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Ellagic acid protects human keratinocyte (HaCaT) cells against UVA-induced oxidative stress and apoptosis through the upregulation of the HO-1 and Nrf-2 antioxidant genes.
UV radiation from the sun is a potent environmental risk factor in the pathogenesis of skin damage. Much of the skin damage caused by ultraviolet A (UVA) irradiation from the sun is associated withExpand
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Larvicidal activity of tectoquinone isolated from red heartwood-type Cryptomeria japonica against two mosquito species.
Mosquito larvicidal activities of methanolic extracts from different plant parts of red heartwood-type Cryptomeria japonica D. Don against the fourth-instar larvae of Aedes aegypti and AedesExpand
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Anti-inflammatory activity of new compounds from Andrographis paniculata by NF-kappaB transactivation inhibition.
Previous studies showed that the ethyl acetate (EtOAc) fraction of Andrographis paniculata (AP) possessed anti-inflammatory activity. This study further isolated these active compounds fromExpand
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Apoptotic effects of extract from Antrodia camphorata fruiting bodies in human hepatocellular carcinoma cell lines.
The fruiting body of Antrodia camphorata is well known in Taiwan as a traditional medicine for treating cancer and inflammation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the apoptotic effects ofExpand
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Analgesic effects and the mechanisms of anti-inflammation of ergostatrien-3beta-ol from Antrodia camphorata submerged whole broth in mice.
Ergostatrien-3beta-ol (ST1), an active and major ingredient from Antrodia camphorata (AC) submerged whole broth was evaluated for the analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects. Treatment of maleExpand
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Phenolic antioxidants from the heartwood of Acacia confusa.
In the present study, the ethanolic extracts from the heartwood of Acacia confusa, a species indigenous to Taiwan, exhibit strong antioxidant effects. Among all the fractions from ethanolic extractsExpand
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α-Glucosidase and aldose reductase inhibitory activities from the fruiting body of Phellinus merrillii.
The inhibitory activity from the isolated component of the fruiting body Phellinus merrillii (PM) was evaluated against α-glucosidase and lens aldose reductase from Sprague-Dawley male rats andExpand
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Antioxidant activities of natural phenolic compounds from Acacia confusa bark.
The present study showed that the ethanolic extracts from the bark of Acacia confusa exhibited a strong antioxidant activity. Among all the fractions from ethanolic extracts of bark, the EtOAcExpand
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Isolation and characterization of new lactam compounds that inhibit lung and colon cancer cells from adlay (Coix lachryma-jobi L. var. ma-yuen Stapf) bran.
Five active compounds that inhibit cancer cells were isolated from adlay bran (Coix lachryma-jobi L. var. ma-yuen Stapf), and their structures and activities in vitro were characterized. The ethylExpand
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Anti-inflammatory activities of new succinic and maleic derivatives from the fruiting body of Antrodia camphorata.
Six new compounds, trans-3-isobutyl-4-[4-(3-methyl-2-butenyloxy)phenyl]pyrrolidine-2,5-dione (1), trans-1-hydroxy-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-4-isobutylpyrrolidine-2,5-dione (2),Expand
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