Phuong Thien Thuong

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Twelve compounds were isolated from the MeOH extract of the leaf and stem of the Korean endemic plant Weigela subsessilis L. H. Bailey. Their chemical structures were elucidated on the basis of physicochemical and spectroscopic data and by comparison with those of published literatures. These compounds were identified as three sterols, beta-sitosterol(More)
Twelve new flavanones bearing a 2,2-dimethylpyrano ring were isolated from a MeOH extract of the stem bark of Erythrina abyssinica. Their structures were determined on the basis of spectroscopic (UV, CD, 1D and 2D NMR, HRMS) and physico-chemical analyses. Compounds 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, and 9 exhibited inhibitory effects on the enzyme activity of PTP1B in an in(More)
Cytotoxic activitiy of seven hederagenin saponins isolated from the root of Dipsacus asper were investigated in vitro against L1210, HL-60 and SK-OV-3 tumor cell lines by the MTT method. 3-O-alpha-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1-->2)-alpha-L-arabinopyranosyl hederagenin (2), 3-O-beta-D-xylopyranosyl-(1-->3)-alpha-L-Rhamnopyranosyl-(1-->2)-alpha-L-arabinopyranosyl(More)
Chromatographic separation of the EtOAc fraction from the leaf and stem of Vitis amurensis led to the isolation of six oligostilbenoids (i.e., r-2-viniferin (1), trans-amurensin B (2), trans-epsilon-viniferin (3), gnetin H (4), amurensin G (5), (+)-ampelopsin A (8)) and four stilbenoids (i.e., trans-resveratrol (6), (+)-ampelopsin F (7), piceatannol (9),(More)
A new flavone glycoside, apigenin 5-O-alpha-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1-->3)-beta-D-glucopyranoside (1), along with four known flavonol glycosides (2-5), were isolated from the leaf of Cephalotaxus koreana. The new glycoside 1 showed inhibitory activity in superoxide radical scavenging assay with IC(50) value of 13.0 microM, while it showed weak activity in(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE The root and stem of Vitis amurensis (Vitaceae) have popularly used as traditional medicine for treatment of cancer and various pains in Korea and Japan. Recent studies, its root and stem possess anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor activities, and protective effects against beta-amyloid-induced oxidative stress. AIM OF THE STUDY(More)
AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a sensor of cellular energy status found in all eukaryotes. Recent studies indicate that AMPK activation strongly suppresses cell proliferation in tumor cells, which requires high rates of protein synthesis and de novo fatty acid synthesis for their rapid growth. Pomolic acid (PA) has been previously described as being(More)
Bioassay-guided fractionation of the EtOAc extract of the stem bark of Erythrina abyssinica (Leguminosae) resulted in the isolation of three new (1-3), along with 12 known (4-15) pterocarpan derivatives. Their chemical structures were determined by physicochemical and spectroscopic data analysis (IR, UV, [alpha](D), CD, 1D and 2D NMR, and MS data). All the(More)
Oxidation of low density lipoprotein (LDL) is thought to be a major factor in the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis. In the present study, we found that coumarins isolated from Weigela subsessilis (Caprifoliaceae) inhibited LDL oxidation mediated by either catalytic copper ions (Cu2+) or free radicals generated with the azo compound(More)
A phytochemical study on Picria tel-ferae resulted in the isolation of a phenylpropanoid glycoside (1), which was reported for the first time from this plant. The structure of compound 1 was identified as 1-O-3,4-(dihydroxyphenyl)- ethyl-beta-D- apiofuranosyl- (1-->4)-alpha-L-rharmnopyranosyl- (1-->3)-4-O-caffeoyl- beta-D-glucopyranoside on the basis of(More)