Hiroyuki Kuramoto

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A methanol extract of the flowers of Narcissus tazetta var. chinensis Roem. (Amaryllidaceae) demonstrated inhibitory effects on melanogenesis in theophylline-stimulated murine B16 melanoma 4A5 cells. From the extract, four new phenylethanoid glycosides, tazettosides A–D (1–4), and a new phenylpropanoid glycoside, tazettoside E (5), were isolated along with(More)
A methanol extract of everlasting flowers of Helichrysum arenarium L. Moench (Asteraceae) was found to inhibit the increase in blood glucose elevation in sucrose-loaded mice at 500 mg/kg p.o. The methanol extract also inhibited the enzymatic activity against dipeptidyl peptidase-IV (DPP-IV, IC50 = 41.2 μg/ml), but did not show intestinal α-glucosidase(More)
The effects of fi-anÃ-4-hydroxytamoxifen(OHTam) on proliferation of cells of the Ishikawa human endometrial adenocarcinoma line were studied under serum-free, phenol red-free conditions and compared to those of estradiol. The addition of OHTam (1 MM)to basal medium (BM), consisting of equal parts of Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium and Ham's F-12 with(More)
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