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Pressurized liquid extraction (PLE) was applied to the extraction of carotenoids and chlorophylls from the green microalga Chlorella vulgaris. Four extraction techniques such as maceration (MAC), Soxhlet extraction (SOX), ultrasound assisted extraction (UAE), and PLE were compared, and both the extraction temperature (50, 105, and 160 degrees C) and the(More)
Schiandra chinensis is a well-known Chinese traditional medicine for the treatment of hepatic disease. In this study, we investigated whether the nine major compounds of Schiandra chinensis could be applied to suppress lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammatory responses in murine macrophages (Raw 264.7 cells). Among the nine lignans, three, gomisin J,(More)
To evaluate active principles for diabetic complications from the black bamboo leaves, Phyllostachys nigra, eight compounds were isolated and tested for their effects on rat lens aldose reductase and advanced glycation endproducts. As a result, luteolin 6-C-(6''-O-trans-caffeoylglucoside) was found to show a strong aldose reductase and advanced glycation(More)
The upregulation of phase II detoxification genes is believed to play an important role in cancer prevention. The molecular mechanism underlying the changes in gene expression that accompany cancer prevention involves activation of the transcription factor, NF-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2). In traditional medicine, the fruit of Schisandra chinensis Baill is(More)
Hydroxycinnamic acids have antioxidant properties and potentially beneficial effects on human health. This study investigated the digestive stability, bioaccessibility, and permeability of hydroxycinnamic acids from Crepidiastrum denticulatum using simulated digestion and Caco-2 intestinal cells. The major compounds of C. denticulatum were determined to be(More)
This study was performed to determine whether the compound isolated from Phyllostachys nigra could attenuate oxidative stress in transformed retinal ganglion cells (RGC-5 cells) death. RGC-5 cells in culture were given two different insults such as l-buthionine-(S,R)-sulfoximine (BSO) plus glutamate for 24h or hydrogen peroxide for 24h, after which cell(More)
The bioassay-guided fractionation of the MeOH extract from the root of Sophora flavescens led to the isolation of eight known prenylated flavonoids ( 1 - 8) responsible for the IN VITRO anti-allergic activity. Among them, kushenol N ( 3), sophoraflavanone G ( 6), and leachianone A ( 7) demonstrated significant inhibition of the release of(More)
The ethanol extract of the aerial part of the Mongolian medicinal plant Saussurea salicifolia induced a dose-dependent cell growth inhibition in both human gastric adenocarcinoma AGS cells and mouse hepatoma Hepa 1c1c7 cells (IC(50)=30.22 and 116.96 mug/ml), respectively. The extract induced an apoptosis in AGS cells inference from the externalization of(More)
As aberrant activation of Wnt/beta-catenin signaling is one of the major mechanisms of carcinogenesis in colon cancer, identification of inhibitors of this pathway may aid in colon cancer prevention. We investigated the ability of the lignans arctiin, matairesinol and arctigenin from Saussurea salicifolia to inhibit Wnt/beta-catenin signaling in SW480 human(More)
Angelica keiskei has been shown to exhibit antitumor, antioxidant, and antidiabetic activities, and the fresh leaves and dry powder are used for health food. In spite of several beneficial effects, however, the molecular mechanism or mechanisms behind anti-inflammatory activities of A. keiskei remain unclear. Thus, we investigated the effects of A. keiskei(More)