Chunjuan Yang

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Corydalis bungeana Turcz. is an anti-inflammatory medicinal herb used widely in traditional Chinese medicine for upper respiratory tract infections. It is demonstrated that corynoline is its active anti-inflammatory component. The nuclear factor-erythroid-2-related factor 2 (Nrf2)/antioxidant response element (ARE) pathway and the mitogen-activated protein(More)
Three new acyclic monoterpenoids named (2E)-3,7-dimethylocta-2,6-dienoate-6-O-α-L-arabinopyranosyl-(1→6)-β-D-glucopyranoside (1), (3Z,6E)-3,7-dimethyl-3,6-octadiene-1,2,8-triol (2) and (6E)-7-methyl-3-methylene-6-octene-1,2,8-triol (3) were isolated from Acanthopanax sessiliflorus fruits, along with three known monoterpenoid compounds. The structures of the(More)
Aralia elata (Miq.) Seems (A. elata) grow in Northeast China and the total saponins of A. elata is used to auxiliary treatment for the acute hepatitis, chronic hepatitis and the transaminase on the high side. Aralia-saponinV and Aralia-saponinVI are the major bioactive saponins in A. elata leaves. A selective and sensitive UHPLC-MS/MS method was developed(More)
Corynoline and acetycorynoline are active compounds of Corydalis bungeana Turcz. with various pharmacological effects such as sedation, anti-leptospira and liver injury protection effects. A specific, simple and sensitive UHPLC-ESI-MS/MS method was developed and validated for the pharmacokinetic study of corynoline and acetycorynoline in rat plasma.(More)
Four new cycloartane triterpenes, named huangqiyegenins V and VI and huangqiyenins K and L (1-4, resp.), together with nine known triterpenoids, 5-13, and eight flavonoids, 14-21, were isolated from a 70%-EtOH extract of Astragalus membranaceus leaves. The structures of the new compounds were elucidated by detailed spectroscopic analyses, and the compounds(More)
Pharmacokinetic studies were conducted on rats for protopine, corynoline, 7'-(3',4'-dihydroxyphenyl)-N-[(4-methoxyphenyl)-ethyl]propenamide, acetylcorynoline, and 8-oxocorynoline, five main active components from Corydalis bungeana Turcz (C. bungeana Turcz). An ultra high performance liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry method has been(More)
A specific ultra-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry method has been described for the simultaneous determination of caffeine, tolbutamide, metoprolol and dapsone in rat plasma, which are the four probe drugs of the four cytochrome P450 (CYP450) isoforms CYP1A2, CYP2C9, CYP2D6 and CYP3A4. The chromatographic separation was achieved(More)
A specific, simple, sensitive Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatography-tandem Mass Spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS) method has been developed and validated for the simultaneous determination and pharmacokinetic study of purpurin, munjistin, and mollugin in rat plasma. Chromatographic separation was carried out using a C18 column (ACQUITY UPLC(®) HSS T3, 1.8(More)
Chemical investigation of the ethanol extract of the aerial parts of Hydrangea macrophylla collected in the Sichuan Province of China resulted in the isolation of two new cyanogenic glucosides. Their structures were elucidated as [(2R)-2-β-D-glucopyranosyloxy)-2-(3,4-dimethoxy-phenyl)] acetonitrile (1) and(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Gentianella acuta (Michx.) Hulten belonging to the family of Gentianaceae is an annual plant mainly distributed in north of China, Mongolia plateau, Siberia and Far East areas of Russia. The whole herb was used as folk medicine to treat hepatitis, jaundice, headache and fever in Mongolia native medicine. Xanthones are the main(More)