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The potential antidiabetic activity of ethyl acetate extract of the leaves of Lagerstroemia speciosa (LSL) was investigated by alpha-amylase and alpha-glucosidase inhibition assay. Six pentacyclic triterpenes (oleanolic acid, arjunolic acid, asiatic acid, maslinic acid, corosolic acid and 23-hydroxyursolic acid) were isolated from LSL. Their structures were(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE The seeds of Brucea javanica (L.) Merr. (Yadanzi in Chinese) have been used for the treatment of inflammation, dysentery, malaria, and cancer in Chinese traditional medicine. However, the anti-inflammatory mechanism of Brucea javanica has not been fully elucidated. This study examined the anti-inflammatory activity of ethyl(More)
Both analytical and preparative high-speed counter-current chromatography (HSCCC) were used to isolate and separate chemical bioactive constituents from the seeds of Millettia pachycarpa Benth, a famous traditional Chinese medicine. Three rotenoids and one isoflavone were successfully purified for the first time by HSCCC with a two-phase solvent system(More)
This paper describes how high-performance counter-current chromatography (HPCCC) was used strategically for the separation of Tripterygium wilfordii Hook. f. Due to the complexity of Chinese herbal medicines, the initial ethanol crude extract was fractionated into seven fractions using medium-pressure liquid chromatography (MPLC). One terpenoid (triptolide)(More)
Forty-four barbituric acid or thiobarbituric acid derivatives were synthesized and evaluated for their effects on adipogenesis of 3T3-L1 adipocytes by measuring the expression of adiponectin in vitro. Four compounds (3a, 3o, 3s, 4t) were found to increase the expression of adiponectin and lower the leptin level in 3T3-L1 adipocytes at respective(More)
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), one of chronic liver diseases, seems to be rising as the obesity epidemic continues. In this study, 54 novel (thio)barbituric acid derivatives have been synthesized and evaluated for pharmacological activity. 7h exhibited potent glucose-lowering effects on insulin-resistant HepG2 cells and regulated adiponectin and(More)
The present study was designed to investigate the in vitro and in vivo anti-inflammatory activity of flavonoids isolated from Millettia pachycarpa Benth. The seeds of M. pachycarpa Benth were extracted with ethanol and subjected to chromatographic separation for the isolation of bioactive compounds. Their structures were elucidated by spectroscopic methods.(More)
PURPOSE We previously reported that barbigerone (BA), an isoflavone isolated from Suberect Spatholobus, exhibited inhibitory effects on proliferation of many cancer cell lines in vitro. The objective of this study was to explore whether BA could effectively suppress tumor angiogenesis and tumor growth. METHODS Zebrafish model and Matrigel assay were(More)
Recently, intermittent counter-current extraction (ICcE) has been developed and shown its advantage in improving resolution between targeted compounds. However, how to choose suitable parameters to increase the throughput has not been systematically studied yet. In present work, we first calculated theoretically the conditions to carry out ICcE elution(More)
Twenty-two compounds based on thiazolidine-2,4-dione moiety were synthesized and evaluated for the inhibitory potency on the production of nitric oxide (NO), inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) activity, and the generation of prostaglandin E(2) (PEG(2)). (Z)-N-(3-chlorophenyl)-2-(4-((2,4-dioxothiazolidin-5-ylidene) methyl) phenoxy) acetamide (3I),(More)