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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644981/chemical-profiling-and-antioxidant-evaluation-of-yangxinshi-tablet-by-hplc-esi-q-tof-ms-ms-combined-with-dpph-assay
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Junfeng Zhu, Xiaojiao Yi, Jinghui Zhang, Shuqing Chen, Yongjiang Wu
Yangxinshi Tablet (YXST) is a Chinese patent medicine commonly used to treat cardiovascular diseases. However, its detailed chemical basis and mechanisms of action have not been clarified. In this study, high performance liquid chromatography coupled with electrospray ionization quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (HPLC-ESI-Q-TOF-MS) was applied for comprehensive analysis of the chemical constituents in YXST. A total of 127 compounds, including 19 phenolic acids, 12 alkaloids, 51 flavanoids, 32 triterpenoids, 2 lignans, 2 phenylethanoid glycosides, 2 anthraquinones, 1 coumarin, and 6 other compounds, were identified or tentatively deduced by comparing their retention times and MS spectra with those of authentic standards or literature data...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641835/rapid-purification-of-diastereoisomers-from-piper-kadsura-using-supercritical-fluid-chromatography-with-chiral-stationary-phases
#2
Huaxia Xin, Zhuoshun Dai, Jianfeng Cai, Yanxiong Ke, Hui Shi, Qing Fu, Yu Jin, Xinmiao Liang
Supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) with chiral stationary phases (CSPs) is an advanced solution for the separation of achiral compounds in Piper kadsura. Analogues and stereoisomers are abundant in natural products, but there are obstacles in separation using conventional method. In this paper, four lignan diastereoisomers, (-)-Galbelgin, (-)-Ganschisandrin, Galgravin and (-)-Veraguensin, from Piper kadsura were separated and purified by chiral SFC. Purification strategy was designed, considering of the compound enrichment, sample purity and purification throughput...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636288/the-first-total-synthesis-of-ovafolinin-a-and-b-unique-polycyclic-benzoxepin-lignans-via-a-cascade-cyclization
#3
Samuel James Davidson, David Barker
Ovafolinins A and B, isolated from Lyonia ovalifolia var. elliptica, are lignans which contain a unique penta- and tetracyclic benzoxepin bridged aryl tetralin structure. We report the first total synthesis of these natural products initially utilizing an acyl-Claisen rearrangement to construct the lignan backbone with correct relative stereochemistry. Judicious use of a bulky protecting group placed reactive moieties in the correct orientation resulting in a cascade reaction forming the benzoxepin bridged aryl tetralin from a linear precursor in a single step...
June 21, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629933/lignans-from-the-root-of-wikstroemia-indica-and-their-cytotoxic-activity-against-panc-1-human-pancreatic-cancer-cells
#4
Hang Chang, Yuwei Wang, Xue Gao, Zehai Song, Suresh Awale, Na Han, Zhihui Liu, Jun Yin
Six new compounds, wikstronin A (1), wikstronin B (2), wikstresinol (3), acetylwikstresinol (4), bis-5',5'-(+)-matairesinol (5), bis-5,5'-(+)-matairesinol (6), together with 20 known compounds (7-26) were isolated from the CH2Cl2 extract of roots of Wikstroemia indica. Structures of compounds 1-6 were determined by extensive NMR and CD spectroscopic analysis. In vitro preferential cytotoxicity of all the isolates was evaluated against a PANC-1 human pancreatic cell line. Compounds 8 and 12 displayed mild preferential cytotoxicity in the nutrient-deprived medium (NDM) and without causing toxicity in normal nutrient-rich conditions...
June 16, 2017: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629201/systemic-induction-of-the-defensin-and-phytoalexin-pisatin-pathways-in-pea-pisum-sativum-against-aphanomyces-euteiches-by-acetylated-and-nonacetylated-oligogalacturonides
#5
Sameh Selim, Jean Sanssené, Stéphanie Rossard, Josiane Courtois
Oligogalacturonides (OGs) are known for their powerful ability to stimulate the plant immune system but little is known about their mode of action in pea (Pisum sativum). In the present study, we investigated the elicitor activity of two fractions of OGs, with polymerization degrees (DPs) of 2-25, in pea against Aphanomyces euteiches. One fraction was nonacetylated (OGs - Ac) whereas the second one was 30% acetylated (OGs + Ac). OGs were applied by injecting the upper two rachises of the plants at three- and/or four-weeks-old...
