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Title: Isolation of a novel chiral phytoestrogen breviflavone B from epimedium herb by a new approach of liquid chromatography
Authors: Soh, S.F.
Tay, J.Y.
Li, J.
Qian, L.
Yin, X.
Wei, Q.
Yang, H.
Wang, L.
Wang, D.
Yong, E.L.
Gong, Y. 
Keywords: Liquid chromatography
Nature product separation
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: Soh, S.F., Tay, J.Y., Li, J., Qian, L., Yin, X., Wei, Q., Yang, H., Wang, L., Wang, D., Yong, E.L., Gong, Y. (2013). Isolation of a novel chiral phytoestrogen breviflavone B from epimedium herb by a new approach of liquid chromatography. Advanced Materials Research 663 : 303-307. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Breviflavone B is a novel chiral phytoestrogen that mimics the biological functions of 17β-estradiol (E2), an estrogen which is naturally produced in our body. It has exhibited a much higher estrogen receptor (ER) bioactivity than E2 or other phytoestrogens. Breviflavone B specifically activates ER at a low dose without activating other steroid receptors, and inhibits estrogen-stimulated breast cancer cell proliferation at high doses, making it a potential treatment option for breast cancer patients. In this report, a new liquid chromatography aprroach has been developed to isolate Breviflavone B from Epimedium Brevicornum herbal extracts. After passing through DIAION HP20 resin, the ethanolic extract of Epimedium Brevicornum was firstly fractionalized by a Diol column, then further separated by a C18 column using preparative HPLC, and finally purified by an ODS-MCR-HPS column in HPLC under gradient mode. In each stage of separation, the ER bioactivities of the each fraction were measured by estrogen receptor-driven reporter gene bioassays to guide the chromatographic fractionations. The results showed that the new combination of Diol and C18 and ODS-MCR-HPS column chromatography provided better separation selectivity than our previously-reported C18 column chromatography for isolation of Breviflavon B from Epemidium herbs. Pure Breviflavon B was successfully isolated from the ethanolic extract of Epimedium Brevicornum herb via this new approach of chromatographic fractionations guided by the bioassays. © (2013) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.
Source Title: Advanced Materials Research
ISBN: 9783037856000
ISSN: 10226680
DOI: 10.4028/
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