Xing Dong

Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China

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    ABSTRACT: Timosaponin B-II (TB-II) is one of the major bioactive steroid glycosides isolated from Anemarrhena asphodeloides Bge. (Fam. Liliaceae). It has been regarded as a potential lead compound, which may be further developed into a promising new drug for preventing dementia. To fully understand the action mechanism of TB-II, it is important to study the metabolism profile of this compound in vivo. Herein, a rapid and sensitive method based on ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC)/quadrupole-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (QTOFMS) was established to comprehensively investigate the metabolism of TB-II in Sprague-Dawley rat urine following oral administration of a single dose of TB-II at 500.4 mg·kg(-1). A total of twelve metabolites were detected and identified by means of comparing molecular mass, retention time and spectral pattern of the analytes with those of the parent drug. A possible metabolic pathway on the biotransformation of TB-II was also investigated and proposed. Oxidation, deglycosylation and E-ring cleavage were found to be the major metabolic processes of the compound in rat. It is the first report on a mammalian metabolism study of timosaponin, a common member of steroid glycosides, in rat urine.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2012 · Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry
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    ABSTRACT: Isoliquiritigenin, a chalcone found in licorice root and many other plants, has shown potential antioxidant, estrogenic and antitumor activities. The present study was to investigate urinary metabolism of isoliquiritigenin in Wistar rats by ultra-high pressure liquid chromatography coupled to electrospray ionization TOF–MS (UHPLC–TOF–MS)-based xenometabolomics. Urine samples were collected before and after oral administration of isoliquiritigenin, and analyzed by UHPLC–TOF–MS. After deconvolution, the resulting data matrices were subjected to multivariate data analysis. Projection to latent structures discriminant analysis was performed to screen the metabolites. Fifteen urinary metabolites of isoliquiritigenin were screened out and 13 of them were further identified by Agilent MassHunter Software. The results of this work show that UHPLC–TOF–MS-based xenometabolomics was able to comprehensively identify the metabolites of phytochemicals and may represent a valuable tool for monitoring the food consumption. KeywordsUHPLC–TOF–MS–Isoliquiritigenin–Xenometabolomics–Urinary metabolites–Rat
    No preview · Article · Aug 2011 · Chromatographia

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27 Citations
3.66 Total Impact Points


  • 2011-2012
    • Second Military Medical University, Shanghai
      • Department of Chemical-defence Medicine
      Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China