Hong-Lin Li

East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China

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Publications (14)39.66 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Twelve new nortriterpenoids, namely wuweizidilactones J–P (1–7), schindilactones I–K (8–10), preschisanartanin N (11), and schisdilactone J (12), as well as 23 known analogues, were isolated from the leaves and stems of Schisandra chinensis. The absolute configurations of 1 and 11 were established by calculated electronic circular dichroism (ECD) spectra and that of 7 was confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The absolute configurations of 2–6, 8, and 9 were determined by an empirical comparison of their experimental ECD spectra with that of 1. It is the first time that the ECD spectra of 18(13→14)-abeo-schiartane-, 18-norschiartane-, and schisanartane-type nortriterpenoids possessing an α,β-unsaturated-γ-lactone moiety are presented, this method providing an alternative means of obtaining absolute configurational assignments for these types of nortriterpenoids. All isolates were evaluated for their anti-acetylcholinesterase and anti-butyrylcholinesterase activities, and compounds 8, 13, 23, and 31 show anti-acetylcholinesterase activity at concentrations of 50 μM, with 12.7, 10.7, 16.6, and 32.1% inhibition, respectively.
    Tetrahedron 01/2014; 70(4):859–868. DOI:10.1016/j.tet.2013.12.023 · 2.82 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Four new jatropholane-type diterpenes (1-4), named sikkimenoids A-D, were isolated from the aerial parts of Euphorbia sikkimensis. The structural elucidations of 1-4 were accomplished by extensive NMR analyses, and their absolute configurations were established by ECD calculations. Compound 2 exhibited weak antiangiogenic activity with an IC(50) value of 43.0 μM when evaluated using a zebrafish model.
    Journal of Natural Products 01/2013; 76(2). DOI:10.1021/np300799n · 3.95 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Six previously unreported and 11 known terpenoids were isolated from Abies holophylla. The structures of the six compounds were established as two unusual bisabolane sesquiterpenoids, three nortriterpenoids, and one 3,4-seco-triterpenoid based on the detailed analysis of their 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopic data. In addition, electronic circular dichroism (ECD) calculations and molecular orbital (MO) analysis were used to assign the absolute configuration of one bisabolane sesquiterpenoid, abiesesquine A. Abiesesquine A showed the strongest inhibitory effects against LPS-induced nitric oxide (NO) production in RAW264.7 macrophages with an IC(50) value of 113.1 μM. Lanosta-7,9(11),24-trien-26-oic acid showed potent cytotoxic activity against COLO-205, LOVO, and QGY-7703 tumor cells with IC(50) values of 0.9, 4.2, and 2.0 μM, respectively. (23R,25R)-3,4-seco-9βH-Lanosta-4(28),7-dien-26,23-olid-3-oic acid, exhibited a significant antiproliferation effect against A549 cells (IC(50)=14.7 μM).
    Phytochemistry 12/2012; 74:178-84. DOI:10.1016/j.phytochem.2011.11.011 · 3.35 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Four new compounds, maninsigins A-D (1-4), including two new neolignans (1-2) and two new sesquiterpenes (3-4), as well as ten known compounds (5-14), were isolated from the leaves and stems of Manglietia insignis. Their structures were established on the basis of extensive spectroscopic analyses. In addition, some compounds were tested for their cytotoxic and neurite outgrowth-promoting activities, as well as their antagonistic activity toward FXR ligand. (c) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
    Fitoterapia 10/2012; 84. DOI:10.1016/j.fitote.2012.10.010 · 2.22 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Abiestetranes A (1) and B (2), two unique tetraterpenes formed by Diels–Alder cycloaddition between a lanostane triterpenoid and a monoterpenoid, were isolated from Abies fabri. Their structures were elucidated by extensive analysis of NMR data. The electronic circular dichroism was utilized to assign the absolute configuration of 1. Compounds 1 and 2 showed significant cytotoxic activities against ZR-75-30 tumor cell with IC50 values of 6.26 and 1.63 μg/mL, respectively.
