Experts and Doctors on plant roots in Kunming, Yunnan, China


Locale: Kunming, Yunnan, China
Topic: plant roots

Top Publications

  1. Guo X, Wang X, Su W, Zhang G, Zhou R. DNA barcodes for discriminating the medicinal plant Scutellaria baicalensis (Lamiaceae) and its adulterants. Biol Pharm Bull. 2011;34:1198-203 pubmed
    ..The DNA barcoding technique could be applied to the quality control of "Huang Qin"-based medicinal preparations and to the management of medicinal herb trade in the markets...
  2. Zuo A, Li L, Ma Y, Rao G. [Akaloids from roots of Stephania dentifolia]. Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2013;38:574-7 pubmed
    ..All compounds were obtained from this plant for the first time...
  3. Li J, Zhao G, Huang H, Zhu W, Lee J, Kim C, et al. Pseudonocardia rhizophila sp. nov., a novel actinomycete isolated from a rhizosphere soil. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 2010;98:77-83 pubmed publisher
    ..nov. The type strain is YIM 67013(T) (= CCTCC AA 209043(T) = DSM 45381(T)). ..
  4. Ni W, Hua Y, Teng R, Kong Y, Chen C. New tirucallane-type triterpenoid saponins from Sapindus mukorossi Gaetn. J Asian Nat Prod Res. 2004;6:205-9 pubmed
  5. Nian Y, Zhang Y, Chen J, Lu L, Qiu M, Qing C. Cytotoxic chemical constituents from the roots of Cimicifuga foetida. [corrected]. J Nat Prod. 2010;73:93-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Compounds 2, 3, and 7 exhibited significant cytotoxicity against HepG2 cells, with IC(50) values of 1.29, 0.71, and 1.41 microM, respectively...
  6. Wang G, Rong M, Li Q, Liu Y, Long C, Meng P, et al. Alkaloids from Veratrum taliense Exert Cardiovascular Toxic Effects via Cardiac Sodium Channel Subtype 1.5. Toxins (Basel). 2015;8: pubmed publisher
    ..This result reveals that VAs exert their cardiovascular toxicity via the Na(V)1.5 channel. The effects of VAs on Na(V)1.3 and Na(V)1.4 may be related to their analgesic effect and skeletal muscle toxicity, respectively. ..
  7. Zhao P, Li G, Shen Y. New chemical constituents from the endophyte Streptomyces species LR4612 cultivated on Maytenus hookeri. Chem Biodivers. 2006;3:337-42 pubmed
    ..The structures were established by HR-ESI-MS and in-depth NMR analyses...
  8. Lyu J, Zhang S, Dong Y, He W, Zhang J, Deng X, et al. Analysis of elite variety tag SNPs reveals an important allele in upland rice. Nat Commun. 2013;4:2138 pubmed publisher
    ..This report provides a potential strategy to mine rare, agronomically important alleles. ..
  9. Yang J, Kondratyuk T, Marler L, Qiu X, Choi Y, Cao H, et al. Isolation and evaluation of kaempferol glycosides from the fern Neocheiropteris palmatopedata. Phytochemistry. 2010;71:641-7 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, compounds 3-6 were shown to bind QR2 enzyme using LC-MS ultrafiltration binding assay...

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  1. Zeng L, Hu M, Yan Y, Lu Q, Cheng Y. Compounds from the roots of Jasminum sambac. J Asian Nat Prod Res. 2012;14:1180-5 pubmed publisher
    ..Their structures were identified using spectroscopic methods. This study provides a better understanding to the chemical composition of J. sambac roots that have been thought to be one ingredient of an ancient prescription 'Ma-Fei-San'...
  2. Liu Q, Wang Y, Chen R, Zhang M, Wang Y, Yang C, et al. Anti-coxsackie virus B3 norsesquiterpenoids from the roots of Phyllanthus emblica. J Nat Prod. 2009;72:969-72 pubmed publisher
    ..Compounds 5-7 exhibited strong anti-CVB3 activity...
