Ren-Bo An

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The rhizome of Dryopteris crassirhizoma NAKAI exhibited significant antioxidant activity, as assessed by the 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging activity in vitro. Two phloroglucinol derivatives, flavaspidic acids PB (1) and AB (2), were isolated from the rhizome of D. crassirhizoma by a bioassay-guided fractionation. 1H-, 13C-NMR, and(More)
Inducible heme oxygenase (HO)-1 is known to play a major role in the pathogenesis of several diseases, and it protects cells against oxidant-mediated injury. The bioassay-guided fractionation of the EtOH extract of the flowered fruit-spike of Prunella vulgaris L. (Labiatae) yielded two ursane-type triterpenes, 3beta,23-dihydroxyurs-12-en-28-oic acid(More)
In this study, we investigated the hepatoprotective effects of four compounds from Galla Rhois [gallic acid methyl ester, gallic acid, an equilibrium mixture of 3-galloyl-gallic acid and 4-galloyl-gallic acid isomers, and 1,2,3,4,6-penta- O-galloyl- beta- D-glucose (PGG)] in primary rat hepatocytes undergoing necrosis or apoptosis. Treatment with gallic(More)
Lavandulyl flavanones of Sophora flavescens roots are anti-malarial, anti-inflammatory, and cytotoxic. Here, we examined whether four lavandulyl flavanones, (2S)-2'-methoxykurarinone (1), sophoraflavanone G (2), leachianone A (3), and (-)-kurarinone (4), isolated from S. flavescens could protect HT22 immortalized hippocampal cells against glutamate-induced(More)
Glutamate-induced oxidative injury causes neuronal degeneration related to many central nervous system diseases, such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy and ischemia. The bioassay-guided fractionation of the EtOH extract of the root bark of Dictamnus dasycarpus Trucz. provided one neuroprotective limonoid, obacunone, together with a(More)
We previously reported that a chloroform extract of Caesalpinia sappan L. induces apoptosis in oral cancer cells but not in normal epithelial cell lines. In the present study, we explored the effects of a single compound isolated from C. sappan heartwood, isoliquiritigenin 2'-methyl ether (ILME), on cultured primary and metastatic oral cancer cell lines(More)
The bioassay-guided fractionation of the MeOH extract of Galla Rhois furnished two hepatoprotective compounds, an equilibrium mixture of 3-galloyl-gallic acid and 4-galloyl-gallic acid isomers (3), 1,2,3,4,6-penta-O-galloyl-beta-D-glucose (4), and two inactive phenolic compounds, gallic acid methyl ester (1) and gallic acid (2). Compounds 3 and 4 showed(More)
Ganodermanondiol, a biologically active compound, was isolated from the Lingzhi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum). The present study examined the protective effects of ganodermanondiol against tert-butyl hydroperoxide (t-BHP)-induced hepatotoxicity. Ganodermanondiol protected human liver-derived HepG2 cells through nuclear factor-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2)(More)
Two flavonoids, 4,2',5'-trihydroxy-4'-methoxychalcone (1) and (2S)-6,7,4'-trihydroxyflavan (2), along with fourteen known flavonoids and two other known arylbenzofurans were isolated from the heartwood of Dalbergia odorifera. The structure of compounds 1 and 2 were established by spectroscopic (NMR and MS) analyses. Of the isolates, eight compounds (1, 4,(More)
Cudratricusxantone A (CTXA), isolated from the roots of Cudrania tricuspidata Bureau (Moraceae), has potent hepatoprotective, antiproliferative, and monoamine oxidase inhibitory effects. In this study, we examined whether CTXA could protect HT22-immortalized hippocampal cells against glutamate-induced oxidative stress through the induction of heme oxygenase(More)