Guojian Zhang

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Chemical investigation of the endophytic fungus Emericella sp. (HK-ZJ) isolated from the mangrove plant Aegiceras corniculatum led to isolation of six isoindolones derivatives termed as emerimidine A and B and emeriphenolicins A and D, and six previously reported compounds named aspernidine A and B, austin, austinol, dehydroaustin, and acetoxydehydroaustin,(More)
Seven new prenylated indole diketopiperazines, versicamides A-G (1-7) and a novel chemical derivative from 7, versicamide H (8), along with three known analogic diketopiperazines (9-11) were obtained from the marine-derived fungus Aspergillus versicolor HDN08-60. Their structures were determined by spectroscopic techniques, including 2D NMR, ECD(More)
Four new prenylated diphenyl ethers (1–4), diorcinols B-E, together with one known diorcinol (5), were obtained from the marine-derived fungus Aspergillus versicolor. Their structures were established on the basis of chemical and spectroscopic data. The absolute configurations of compounds 1 and 2 were determined by Mosher’s ester and specific rotation(More)
ACTG-toxin H (AH) originates from Alternaria sp. In this study, we explored the molecular mechanism underlying the anti-inflammatory properties of AH. Treatment with AH inhibited lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced interleukin-6, IL-1β, inducible nitric oxide synthase, and cyclooxygenase-2 expression and nitric oxide production. Furthermore, AH inhibited(More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was to observe the effect of fasting and feeding on (18)F-FDG uptake in a mouse model of human non-small cell lung cancer. METHODS In in vivo studies, (18)F-FDG small-animal PET scans were acquired in 5 mice bearing non-small cell lung cancer A549 xenografts on each flank with continuous feeding and after overnight(More)
OBJECTIVES To validate 99mTc-labeled arginylglycylaspartic acid (99mTc-3PRGD2) scintigraphy as a means to image synovial neoangiogenesis in joints afflicted by rheumatoid arthritis and to investigate its potential in the early detection and management of rheumatoid arthritis. METHODS Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis were generated in Sprague Dawley(More)
The presence of hypoxia is a general feature of most solid malignancies, and hypoxia is considered as one of major factors for anticancer therapy failure. Carbonic anhydrase IX (CAIX) has been reported to be an endogenous hypoxia marker, CAIX monoclonal antibodies, their segments and inhibitors are developed for CAIX imaging. However, growing evidence(More)
Marine natural products (MNPs) remain promising drug sources with several marine-derived drugs having been successfully approved. Nevertheless, it is never a smooth sailing to seek bioactive compounds from marine environments, during which many challenges are need to be faced to, for example, discovering unique marine resources, reviving unculturable(More)
Fifteen meroterpenoids (1-15) with diverse ring systems including an unprecedented oxaspiro[5.5]nonane-fused cyclohexenone (1), hydrogenated benzofurans (2-5), hydrogenated chromans (6, 7), hydrogenated cyclopenta[b]chromans (8-11), and four monocyclic structures (12-15) were isolated from the sponge-associated fungus Alternaria sp. JJY-32. The structures(More)
OBJECTIVE Using a swine model of acute myocardial ischemia, we sought to validate N-(11)C-methyl-dopamine ((11)C-MDA) as an agent capable of imaging cardiac sympathetic nerve injury. METHODS Acute myocardial ischemia was surgically generated in Chinese minipigs. ECG and serum enzyme levels were used to detect the presence of myocardial ischemia. Paired(More)