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This work investigated the spectrum-effect relationships between HPLC fingerprints and the anti-bacterial activities of EtOAc extracts from Radix Isatidis. Fingerprints of EtOAc extracts of Radix Isatidis from various sources were established by a High-Performance Liquid Chromatography. The process of Escherichia coli (E. coli) growth affected by EtOAc(More)
Curcumae longae rhizome is a widely used traditional herb in many countries. Various geographical origins of this herb might lead to diversity or instability of the herbal quality. The objective of this work was to establish the chemical fingerprints for quality control and find the chemical markers for discriminating these herbs from different origins.(More)
Sample preparation is always the major bottleneck in analytical chemistry for the determination of pesticide residues. Different sample preparation methods have been proposed due to the wide variety of pesticides used and the inherent complexity of the matrices. In this study, different sample preparation methods including SPE, matrix solid-phase(More)
A modified quick, easy, cheap, efficient, rugged and safe method (QuEChERS) coupled to gas chromatography with electron capture detector (GC-ECD) was developed for rapid extraction and simultaneous determination of 36 pesticides in lotus seeds. The extraction solvent (acetone, ethyl acetate, acetonitrile, n-hexane and n-hexane in combination with ethyl(More)
AIMS This study investigated the anti-fungal activity of coptisine on Candida albicans growth. METHODS AND RESULTS The metabolic power-time curves of Candida albicans growth at 37 degrees C affected by coptisine were measured by microcalorimetry using an LKB-2277 Bioactivity Monitor with stop-flow mode. Then, the diameter of inhibitory zones in the agar(More)
In this report, we have investigated the inhibitory action of four organic acids from Radix Isatidis on Escherichia coli growth was investigated at 37 degrees C by using a microcalorimeter. The four organic acids were: syringic acid, 2-amino-benzoic acid, salicylic acid, benzoic acid. In accordance with thermokinetic model, the pertaining relationships of(More)
Arylnaphthalene lignan lactones have attracted considerable interest because of their anti-tumor and anti-hyperlipidimic activities. However, to our knowledge, few studies have explored the effects of these compounds on human leukemia cell lines. In this study, five arylnaphthalene lignans including 6'-hydroxy justicidin A (HJA), 6'-hydroxy justicidin B(More)
The emergence and prevalence of resistance to antibacterial agents is a pressing threaten for human health. Screening for novel antibacterial agents targeting not only multiplying but also non-multiplying bacteria using appropriate approach is in great demand. In this study, the microcalorimetric method was used to measure the metabolic curves of E. coli(More)
The effects of two bile acid derivatives, cholic acid (CA) and deoxycholic acid (DCA) on Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) growth were investigated and compared by microcalorimetry coupled with multiple analytical methods. The heat power (HP)-time curves of S. aureus growth affected by CA and DCA were studied by similarity analysis (SA), respectively. Then(More)
The strong toxicity of pathogenic bacteria has resulted in high levels of morbidity and mortality in the general population. Developing effective antibacterial agents with high efficacy and long activity is in great demand. In this study, the microcalorimetric technique based on heat output of bacterial metabolism was applied to evaluate the effect of(More)