scholaris Linn. R. Br. 
Salopuka G, Rai PP.
Pacific J. of Med. Sci. 2008; 5:96-9

Antimicrobial screening of medicinal plants from Kote in Morobe Province 
Kemung H, Rai PP, Matainaho T.  In: Science Innovations for Change, UPNG Science 2008, Edited by Teatulohi Matainaho, Prem Rai and Basil Marasinghe (2008), UPNG Printery, ISBN 9980-939-17-6; pp 146-151

Science Innovations for Change, Edited by Teatulohi Matainaho, Prem Rai and Basil Marasinghe (2008); a publication consisting of edited papers selected from presentations at UPNG Science 2008 Conference held on 13-14 November 2008 in Port Moresby, ISBN 9980-939-17-6  

Anti-TB activity of Evodia elleryana bark extract
Barrows LR, Powan E, Pond CD, Matainaho T.
Fitoterapia 2007; 78:250-2

Theopapuamide, a cyclic depsipeptide from a Papua New Guinea lithistid sponge Theonella swinhoei
Ratnayake AS, Bugni TS, Feng X, Harper MK, Skalicky JJ, Mohammed KA, Andjelic CD, Barrows LR, Ireland CM.
J. Nat. Prod. 2006; 69(11):1582-6

Traditional Medicine in Papua New Guinea: Proceedings of the National Workshop on Policy and Practices, 28th-30th July, 2004, Port Moresby. P.P. Rai Ed. (2004) University of Papua New Guinea Printery