Bioactive natural products and health effects (BioNatH)

BioNatH is a central research group within Pharmacognosy.

The research deals with isolation and structurally elucidation of biologically active components from plants used as medicines and food. Testing of relevant bioactivities is also part of the research.

About the group

 The research group is focusing on:

  • Isolation and structurally elucidation of
    • Carbohydrate polymers
    • Polyphenolic compounds
    • Low molecular natural products
  • Biologically  testing of
    • Complement fixation
    • Radical scavenging
    • Macrophage activation
    • Inhibition of peroxidative enzymes

Projects

BioNatH is involved in the following projects:

 

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Resources

Equipment and instrumentation:

BioNatH have instrumentation for extraction, fractionation, isolation and structure elucidation of natural products, both low- and high molecular substances. We have methods for antioxidant, enzyme inhibition and complement tests. 

Extraction:

  • Accelerated Solvent Extraction (ASE)
  • Soxhlet

Chromatography:

  • CA-TLC, kromatotron
  • GC
  • GC-MS
  • FPLC
  • HPLC-DAD
  • HPLC-UV-VIS
  • Preparative HPLC-UV
  • HPLC-RI
  • HPAEC-PAD

 

Methodologies:

  • Carbohydrate analyses
  • Antioxidant analyses

 

Published Feb. 28, 2011 10:28 AM - Last modified Oct. 10, 2017 1:10 PM