Sheng-Chih Chen

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Eight new prenylated flavonoids, ugonins M-T (1-8), together with five known compounds, ugonins J-L (9-11), 5,4'-dihydroxy-4'',4''-dimethyl-5''-methyl-5''H-dihydrofurano[2'',3'':6,7]flavanone, and quercetin, were isolated and purified from the rhizomes of Helminthostachys zeylanica. The structures of the new isolates were elucidated by spectroscopic and(More)
Introduction As technology improves and molecular sequencing data accumulates exponentially, continued progress in the Human Genome Project will depend increasingly on the development of advanced computational tools for rapid annotation and easy organization of genomic sequences. Currently, a database search for sequence similarities represents the most(More)
UNLABELLED An integrated database and search system has been developed for protein family identification and information retrieval, as an approach to undertake the highly complex, genomic-scale problem of molecular sequence database search and organization. AVAILABILITY CONTACT
One new acetogenin, 6-hydroxy-8-pentadecyloxocane-2,7-dione ( 1), and four new prenylated flavonoids, 4''a,5'',6'',7'',8'',8''a-hexahydro-5,3',4'-trihydroxy-5'',5'',8''a-trimethyl-4 H-chromeno[2'',3'':7,6]flavone ( 2), 4''a,5'',6'',7'',8'',8''a-hexahydro-5,3',4',-trihydroxy-5'',5'',8''a-trimethyl-4 H-chromeno[2'',3'':7,8]flavone ( 3),(More)
A modified counter-propagation (CP) algorithm with supervised learning vector quantizer (LVQ) and dynamic node allocation has been developed for rapid classification of molecular sequences. The molecular sequences were encoded into neural input vectors using an n–gram hashing method for word extraction and a singular value decomposition (SVD) method for(More)
Oxidative stress plays an important role in the pathological processes of various neurodegenerative diseases. Ugonin K, a flavonoid isolated from the rhizomes of Helminthostachys zeylanica, possesses potent antioxidant property. In this study, we investigate the neuroprotective effects of ugonin K on hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2))-induced apoptosis in SH-SY5Y(More)
In this study, the cellular localization of the inhibitory effect of a natural flavonoid cirsimaritin against formyl-methionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine (fMLP)-induced respiratory burst in rat neutrophils was investigated. Cirsimaritin concentration-dependently inhibited the superoxide anion (O(*-)(2))generation and O(2) consumption (IC(50) 11.5+/-2.2 micro M(More)
Keywords: Inventory Supply chain management Deteriorating items Maximum lifetime Trade credit a b s t r a c t Many products such as fruits, vegetables, pharmaceuticals, volatile liquids, and others not only deteriorate continuously due to evaporation, obsolescence, spoilage, etc. but also have their expiration dates (i.e., a deteriorating item has its(More)
A nonradioactive, sensitive, rapid, and specific method for the determination of methionine adenosyltransferase activity has been established. In this method, the methyl group of S-adenosyl-L-methionine was enzymatically transferred to esculetin with the aid of catechol-O-methyltransferase and then the resulting scopoletin was extracted with n-hexane:ethyl(More)