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Anti-inflammatory endiandric acid analogues from the roots of Beilschmiedia tsangii.
Bioassay-guided fractionation of roots of Beilschmiedia tsangii led to the isolation of six new endiandric acid analogues: tsangibeilin A (1), tsangibeilin B (2), endiandramide A (3), endiandric acidExpand
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Calcium channel blockade in vascular smooth muscle cells: major hypotensive mechanism of S-petasin, a hypotensive sesquiterpene from Petasites formosanus.
  • G. Wang, A. Shum, +4 authors C. Chen
  • Medicine, Chemistry
  • The Journal of pharmacology and experimental…
  • 1 April 2001
In vivo and in vitro studies were carried out to examine the putative hypotensive actions of S-petasin, a sesquiterpene extracted from the medicinal plant Petasites formosanus. Intravenous S-petasinExpand
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Water‐soluble extract of Salvia miltiorrhiza ameliorates carbon tetrachloride‐mediated hepatic apoptosis in rats
Apoptosis is one of the events that are involved in liver fibrogenesis. Thus, factors that affect apoptosis may be used to modulate liver fibrosis. We have recently reported that Salvia miltiorrhizaExpand
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New constituents with iNOS inhibitory activity from mycelium of Antrodia camphorata.
In continuing our investigation on the bioactive constituents of mycelium of Antrodia camphorata, antroquinonol B (1), 4-acetyl-antroquinonol B (2), 2,3-(methylenedioxy)-6-methylbenzene-1,4-diol (3)Expand
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Cardiovascular protective flavonolignans and flavonoids from Calamus quiquesetinervius.
Tricin-type flavonolignans, (2S)-dihydrotricin 4'-O-(erythro-beta-guaiacylglyceryl) ether, (2S)-dihydrotricin 4'-O-(threo-beta-guaiacylglyceryl) ether, (2S)-dihydrotricinExpand
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Long‐term administration of Salvia miltiorrhiza ameliorates carbon tetrachloride‐induced hepatic fibrosis in rats
Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) is metabolized by cytochrome P450 to form a reactive trichloromethyl radical that triggers a chain of lipid peroxidation. These changes lead to cell injury, and chronicExpand
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Secondary metabolites from the roots of Neolitsea daibuensis and their anti-inflammatory activity.
Bioassay-guided fractionation of the roots of Neolitsea daibuensis afforded three new β-carboline alkaloids, daibucarbolines A-C (1-3), three new sesquiterpenoids, daibulactones A and B (4 and 5) andExpand
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Chewing areca nut increases the risk of coronary artery disease in taiwanese men: a case-control study
BackgroundAreca nut chewing has been reported to be associated with obesity, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, and cardiovascular mortality in previous studies. The aim of this study was to examineExpand
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Secondary metabolites from the leaves of Neolitsea hiiranensis and the anti-inflammatory activity of some of them.
Seven sesquiterpenoids, hiiranlactones A-D (1-4), (-)-ent-6α-methoxyeudesm-4(15)-en-1β-ol (5), (+)-villosine (6), hiiranepoxide (7), and one triterpenoid, hiiranterpenone (8), together with 22 knownExpand
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Ganoderma lucidum extract attenuates the proliferation of hepatic stellate cells by blocking the PDGF receptor
Hepatic fibrosis is an outcome of chronic liver diseases. The activation and proliferation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) is a key event in liver injury. The fruiting body of Ganoderma lucidum hasExpand
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