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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926234/using-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-quadrupole-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-based-chemometrics-for-the-identification-of-anti-angiogenic-biflavonoids-from-edible-garcinia-species
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Ping Li, Grace Gar-Lee Yue, Hin-Fai Kwok, Chun-Lin Long, Clara Bik-San Lau, Edward J Kennelly
Garcinia xanthochymus fruits are edible and also used in traditional medicine. Our previous work showed that the isolated natural products from G. xanthochymus fruits have displayed antioxidant activity and cytotoxicity in the colon cancer cells. In this study, we developed a strategy to correlate a zebrafish angiogenesis assay with ultra-performance liquid chromatography quadrupole time of flight mass spectrometry-based chemometric analysis to identify potential anti-angiogenic activity compounds from G. xanthochymus fruits...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926203/qualitative-and-quantitative-analysis-of-chemical-constituents-in-ardisiae-japonicae-herba
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Ke-Yun Yu, Wen Gao, Shang-Zhen Li, Wei Wu, Pei Li, Li-Li Dou, Yuan-Zhong Wang, E-Hu Liu
Ardisiae Japonicae Herba is a well-known traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of bronchitis conjunctivitis, pneumonia and trauma. In this work, a high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry method was firstly established for the separation and structural identification of the chemical constituents in Ardisiae Japonicae Herba. A total of 15 compounds including coumarins, flavonoid glycosides, and catechins were identified or tentatively characterized based on their chromatographic behaviors and mass spectral fragmentation and by comparisons with the reference standards...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925156/-plant-metabolomics-approach-for-age-discrimination-of-mountain-cultivated-ginseng-using-uplc-q-tof-ms
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Xiang-Wei Chang, Bo-Ran Wang, Tong Wang, De-Kun Li, Ying Zhao, Yu-Ling Zhang, Da-Zheng Zhou, Zheng-Liang Ye
Growth year is one of the important factors for the quality of mountain cultivated ginseng (MCG). For age differentiation of MCG, rhizome extracts of ginseng aged from 11 to 15 years were analyzed using a non-targeted approach with ultra-performance liquid chromatography/quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UPLC-Q-TOF/MS)-based on plant metabolomics technique. Multivariate statistical methods such as principal component analysis (PCA) and orthogonal partial least squared discrimination analysis (OPLS-DA) were used to compare the derived patterns among the samples...
October 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923146/cannon-ball-diagnosis-and-management-in-a-flight-attendant-candidate
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Meryem Zerrik, Houda Echchachoui, Zakaria Iloughmane, Choukri El'mhadi, Salaheddine Elkhader, Laila Benaissa, Mohamed Chemsi
BACKGROUND: ''Cannon ball'' opacities on chest X-rays are a common manifestation of hematogenous dissemination of a malignant tumor in the lungs. They indicate an advanced stage of disease with a very grim prognosis in terms of cure and survival. In aerospace medicine, this aspect means the patient is unfit for flight duties. Nonmetastatic etiologies of pulmonary nodules are rare. We report a case of cannon ball opacities discovered fortuitously during an admission visit. CASE REPORT: A 23-yr-old flight attendant candidate came to the Aeromedical Expertise Center of the Military Hospital in Rabat for medical evaluation...
October 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895237/a-comprehensive-characterisation-of-rosemary-tea-obtained-from-rosmarinus-officinalis-l-collected-in-a-sub-humid-area-of-tunisia
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Mariem Achour, Raquel Mateos, Maha Ben Fredj, Ali Mtiraoui, Laura Bravo, Saad Saguem
INTRODUCTION: Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) is an aromatic plant common in Tunisia and it is widely consumed as a tea in traditional cuisine and in folk medicine to treat various illnesses. Currently, most research efforts have been focused on rosemary essential oil, alcoholic and aqueous extracts, however, little is reported on rosemary infusion composition. OBJECTIVE: To investigate compounds present in rosemary tea obtained from Rosmarinus officinalis L...
