Robert Y. Peng

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The Antrodia camphorata crude extract (ACCE), an extract obtained from a precious traditional Chinese folkloric herbal medicine Zhan-Ku (a camphor tree mushroom) since the 18th century, has showed rather significant inhibitory effects on the growth and proliferation of the transitional cell carcinomas (TCC) cell lines RT4, TSGH-8301, and T24. On treatment(More)
Antrodia camphorata (AC), a precious and unique folkloric medicinal mushroom enriched in polyphenolics, isoflavonoids, triterpenoids, and polysaccharides, has been diversely used in Formosa (Taiwan) since the 18th century. In this study, prostate cancer (PCa) cell lines PC-3 (androgen independent) and LNCaP (androgen responsive) were treated with AC crude(More)
Supercritical fluid SF-CO2 treatment of Rosemarinus officinalis L. fresh leaves under optimum conditions (80 degrees C at 5,000 psi) yielded 5.3% of extract supercritical fluid extraction (SFE)-80, in which five major active principles were identified by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS), viz., rosmarinic acid, carnosol, 12-methoxycarnosic(More)
The unusual hypolipidemic activity of the methanolic fractionate of the essential oil (EOM) obtained from the mountain celery seed was previously reported. The most enriched 9(Z)-octadecenamide (oleamide) was speculated to be responsible for the relevant bioactivity. Chemically syntheized oleamide (CSO) yielded 85.1% with a purity of 98.6% when identified(More)
The aqueous extract of Psidium guajava L. (PE) inhibited the cancer cell DU-145 in a dose- and time-dependent manner. At 1.0 mg/mL, PE reduced the viability of PCa DU-145 (the androgen independent PCa cells) to 36.1 and 3.59%, respectively after 48 h and 72 h of incubations. The absolute cell viability suppressing capability (VSC)(AC) could reach 262.5(More)
Five polysaccharide fractions (AB-1, AB-2, AB-3, AB-4, and AB-5) were obtained after a systemic solvent extraction and precipitation of Agaricus blazei mycelia with yields of 5.20, 9.03, 2.84, 17.47, and 0.44%, respectively. Among which, AB-1 and AB-3 demonstrated great DPPH* radical scavenging ability around 85.0 and 72.0%, respectively, at a concentration(More)
The relationship of hypertensives and many pathological syndromes still remains unclear. A mathematical model in terms of the fluid mechanics and physicochemical analyses is established to correlate the plasma viscosity, the shear stress and the rate of shear in blood stream with the ligand-receptor dissociation constant. This model has arrived at the(More)
Chronic cardiovascular and neurodegenerative complications induced by hyperglycemia have been considered to be associated most relevantly with endothelial cell damages (ECD). The protective effects of the aqueous extract of Psidium guajava L. budding leaves (PE) on the ECD in human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC) model were investigated. Results(More)
BACKGROUNDS & AIMS The long term therapeutic effect of ferulic acid (FA) and gallic acid (GA) in treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been lacking. METHODS Doxorubicin (DR, Adriamycin)-induced CKD rat model was established for this study. RESULTS DR significantly reduced levels of serum albumin, GOT, GPT, RBC, TNF-α, and urinary creatinine and(More)
The aqueous extract of Psidium guajava budding leaves (PE) bears an extremely high content of polyphenolic and isoflavonoids. Whether it could be used as an anti-tumor chemopreventive in view of anti-angiogenesis and anti-migration, we performed the assay methods including the MTT assay to examine the cell viability; the ELISA assay to test the expressions(More)