June 19, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629116/systematic-review-of-chemical-constituents-in-the-genus-lycium-solanaceae
#6
REVIEW
Dan Qian, Yaxing Zhao, Guang Yang, Luqi Huang
The Lycium genus is widely used as a traditional Chinese medicine and functional food. Many of the chemical constituents of the genus Lycium were reported previously. In this review, in addition to the polysaccharides, we have enumerated 355 chemical constituents and nutrients, including 22 glycerogalactolipids, 29 phenylpropanoids, 10 coumarins, 13 lignans, 32 flavonoids, 37 amides, 72 alkaloids, four anthraquinones, 32 organic acids, 39 terpenoids, 57 sterols, steroids, and their derivatives, five peptides and three other constituents...
June 8, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628373/association-between-urinary-phytoestrogens-and-c-reactive-protein-in-the-continuous-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
#7
Michael K Reger, Terrell W Zollinger, Ziyue Liu, Josette Jones, Jianjun Zhang
OBJECTIVE: A reduced risk of some cancers and cardiovascular disease associated with phytoestrogen intake may be mediated through its effect on serum C-reactive protein (CRP; an inflammation biomarker). Therefore, this study examined the associations between urinary phytoestrogens and serum CRP. METHODS: Urinary phytoestrogen and serum CRP data obtained from 6009 participants aged ≥ 40 years in the continuous National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey during 1999-2010 were analyzed...
June 19, 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618122/purification-of-lignans-from-fructus-arctii-using-off-line-two-dimensional-supercritical-fluid-chromatography-reversed-phase-liquid-chromatography
#8
Bichao Yang, Huaxia Xin, Feier Wang, Jianfeng Cai, Yanfang Liu, Qing Fu, Yu Jin, Xinmiao Liang
As a common traditional Chinese medicine, Fructus Arctii has important clinical medical values. Its main components are lignans, which are difficult to separate and analyze because of the complex composition, similar chemical structures, and close properties. In this study, an off-line two-dimensional supercritical fluid chromatography/reversed-phase liquid chromatography method as well as an effective sample pretreatment method based on hydrophilic interaction chromatography material was developed to enrich the minor lignan fractions and obtain high-purity compounds...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613071/potent-inhibitor-of-drug-resistant-hiv-1-strains-identified-from-the-medicinal-plant-justicia-gendarussa
#9
Hong-Jie Zhang, Emily Rumschlag-Booms, Yi-Fu Guan, Dong-Ying Wang, Kang-Lun Liu, Wan-Fei Li, Van H Nguyen, Nguyen M Cuong, Djaja D Soejarto, Harry H S Fong, Lijun Rong
Justicia gendarussa, a medicinal plant collected in Vietnam, was identified as a potent anti-HIV-1 active lead from the evaluation of over 4500 plant extracts. Bioassay-guided separation of the extracts of the stems and roots of this plant led to the isolation of an anti-HIV arylnaphthalene lignan (ANL) glycoside, patentiflorin A (1). Evaluation of the compound against both the M- and T-tropic HIV-1 isolates showed it to possess a significantly higher inhibition effect than the clinically used anti-HIV drug AZT...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603045/arctigenin-improves-vascular-tone-and-decreases-inflammation-in-human-saphenous-vein
#10
Armond Daci, Burim Neziri, Shaip Krasniqi, Raif Cavolli, Rame Alaj, Giuseppe Danilo Norata, Giangiacomo Beretta
The goal of this study was to test the effects of bioactive phenylpropanoid dibenzylbutyrolactone lignan arctigenin (ATG) in vascular tone. Human bypass graft vessel, from a saphenous vein (SV), were set up in organ bath system and contracted with potassium chloride (KCl, 40mM). Two concentration-response curves of noradrenaline (NE) (10nM-100μM) separated with an incubation period of 30min without (Control) or with ATG (3-100μM) were established. Inhibitors of nitric oxide, prostaglandins, K(+) related channels or calcium influx were used to delineate the molecular mechanisms beyond ATG effects...
