Read by QxMD icon Read

isatis indigotica

Si-Fan Liu, Ying-Ying Zhang, Le Zhou, Bin Lin, Xiao-Xiao Huang, Xiao-Bo Wang, Shao-Jiang Song
Six undescribed alkaloids, indiforine A-F, together with four known ones, were isolated from the leaves of Isatis indigotica Fortune. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of extensive spectroscopic analyses. The absolute configurations of indiforine A and B were determined by comparison of the experimental and calculated electronic circular dichroism spectra, as well as experimental and calculated optical rotations. The isolated alkaloids were evaluated for their neuroprotective activities against H2 O2 -induced cell injury in human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells...
February 27, 2018: Phytochemistry
Chong Jie, Zhuo Luo, Huan Chen, Min Wang, Chang Yan, Zhong-Fu Mao, Gao-Keng Xiao, Hiroshi Kurihara, Yi-Fang Li, Rong-Rong He
Isatis indigotica has a long history in treating virus infection and related symptoms in China. Nevertheless, its antivirus evidence in animal studies is not satisfactory, which might be due to the lack of appropriate animal model. Previously, we had utilized restraint stress to establish mouse H1N1 susceptibility model which was helpful in evaluating the anti-virus effect of medicines targeting host factors, such as type I interferon production. In this study, this model was employed to investigate the effect and mechanism of indirubin, a natural bisindole alkaloid from Isatis indigotica , on influenza A virus susceptibility...
December 1, 2017: Oncotarget
Lingjie Meng, Qinglan Guo, Yufeng Liu, Jiangong Shi
Three pairs of glycosidic 8,4'-oxyneolignane diastereoisomers, named isatioxyneolignosides A-F ( 1 - 6 ), were isolated from an aqueous extract of Isatis indigotica roots. Their structures and absolute configurations were elucidated by comprehensive spectroscopic data analysis and enzyme hydrolysis. The validity of Δ δ C8-C7 values to distinguish threo and erythro aryl glycerol units and Cotton effects at 235±5 nm to determine absolute configurations at C-8 in 1 - 6 and their aglycones ( 1a - 6a ) are discussed...
November 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
Yan-Qin Ma, Dian-Zhen Li, Li Zhang, Qi Li, Jing-Wen Yao, Zheng Ma, Xuan Huang, Zi-Qin Xu
The coding sequence of IiFUL in Isatis indigotica was isolated and was used in transformation of Arabidopsis. IiFUL overexpressing Arabidopsis plants exhibited early flowering phenotype, accompanied with the reduction of flower number and the production of terminal flower on the top of the main stems. In development process, the flowers located on the top of the main stems generated a lot of variations in phenotype, including abnormal swelling of pistil, withering and numerical change of stamens and petals, appearance of stigmatoid tissues and naked ovules at the margin or inside of sepals...
November 2, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
Liwei He, Fangtian Fan, Xianbang Hou, Hongyan Wu, Juan Wang, Huiqin Xu, Yun Sun
The root of Isatis indigotica, also known as Ban-Lan-Gen (BLG), is commonly used for prevention and early treatment of respiratory virus infection, but the underlying mechanisms of action remain unclear. In the early stage of infection, the innate immune system is activated by virus, and related immune cells such as macrophages secrete large amounts of cytokines including IFNs and ILs. On the one hand, these cytokines can remove virus. On the other hand, they dominantly mediate the inflammatory injury caused by viral infection...
September 25, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
Tao Li, Jing Wang, Miao Lu, Tianyi Zhang, Xinyun Qu, Zhezhi Wang
Due to its sensitivity and specificity, real-time quantitative PCR (qRT-PCR) is a popular technique for investigating gene expression levels in plants. Based on the Minimum Information for Publication of Real-Time Quantitative PCR Experiments (MIQE) guidelines, it is necessary to select and validate putative appropriate reference genes for qRT-PCR normalization. In the current study, three algorithms, geNorm, NormFinder, and BestKeeper, were applied to assess the expression stability of 10 candidate reference genes across five different tissues and three different abiotic stresses in Isatis indigotica Fort...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
Lingjie Meng, Qinglan Guo, Yufeng Liu, Minghua Chen, Yuhuan Li, Jiandong Jiang, Jiangong Shi
Six new indole alkaloid sulfonic acids (1-6), together with two analogues (7 and 8) that were previously reported as synthetic products, were isolated from an aqueous extract of the Isatis indigotica root. Their structures including the absolute configurations were determined by spectroscopic data analysis, combined with enzyme hydrolysis and comparison of experimental circular dichroism and calculated electronic circular dichroism spectra. In the preliminary assay, compounds 2 and 4 showed antiviral activity against Coxsackie virus B3 and influenza virus A/Hanfang/359/95 (H3N2), respectively...
