Youheng Gao

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In order to quickly and simultaneously obtain the chemical profiles and control the quality of the root of Polygonum multiflorum Thumb. and its processed form, a rapid qualitative and quantitative method, using ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with electrospray ionization-linear ion trap-Orbitrap hybrid mass spectrometry(More)
Previous studies have suggested that elevated blood homocysteic acid (HCA) levels increased the risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD), but the underlying mechanisms are unclear. Herein, we studied the neuronal toxicity of HCA and the underlying mechanisms in HT-22 cells. Results showed that HCA induced cell death in concentration- and time-dependent manners, but(More)
Isodon diterpenoids have received considerable phytochemical and biological attention for their strong antitumor activity with low toxicity. In this study, ExcisaninA, a diterpenoid compound purified from Isodon MacrocalyxinD, was tested on human Hep3B and MDA-MB-453 cell lines and Hep3B xenograft models. The results showed ExcisaninA could inhibit the(More)
AIM Excisanin A, a diterpenoid compound purified from Isodon macrocalyxin D, has anti-cancer properties with little toxicity. In this study, the anti-invasive effects of excisanin A on breast cancer cells and its molecular mechanism of action were investigated. MAIN METHODS MTT, wound healing, transwell chamber and cell adhesion assays were utilized to(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Hirsutanol A is a novel sesquiterpene compound purified from fungus chondrostereum sp in Sarcophyton tortuosum. Its pharmacologic effect has not been reported yet. This study aimed to investigate cytotoxic effect of Hirsutanol A on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells and its mechanism. METHODS Hep3B cells were treated with(More)
Berberine (BBR), one of the major constituents of Chinese herb Rhizoma coptidis, has been reported to exert beneficial effects to various diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD). In the present work, we aimed to investigate the effects of BBR on neuronal cell death induced by homocysteic acid (HCA), which was considered as a risk of AD. BBR(More)
Two new clerodane diterpenoids (1-2), one new clerodane diterpenoid alkaloid (3), as well as thirteen known compounds were isolated from Croton crassifolius. The structures of new compounds were established by a combination of spectroscopic methods, including HRMS, (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR, (1)H (1)H COSY, HSQC, HMBC, NOESY and X-ray crystallographic analysis.(More)
Mannose-diester lauric diacid-cholesterol (Man-DLD-Chol), as a liposomal target ligand, was synthesized by lipase catalyzed in a non-aqueous medium. Its chemical structure was confirmed by mass spectrometry (MS) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. Glycyrrhetinic acid (GA) liposomes containing Man-DLD-Chol (Man-DLD-Chol-GA-Lp) were prepared by(More)
Four new ent-kaurane diterpenoids, rabdonervosins G-J (1-4, resp.), were isolated from the leaves and stems of Isodon nervosus. Their structures were elucidated by extensive spectroscopic analyses, including 1D-, 2D-NMR and HR mass spectra. Compound 2 showed potent cytotoxicity against the HepG2 and PC-9/ZD cell lines with IC50 values of 2.36 and 6.07 μM,(More)
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