Yun-Cheol Na

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Saponins in Platycodi Radix (platycosides) exhibit potent biological activities in mammalian systems, including several beneficial effects such as anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory and anti-obesity activities. In this study, we developed a new HPLC separation coupled with evaporative light scattering detector (ELSD) for the simultaneous quantitative(More)
Ginseng (Panax ginseng C. A. Meyer) has been well known to have a variety of ginsenosides that show diverse biological activities. Especially, the components of ginsenosides are quite different depending on the processing method. Recently, there have been several reports showing that less polar ginsenosides from Korean red ginseng (steam-treated Panax(More)
Platycosides extracted from Platycodi Radix were analyzed by HPLC coupled with electrospray ionization multistage tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC/ESI-MS(n)). Predominant [M+Na](+) ions in positive mode and [M-H](-) ions in negative mode in the direct ESI-MS spectra of extract provided information on molecular weights, but minor components and isomers could(More)
Ethylene is a key signal in the regulation of plant defense responses. It is required for the expression and function of GDSL LIPASE1 (GLIP1) in Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana), which plays an important role in plant immunity. Here, we explore molecular mechanisms underlying the relationship between GLIP1 and ethylene signaling by an epistatic analysis(More)
A new chemodosimetric probe (1) is reported that selectively detects thiols over other relevant biological species by the turning on of its fluorescence through a Michael type reaction. The fluorogenic process upon its reaction was revealed to be mediated by intramolecular charge transfer, as confirmed by time-dependent density functional theory(More)
BACKGROUND Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a serious global epidemic associated with a modern lifestyle. OBJECTIVE Although aberrant interactions between gut microbes and the intestinal immune system have been implicated in this skin disease, the nature of the microbiome dysfunction underlying the disease remains unclear. METHODS The gut microbiome from 132(More)
High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and capillary electrophoresis (CE) were used to examine the enantiomeric separation of a series of 17 racemic tetrahydrobenzimidazole analytes. These compounds were prepared as part of a synthetic program directed towards a select group of pyrrole-imidazole alkaloids. This group of natural products has a unique(More)
Racemic mixtures of the promising anti-malarial bisindole alkoids, flinderole A-C, desmethyl flinderole C, borreverine and isoborreverine, are baseline-separated for the first time by HPLC using vancomycin-based stationary phases and partially separated by capillary electrophoresis (CE) using cyclodextrin selectors. The HPLC results compare the performance(More)
BACKGROUND β-sitosterol is a cholesterol-like phytosterol, which widely distributed in the plant kingdom. Here, anti-fibrotic effect of the β-sitosterol was studied using the activated human hepatic stellate cell (HSC) model and dimethylnitrosamine (DMN)-induced mouse hepatic fibrosis model. METHOD HSCs were activated by transforming growth factor-β(More)
BACKGROUND Artemisia capillaris (AC) has been recognized as one of the promising candidates for hepatoprotective, hypoglycemic, hypolipidemic, antiobesitic and anti-inflammatory therapeutic effectiveness. This study evaluated the inherent mechanism and anti-apoptotic activity of 30% ethanol extract of AC (AC extract) 100 μg/ml on free fatty acids(More)