  3. Wan J, Li X, Wang L, Zhang X. [Pharmacognostical studies on root of Geranium strictipes]. Zhong Yao Cai. 2008;31:496-7 pubmed
    ..To establish pharmacognostical methods on Root of Geranium strictipes...
  4. Wang P, Ran X, Chen R, Luo H, Liu Y, Zhou J, et al. Germacrane-type sesquiterpenoids from the roots of Valeriana officinalis var. latifolia. J Nat Prod. 2010;73:1563-7 pubmed publisher
    ..latifolia. The structures and relative configurations of 2-9 were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic data interpretation. The effects of all compounds isolated on acetylcholinesterase were evaluated. ..
  5. Wang Y, Cai M, Zhi X, Zhang Y, Tang S, Xu L, et al. Microlunatus aurantiacus sp. nov., a novel actinobacterium isolated from a rhizosphere soil sample. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2008;58:1873-7 pubmed publisher
    ..phosphovorus. Therefore, strain YIM 45721T represents a novel species of the genus Microlunatus, for which the name Microlunatus aurantiacus sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is YIM 45721T (=CCTCC AB 206067T=DSM 18424T)...
  6. Wang F, Xie Z, Gao Y, Xu Y, Cheng X, Liu J. Sulfonated guaianolides from Saussurea lappa. Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo). 2008;56:864-5 pubmed
    ..Their structures were elucidated on the basis of extensive spectroscopic analysis. ..
  7. She G, Zhang Y, Yang C. A new phenolic constituent and a cyanogenic glycoside from Balanophora involucrata (Balanophoraceae). Chem Biodivers. 2013;10:1081-7 pubmed publisher
    ..involucrata and its hosts. The free-radical-scavenging activity of the isolated compounds was also examined by DPPH assay...
  8. Shen Y, Xu Y. Two new diterpenoids from Coleus forskohlii. J Asian Nat Prod Res. 2005;7:811-5 pubmed
  9. Shi M, Luo X, Ju G, Li L, Huang S, Zhang T, et al. Enhanced Diterpene Tanshinone Accumulation and Bioactivity of Transgenic Salvia miltiorrhiza Hairy Roots by Pathway Engineering. J Agric Food Chem. 2016;64:2523-30 pubmed publisher
  10. He J, Luan J, Lv X, Rui D, Tao J, Wang B, et al. Navicularines A-C: New diterpenoid alkaloids from Aconitum naviculare and their cytotoxic activities. Fitoterapia. 2017;120:142-145 pubmed publisher
    ..It was found that navicularine B exhibited certain cytotoxic activities in vitro, with IC50 values of 13.50, 18.52, 17.22, 11.18, and 16.36?M, respectively. ..
  11. Li L, Shen Y, Yang X, Zuo G, Shen Z, Chen Z, et al. Antiplatelet aggregation activity of diterpene alkaloids from Spiraea japonica. Eur J Pharmacol. 2002;449:23-8 pubmed
    ..These results suggest that the atisine-type alkaloids isolated from S. japonica are a class of novel antiplatelet aggregation agents...
  12. Nian Y, Wang H, Zhou L, Su J, Li Y, Qiu M. Cytotoxic cycloartane triterpenes of the traditional Chinese medicine "shengma" (Cimicifuga dahurica). Planta Med. 2013;79:60-9 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, the key points of the structure-activity relationships of aglycones with a cimigenol skeleton were discussed...
  13. He F, Pu J, Huang S, Wang Y, Xiao W, Li L, et al. Schinalactone A, a new cytotoxic triterpenoid from Schisandra sphenanthera. Org Lett. 2010;12:1208-11 pubmed publisher
    ..Compounds 1 and 2 showed significant cytotoxicity against PANC-1 cell lines with IC(50) values of 5.9 and 4.1 microM, respectively. A plausible biosynthetic pathway of 1 was also postulated. ..
