Hong-hua Wu

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To study the chemical constituents of Trichosanthes kirilowii Maxim., chromatographic methods such as D101 macroporous resin, silica gel column chromatographic technology, Sephadex LH-20, octadecylsilyl (ODS) column chromatographic technique and preparative HPLC were used and nine compounds were isolated from a 95% (v/v) ethanol extract of the plant. By(More)
Differentiation-specific microRNAs may play a critical role in MSC differentiation, and they can be altered by PDGF signaling. We propose that PDGF modulates MSC differentiation by regulating microRNA expression. Therefore, we investigated whether PDGF treatment could alter the expression profile of miRNAs in MSCs. Furthermore, we assessed the osteoblast(More)
Leptin and vascular cell adhesion molecules-1 (VCAM-1) are two important mediators in obesity-related osteoarthritis, while the molecular mechanism linking leptin to VCAM-1 production is still obscure. Here we show that leptin upregulates VCAM-1 mRNA and protein levels in a time- and dose-dependent manner. Mechanistically, leptin induces VCAM-1 promoter(More)
A new caffeoylgluconic acid derivative, trans-caffeoyl-6-O-D-gluconic acid methyl ester (1), together with two known compounds named trans-caffeoyl-6-O-D-glucono-γ-lactone (2) and trans-caffeoyl-6-O-D-gluconic acid (3), was isolated from the nearly ripe fruits of Evodia rutaecarpa (Juss.) Benth.. These compounds were isolated by various separation methods(More)
Two new compounds, N-[4'-hydroxy-(E)-cinnamoyl]-l-tyrosine methyl ester (1) and methyl 4-methoxy-3-(3'-hydroxy-2'-methyl)propionyloxy-benzoate (2), were isolated from EtOAc extract of the fermentation broth of the endophytic fungus Aspergillus sp. HS-05. Their structures were elucidated by NMR, IR, UV, MS, and CD methods. Compounds 1 and 2 showed no(More)
A new saponin, isonarthogenin 3-O-β-d-glucopyranosyl-(1→4)-β-d-galactopyranoside (1), together with twelve known compounds, were isolated from the rhizomes of Polygonatum sibiricum. The structures of these compounds were elucidated by analysis of their 1D/2D NMR and MS data. Among them, phenol compounds 4-7 and 9-10 showed significant inhibitions against(More)
Two new compounds, 4-hydroxyphenethyl methyl succinate (1) and 4-hydroxyphenethyl 2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)acetate (2), were isolated from the EtOAc extract of the broth of the marine fungus Penicillium griseofulvum Y19-07. Five known compounds were also obtained in this study. The structures of the new compounds were elucidated by 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopy and(More)
Six compounds were purified from the extracts of fungus Z18-17 (Nigrospora sp.) isolated from Scyphiphora hydrophyllacea, a tree from the intertidal zone of Shankou, Guangxi Province of China, which was reported to have cytotoxic activity. Systematic study on the chemical constituents of Nigrospora sp. resulted in the isolation of one new 6-phenylhexanoic(More)
Nardonaphthalenones A and B (1-2), one new apo-α-carotenone (3) and four new monoterpenoids (4, 8-9 and 11), along with six known compounds (5-7, 10, 12-13) were isolated from the dried roots and rhizomes of Nardostachys chinensis Batal. Their structures were elucidated by analysis of the spectroscopic data including NMR, HRESIMS and circular dichroism(More)