J. Gao's research while affiliated with Chinese Academy of Sciences and other places

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Three new cucurbitacins were isolated from the BuOH extract of the rhizomes of Hemsleya lijiangensis. Their structures were elucidated as 23, 24 -dihydro cucurbitacin F-16, 25-diacetate(1), 23, 24-dihydro cucurbitacin F-16, 25-diacetate-2-O-β-D -glucopyranoside (2), 23, 24-dihydro-cucurbitacin F-16-acetate(3), respectively; by spectral analyses.


... The commercial use of derivatives from medicinal species is increasing rapidly. For instance, flavonoids and saponins contained in Gynostemma pentaphyllum [5] have radical scavenging and antiproliferative properties [6], and cucurbitane-type compounds extracted from Hemsleya amabilis and Hemsleya carnosiflora exert anti-inflammatory functions in bronchitis and tuberculosis treatments [7][8][9]. These plants are also used as traditional Chinese medicinal herbs because of their anticancer effect [6,10]. ...