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Chalcone synthase and its functions in plant resistance
Chalcone synthase (CHS, EC 2.3.1.74) is a key enzyme of the flavonoid/isoflavonoid biosynthesis pathway. Besides being part of the plant developmental program the CHS gene expression is induced inExpand
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Sample preparation for plant metabolomics.
Sample preparation in plant metabolomics is a fundamental and critical step with important consequences for the accuracy of results. Depending on the analytical tools and the metabolites of interest,Expand
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Ethnopharmacology and systems biology: a perfect holistic match.
Traditional medical doctors often apply a holistic approach in prescribing medicines to the patient. Each individual patient gets his own optimalized medicine, usually a mixture of differentExpand
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Screening for acetylcholinesterase inhibitors from Amaryllidaceae using silica gel thin-layer chromatography in combination with bioactivity staining.
Thin-layer chromatography (TLC) was used to screen for acetylcholinesterase inhibitors from Amaryllidaceae extracts. The TLC plate was developed and then stained using Ellman's reagent,Expand
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Engineering secondary metabolite production in plants.
Recent achievements have been made in the metabolic engineering of plant secondary metabolism. Various pathways have been altered using genes encoding biosynthetic enzymes or genes encodingExpand
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Metabolomics in the context of systems biology: bridging traditional Chinese medicine and molecular pharmacology
The introduction of the concept of systems biology, enabling the study of living systems from a holistic perspective based on the profiling of a multitude of biochemical components, opens up a uniqueExpand
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Biosynthesis, natural sources, dietary intake, pharmacokinetic properties, and biological activities of hydroxycinnamic acids.
Hydroxycinnamic acids are the most widely distributed phenolic acids in plants. Broadly speaking, they can be defined as compounds derived from cinnamic acid. They are present at high concentrationsExpand
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Medicinal plants of the Russian Pharmacopoeia; their history and applications.
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Due to the location of Russia between West and East, Russian phytotherapy has accumulated and adopted approaches that originated in European and Asian traditionalExpand
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What is in a name? The need for accurate scientific nomenclature for plants.
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE To avoid ambiguities and error, ethnopharmacological and any other research on plants requires precise and appropriate use of botanical scientific nomenclature. AIMSExpand
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Evaluation of a vaporizing device (Volcano) for the pulmonary administration of tetrahydrocannabinol.
What is currently needed for optimal use of medicinal cannabinoids is a feasible, nonsmoked, rapid-onset delivery system. Cannabis "vaporization" is a technique aimed at suppressing irritatingExpand
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