National Center for Pharmaceutical Crops (NCPC), Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture

  Selected Publications


Li S.; Wang, P.; Deng G.; Yuan, W.; Su, Z. Cytotoxic compounds from invasive giant salvinia (Salvinia molesta) against human tumor cells. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters 2013, 23, 6682–6687.

Su, Z.; Wang, P.; Yuan, W.; Li, S. Chemical constituents from the fruit body of Chlorophyllum molybdites. Natural Product Communications. 2013, 8, 1227-1228.

Su, Z.; Yuan, W.; Wang, P.; Li, S. Ethnobotany, phytochemistry, and pharmacological activities of Taxodium Rich. Pharmaceutical Crops 2013, 4, 1-14.

Aggarwal, B. B.; Yuan, W.; Li, S.; Guptal, S. C. Curcumin-free turmeric exhibits anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities: identification of novel components of turmeric. Molecular Nutrition & Food Research 2013, 57, 1529-1542.

Yuan, W.; Wang, P.; Su, Z.; Wang, V.S.; Li, S. Cytotoxic triterpenoid saponins from husks of Aesculus californica (Spach) Nutt. Phytochemistry 2013, 90, 95-105.

Wang, P.; Yuan, W.; Deng, G.; Su, Z.; Li, S. Triterpenoid saponins from Eryngium yuccifolium 'Kershaw Blue'. Phytochemistry Letters 2013, 6, 306-309.

Gupta, S. C.; Sung, B.; Kim, J. H.; Prasad, S.; Li, S.; Aggarwal, B. B. Multitargeting by turmeric, the golden spice: From kitchen to clinic. Molecular Nutrition & Food Research 2013, 57, 1510-1528.

Su, Z.; Wang, P.; Yuan, W.; Li, S. Flavonoids and 3-arylcoumarin from Pterocarpus soyauxii. Planta Medica 2013, 79, 487-491.

Yuan, W.; Wang, P.; Zhang, Z.; Su, Z.; Li, S. Triterpenoid saponins from Sesbania vesicaria. Phytochemistry Letters 2013, 6, 106-109.

Before 2013

Peduto, a.; Filosa, r.; Caprariis, P. d.; Feo, V. D.; Li, S.; Wang, P.; Martino, L. D., 1-methoxy-canthin-6-one and related beta-carbolines: from natural compound to synthesis and biological activities. Studies in Natural Products Chemistry 2012, 38, 81-104.

Wang, P.; Su, Z.; Yuan, W.; Deng, G.; Li, S. Phytochemical constituents and pharmacological activities of Eryngium L.(Apiaceae). Pharmaceutical Crops 2012, 3, 99-120.

Yuan, W.; Wang, P.; Deng, G.; Li, S. Cytotoxic triterpenoid saponins from Aesculus glabra Willd. Phytochemistry 2012, 75, 67-77.

Su, Z. Anthocyanins and flavonoids of Vaccinium L. Pharmaceutical Crops 2012, 3, 7-37.

Zhang, Z.; Yuan, W.; Wang, P.; Grant, G.; Li, S. Flavonoids from Lupinus texensis and their free radical scavenging activity. Natural Product Research 2011, 25, 1641-1649.

Zhang, Z.; Lian, X. Preparation and characterization of a standardized anticonvulsant ginseng Rb extract from Panax quinquefolius L. Pharmaceutical Crops 2011, 2, 65-69.

Li, S.; Yuan, W.; Deng, G.; Wang P.; Yang, P.; Aggarwal, B.B. Chemical composition and product quality control of turmeric (Curcuma longa L.). Pharmaceutical Crops 2011, 2, 28-54.

Yuan, W.; Zhou, L.; Deng, G.; Wang, P.; Creech, D.; Li, S. Anthocyanins, phenolics, and antioxidant capacity of Vaccinium L. in Texas, USA. Pharmaceutical Crops 2011, 2, 11-23.

Zhang, Z.; Li, S.; Lian, X. An overview of genus Aesculus L.: ethnobotany, phytochemistry, and pharmacological Activities. Pharmaceutical Crops 2010, 1, 24-51.

Li, S.; Yuan, W.; Yang, P.; Antoun, M.D.; Balick, M.J.; Cragg, G.M. Pharmaceutical crops: an overview. Pharmaceutical Crops 2010, 1, 1-17.

Zhang Z.; Ownby, S.; Wang, P.; Yuan, W.; Zhang, W.; Li, S. New phenolic compounds from Liatris elegans. Natural Product Research 2010, 24, 1079-1085.

