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  1. Content type: Original Article

    Cancer cell metastasis involving multi-step procedures and cytophysiological property changes may make difficult in the clinical management and death rate increasing.

    Authors: Jeng-Shyan Deng, Jui-Shu Chang, Jung-Chun Liao, Wei Chao, Ming-Ming Lee, Chien-Hua Cheng and Guan-Jhong Huang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2018 59:3

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    Non-expressor of pathogenesis-related genes 1 (NPR1) regulates expression of pathogenesis-related (PR) genes by interacting with TGA family proteins during systemic acquired resistance (SAR). However, no TGA-like...

    Authors: Le Wang, Zhihong Guo, Yubao Zhang, Yajun Wang, Li Wang, Guo Yang, Wenmei Li, Ruoyu Wang and Zhongkui Xie

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:46

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  3. Content type: Original Article

    This study evaluates the influences of bio fertilizers containing mycorrhizal fungi (Glomus fasciculatum, Glomus mosseae) individually or in combination with N-fixer (Azotobacter chroococcum), K solubilizer (Baci...

    Authors: Muhammad Khalid, Danial Hassani, Muhammad Bilal, Fayaz Asad and Danfeng Huang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:35

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  4. Content type: Original Article

    Starch consists of two types of molecules: amylose and amylopectin. The objective of this study was increase understanding about mechanisms related to starch accumulation in hulless barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) gr...

    Authors: Xu-guang Zheng, Jun-cang Qi, Hong-shan Hui, Li-hao Lin and Feng Wang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:30

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  5. Content type: Original Article

    Abiotic stresses negatively affect plant growth and flower production. In plants, P5CS proteins are key enzymes that catalyzed the rate-limiting steps of proline synthesis, and proline is a well-known osmoprot...

    Authors: Le Wang, Zhihong Guo, Yubao Zhang, Yajun Wang, Guo Yang, Liu Yang, Ruoyu Wang and Zhongkui Xie

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:10

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  6. Content type: Original Article

    The aim of this study was to examine the possible antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antidiabetic effects of the aqueous extracts from three Glycine species. In HPLC analysis, the chromatograms of three Glycine ...

    Authors: Shyh-Shyun Huang, Shan-Yu Su, Jui-Shu Chang, Hung-Jen Lin, Wen-Tzu Wu, Jeng-Shyan Deng and Guan-Jhong Huang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:38

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  7. Content type: Research

    Fruits of wild species of the genus Physalis are consumed as food and calyces and leaves are used in traditional medicine. The phenolic composition of the species of this genus have been scarcely studied. To con...

    Authors: José Roberto Medina-Medrano, Norma Almaraz-Abarca, M. Socorro González-Elizondo, José Natividad Uribe-Soto, Laura Silvia González-Valdez and Yolanda Herrera-Arrieta

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2015 56:24

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  8. Content type: Research

    Large amounts of Ganoderma lucidum (GL) commercial products are provided in the worldwide market such as powders, tea bags, or capsules as dietary supplements which contained triterpenoids and/or polysaccharides....

    Authors: Yuh-Hwa Liu, Yin-Shiou Lin, Kuan-Ling Lin, Yeh-Lin Lu, Chao-Hsiang Chen, Mei-Yin Chien, Huey-Fang Shang, Shyr-Yi Lin and Wen-Chi Hou

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2015 56:17

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  9. Content type: Research

    Gentiana rigescens, an important medicinal plant in China, has been widely cultivated in Yunnan province, China. Previous studies were focused on analysis and determination of the metabolites isolated from this s...

    Authors: Yu Pan, Ji Zhang, Yan-Li Zhao, Yuan-Zhong Wang and Heng-Yu Huang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2015 56:14

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  10. Content type: Research

    Graptopetalum paraguayense E. Walther is a popular traditional Chinese herb and possesses several health benefits. In earlier studies, we demonstrated that G. paraguayense showed no genotoxicity and showed severa...

    Authors: Hsin-Yi Liu, Hsin-Yi Peng, Shih-Lan Hsu, Ting-Ting Jong and Su-Tze Chou

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2015 56:8

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  11. Content type: Research

    The metabolic syndrome (MS) is termed a cluster of multiple metabolic risk criteria which is positively correlated with cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). Yam dioscorins have been report...

    Authors: Shen-Liang Shih, Yin-Shiou Lin, Shyr-Yi Lin and Wen-Chi Hou

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2015 56:4

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  12. Content type: Research

    Artemisia saharae Pomel is a new taxon of Artemisia herba-alba Asso (Asteraceae) which is endemic to Tunisia and Algeria. This shrub, commonly known as white wormwood or desert wormwood, is largely used in folk m...

    Authors: Sami Zouari, Imen Ayadi, Nahed Fakhfakh, Hamida Jdir, Latifa Aloui, Mohamed Kossentini, Ahmed Rebai and Nacim Zouari

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:76

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  13. Content type: Research

    Several wild bitter melon (WBM; Momordica charantia Linn. var. abbreviata Ser.) cultivars were developed in Taiwan. However, little information is available regarding biological function of WBM leaf. Therefore, t...

