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Screening and analysis of biologically active compounds inAngelica sinensis by molecular biochromatography

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A novel strategy for the screening and analysis of biologically active compounds in traditional Chinese medicine by molecular biochromatography is proposed. Molecular biochromatography with human serum albumin (HSA) immobilized on silica as stationary phase was used to screen and analyse the bioactive compounds in the typical Chinese medicine ofAngelica sinensis (Oliv.) Diels. Ten peaks showed retention on this column, which is based on their affinity for HSA. Ferulic acid and liguistilide were identified as the principal active components, which agrees very well with the results in the literature. A quality control method was also developed based on the simultaneous determination the concentrations of ferulic acid and liguistilide in solutions ofAngelica sinensis (Oliv.) Diels extracted with water and methanol. It was observed that the concentrations of ferulic acid and liguistilide in solution extracted with methanol were 2 and 53 times higher, respectively, than those with water. It was shown that molecular biochromatography is an effective way of analysing and screening biologically active compounds in traditional Chinese medicine.

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Wang, H., Kong, L., Zou, H. et al. Screening and analysis of biologically active compounds inAngelica sinensis by molecular biochromatography. Chromatographia 50, 439–445 (1999). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02490739

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Key Words

  • Column liquid chromatography
  • Human serum albumin
  • Angelica sinensis (Oliv.) Diels
  • Bioactive compounds