    Tetrahedron 09/2012; 68(38):7763–7767. DOI:10.1016/j.tet.2012.07.047 · 2.82 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Five new cycloartane triterpenoids, schiglausins K-O (1-5), including one hexanortriterpenoid (1) and one octanortriterpenoid (2), as well as two known compounds (6-7), were isolated from the stems of Schisandra glaucescens Diels. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic methods, including extensive NMR spectra. Compounds 2-7 were tested for their FXR agonistic and antagonistic effects. Compound 7 exhibited significant antagonistic effect against FXR with IC(50) of 1.50 μM.
    Fitoterapia 04/2012; 83(5):926-31. DOI:10.1016/j.fitote.2012.04.007 · 2.22 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Argutalactone (1), a novel sesquiterpenoid lactone featuring an unprecedented 6/5/7 rigid skeleton, was isolated from the roots of Incarvillea arguta. The structure and relative configuration of 1 were established by extensive analysis of spectroscopic data. The absolute configuration of 1 was determined as 2R,5S,10R,12S based on the analysis of biogenetical transformation, comparison of the optical rotation with literature data, and comparison of the experimental circular dichroism spectrum with the calculated electronic circular dichroism spectra.
    Journal of Asian natural products research 03/2012; 14(5):496-502. DOI:10.1080/10286020.2012.668535 · 0.97 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Ten new triterpenoids, schiglausins A-J (1-10), as well as four known compounds, were isolated from the stems of Schisandra glaucescens. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic methods, including extensive NMR spectra and CD experiment. Compound 8 was determined to be a norlanostane triterpenoid. The crystal structure of compound 1 has been determined using single-crystal X-ray analysis while its absolute configuration was assigned on the basis of the CD spectrum. All isolates were tested for their FXR agonistic and antagonistic effects.
    Planta Medica 01/2012; 78(5):472-9. DOI:10.1055/s-0031-1298214 · 2.34 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Tunicyclin E (1), a new cyclic heptapeptide, cyclo(Pro1–Ser2–Trp3–Leu4–Val5–Gly6–Ser7), was isolated from the root of Psammosilene tunicoides. The presence of two sets of resonance signals in its NMR spectra (1a:1b, [similar]3 : 1 abundance) indicated that it has two conformations in solution, while only one conformation was found in its crystal state by X-ray diffraction. To explore the molecular basis of the two conformations of 1 in solution and their interconversion mechanism, X-ray diffraction, NMR experiments, and theoretical calculations were performed. The results disclosed that two conformers of 1 in solution were derived from the cis/trans isomers of the Ser7–Pro1 peptide bond (1a, trans; 1b, cis). The fast interconversion of the two conformations in solution is explained by an intramolecular catalysis mechanism and solvent effects. Furthermore, the existence of several unusual pseudo turns characterized for the first time plays a key role for dominant trans conformation in solution.
    RSC Advances 01/2012; 2(3):1126-35. DOI:10.1039/C1RA00593F · 3.84 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A novel trinorsesquiterpene (1), three new (2-4), and 10 known sesquiterpenes were isolated from the roots of Inula racemosa Hook. f. The structures and absolute configurations of the new sesquiterpenes were elucidated by extensive spectroscopic and computational methods. All compounds were evaluated for their inhibition of LPS-induced nitric oxide production in RAW264.7 macrophages, and the results indicated that compounds 9, 12, and 13 moderately inhibited nitric oxide production with IC₅₀ values of 7.39 ± 0.36, 6.35 ± 0.26, and 5.39 ± 0.18 µM, respectively.
    Planta Medica 01/2012; 78(2):166-71. DOI:10.1055/s-0031-1280294 · 2.34 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF1R) is over-expressed in a wide variety of tumors and contributes to tumor cell proliferation, metastasis and drug resistance. The aim of this study was to establish a sensitive screening platform to identify novel IGF1R inhibitors. The catalytic domain of IGF1R was expressed using the Bac-to-Bac baculovirus expression system. The screening platform for IGF1R inhibitors was established based on ELISA. The binding profile of IGF1R with the inhibitors was predicted with molecular docking and then subjected to the surface plasmon resonance (SPR) approach. The growth inhibition of cancer cells by the inhibitors was assessed with MTT assay. Apoptosis was analyzed using flow cytometry and Western blotting. A naturally occurring small molecule compound hematoxylin was identified as the most potent inhibitor (IC₅₀ value=1.8±0.1 μmol/L) within a library of more than 200 compounds tested. Molecular simulation predicted the possible binding mode of hematoxylin with IGF1R. An SPR assay further confirmed that hematoxylin bound directly to IGF1R with high binding affinity (Kd=4.2 × 10⁻⁶ mol/L). In HL-60 cancer cells, hematoxylin inactivated the phosphorylation of IGF1R and downstream signaling and therefore suppressed cell proliferation. Mechanistic studies revealed that hematoxylin induced apoptosis in HL-60 cells via both extrinsic and intrinsic pathways. A simple, sensitive ELISA-based screening platform for identifying IGF1R inhibitors was established. Hematoxylin was identified as a promising IGF1R inhibitor with effective antitumor activity that deserves further investigation.
