New approaches in analyzing the pharmacological properties of herbal extracts

Hamburger, Matthias. (2007) New approaches in analyzing the pharmacological properties of herbal extracts. Proceedings of the Western Pharmacology Society, 50. pp. 156-161.

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Herbal extracts are widely used and accepted in the population. The pharmacological characterization of such products meets some specific challenges, given the chemical complexity of the active ingredient. An overview is given on modern methods and approaches that can be used for that purpose. In particular, HPLC-based activity profiling is discussed as a means to identify pharmacologically active compounds in an extract, and expression profiling is described as a means for global assessment of effects exerted by multi-component mixtures such as extracts. These methods are illustrated with selected axamples from our labs, including woad (Isatis tinctoria), the traditional Chinese herb Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza) and black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa).
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Pharmazeutische Wissenschaften > Ehemalige Einheiten Pharmazie > Pharmazeutische Biologie (Hamburger)
UniBasel Contributors:Hamburger, Matthias
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Western Pharmacology Society
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:22 Mar 2012 13:49

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