Yunfang Zhao

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Six new polyoxygenated triterpenoids, cannabifolins A-F (1-6), and eight known triterpenoids, 7-14, were isolated from the leaves of Vitex negundo var. cannabifolia. The absolute configuration of cannabifolin A (1) was determined by single-crystal X-ray crystallographic analysis. Compounds 1 and 2 represent a class of rare natural pentacyclic triterpenoids(More)
Four new lignanamides, melongenamides A-D (1-4), together with six known ones (5-10), were isolated from the roots of Solanum melongena L. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of 1D and 2D NMR experiments and by comparison of their spectroscopic and physical data with the literature values. Compounds 2-8 exhibited inhibitions of nitric oxide(More)
It is of great importance to clarify in depth the chemical composition, including qualitative and quantitative aspects, of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) injection that contains a great number of hydrophilic and hydrophobic ingredients to guarantee its safe medication in clinic. Column-switching hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography-reversed(More)
It is important to conduct large-scale detection, identification, and quantitation of metabolites in a given sample. Herein, a practical strategy was proposed to quantitatively compare the chemome between Cistanche deserticola (CD) and C. tubulosa (CT), which have been widely believed as the ideal edible and medicinal plants for conquering the deserts. The(More)
Twenty new polyoxygenated labdane diterpenoids (1-20) were isolated from the aerial parts of Leonurus macranthus. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic and spectrometric data (1D and 2D NMR, IR, and HRESIMS). The absolute configurations of macranthin A (1) and 6-O-deacetylmacranthin A (2) were determined by single-crystal X-ray(More)
Eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) is a famous edible and medicinal plant. Despite being widely cultivated and used, data on certain parts other than the fruit are limited. The present study focused on the qualitative and quantitative analysis of the chemical constituents, particularly phenylpropanoid amides (PAs), in eggplant. The mass fragmentation patterns(More)
GYF-17, a 2-(2-phenethyl)-chromone derivative, was isolated from agarwood and showed superior activity of inhibiting NO production of RAW264.7 cells induced by LPS in our preliminary pharmacodynamic screening. In order to develop novel therapeutic drug for acute and chronic inflammatory disorders, the anti-inflammatory activity and underlying mechanism of(More)
Nine new sesquiterpenes (1-9), together with seventeen known ones (10-26), were isolated from Chinese eaglewood. Their structures were established by extensive spectroscopic analysis, and the absolute configuration of 6 was determined by the modified Mosher's method. Compounds 7, 10, 14, 15, and 21 exhibited significant inhibition of nitric oxide production(More)
Litsea cubeba is one of aromatic medicinal plant belonging to family Lauraceae. The roots, stems and fruits of L. cubeba have been widely applied as folk medicines in some districts in China for relieving rheumatism and cold, regulating Qi (meridian) to alleviate pain. Previous studies revealed that this species contains major alkaloids, in specific(More)
Two new dihydrochalcones, 4-hydroxy-2,4'-dimethoxydihydrochalcone (1) and 3,4'-dihydroxy-2,4,6-trimethoxydihydrochalcone (2), and a new homoisoflavane, 7,3'-dihydroxy-8,4'-dimethoxyhomoisoflavane (3), along with 12 known compounds (4-15), were isolated from the red resin of Dracaena cochinchinensis (Chinese dragon's blood). Their structures were assigned by(More)