May 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
Ling-Jie Meng, Qing-Lan Guo, Cheng-Bo Xu, Cheng-Gen Zhu, Yu-Feng Liu, Ming-Hua Chen, Sheng Lin, Yu-Huan Li, Jian-Dong Jiang, Jian-Gong Shi
Six new indole alkaloid diglycosides named isatigotindolediosides A-F (1-6), along with three known analogs (7-9), were isolated from an aqueous extract of the Isatis indigotica roots (ban lan gen). Their structures including the absolute configurations were determined by comprehensive spectroscopic data analysis, combined with enzyme or acid hydrolysis, and comparison of experimental circular dichroism (CD) and calculated electronic circular dichroism (ECD) spectra. In the preliminary assays, compounds 3, 5, and 8 showed antiviral activity against Coxsackie virus B3...
June 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Lei Kang, Pengfei Li, Aifan Wang, Xianhong Ge, Zaiyun Li
A novel cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) in Brassica napus (inap CMS) was selected from the somatic hybrid with Isatis indigotica (Chinese woad) by recurrent backcrossing. The male sterility was caused by the conversion of tetradynamous stamens into carpelloid structures with stigmatoid tissues at their tips and ovule-like tissues in the margins, and the two shorter stamens into filaments without anthers. The feminized development of the stamens resulted in the complete lack of pollen grains, which was stable in different years and environments...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
Jianwu Zhou, Jie Liu, Dai Lin, Guanzhen Gao, Huiqin Wang, Jingke Guo, Pingfan Rao, Lijing Ke
Colloidal particles are essential components of sun-dried Isatis indigotica Fort. roots (Ban-Lan-Gen in Chinese, BLG) decoction. Nanoparticles (NPs) were isolated from BLG decoction with size exclusion chromatography and characterized. Their average diameter is ∼120 nm, reversibly responding to pH and temperature changes. They promoted the growth of normal cells but suppressed that of cancerogenic cells and macrophages. Two constitutive glycated proteins were identified from the NPs, namely BLGP1 and BLGP2...
April 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
Yufeng Liu, Minghua Chen, Qinglan Guo, Yuhuan Li, Jiandong Jiang, Jiangong Shi
A pair of new diphenyl glycerol ether enantiomers (-)-1 and (+)-1 and two new methyl benzamidobenzoates 2 and 3, named (-)-(R)- and (+)-(S)-isatindigotrioic acid [(-)-1 and (+)-1] and isatindigoticamides A (2) and B (3), respectively, were isolated from an aqueous decoction of the roots of Isatis indigotica (ban lan gen). Their structures were elucidated by spectroscopic data analysis including 2D NMR experiments. The absolute configurations of (-)-1 and (+)-1 were assigned based on the CD exciton chirality method...
March 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
Weijie Liu, Cong Liu, Liang Liu, Yanting You, Jihong Jiang, Zhengkun Zhou, Zhen Dong
The co-existence of dyes, Cr(VI) and high concentration of salt in dyeing wastewater causes serious and complex environmental problems. In this study, a salt-tolerant strain Bacillus circulans BWL1061 was reported to simultaneously remove 50mg/L methyl orange and 50mg/L Cr(VI) under the anaerobic condition with 60g/L NaCl. During the decolorization process, the Cr(VI) reduction occurred preferentially over the dye decolorization due to the dominate utilization of electron by Cr(VI). The analysis of enzyme activities suggested that azoreductase, NADH-DCIP reductase, and laccase were associated with decolorization of methyl orange...
July 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
Beixian Zhou, Jing Li, Xiaoli Liang, Zifeng Yang, Zhihong Jiang
The influenza A virus is an acute contagious pathogen that affects the human respiratory system and can cause severe lung disease and even death. Lariciresinol-4-β-D-glucopyranoside is a lignan that is extracted from Isatis indigotica, which is a medicinal herb plant that was commonly applied to treat infections, the common cold, fever and inflammatory diseases. Our previous study demonstrated that lariciresinol-4-β-D-glucopyranoside possesses anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties. However, the comprehensive and detailed mechanisms that underlie the effect of lariciresinol-4-β-D-glucopyranoside interventions against influenza virus infection remain to be elucidated...
