Kristýna Šebrlová

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The California poppy (Eschscholzia californica Cham.) contains a variety of natural compounds including several alkaloids found exclusively in this plant. Because of the sedative, anxiolytic, and analgesic effects, this herb is currently sold in pharmacies in many countries. However, our understanding of these biological effects at the molecular level is(More)
BACKGROUND INFORMATION Macarpine (MA) is a quaternary benzophenanthridine plant alkaloid isolated from Macleaya microcarpa or Stylophorum lasiocarpum. Benzophenanthridine alkaloids are interesting natural products that display antiproliferative, antimicrobial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory activities, and also fluorescence properties. In a previous(More)
Selected benzo[c]phenathridine alkaloids were biotransformed using rat liver microsomes and identified by liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry. While the metabolites of commercially available sanguinarine and chelerythrine have been studied in detail, data about the metabolism of the minor alkaloids remained unknown. Reactions involved in(More)
Quaternary benzo[c]phenanthridine alkaloids are secondary metabolites of the plant families Papaveraceae, Rutaceae, and Ranunculaceae with anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antimicrobial and anticancer activities. Their spectral changes induced by the environment could be used to understand their interaction with biomolecules as well as for analytical(More)
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