Guo-rong Xin

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Invasions of exotic plant species are among the most pervasive and important threats to natural ecosystems. However, the effects of plant invasions on soil processes and soil biota have not been adequately investigated. Changes were studied in soil microbial communities where Mikania micrantha was invading a native forest community in Neilingding Island,(More)
BACKGROUND The gastrointestinal (GI) mucosal cells turnover regularly under physiological conditions, which may be stimulated in various pathological situations including inflammation. Local epithelial stem cells appear to play a major role in such mucosal renewal or pathological regeneration. Less is clear about the involvement of multipotent stem cells(More)
The uncommon macrocyclic polydisulfides, trans-3,3'-dihydroxy-1,5,1',5'-tetrathiacyclodecane (1), cis-3,3'-dihydroxy-1,5,1',5'-tetrathiacyclodecane (2), along with five known related cyclic disulfides, gymnorrhizol (3), neogymnorrhizol (4), bruguiesulfurol (5), brugierol (6), and isobrugierol (7), were isolated from the mangrove Bruguiera gymnorrhiza(More)
A new diphenacyl-piperidine alkaloid, sonneratine A (2), identified as a piperidine ring bearing two phenacyl substitutes at C-2 and C-6, and a known related derivative, (+/-)1-(2-piperidyl)-4-( P-methoxyphenyl)-butanone-2 (3), were isolated from the leaves and stems of the Hainan mangrove Sonneratia hainanensis. The structure of the new compound was(More)
High levels of genetic variation enable species to adapt to changing environments and provide plant breeders with the raw materials necessary for artificial selection. In the present study, six AFLP primer pairs were used to assess the genetic diversity of Desmodium triflorum (L.) DC. from 12 populations in South China. A high percentage of polymorphic loci(More)
Integracins A (1) and B (2), potent HIV-1 integrase inhibitors, and 15'-dehydroxy-integracin B (3) were isolated for the first time from Chinese mangrove plant Sonneratia hainanensis. Their absolute configurations were determined by the Mosher's method and specific rotation analysis of alcohols (6 and 7) obtained from integracin A in two steps and by(More)
The association between arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and Rhynchrelyrum repens was investigated. In six abandoned quarries in the Pearl River Delta area, R. repens was found to be associated with nine AMF species, including Glomus versiforme, G. brohultii, G. microaggregatum, G. clarum and G. claroideum, Acaulospora delicata, A. mellea, A. mollowae and(More)
Eight new tetranortriterpenoids (1-8) were isolated from the twigs and leaves of the Chinese mangrove plant Xylocarpus granatum, together with four related known ones (9-12). The structures of new compounds were elucidated by detailed spectroscopic analysis. The absolute configuration of 9-epixylogranatin A (1) was determined by time-dependent density(More)
A novel α-alkylbutenolide dimer, paracaseolide A (2), characterized by an unusual tetraquinane oxa-cage bislactone skeleton bearing two linear alkyl chains, was isolated from the mangrove plant Sonneratia paracaseolaris. The structure of 2 was elucidated by extensive spectroscopic analysis. A plausible retrosynthetic pathway for paracaseolide A (2) was(More)
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