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Investigation on Spectrum-Effect Correlation between Constituents Absorbed into Blood and Bioactivities of Baizhu Shaoyao San before and after Processing on Ulcerative Colitis Rats by UHPLC/Q-TOF-MS/MS Coupled with Gray Correlation Analysis

by 1,2,*,†, 1,2,†, 1,2,†, 1,2,†, 1,2, 1,2, 1,2, 1,2, 1,2, 3 and 4,*
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School of Pharmacy, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing 210023, China
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Engineering Center of State Ministry of Education for Standardization of Chinese Medicine Processing, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing 210023, China
3
Institute of Pharmaceutical and Food Engineering, Shanxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Taiyuan 030024, China
4
School of Pharmacy, Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou 310053, China
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Molecules 2019, 24(5), 940; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24050940
Received: 14 January 2019 / Revised: 25 February 2019 / Accepted: 4 March 2019 / Published: 7 March 2019
Baizhu Shaoyao San (BSS) is a crucial traditional Chinese medicinal formula widely applied for the treatment of painful diarrhea, diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, and some other gastrointestinal diseases. Corresponding to the clinical medication, the three medicinal herbs (Atractylodis Macrocephalae Rhizoma, Paeoniae Radix Alba, and Citri Reticulatae Pericarpium) included in BSS should be processed using some specific methods of stir-frying. To find the underlying correlations between serum chemical profiles and curative effects of crude and processed BSS on ulcerative colitis rats, and further explore for the effective material basis of processing, an UHPLC/Q-TOF-MS/MS technique coupled with gray correlation analysis (GCA) was developed. A total of 134 compounds were identified in rat sera after oral administration of BSS, among which 24 compounds were prototypes and 110 compounds were metabolites. Meanwhile, an ulcerative colitis model was established in rats by enema with 2,4,6-trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid, and the pharmacodynamic indicators for drug efficacies were evaluated as well. According to the results, processed BSS showed better efficacy than crude BSS. The top 10 potential effective components with high degree of correlation were identified based on GCA results, which were thought to be the crucial compounds that contributed to the enhancement of therapeutic effects in BSS after processing. View Full-Text
Keywords: Baizhu Shaoyao San; spectrum-effect correlation; UHPLC/Q-TOF-MS/MS; ulcerative colitis; gray correlation analysis Baizhu Shaoyao San; spectrum-effect correlation; UHPLC/Q-TOF-MS/MS; ulcerative colitis; gray correlation analysis
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Cai, H.; Xu, Y.; Xie, L.; Duan, Y.; Zhou, J.; Liu, J.; Niu, M.; Zhang, Y.; Shen, L.; Pei, K.; Cao, G. Investigation on Spectrum-Effect Correlation between Constituents Absorbed into Blood and Bioactivities of Baizhu Shaoyao San before and after Processing on Ulcerative Colitis Rats by UHPLC/Q-TOF-MS/MS Coupled with Gray Correlation Analysis. Molecules 2019, 24, 940. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24050940

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Cai H, Xu Y, Xie L, Duan Y, Zhou J, Liu J, Niu M, Zhang Y, Shen L, Pei K, Cao G. Investigation on Spectrum-Effect Correlation between Constituents Absorbed into Blood and Bioactivities of Baizhu Shaoyao San before and after Processing on Ulcerative Colitis Rats by UHPLC/Q-TOF-MS/MS Coupled with Gray Correlation Analysis. Molecules. 2019; 24(5):940. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24050940

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Cai, Hao, Yangyang Xu, Li Xie, Yu Duan, Jia Zhou, Jing Liu, Minjie Niu, Yating Zhang, Lin Shen, Ke Pei, and Gang Cao. 2019. "Investigation on Spectrum-Effect Correlation between Constituents Absorbed into Blood and Bioactivities of Baizhu Shaoyao San before and after Processing on Ulcerative Colitis Rats by UHPLC/Q-TOF-MS/MS Coupled with Gray Correlation Analysis" Molecules 24, no. 5: 940. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24050940

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