Jian-Zhao Niu

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AIM To study the chemical constituents of Selaginella tamariscina (Beauv.) Spring. METHODS The compounds were isolated and purified by macroporous adsorption resin, Sephadex LH-20 and silica gel column chromatography and identified on the basis of their physicochemical and spectral data. RESULTS Four compounds were obtained from the n-BuOH fraction of(More)
AIM To study the chemical constituents of Selaginella tamariscina (Beauv.) Spring. METHODS Various chromatographic techniques were used to separate and purify the chemical constituents. Their physico-chemical properties and spectral data were used to elucidate the structures. RESULTS Four compounds were isolated from the n-BuOH fraction of the(More)
AIM To observe the effect of compound Biejiaruangan decoction (CBJRGC) (composite prescription of Carapax trionycis for softening the liver) on proliferation, activation, excretion of collagen and cytokine of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) and to find the mechanism of prevention and treatment of hepatic fibrosis by CBJRGC. METHODS Using MTT,(More)
AIM To study the role of hepatic sinusoidal capillarization and perisinusoidal fibrosis in rats with alcohol-induced portal hypertension and to discuss the pathological mechanisms of alcohol-induced hepatic portal hypertension. METHODS Fifty SD rats were divided into control group (n=20) and model group (n=30). Alcoholic liver fibrosis rat model was(More)
A new furospirostanol saponin, ophiofurospiside A (1), was isolated together with the known steroidal glycosides 2, 3, and 4 from the tubers of Ophiopogon japonicus (Thunb.) Ker-Gawl. Using chemical and spectral analyses (IR, MS, 1D NMR, and 2D NMR), the structure of 1 was established as 26-O-beta-d-glucopyranosyl-(22S, 25R)-furospirost-5-ene-3beta,(More)
Two new triterpenoid saponins, named cernuaside C and D, have been isolated from Pulsatilla cernua (Thunb.) Bercht. et Opiz. The structures of the two new triterpenoid saponins were elucidated as 3-O-beta-D-xylopyranosyl(1 --> 2)-[alpha-L-rhamnopyranosyl(1 --> 3)]-alpha-L-arabinopyranosyl oleanolic acid 28-alpha-L-rhamnopyranosyl(1 -->(More)
Antioxidant action is critical for maintaining the normal cardiovascular function and vascular endothelial cell is an important target of estrogen action through estrogen receptor (ER) pathway. This study is carried out to explore the antioxidant effect of carnosol in bovine aortic endothelial cells (BAECs) via ER pathway. The ER subtype specific estrogenic(More)
OBJECTIVE To study effects of soy extract on lipid metabolims in ovariectomized rats. METHOD 90 Wistar rats were randomly divided into 9 groups: control group, sham group, model group, estrogen group, soy isoflavone group of high dose, soy isoflavone group of low dose, soy extract of high dose, soy extract of low dose, and soy polysaccharde group, 10 rats(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the phytoestrogenic effects of ten kinds of Chinese medicine including flos carthami, radix cyathulae, radix salviae miltiorrhizae, fructus ligustri lucidi, fructus lycii, radix clycyrrhizae, herba cistanches, herba epimedii, fructus psoraleae and semen cuscutae. METHOD 240 female Kunming mice weighting 9 - 12 g were randomly divided(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Recent studies have demonstrated that circulating fibrocytes contribute to the formation and development of fibrosis. Curcumin, a polyphenolic compound isolated from turmeric, has been shown to have anti-fibrotic effects in various organs. We and others have demonstrated that curcumin beneficially affects the development of fibrosis. However(More)