    Acta Pharmacologica Sinica 06/2011; 32(7):930-8. DOI:10.1038/aps.2011.23 · 2.50 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Four new compounds: an abietane (1), two isopimarane (2 and 3) diterpenes, and a dihydrobenzofuran neolignan (5), together with a sesquiterpene glycoside (6) firstly isolated from a natural source, and a known phenol glycoside (4) were isolated from leaves of Platycladus orientalis. The structures and relative configurations of these compounds were assigned on the basis of MS, IR, 1D and 2D NMR data. The absolute configuration of compound 1 was determined via density functional theory calculations of its electronic circular dichroism. In addition, the results of bioassays indicated that compounds 4 and 6 showed a potent inhibitory effect on NO production with IC₅₀ values of 24.4 and 11.9 µM, respectively. Meanwhile, compounds 1, 2, and 3 moderately inhibited TNF- α release.
    Planta Medica 03/2011; 77(14):1623-30. DOI:10.1055/s-0030-1270905 · 2.34 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: This study was conducted to compare the efficiencies of two virtual screening approaches, pharmacophore-based virtual screening (PBVS) and docking-based virtual screening (DBVS) methods. All virtual screens were performed on two data sets of small molecules with both actives and decoys against eight structurally diverse protein targets, namely angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE), acetylcholinesterase (AChE), androgen receptor (AR), D-alanyl-D-alanine carboxypeptidase (DacA), dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR), estrogen receptors alpha (ERalpha), HIV-1 protease (HIV-pr), and thymidine kinase (TK). Each pharmacophore model was constructed based on several X-ray structures of protein-ligand complexes. Virtual screens were performed using four screening standards, the program Catalyst for PBVS and three docking programs (DOCK, GOLD and Glide) for DBVS. Of the sixteen sets of virtual screens (one target versus two testing databases), the enrichment factors of fourteen cases using the PBVS method were higher than those using DBVS methods. The average hit rates over the eight targets at 2% and 5% of the highest ranks of the entire databases for PBVS are much higher than those for DBVS. The PBVS method outperformed DBVS methods in retrieving actives from the databases in our tested targets, and is a powerful method in drug discovery.
    Acta Pharmacologica Sinica 11/2009; 30(12):1694-708. DOI:10.1038/aps.2009.159 · 2.50 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Protein tyrosine kinase (PTK) inhibitors represent emerging therapeutics for cancer chemoprevention. In our study, hematoxylin (26) was identified as one of the most remarkable c-Src inhibitors in an orthogonal compound-mixing library (32200 compounds) by using an ELISA-based automated high-throughput screening (HTS) strategy. Interestingly, hematoxylin was found to be an ATP competitive broad-spectrum PTK inhibitor in vitro, with IC50 values ranging from nanomolar to micromolar level. Further studies showed that such inhibition was associated with the PTK phosphorylation and subsequent downstream signaling pathways. The structure-activity relationship assessment of the PTK inhibitory potency of hematoxylin analogues isolated from Heamatoxylon campechianum was in good agreement with the result of concurrent molecular docking simulation: the catechol moiety in ring A and the hematoxylin-like three-dimensional structure were essential for c-Src-targeted activities. Hematoxylin and its natural analogues were substantially validated to function as a new class of PTK inhibitors.
    Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 08/2008; 51(15):4419-29. DOI:10.1021/jm701501x · 5.48 Impact Factor

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97 Citations
39.66 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2009–2014
    • East China University of Science and Technology
      • School of Pharmacy
      Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China
  • 2011
    • East China Normal University
      Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China
  • 2008
    • Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences
      Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China