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Using the pER8:GUS reporter system to screen for phytoestrogens from Caesalpinia sappan.
Arabidopsis thaliana pER8:GUS, a low-cost, highly efficient, and convenient transgenic plant system, was used to assay the estrogen-like activity of 30 traditional Chinese medicines. The MeOH extractExpand
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6-Paradol and 6-Shogaol, the Pungent Compounds of Ginger, Promote Glucose Utilization in Adipocytes and Myotubes, and 6-Paradol Reduces Blood Glucose in High-Fat Diet-Fed Mice
The anti-diabetic activity of ginger powder (Zingiber officinale) has been recently promoted, with the recommendation to be included as one of the dietary supplements for diabetic patients. However,Expand
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Antiallergic Phorbol Ester from the Seeds of Aquilaria malaccensis
The Aquilaria malaccensis (Thymelaeaceae) tree is a source of precious fragrant resin, called agarwood, which is widely used in traditional medicines in East Asia against diseases such as asthma. InExpand
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Inflammation Modulatory Phorbol Esters from the Seeds of Aquilaria malaccensis.
The tree Aquilaria malaccensis is a valuable source of agarwood, which is used in herbal medicinal preparations. Phytochemical research on A. malaccensis seeds has led to the isolation of four newExpand
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Probing the Antiallergic and Anti-inflammatory Activity of Biflavonoids and Dihydroflavonols from Dietes bicolor.
Dietes bicolor (Iridaceae) is an ornamental plant used by African local healers to treat diarrhea and dysentery. A new dihydroflavonol, (2R,3R)-3,5,7-trihydroxy-8-methoxyflavanone (1); two knownExpand
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Iron-catalyzed oxidative direct α-C-H bond functionalization of cyclic ethers: selective C-O bond formation in the presence of a labile aldehyde group.
Iron catalyzed oxidative coupling of salicylaldehydes with cyclic ethers proceeded through the direct α-C-H functionalization of ethers, forming the corresponding acetals in moderate to excellentExpand
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Anti-allergic Hydroxy Fatty Acids from Typhonium blumei Explored through ChemGPS-NP
Increasing prevalence of allergic diseases with an inadequate variety of treatment drives forward search for new alternative drugs. Fatty acids, abundant in nature, are regarded as importantExpand
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Spectroscopic study of singlet oxygen photogeneration in meso-tetra-sulphonatophenyl-porphin
Abstract Meso-tetra(4-sulphonatophenyl)porphin (TPPS 4 ) is commonly used as a photosensitiser in photodynamic therapy. In this contribution, we have studied the dependence of singlet oxygenExpand
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A comparison of photosensitizing properties of meso-tetraphenylporphin in acetone and in dimethyl sulfoxide
Abstract Infrared time and spectral resolved phosphorescence measurements of a lipophylic photosensitizer meso-tetraphenylporphin, were used to compare its ability to generate singlet oxygen atExpand
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Protoporphyrin IX and hematoporphyrin derivatives interactions with oxygen studied by time and spectral resolved phosphorescence
Abstract In this contribution energy transfer from chemically similar porphyrin-like molecules of hematoporphyrin derivatives and protoporphyrin IX, used in photodynamic therapy as photosensitizersExpand
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