Kang-ping Xu

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Previous investigations have indicated that endogenous inhibitors of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) such as asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) may play an important role in endothelium dysfunction, and some antioxidant drugs improve endothelium function via reduction of ADMA level. The present study examined the antioxidation and endothelial protection of(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Hericium is a genus of mushrooms (fungus) in the Hericiaceae family. Hericium erinaceus (HE) has been used for the treatment of digestive diseases for over 2000 years in China. HE possesses many beneficial functions such as anticancer, antiulcer, antiinflammation and antimicrobial effects, immunomodulation and other(More)
In the current study, nine flavonoids were isolated and purified from 75% ethanol extract of Selaginella uncinata (Desv.) Spring by column chromatographic techniques over macroporous resin, polyamide, silica gel, Sephadex LH-20 and pre-HPLC. On the basis of their physico-chemical properties and spectroscopic data analyses, these compounds were elucidated as(More)
Previous investigations have indicated that calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), a principal transmitter in capsaicin-sensitive sensory nerves, could alleviate cardiac anaphylaxis injury. Rutaecarpine relaxes vascular smooth by stimulation of CGRP release via activation of vanilloid receptor subtype 1 (VR1). In the present study, we examined the role of(More)
The present study examined the anti-oxidation and protective effects of demethylbellidifolin (DMB), a xanthone compound extracted from swertia davidi Franch, on endothelium. The relationship between the protective effects of DMB on endothelium and the level of asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), an endogenous inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase, was also(More)
A new flavonoid, 6-(2-hydroxy-5-carboxyphenyl)-apigenin (1), together with two new natural products, 3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-6,7-dihydroxy coumarin (2), 1-methoxy-3-methylanthraquinone (3) and four known compounds, were isolated from Selaginella tamariscina (BEAUV.) SPRING. The structures of the new isolated compounds were elucidated on the basis of 1D and 2D(More)
Previous investigations have indicated that rutaecarpine activates the vanilloid receptor to evoke calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) release. CGRP has been shown to alleviate cardiac anaphylactic injury. In the present study, the effect of rutaecarpine on cardiac anaphylaxis was examined. Challenge of presensitized guinea-pig hearts with a specific(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the chemical constituents of Oldenlandia diffusa. METHOD The column chromatography with polyamide Sephadex LH -20, silica gel as packing materials and HPLC, were used to separate and purify the chemical components. The structures were elucidated on the basis of physicochemical properties and spectral data. RESULT Nine compounds(More)
A new cyclic diarylheptanoid (1) and a new flavone glucoside (2), along with seven known compounds, were isolated from the green peel of Juglans mandshurica. Their structures were elucidated based on extensive spectroscopic analyses. Moreover, the cytotoxicity against NCI-H460, A549, and K562 cancer cells of compounds 1-6 was evaluated. The results showed(More)
Two new flavonoids, uncinataflavones A (1) and B (2), along with one known compound 6-(5-carboxyl-2-methoxyphenyl)-apigenin (3), were isolated from Selaginella uncinata (Desv.) Spring. All these compounds belong to apigenin derivatives with aryl substituents at C-6 position. The structures of new compounds were elucidated on the basis of comprehensive(More)