Li, S.; Wang, P.; Yuan, W. Induced endogenous autotoxicity in Camptotheca. Frontiers in Biosciences 2010, E2, 1196-1210.

Wang, P.; Ownby S.; Zhang Z.; Yuan W.; Li S. Cytotoxicity and inhibition of DNA topoisomerase I of polyhydroxylated triterpenoids and triterpenoid glycosides. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters 2010, 20, 2790-2796.

Yuan, W.; Wang, P.; Zhang, Z.; Li, S. Glycosylation of (–)-maackiain by Beauveria bassiana and Cunninghamella echinulata var. elegans. Biocatalysis and Biotransformation 2010, 28, 117-121.

Wang, P.; Li, S.; Ownby, S.; Zhang, Z.; Yuan, W.; Zhang, W.; Beasley R.S. New ecdysteroids and phenylpropanoid Esters of Sucrose from Froelichia Floridana. Phytochemistry 2009, 70, 430-436.

Zhang, Z.; Lian, X.; Li, S.; Stringer, J.L. Characterization of chemical ingredients and anticonvulsant activity of American skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora). Phytomedicine 2009, 15:485-493.

Zhang, Z.; Wang, P.; Yuan, W.; Li, S. Steroids, alkaloids, and coumarins from Gelsemium sempervirens. Planta Medica 2008, 74, 1818-1822.

Zhang, Z.; Li, S.; Ownby, S.; Wang, P.; Yuan, W.; Zhang, W.; Beasley, R.S. Phenolic compounds and oxygenated triterpenoid saponins from Eryngium yuccifolium. Phytochemistry 2008, 69, 2070-2080.

Yuan, W.; Li, S.Y.; Ownby, S.; Zhang, Z.Z.; Wang, P.; Zhang, W.L.; Beasley, R.S. Flavonoids, coumarins and triterpenes from the aerial parts of Cnidoscolus texanus. Planta Medica 2007, 73, 1304-1308.

Zhang, Z.; Li, S. Cytotoxic triterpenoid saponins from the fruits of Aesculus pavia L. Phytochemistry 2007, 68, 2075-2086.

Zhang, Z.; Li, S.; Zhang, S.M.; Gorenstein, D. New triterpenoidal saponins from the fruits of Aesculus pavia L. Phytochemistry 2006, 67, 784-794.

Lian, X.; Zhang, Z.; Stringer, J.L. Anticonvulsant and neuroprotective effects of ginsenosides in rats. Epilepsy Research 2006;70, 244-256

Lian, X.; Zhang, Z.; Stringer, J.L. Protective effects of ginseng components in a rodent model of neurodegeneration. Annals of Neurology 2005, 57, 642-648.

Zhang, Z.; Li, S.; Zhang, S. Six new triterpenoid saponins from the root and stem bark of Cephalanthus occidentalis L. Planta Medica 2005, 71, 355-361.

Lian, X.; Zhang, Z.; Stringer, J.L. Anticonvulsant activity of ginseng on seizures induced by chemical convulsants. Epilepsia 2005, 46, 15-22.

Li, S.; Zhang, Z.; Cain, A.; Wang, B.; Long, M.; Taylor,J . Anti-fungal activity of camptothecin, trifolin, and hyperoside isolated from Camptotheca acuminata. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2005, 53, 32-37.

Zhang, Z.; Li, S.; Zhang, S.M.; Liang, C.; Gorenstein, D.; Beasley, R.S. New camptothecin and ellagic acid analogues from the root bark of Camptotheca acuminata. Planta Medica 2004, 70, 1216-1221.

Li, S.; Yin, Y.; Wang, Y.; Zhang, Z.; Beasley, R.S. Camptothecin accumulation and variation in Camptotheca. Planta Medica 2002, 68, 1010-1016.


Li, S. Camptotheca cultivar named ‘Katie’. US Patent 11959P, 2001.

Li, S. A system for increasing the production of indole and quinoline alkaloids, particularly camptothecins and related compounds, from plants. R.O. China Invention 162720, 2002.


Li, S.; Adair, K.T. Camptotheca acuminata, Xi Shu, A promising anti-tumor and anti-viral tree for the 21st Century. 268 pp. Henry M. Rockwell Monograph, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas, 1994. (link)

Li, S.; Adair, K.T. Species pools of seed plants in Eastern Asia and North America. Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas, 1997. (link)


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