June 8, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598384/anti-inflammatory-and-neuroprotective-constituents-from-the-peels-of-citrus-grandis
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Ping-Chung Kuo, Yu-Ren Liao, Hsin-Yi Hung, Chia-Wei Chuang, Tsong-Long Hwang, Shiow-Chyn Huang, Young-Ji Shiao, Daih-Huang Kuo, Tian-Shung Wu
A series of chromatographic separations performed on the ethanol extracts of the peels of Citrus grandis has led to the characterization of forty compounds, including seventeen coumarins, eight flavonoids, two triterpenoids, four benzenoids, two steroids, one lignan, one amide, and five other compounds, respectively. The chemical structures of the purified constituents were identified on the basis of spectroscopic elucidation, including 1D- and 2D-NMR, UV, IR, and mass spectrometric analysis. Most of the isolated compounds were examined for their inhibition of superoxide anion generation and elastase release by human neutrophils...
June 9, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596028/furofuran-lignans-from-the-simpson-desert-species-eremophila-macdonnellii
#12
Yuen P Tan, Andrei I Savchenko, Natasa Broit, Glen M Boyle, Peter G Parsons, Craig M Williams
The Eremophila plant family, which occurs in the arid zones of Australia, have witnessed extensive investigation, mostly inspired by Aboriginal traditional medicine. A wide and varied biological and phytochemical profile has been reported for over 18 individual species of Australian Eremophila, although E. macdonnellii from the Simpson Desert has not yet been investigated. Isolation and elucidation of one new and six known furofuran lignans are reported. The new lignan, epimethoxypiperitol, displayed moderate anti-cancer activity against the breast cancer cell line (MCF-7)...
June 5, 2017: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595500/the-genus-patrinia-a-review-of-traditional-uses-phytochemical-and-pharmacological-studies
#13
Xirui He, Fei Luan, Zefeng Zhao, Ning Ning, Maoxing Li, Ling Jin, Yu Chang, Qiang Zhang, Ni Wu, Linhong Huang
The aim of the present review is to comprehensively outline the botanical description, traditional uses, phytochemistry, pharmacology and toxicology of Patrinia, and to discuss possible trends for the further study of medicinal plants from the genus Patrinia. The genus Patrinia plays an important role in Asian medicine for the treatment of erysipelas, conjunctival congestion with swelling and pain, peri-appendicular abscesses, lung carbuncle, dysentery, leucorrhea, and postpartum disease. More than 210 chemical constituents have been isolated and identified from Patrinia plants, especially P...
2017: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593176/radix-bupleuri-a-review-of-traditional-uses-botany-phytochemistry-pharmacology-and-toxicology
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REVIEW
Fude Yang, Xiaoxv Dong, Xingbin Yin, Wenping Wang, Longtai You, Jian Ni
Radix Bupleuri (Chaihu) has been used as a traditional medicine for more than 2000 years in China, Japan, Korea, and other Asian countries. Phytochemical studies demonstrated that this plant contains essential oils, triterpenoid saponins, polyacetylenes, flavonoids, lignans, fatty acids, and sterols. Crude extracts and pure compounds isolated from Radix Bupleuri exhibited various biological activities, such as anti-inflammatory, anticancer, antipyretic, antimicrobial, antiviral, hepatoprotective, neuroprotective, and immunomodulatory effects...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590734/derivatives-of-the-lignan-7-hydroxymatairesinol-with-antioxidant-properties-and-enhanced-lipophilicity
#15
Thomas Moraux, Stéphane Dumarçay, Philippe Gérardin, Christine Gérardin-Charbonnier
The lignan 7'-hydroxymatairesinol (1), extracted from the knotwoods of fir (Abies alba), spruce (Picea abies), and Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), exhibited unexpected reactivity when esterification reactions were attempted on the hydroxy group at position C-7'. To circumvent the rapid intramolecular cyclization procedure, leading quantitatively to the lignan conidendrin (7), a simple strategy for 7'-esterification of 1 under mild conditions (three steps, up to 80% overall yield) was developed. Compared to hydroxymatairesinol (1) (log K'w = 1...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581744/lignans-from-the-roots-of-taxus-wallichiana-and-their-%C3%AE-glucosidase-inhibitory-activities