  14. Zhang Z, Zhang Y, Wang Y, Zhang Q, Yan X, Di Y, et al. Three novel ?-carboline alkaloids from Gelsemium elegans. Fitoterapia. 2012;83:704-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The structures of new alkaloids were established on the basis of analysis of spectroscopic data. It is the first example for report of ?-carboline from genus Gelsemium (Loganiaceae)...
  15. Fan J, Kuang B, Zeng G, Zhao S, Ji C, Zhang Y, et al. Biologically active arborinane-type triterpenoids and anthraquinones from Rubia yunnanensis. J Nat Prod. 2011;74:2069-80 pubmed publisher
    ..All compounds were evaluated for their cytotoxic, antibacterial, and antifungal activities. Rubiyunnanol C (5) is the first example of an arborinane-type triterpenoid with a double bond at C-8-C-9...
  16. Wang F, Gao Y, Zhang L, Bai B, Hu Y, Dong Z, et al. A pair of windmill-shaped enantiomers from Lindera aggregata with activity toward improvement of insulin sensitivity. Org Lett. 2010;12:3196-9 pubmed publisher
    ..They have an unprecedented carbon skeleton and showed significant activity against glucosamine-induced insulin resistance...
  17. Li N, Tan N, Zhou J. New chlorine-containing phenoloid from Curculigo capitulata. J Asian Nat Prod Res. 2004;6:7-10 pubmed
    ..Its structure was established as 2,4-dichloro-3-methyl-5-hydroxy-6-methoxylphenol-beta-D-xylopyranosyl (1 --> 6)-beta-D-glucopyranoside (1) on the basis of the spectral data and chemical evidence...
  18. Li J, Zhao G, Zhang Y, Klenk H, Pukall R, Qin S, et al. Dietzia schimae sp. nov. and Dietzia cercidiphylli sp. nov., from surface-sterilized plant tissues. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2008;58:2549-54 pubmed publisher
    ..nov. (type strain YIM 65001(T)=CCTCC AA 207015(T)=DSM 45139(T)) and Dietzia cercidiphylli sp. nov. (type strain YIM 65002(T)=CCTCC AA 207016(T)=DSM 45140(T)) are proposed...
  19. Ni W, Hua Y, Liu H, Teng R, Kong Y, Hu X, et al. Tirucallane-type triterpenoid saponins from the roots of Sapindus mukorossi. Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo). 2006;54:1443-6 pubmed
    ..Six new tirucallane-type triterpenoid saponins, sapimukosides E-J (1-6) were isolated from the roots of Sapindus mukorossi GAERTN. Their structures were elucidated by a combination of spectral and chemical analysis...
  20. Lai G, Luo S, Cao J, Wang Y. [Studies on chemical constituents from roots of Mirabilis jalapa]. Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2008;33:42-6 pubmed
    ..To investigate the anti-HIV constituents from the root of Mirabilis jalapa...
  21. Song W, Ma Y, Bai X, Zhang X, Gu Q, Zheng Y, et al. Two new compounds and anti-HIV active constituents from Illicium verum. Planta Med. 2007;73:372-5 pubmed
    ..Compounds 1-9 were screened for anti-HIV activity in vitro whereby compounds 5 and 7 possessed moderate anti-HIV activity with EC50 values of 16.0 and 5.1 microM with SI values of 18.2 and 15.6, respectively...
  22. Xu M, Wang D, Zhang Y, Yang C. Dammarane triterpenoids from the roots of Gentiana rigescens. J Nat Prod. 2007;70:880-3 pubmed
    ..Antifungal testing of these compounds showed that the glycosides gentirigeosides A (2), C (4), and E (6) had antifungal activity against the plant pathogen Glomerella cingulata...