2017: PloS One
Rui-Fang Ma, Qian-Zi Liu, Ying Xiao, Lei Zhang, Qing Li, Jun Yin, Wan-Sheng Chen
Phenolic compounds, metabolites of the phenylpropanoid pathway, play an important role in the growth and environmental adaptation of many plants. Phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL) is the first key enzyme of the phenylpropanoid pathway. The present study was designed to investigate whether there is a multi-gene family in I. Indigotic and, if so, to characterize their properties. We conducted a comprehensive survey on the transcription profiling database by using tBLASTn analysis. Several bioinformatics methods were employed to perform the prediction of composition and physicochemical characters...
November 2016: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
Lei Zhang, Junfeng Chen, Xun Zhou, Xiaofei Chen, Qing Li, Hexin Tan, Xin Dong, Ying Xiao, Langdong Chen, Wansheng Chen
A molecular description of lignan biosynthesis in Isatis indigotica displaying its synthetic characteristics and regulatory mechanism is of great importance for the improvement of the production of this class of active compounds. To discover the potential key catalytic steps and regulatory genes, I. indigotica hairy roots elicited by methyl jasmonate (MeJA) were used as a source of systematic variation for exploring the metabolic/transcriptional changes and candidate genes that might play key roles in lignan biosynthesis...
December 2016: Plant Biotechnology Journal
Hong-ran Dong, Jian Yang, Lu-qi Huang, Jing-ming Jia, Jin-fu Tang
Based on the transcriptome data, we cloned the open reading frame of IiHCT gene from Isatis indigotica, and then performed bioinformatic analysis of the sequence. Further, we detected expression pattern in specific organs and hairy roots treated methyl jasmonate( MeJA) by RT-PCR. The IiHCT gene contains a 1 290 bp open reading frame( ORF) encoding a polypeptide of 430 amino acids. The predicted isoelectric point( pI) was 5.7, a calculated molecular weight was about 47.68 kDa. IiHCT was mainly expressed in stem and undetectable in young root, leaf and flower bud...
November 2015: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
Lei Zhang, Qing Li, Jun-Feng Chen, Wan-Sheng Chen
Isatis indigotica Fort., belonging to Cruciferae, is one of the most commonly used plants in traditional Chinese medicine. The accumulation of the effective components of I. indigotica is related with its growth conditions. The GRAS genes are members of a multigene family of transcriptional regulators that play a crucial role in plant growth. Although the activities of many GRAS genes have long been recognized, only in recent years were some of them identified and functionally characterized in detail. In the present study, 41 GRAS genes were identified from I...
March 2016: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
Yufeng Liu, Xiaoliang Wang, Minghua Chen, Sheng Lin, Li Li, Jiangong Shi
Three pairs of enantiomerically pure alkaloids with diverse structure features, named isatindigoticoic acid A and epiisatindigoticoic acid A [(-)-1 and (+)-1], phaitanthrin A and epiphaitanthrin A [(-)-2 and (+)-2], and isatindopyrromizol A and epiisatindopyrromizol A [(-)-3 and (+)-3], respectively, were isolated from an aqueous extract of the roots of Isatis indigotica. Racemic and scalemic mixtures of these enantiomers were separated by HPLC on a chiral semi-preparative column. Their structures including absolute configurations were determined by extensive spectroscopic analysis in conjunction with the calculation of electronic circular dichroism (ECD) spectra...
March 2016: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
Takeshi Kumagai, Yusuke Aratsu, Ryosuke Sugawara, Takamitsu Sasaki, Shinichi Miyairi, Kiyoshi Nagata
Ban-Lan-Gen is the common name for the dried roots of indigo plants, including Polygonum tinctorium, Isatis indigotica, Isatis tinctoria, and Strobilanthes cusia. Ban-Lan-Gen is frequently used as an anti-inflammatory and an anti-viral for the treatment of hepatitis, influenza, and various types of inflammation. One of the cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes, CYP3A4, is responsible for the metabolism of a wide variety of xenobiotics, including an estimated 60% of all clinically used drugs. In this study, we investigated the effect of Ban-Lan-Gen on the transcriptional activation of the CYP3A4 gene...
April 2016: Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
Weijiao Zhang, Xuexing Zheng, Nan Cheng, Weiwei Gai, Xianghong Xue, Yuxia Wang, Yuwei Gao, Junjie Shan, Songtao Yang, Xianzhu Xia
Adjuvants can enhance vaccine immunogenicity and induce long-term enhancement of immune responses. Thus, adjuvants are important for vaccine research. Polysaccharides isolated from select Chinese herbs have been demonstrated to possess various beneficial functions and excellent adjuvant abilities. In the present study, the polysaccharides IIP-A-1 and IIP-2 were isolated from Isatis indigotica root and compared with the common vaccine adjuvant aluminum hydroxide via intramuscular co-administration of inactivated rabies virus rCVS-11-G into mice...
June 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"