#16
Phu H Dang, Hai X Nguyen, Hanh H T Nguyen, Thai D Vo, Tho H Le, Trong H N Phan, Mai T T Nguyen, Nhan T Nguyen
From an EtOAc-soluble extract of the roots of Taxus wallichiana, six new (1-6) and 11 known lignans were isolated. The structures of the new compounds were elucidated based on interpretation of spectroscopic data. (+)-7'-epi-Tsugacetal (1) is a rare aryltetralin-type lignan having a cis-orientation of H-7' and H-8'. Compounds 3-6 were identified as the first naturally occurring tetrahydrofuranoid lignans having a cis-orientation of H-7 and H-8. All tested compounds were found to possess α-glucosidase inhibitory activity, with formosanol (9) showing the most potent effect with an IC50 value of 35...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578068/phenolic-profile-and-fermentation-patterns-of-different-commercial-gluten-free-pasta-during-in-vitro-large-intestine-fermentation
#17
Gabriele Rocchetti, Luigi Lucini, Giulia Chiodelli, Gianluca Giuberti, Antonio Gallo, Francesco Masoero, Marco Trevisan
The fate of phenolic compounds, along with short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) production kinetics, was evaluated on six different commercial gluten-free (GF) pasta samples varying in ingredient compositions, focussing on the in vitro faecal fermentation after the gastrointestinal digestion. A general reduction of both total phenolics and reducing power was observed in all samples, together with a substantial change in phenolic profile over 24h of faecal fermentation, with differences among GF pasta samples. Flavonoids, hydroxycinnamics and lignans degraded over time, with a concurrent increase in low-molecular-weight phenolic acids (hydroxybenzoic acids), alkylphenols, hydroxybenzoketones and tyrosols...
July 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573238/kirkia-acuminata-oliv-a-review-of-its-ethnobotany-and-pharmacology
#18
Alfred Maroyi
BACKGROUND: Local communities in sub-Saharan Africa have a long history of medicinal plant usage. Like in other parts of the developing world, rural and urban communities are still dependent on herbal medicines for primary health care, and the use of herbal medicines is still an integral part of their daily life and socio-cultural life style. The objective of this paper is to summarise information on the ethnobotany and pharmacology of Kirkia acuminata Oliv. throughout its distributional range...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572959/bioactive-phytochemicals-in-an-aqueous-extract-of-the-leaves-of-talinum-triangulare
#19
Catherine C Ikewuchi, Jude C Ikewuchi, Mercy O Ifeanacho
An aqueous leaf extract of Talinum triangulare was screened for the presence of bioactive molecules, using gas chromatography coupled with pulse and flame ionization detectors. It had high carotenoids; moderate benzoic acid derivatives, hydroxycinnamates and flavonoids; and low terpenes, alkaloids, phytosterols, allicins, glycosides, saponins, and lignans contents. Ten known carotenoids (mainly 50.42% carotene and 33.30% lycopene), nine benzoic acid derivatives (mainly 84.63% ferulic acid and 11.92% vanillic acid), and six hydroxycinnamates (55...
May 2017: Food Science & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572953/investigation-of-the-profile-of-phenolic-compounds-in-the-leaves-and-stems-of-pandiaka-heudelotii-using-gas-chromatography-coupled-with-flame-ionization-detector
#20
Mercy O Ifeanacho, Catherine C Ikewuchi, Jude C Ikewuchi
The profile of phenolic compounds in the leaves and stems of Pandiaka heudelotii was investigated using gas chromatography coupled with flame ionization detector. The leaves and stems had high flavonoids and benzoic acid derivatives content, and moderate levels of lignans and hydroxycinnamates. Twenty-eight known flavonoids were detected, which consisted mainly of kaempferol (41.93% in leaves and 47.97% in stems), (+)-catechin (17.12% in leaves and 16.11% in stems), quercetin (13.83% in leaves and 9.39% in stems), luteolin (7...
May 2017: Food Science & Nutrition
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