September 12, 2017: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895216/metabolic-alterations-in-two-cirsium-species-identified-at-distinct-phenological-stages-using-uplc-qtof-ms
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Min-Sun Kim, Miso Nam, Geum-Sook Hwang
INTRODUCTION: Cirsium chanroenicum and C. setidens are commonly used both in traditional folk medicine and as a food source. The quality of different species of Cirsium at different harvest times is a function of their metabolite composition, which is determined by the phenological stage. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the differences in the metabolite composition of two species of Cirsium during different phenological stages using ultra-performance liquid chromatography (UPLC) quadrupole time-of-flight (QTOF) mass spectrometry (MS)...
September 12, 2017: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895207/structural-characterisation-of-alkaloids-in-leaves-and-roots-of-stephania-kwangsiensis-by-lc-qtof-ms
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Yan Shangguan, Jiayong He, Yun Kang, Yaqin Wang, Ping Yang, Jixian Guo, Jianming Huang
INTRODUCTION: The tuberous roots of Stephania kwangsiensis, which contain bioactive alkaloids, are used as a traditional Chinese medicine. Overexploitation of the roots has made the plant increasingly rare, and the abundant leaves of the same plant may offer a potential alternative. However, there is insufficient phytochemical information for a comparison of alkaloid compositions in the two parts. OBJECTIVE: To characterise and compare the alkaloids in the leaves and roots of S...
September 12, 2017: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892000/development-of-a-matrix-solid-phase-dispersion-extraction-combined-with-uplc-q-tof-ms-for-determination-of-phenolics-and-terpenoids-from-the-euphorbia-fischeriana
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Wenjing Li, Yu Lin, Yuchun Wang, Bo Hong
A method based on a simplified extraction by matrix solid phase dispersion (MSPD) followed by ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled with the quadrupole time-of-flight tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC/Q-TOF-MS) determination is validated for analysis of two phenolics and three terpenoids in Euphorbia fischeriana. The optimized experimental parameters of MSPD including dispersing sorbent (silica gel), ratio of sample to dispersing sorbent (1:2), elution solvent (water-ethanol: 30-70) and volume of the elution solvent (10 mL) were examined and set down...
September 11, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884956/osteoblast-cell-membrane-chromatography-coupled-with-liquid-chromatography-and-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-for-screening-specific-active-components-from-traditional-chinese-medicines
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Nani Wang, Qiaoyan Zhang, Hailiang Xin, Dan Shou, Luping Qin
A method using osteoblast membrane chromatography coupled with liquid chromatography and time-of-flight mass spectrometry was developed to recognize and identify the specific active components from traditional Chinese medicines. Primary rat osteoblasts were used for the preparation of the stationary phase in the cell chromatography method. Retention components from the cell chromatography were collected and analyzed by liquid chromatography with time-of-flight mass spectrometry. This method was applied in screening active components from extracts of four traditional Chinese medicines...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858264/comparison-of-chemical-profiles-anti-inflammatory-activity-and-uplc-q-tof-ms-based-metabolomics-in-endotoxic-fever-rats-between-synthetic-borneol-and-natural-borneol
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Liang Zou, Yan Zhang, Wei Li, Jinming Zhang, Dan Wang, Jia Fu, Ping Wang
Natural borneol (NB, called "Bingpian") is an important traditional Chinese medicine to restore consciousness, remove heat and relieve pain, all of which are inflammation-related diseases. Recently, due to the limited source of NB, synthetic borneol (SB) is widely used as a substitute for NB in clinics. However, little is known about the effects of SB instead of NB. Herein, the aim of the present study was to compare NB and SB on chemical profiles by gas chromatography-mass spectrometer (GC-MS) analysis, anti-inflammatory activity in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced RAW 264...