  23. Huang S, Ma Q, Kong F, Guo Z, Wang Q, Dai H, et al. Daphnauranins A and B, two new antifeedants Isolated from Daphne aurantiaca roots. Fitoterapia. 2017;122:11-15 pubmed publisher
    ..Their absolute configurations were further confirmed by the quantum ECD calculations. Daphnauranins A and B showed anti-insect activities against male fruit fly with anti-feeding rate up to 46.2±7.1 and 44.7±5.4% at 1mM, respectively. ..
  24. Saito Y, Ichihara M, Takashima Y, Okamoto Y, Gong X, Hanai R, et al. Chemical constituents of hybrids of Ligularia cyathiceps and L. lamarum/L. subspicata collected in China: Structures of subspicatins M, N, O1, and O2, and related compounds. Phytochemistry. 2017;140:69-76 pubmed publisher
    ..Some compounds produced by hybrids have not been detected in either parental species, indicating that the metabolic profile was altered by hybridization and introgression. ..
  25. Wang Y, Mu T, Chen J, Luo S. [Studies on chemical constituents from the root of Polygonatum kingianum]. Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2003;28:524-7 pubmed
    ..To investigate the anti-HIV constituents from the root of Polygonatum kingianum...
  26. Li X, Yang Y, Peng X, Li M, Li L, Deng X, et al. One-step semisynthesis method of spirocurcasone and pyracurcasone from curcusones A and B. Org Lett. 2014;16:2196-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The plausible mechanism of the formation of pyracurcasone was proposed, and the proposed biogenetic origin for spirocurcasone by Taglialatela-Scafati was confirmed. ..
  27. Wang Y, Xu M, Wang D, Yang C, Zeng Y, Zhang Y. Anti-inflammatory compounds of "Qin-Jiao", the roots of Gentiana dahurica (Gentianaceae). J Ethnopharmacol. 2013;147:341-8 pubmed publisher
  28. Li J, Zhao G, Varma A, Qin S, Xiong Z, Huang H, et al. An endophytic Pseudonocardia species induces the production of artemisinin in Artemisia annua. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e51410 pubmed publisher
    ..Our data also demonstrate the use of Pseudonocardia sp. strain YIM 63111 as a promising means to enhance artemisinin production in plants. ..
  29. Cao Y, Jiang Y, Wu J, Xu L, Jiang C. Actinopolymorpha alba sp. nov., isolated from a rhizosphere soil. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2009;59:2200-3 pubmed publisher
    ..nov. is proposed. The type strain is YIM 48868T (=CCTCC AA 208030T=DSM 45243T). ..
  30. Ji C, Zeng G, Han J, He W, Zhang Y, Tan N. Zizimauritic acids A-C, three novel nortriterpenes from Ziziphus mauritiana. Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2012;22:6377-80 pubmed publisher
    ..05 to 11.94 ?g/ml, and compounds 1 and 3 showed an inhibitory effect on the growth of Staphylococcus aureus with the IC(50) values 2.17 and 12.79 ?g/ml. A plausible biosynthetic pathway of compounds 1-3 was proposed...
  31. Zhao G, Li J, Qin S, Zhang Y, Zhu W, Jiang C, et al. Micrococcus yunnanensis sp. nov., a novel actinobacterium isolated from surface-sterilized Polyspora axillaris roots. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2009;59:2383-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Based on the above data, a novel species of the genus Micrococcus, Micrococcus yunnanensis sp. nov., is proposed, with the type strain YIM 65004(T) (=CCTCC AA 208060(T)=DSM 21948(T))...
  32. He H, Shen Y, Zhang J, Zuo G, Hao X. New diterpene alkaloids from the roots of Spiraea japonica. J Nat Prod. 2001;64:379-80 pubmed
    ..acuta resulted in the isolation of three new diterpene alkaloids named spiramide (1) and spiratine A (2) and spiratine B (3). Structures of 1-3 were elucidated primarily on the basis of 1D and 2D NMR experiments. ..