Qiao-hong Chen

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For evaluation of C(18)- and C(19)-diterpenoid alkaloids as analgesics, three C(19)-diterpenoid alkaloids were isolated from the roots of Aconitum hemsleyanum var. circinatum and A. transsecutum; and twenty-five semisynthetic C(18)- or C(19)-diterpenoid alkaloids were prepared from lappaconitine, crassicauline A or yunaconitine. In a mice acetic(More)
The lasting attention that researchers have devoted to diterpenoid alkaloids is due to their various bioactivities and toxicities, structural complexity, and intriguing chemistry. From 1998 to the end of 2008, more than 300 new diterpenoid alkaloids were isolated from Nature. This review focuses on their structural relationships, and investigations into(More)
The diterpenoid alkaloids, with an intriguing chemistry and numerous varied bioactivities, constitute the largest and most complicated group of terpenoid alkaloids. Among them, the C19-diterpenoid alkaloids have attracted extensive and lasting attention from researchers. This chapter with 1075 references systematically summarizes the past 30 years of(More)
Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) is a proven target for control of the malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae). Unfortunately, a single amino acid mutation (G119S) in An. gambiae AChE-1 (AgAChE) confers resistance to the AChE inhibitors currently approved by the World Health Organization for indoor residual spraying. In this report, we describe several carbamate(More)
To improve the potential of curcumin to treat advanced hormone-refractory prostate cancer, three series (A-C) of heteroaromatic analogs (thirty two compounds) with different monoketone linkers have been synthesized and evaluated for cytotoxicity against two human androgen-independent prostate cancer cell lines (PC-3 and DU-145). Among them, thirty analogs(More)
Prostate cancer is the most common diagnosed invasive cancer in American men and is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Although there are several therapies successful in treating early, localized stage prostate cancer, current treatment of advanced metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer remains ineffective due to inevitable(More)
Bioassay-guided fractionation of an n-BuOH extract of the lateral roots of Aconitum carmichaeli. led to the isolation of 5 cardioactive C(19)-diterpenoid alkaloids: N-deethylaconine (1), beiwutinine (2), hypaconine (3), mesaconine (4), and 15α-hydroxyneoline (5). N-Deethylaconine and beiwutinine are new aconitine-type C(19)-diterpenoid alkaloids. Hypaconine(More)
This study aims to systematically explore the alkylation effect of 7-OH in silibinin and 2,3-dehydrosilibinin on the antiproliferative potency toward three prostate cancer cell lines. Eight 7-O-alkylsilibinins, eight 7-O-alkyl-2,3-dehydrosilibinins, and eight 3,7-O-dialkyl-2,3-dehydrosilibinins have been synthesized from commercially available silibinin for(More)
Thirty (1E,4E,6E)-1,7-diaryl-1,4,6-heptatrien-3-ones, featuring a central linear trienone linker and two identical nitrogen-containing heteroaromatic rings, were designed and synthesized as curcumin-based anticancer agents on the basis of their structural similarity to the enol-tautomer of curcumin, in addition to taking advantage of the possibly enhanced(More)