August 31, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854404/separation-and-characterization-of-chemical-constituents-in-ginkgo-biloba-extract-by-off-line-hydrophilic-interaction%C3%A3-reversed-phase-two-dimensional-liquid-chromatography-coupled-with-quadrupole-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
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Shuai Ji, Dan-Dan He, Tian-Yun Wang, Jie Han, Zheng Li, Yan Du, Jia-Hui Zou, Meng-Zhe Guo, Dao-Quan Tang
Ginkgo biloba extract (GBE), derived from the leaves of Ginkgo biloba L., is one of the most widely used traditional Chinese medicines worldwide. Due to high structural diversity and low abundance of chemical constituents in GBE, conventional reversed-phase liquid chromatography has limited power to meet the needs of its quality control. In this study, an off-line hydrophilic interaction×reversed-phase two-dimensional liquid chromatography (HILIC×RP 2D-LC) system coupled with diode array detection (DAD) and quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (qTOF-MS) was established to comprehensively analyze the chemical constituents of GBE...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841261/high-throughput-lc-ms-method-for-the-rapid-characterization-of-multiple-chemical-constituents-and-metabolites-of-da-bu-yin-wan
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Xianna Li, Hui Sun, Aihua Zhang, Zhidong Liu, Di Zou, Yanhua Song, Liang Liu, Xijun Wang
Traditional Chinese medicine is the clinical experience accumulated by Chinese people against diseases. Da-Bu-Yin-Wan is a famous traditional Chinese medicine formula consisting of Phellodendri amurensis Rupr., Anemarrhenae asphodeloides Bge., Radix Rehmanniae Preparata and Chinemys reevesii. In this study, ultra high performance liquid chromatography equipped with electrospray ionization quadrupole time-of-flight high-definition mass spectrometry with the controlled software of Masslynx (V4.1) was established for comprehensive screen and identified the chemical constituents and serum metabolites of Da-Bu-Yin-Wan in vivo and in vitro...
August 25, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839359/mechanism-of-fructus-aurantii-flavonoids-promoting-gastrointestinal-motility-from-organic-and-inorganic-endogenous-substances-combination-point-of-view
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Shuai Wang, Yong-Rui Bao, Tian-Jiao Li, Ting Yu, Xin Chang, Guan-Lin Yang, Xian-Sheng Meng
BACKGROUND: Fructus Aurantii (FA) derived from the dried, and unripe fruit of Citrus aurantium L. is one of the commonly used traditional Chinese medicines to treat gastrointestinal motility dysfunction diseases. According to the literature research, FA flavonoids (FAF) are important active ingredients of FA promoting gastrointestinal motility, but the exact material basis and mechanism of action are still not very clear. OBJECTIVE: This experiment was designed to illustrate the material basis of FAF promoting gastrointestinal motility and explore the mechanism of action from an organic and inorganic combination point of view...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838645/systematic-screening-and-characterization-of-multiple-constituents-in-guizhi-fuling-capsule-and-metabolic-profiling-of-bioactive-components-in-rats-using-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-quadrupole-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
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Yu Zhang, Yezhe Cheng, Zhongbo Liu, Liqin Ding, Tianyi Qiu, Liwei Chai, Feng Qiu, Zhenzhong Wang, Wei Xiao, Longshan Zhao, Xiaohui Chen
Guizhi Fuling capsule (GFC), a prestigious traditional Chinese medicinal (TCM) prescription, is efficiently used to treat primary dysmenorrhea in the clinical practice. It's significant to explore the metabolic fate of multiple components in vivo which are responsible for the pharmacological effects but not fully investigated. A rapid and high-throughput method using ultra performance liquid chromatography/quadrupole time-of-flight tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC/Q-TOF-MS/MS) was established for systematic investigation on GFC, including GFC chemical compositions, and their absorption and metabolism in rat plasma, urine, uterus and brain after oral administration of GFC...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830240/identification-and-structural-characterisation-of-triterpene-saponins-from-the-root-of-ardisia-mamillata-hance-by-hplc-esi-qtof-ms-ms
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Er-Fei Zhang, Yun Ling, Zi Yin, Qing Zhang
Triterpene saponins in medicinal plants attract scientific attentions for their structural diversity and significant bioactivities. In this work, a high-performance liquid chromatography coupled to electrospray ionisation and quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (HPLC-ESI-QTOF-MS/MS) method is used to rapidly separate and identify triterpene saponins from the extract of Ardisia mamillata Hance (AMH). In the full scan mass spectrum, the accurate determination of molecular formula is obtained by the predominant ion [M + HCOO](-) in negative ion mode...
