Phytochemical Analysis

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Editor-in-Chief: Satyajit D. Sarker

Impact Factor: 2.497

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 25/75 (Chemistry Analytical); 37/77 (BIOCHEMICAL RESEARCH METHODS); 49/209 (Plant Sciences)

Online ISSN: 1099-1565

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Many Congratulations to Award Winners

Congratulations to Yao Shen, Wageningen University, The Netherlands and Vladimir Skalicky, The Czech Republic on winning the PCA best lecture and best poster Awards at the recent Trends in Natural Product Research conference.

Yao ShenVladimir Skalicky

Recently Published Articles

  1. Utilization of the Ability to Induce Activation of the Nuclear Factor (Erythroid-derived 2)-like Factor 2 (Nrf2) to Assess Potential Cancer Chemopreventive Activity of Liquorice Samples (pages 233–238)

    Norazah Basar, Lutfun Nahar, Olayinka Ayotunde Oridupa, Kenneth J. Ritchie, Anupam D. Talukdar, Angela Stafford, Habibjon Kushiev, Asuman Kan and Satyajit D. Sarker

    Version of Record online: 16 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pca.2616

    Nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like factor 2 (Nrf2) regulates expression of many detoxification enzymes, and Nrf2-antioxidant responsive element signalling pathway can be a target for cancer chemoprevention. The ability of liquorice root samples to induce Nrf2 activation correlating to their potential chemopreventive property was assessed by the luciferase reporter assay using the ARE-reporter cell line, AREc32. All extracts induced expression of ARE-driven luciferase activity, but this activity varied for samples from one geographical location to another.

  2. An Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay for Genistein 7-O-[α-rhamnopyranosyl-(1[RIGHTWARDS ARROW]6)]-β-glucopyranoside Determination in Derris scandens using a Polyclonal Antibody

    Kamonthip Jutathis, Tharita Kitisripanya, Orain Udomsin, Chadathorn Inyai, Boonchoo Sritularak, Hiroyuki Tanaka and Waraporn Putalun

    Version of Record online: 20 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pca.2633

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  3. Metabolomic Fingerprinting of Romaneschi Globe Artichokes by NMR Spectroscopy and Multivariate Data Analysis (pages 304–314)

    Bruna de Falco, Guido Incerti, Rosa Pepe, Mariana Amato and Virginia Lanzotti

    Version of Record online: 20 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pca.2632

    A 1H-NMR metabolomic fingerprinting of 14 Globe artichoke populations, based on apolar and polar extracts of edible heads and spectral integration followed by principal component analysis, provided identification and quantification of major classes of organic compounds. The Italian landraces Bianco di Pertosa zia E and Natalina showed the highest content of nutraceuticals, including highly unsaturated long chain lipids, organic acids, amino acids, sugars (mainly inulin), caffeoyl derivatives (mainly cynarin), flavonoids and terpenes.

  4. Simultaneous Determination of Bioactive Monoterpene Indole Alkaloids in Ethanolic Extract of Seven Rauvolfia Species using UHPLC with Hybrid Triple Quadrupole Linear Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry (pages 296–303)

    Sunil Kumar, Awantika Singh, Vikas Bajpai, Mukesh Srivastava, Bhim Pratap Singh, Sanjeev Ojha and Brijesh Kumar

    Version of Record online: 20 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pca.2631

    A validated Ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with hybrid triple quadrupole-linear ion trap mass spectrometry (UHPLC-QqQLIT-MS/MS) method was developed for quantitation of bioactive compounds in roots and leaves of seven Rauwolfia species. Root of Rauvolfia vomitoria showed a high content of ajmaline (48.43 mg/g), serpentine (87.77 mg/g) whereas high quantities of yohimbine (100.21 mg/g) and ajmalicine (120.51 mg/g) were detected in R. tetraphylla. High content of reserpine was detected in R. micrantha (35.18 mg/g) and R. serpentina (32.38 mg/g).

  5. GC-MS and q-NMR based chemotaxonomic evaluation of two Leonurus species (pages 284–289)

    Nilufar Z. Mamadalieva, Khayrulla M. Bobakulov, Vittorio Vinciguerra, Antonio Tiezzi, Nasrulla D. Abdullaev, Lutfun Nahar, Shahnoz S. Azimova and Satyajit D. Sarker

    Version of Record online: 20 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pca.2629

    To establish the taxonomic status of Leonurus panzerioides and L. turkestanicus based on their chemical constituents analysed by GC–MS and q-NMR. The q-NMR analyses of Leonurus panzerioides and L. turkestanicus revealed the presence of 8-acetylharpagide, harpagide, leonurine and stachydrine as major components. The major constituents of the essential oil of L. panzerioides were eugenol (30.9%) and p-vinyl guaiacol (15.8%), whereas thymol (40.1%) and octen-3-ol (13.1%) were the principal compounds in the essential oil of L. turkestanicus.