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
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.
- Accelerated Solvent Extraction (ASE)
- Biotage® Selekt
- CA-TLC, kromatotron
- Preparative HPLC-UV
- Carbohydrate analyses
- Antioxidant analyses