Xianli Zhou

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An unusual natural product named 2,4,6-trihydroxacetophenone-3, 5-di-C-beta-D-glucoside (18) were isolated from aerial parts of Rhododendron lepidotum grows in Tibet, along with other 17 known compounds: hopenol-B (1), lupeol (2), ursolic acid (3), avicularin (4), quercetin (5), myricetin (6), hyperoside (7), myricetin-3'-O-beta-D-xyloside (8),(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical usefulness of acoustic radiation force impulse elastography for the differential diagnosis of cervical lymph nodes. METHODS Virtual touch tissue imaging (Siemens Medical Solutions, Mountain View, CA) was analyzed in 81 patients (mean age, 46.6 years; range, 5-82 years) with 81 lymph(More)
OBJECTIVES Virtual Touch tissue quantification (VTQ) is a quantified ultrasound (US) acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) imaging method that provides numerical measurements (wave-velocity values) of tissue stiffness. The purpose of this study was to detect whether VTQ could be applied to differentiate between benign and malignant thyroid lesions. (More)
Hydroxyapatite (HA) coatings on titanium (Ti) substrates have attracted much attention owing to the combination of good mechanical properties of Ti and superior biocompatibility of HA. Incorporating silver (Ag) into HA coatings is an effective method to impart the coatings with antibacterial properties. However, the uniform distribution of Ag is still a(More)
Taxane-type anticancer drugs, including paclitaxel and its semi-synthetic derivatives docetaxel and cabazitaxel, are widely applied to chemotherapy of malignancy like breast cancer, ovarian cancer, non-small cell lung cancer and prostate cancer. However, their clinical applications are generally limited by scarce natural resources, various side effects and(More)
SCOPE We previously found that curcuminoids decreased blood glucose and improved insulin resistance by reducing serum free fatty acids (FFAs) and increasing fatty acid oxidation in skeletal muscle of diabetic rats. This study was to investigate whether curcuminoids have beneficial effects on type 2 diabetic patients, and its possible mechanisms. METHODS(More)
A new phenylethanoid glycoside, named taraffinisoside A (1), together with five known glycosides were isolated from the stems and leaves of Tarphochlamys affinis. The structure of taraffinisoside A was identified on the basis of detailed spectral analysis. Compounds 1-4 and 6 showed potent antioxidant activities with IC50 values of 10.36, 19.73, 43.95,(More)
Six pyrrolizidine alkaloids were isolated from the whole herb of Liparis nervosa together with two previously known ones. Their structures were elucidated by extensive spectroscopic analyses and chemical reactions. The cytotoxicity of the isolates was evaluated against A549, HepG2, and MCF-7 human cancer cell lines; however, no significant growth inhibition(More)
Ten new nervogenic acid derivatives (1-4, 6-11) and one known compound (5) have been isolated from Liparis nervosa. Their structures were determined using extensive spectroscopic analysis, including 1D and 2D NMR experiments. Compounds 3, 4, 9, 10, and 11 were evaluated for their cytotoxicity against A549, H460, Hela, MCF-7, Caco2, and HepG2 human cancer(More)
Hypertension is one of the most common diseases that induce a series of pathological changes in different organs of the human body, especially in the heart. There is a wealth of evidence about blood vessels in hypertensive myocardium, but little is known about structural changes in the cardiac lymphatic system. To clarify the changes in structure of the(More)