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BACKGROUND The hypocholesterolemic effects of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) have now become an area of great interest and controversy for many scientists. In this study, we evaluated the effects of Lactobacillus plantarum 9-41-A and Lactobacillus fermentum M1-16 on body weight, lipid metabolism and intestinal microflora of rats fed a high-cholesterol diet. (More)
We propose a sketch-based system for rendering oriental brush strokes on complex shapes. While previous research has focused on methods for converting user-specified trajectories into oriental ink painting (Sumi-e) strokes, we propose an approach that takes as input the contours of complex shapes, estimates automatically the sizes of the brush footprints,(More)
Phytochemical investigation on the stem bark of Toona sinensis was carried out by various chromatographic techniques resulting in the isolation and elucidation of two novel tirucallane triterpenoids, named (20S)-3-oxo-tirucalla-25-nor-7-en-24-oic acid (1) and (20S)-5α,8α-epidioxy-3-oxo-24-nor-6.9(11)-dien-23-oic acid (2), along with fifteen known(More)
OBJECTIVE To study chemical constituents of Changium smyrnioides Wolff. METHODS The chemical components were isolated and purified by silica gel column and recrystallization. The chemical structures were elucidated on the basis of physico-chemical properties and spectral data. RESULTS Ten compounds were isolated and identified as lignoceric acid (1),(More)
BACKGROUND Astragalus membranaceus from traditional Chinese herbal medicines previously showed that it possesses a strong anti-inflammatory activity. The purpose of this study was to elucidate the effect of astragalus on allergen-induced airway inflammation and airway hyperresponsiveness and investigate its possible molecular mechanisms. METHODS Female(More)
OBJECTIVE To study chemical constituents of fruits of Ligustrum lucidum. METHOD The chemical components were isolated and purified by silica gel and sephadex LH-20 column chromatogram. The chemical structures were elucidated on the basis of physic-chemical properities and spectral data. RESULT Seven flavonoids were isolated and identified as(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of Valeriana amurensis on the expressions of P-APP,A4,1 and Caspase-3 of cortical neurons and hippocampus neurons in in Alzheimer's disease model rats' brain. METHODS Established the model with multiple factors, observed the expressions of beta-APP, Abeta(1-40) and Caspase-3 of cortical neurons and Hippocampus neurons(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term Helicobacter pylori infection leads to chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer, and gastric malignancies. Indigenous microflora in alimentary tract maintains a colonization barrier against pathogenic microorganisms. This study is aimed to observe the gastric and duodenum microflora alteration after H. pylori infection in Mongolian Gerbils(More)
Picrasma quassioides (D. Don) Benn. is used in traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of inflammation. Characteristic components of the medicinal extract are canthinone alkaloids. In this study, a sensitive and rapid liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry method has been developed for simultaneous quantification of two major canthinone(More)