August 22, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822163/-mechanism-of-treatment-effect-of-huanglian-huangqin-herb-pairs-on-cerebral-ischemia-rats-based-on-metabolomic-approach
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Hui-Ting Cao, Hua-Xu Zhu, Qi-Chun Zhang, Li-Wei Guo
The metabolic effect of Huanglian-Huangqin herb pairs on cerebral ischemia rats was studied by using metabolomic method. The rat model of ischemia reperfusion injury induced by introduction of transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) followed by reperfusion. Ultra high performance liquid chromatography-series four pole time of flight mass spectrometry method(UPLC-Q-TOF/MS), Markerlynx software, and principal component analysis and partial least-squares discriminant analysis were used to analyze the different endogenous metabolites among the urine samples of sham rats, cerebral ischemia model rats, Huanglian groups (HL), Huangqin groups (HQ) and Huanglian-Huangqin herb pairs groups (LQ) was achieved, combined with accurate information about the endogenous metabolites level and secondary fragment ions, retrieval and identification of possible biological markers, metabolic pathway which build in MetPA database...
June 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818147/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-and-fatal-accidents-in-aviation-medicine
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Tanja Laukkala, Robert Bor, Bruce Budowle, Antti Sajantila, Pooshan Navathe, Markku Sainio, Alpo Vuorio
BACKGROUND: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder with symptoms of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interfere with functioning and/or development. ADHD occurs in about 2.5% of adults. ADHD can be an excluding medical condition among pilots due to the risk of attentional degradation and therefore impact on flight safety. Diagnosis of ADHD is complex, which complicates aeromedical assessment. This study highlights fatal accident cases among pilots with ADHD and discusses protocols to detect its presence to help to assess its importance to flight safety...
September 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818142/psychophysiological-assessment-in-pilots-performing-challenging-simulated-and-real-flight-maneuvers
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Bernd Johannes, Stefanie Rothe, André Gens, Soeren Westphal, Katja Birkenfeld, Edwin Mulder, Jörn Rittweger, Carla Ledderhos
BACKGROUND: The objective assessment of psychophysiological arousal during challenging flight maneuvers is of great interest to aerospace medicine, but remains a challenging task. In the study presented here, a vector-methodological approach was used which integrates different psychophysiological variables, yielding an integral arousal index called the Psychophysiological Arousal Value (PAV). METHODS: The arousal levels of 15 male pilots were assessed during predetermined, well-defined flight maneuvers performed under simulated and real flight conditions...
September 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817985/rapid-characterisation-and-identification-of-compounds-in-saposhnikoviae-radix-by-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-coupled-with-electrospray-ionisation-quadrupole-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
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Luxiao Chen, Xiangyang Chen, Lei Su, Yanyan Jiang, Bin Liu
Saposhnikoviae Radix (SR), the dried root of Saposhnikovia divaricata (Turcz.) Schischk. (Umbelliferae), is commonly used as a traditional Chinese medicine. In this study, a rapid and accurate method was firstly, developed for the qualitative analysis of SR by high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with electrospray ionisation quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (HPLC-ESI-Q-TOF-MS/MS). A total of 45 compounds were identified or tentatively characterised, including 13 chromones, 28 coumarins and four others...
August 18, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807230/global-identification-of-chemical-constituents-and-rat-metabolites-of-si-miao-wan-by-liquid-chromatography-electrospray-ionization-quadrupole-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
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Jin-Jin Lu, Xue-Wen Hu, Ping Li, Jun Chen
Si-Miao-Wan (SMW), a tradiational Chinese medicinal formula consisting of Atractylodis Rhizoma, Phellodendri Chinensis Cortex, Coicis Semen, and Achyranthis Bidentatae Radix, has been used for the treatment of gout and gouty arthritis for many years. In the present study, a liquid chromatography quadrupole-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (LC-Q-TOF/MS) method was established to identify the multiple constituents of SMW and its metabolites in rat biological samples after oral administration. A total of 48 compounds in SMW, including 21 alkaloids, 12 organic acids, 2 terpenes, 3 lactones, 2 phytosterols, and 8 other compounds, were tentatively characterized with the diagnostic-ion filtering strategy...
July 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
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