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We introduce Trident, a scientific workflow workbench that is built on top of a commercial workflow system to leverage existing functionality. Trident is being developed in collaboration with the scientific community for use in a number of ongoing escience projects that make use of scientific workflows.
By using HPLC-diode array detection-electrospray ion trap tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-DAD-ESI-MS(n)) in negative ion mode, we have analyzed the fragmentation pathways of 11 phenolic acids which were isolated from Danshen. Then the extract of Danshen was analyzed, and a total of 42 phenolic acids, including sixteen new minor constituents, were identified… (More)
Although doxorubicin (DXR) is an important antineoplastic agent, the serious toxicity mediated by the production of reactive oxygen species has remained a considerable clinical problem. Our hypothesis is that tanshinone II A sodium sulfonate (TSNIIA-SS), which holds significant effects against oxidative stress, protects against DXR-induced nephropathy.… (More)
Triterpenoids extracted from Ganoderma lucidum (Leyss. ex Fr.) Karst were separated and characterized using optimized reversed-phase liquid chromatography with diode array detection and electrospray ion trap tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-DAD-ESI-MS(n)). They could be classified into five types depending on the fragmentation behavior. All triterpenoids gave… (More)
Biotransformation of 20(S)-protopanaxatriol (1) by the fungus Mucor spinosus AS 3.3450 gave 10 metabolites (2-10), of which 2-5 were previously known. On the basis of NMR and MS analyses, structures 6-10 were established as 12-oxo-23beta-hydroxyl-20(S)-protopanaxatriol (6), 20S,24R-epoxy-dammaran-3beta,6alpha,25-triol-12-one (7),… (More)
A precise and reproducible HPLC method has been established and validated for determination of salvianolic acid B (SalB) in rat plasma after oral administration of Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae extract. Liquid-liquid extraction was adopted for the sample preparation. Separation was accomplished on a C(18) column with a linear gradient elution consisting of… (More)
Previous work has shown that hydroxysafflor yellow A (HSYA), extracted from Carthamus tinctorius L. markedly extended the coagulation time in mice and exhibited a significant antithrombotic effect in rats. The present study was conducted to demonstrate further its neuroprotective effects on cerebral ischemic injury in both in vivo and in vitro studies. In… (More)
Phenolic compounds are the major bioactive constituents of the Chinese herbal drug Tu-Si-Zi, which is prepared from the seeds of Cuscuta chinensis. However, seeds of C. australis also are offered under the name of this drug in the herb market. In order to make a comparison of their chemical constituents, the phenolic compounds of these two Cuscuta species… (More)
A high-performance liquid chromatographic method was applied to the determination of danshensu, protocatechuic aldehyde, rosmarinic acid, lithospermic acid, salvianolic acid B and salvianolic acid A in the roots of Salvia miltiorrhiza and four related traditional Chinese medicinal preparations. The six phenolic acids were simultaneously analyzed with a… (More)
Artemisinin (1) was transformed by Mucor polymorphosporus and Aspergillus niger. Five products were identified as 9beta-hydroxyartemisinin (2), 3beta-hydroxyartemisinin (3), deoxyartemisinin (4), 3beta-hydroxydeoxyartemisinin (5), and 1alpha-hydroxydeoxyartemisinin (6). Products 2, 3, and 6 are new compounds.