    Authors: Tsung-Hsien Tsai, Ching-Jang Huang, Wen-Huey Wu, Wen-Cheng Huang, Jong-Ho Chyuan and Po-Jung Tsai

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:78

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  14. Content type: Research

    Although many studies suggested that aluminum (Al) induced programmed cell death (PCD) in plants, the mechanism of Al-induced PCD and its effects in Al tolerance is limited. This study was to investigate the m...

    Authors: Wen-Jing Huang, Thet Lwin Oo, Hu-Yi He, Ai-Qin Wang, Jie Zhan, Chuang-Zhen Li, Shan-Qing Wei and Long-Fei He

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:67

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  15. Content type: Research

    Lead (Pb) heavy metal pollution in water bodies is one of the serious problems across the world. This study was designed to find out the effect of Pb toxicity on physiological and biochemical changes in Eichhorni...

    Authors: Srinivasan Malar, Sahi Shivendra Vikram, Paulo JC Favas and Venkatachalam Perumal

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:54

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  16. Content type: Research

    We reported that yam dioscorin and its peptic hydrolysates exhibited ACE inhibition and antihypertensive effects on SHRs, however, the active peptides are not really isolated until now. Using ACE inhibitory sc...

    Authors: Yin-Shiou Lin, Yeh-Lin Lu, Guei-Jane Wang, Hong-Jen Liang and Wen-Chi Hou

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:49

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  17. Content type: Research

    The essential oil of Achillea wilhelmsii C. Koch (100 & 200 mg/kg b.w, i.p) was evaluated against acetaminophen induced hepatic injuries in rats. For this purpose, the activities of cytochrome P450 (CYP450), glut...

    Authors: Abolfazl Dadkhah, Faezeh Fatemi, Shima Ababzadeh, Kambiz Roshanaei, Mahdi Alipour and Bahareh Sadegh Tabrizi

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:37

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  18. Content type: Research

    Although the seed oil content in canola is a crucial quality determining trait, the regulatory mechanisms of its formation are not fully discovered. This study compared the silique and seed physiological chara...

    Authors: Shuijin Hua, Zhong-Hua Chen, Yaofeng Zhang, Huasheng Yu, Baogang Lin and Dongqing Zhang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:34

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  19. Content type: Research

    In the study, Folium Sennae (FS) was firstly extracted by various solvents to obtain five FS extracts. Then, five FS extracts were evaluated for the protective effects against •OH-induced DNA damage, antioxidant ...

    Authors: Jian Lin, Xican Li, Lu Han, Fei Li, Wenbiao Lu, Ye Bai and Dongfeng Chen

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:16

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  20. Content type: Research

    We found that the edible green seaweed Enteromorpha linza displayed potent antimicrobial activity against Prevotella intermedia and Porphyromonas gingivalis. To elucidate the active component of E. linza, isolati...

    Authors: Nam-Hee Park, Jae-Suk Choi, Seon-Yeong Hwang, Yang-Chun Kim, Yong-Ki Hong, Kwang Keun Cho and In Soon Choi

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:39

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  21. Content type: Research

    Saikosaponin-d (SSd) is an important active component of Bupleurum scorzonerifolium Willd., a traditional Chinese medicinal herb. Thus far, the biosynthetic pathway and biosynthetic site of saikosaponins in Buple...

    Authors: Xueyan Zhao, Li Zheng, Jingjing Si, Yan Miao, Yong Peng and Xia Cai

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:32

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  22. Content type: Review

    Phospholipids represent the highly conserved structural basis of biological membranes from bacteria to humans. However, plants and other photoautotrophic organisms are unique in using non-phosphorus galactolip...

    Authors: Yuki Nakamura

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:29

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  23. Content type: Research

    Metallothionein (MT) is a group of proteins with low molecular masses and high cysteine contents, and it is classified into different types, which generally contains two domains with typical amino acid sequences.

    Authors: Guan-Jhong Huang, Jeng-Shyan Deng, Hsien-Jung Chen, Shyh-Shyun Huang, Chun-Ching Shih and Yaw-Huei Lin

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:7

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  24. Content type: Research

    Essential oils extracted from aromatic plants exhibit important biological activities and have become increasingly important for scientific research. The essential oil extracted from Cinnamomum cassia Presl (CC-E...

    Authors: Chen-Tien Chang, Wen-Lun Chang, Jaw-Cherng Hsu, Ying Shih and Su-Tze Chou

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:10

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  25. Content type: Research

    Advanced glycation end products (AGE) are substances that can induce insulin resistance in adipocyte, hepatocyte and muscle cells. This resistance correlates highly with cardiovascular disease and diabetic com...

    Authors: Yuh-Hwa Liu, Yeh-Lin Lu, Chuan-Hsiao Han and Wen-Chi Hou

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:6

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