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Chemical Constituents and Bioactivities of Starfish
Starfish have been the research topic in many chemical and pharmacological laboratories due to their complex secondary metabolites and diverse bioactivities. The aim of this review is to provide anExpand
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Antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic action of cinnamaldehyde in C57BLKS/J db/db mice.
  • J. Li, T. Liu, +5 authors W. Sun
  • Medicine
  • Journal of traditional Chinese medicine = Chung i…
  • 1 September 2012
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of cinnamaldehyde (CA), an active and major compound in cinnamon, on glucose metabolism and insulin resistance in C57BLKS/J db/db mice. METHODS Sixteen maleExpand
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Preparative Isolation and Purification of Five Flavonoid Glycosides and One Benzophenone Galloyl Glycoside from Psidium guajava by High-Speed Counter-Current Chromatography (HSCCC)
Psidium guajava leaves have a diverse phytochemical composition including flavonoids, phenolics, meroterpenoids and triterpenes, responsible for the biological activities of the medicinal parts. InExpand
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Diketopiperazines from Marine Organisms
Diketopiperazines (DKPs), which are cyclic dipeptides, have been detected in a variety of natural resources. Recently, the interest in these compounds increased significantly because of theirExpand
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The hepatoprotective and antifibrotic effects of Saururus chinensis against carbon tetrachloride induced hepatic fibrosis in rats.
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Saururus chinensis (Lour.) Baill (Saururaceae) has been used in Chinese folk medicine for treatment of various diseases, such as edema, jaundice, gonorrhea,Expand
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Polyhydroxy steroids and saponins from China Sea starfish Asterina pectinifera and their biological activities.
  • Yan Peng, Jianxian Zheng, +8 authors Y. Liu
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Chemical & pharmaceutical bulletin
  • 1 June 2010
A new polyhydroxy sterol ester, (25S)-5alpha-cholestane-3beta,6alpha,7alpha,8,15alpha,16beta-hexahydroxyl-26-O-14'Z-eicosenoate (1), together with seven known steroid derivatives (2-8), were isolatedExpand
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Two novel alkaloids from the South China Sea marine sponge Dysidea sp.
  • S. Ren, W. Ma, +9 authors Y. Liu
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Journal of Antibiotics
  • 10 November 2010
Two new alkaloids, dysideanins A (1) and B (2), along with two known diketopiperazines, cyclo-(Pro-Leu) (3) and cyclo-(Pro-Ile) (4), were isolated from the marine sponge Dysidea sp. The structuresExpand
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Tang-Nai-Kang Alleviates Pre-diabetes and Metabolic Disorders and Induces a Gene Expression Switch toward Fatty Acid Oxidation in SHR.Cg-Leprcp/NDmcr Rats
Increased energy intake and reduced physical activity can lead to obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Transcriptional modulation of metabolic networks has become a focus of current drugExpand
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A known epidioxysterol was first isolated from South China Sea urchin Tripneustes gratilla Linnaeus, and this is the first example of epidioxysterol found in the sea urchin. The compound wasExpand
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