Nutritional Immunology and Functional Foods



  1. Xiufen Li, Baiting Fu, Juan Guo, Kailong Ji, Youkai Xu, Mahmoud M. Dahab, Ping Zhang*. Bamboo shoot fiber improves insulin sensitivity in high-fat diet-fed mice. Journal of Functional Foods, 2018, 49, 510-517.
  2. Xiu-fen Li, Juan Guo, Kai-Long Ji, Ping Zhang*.  Bamboo shoot fiber prevents obesity in mice by modulating the gut microbiota. Scientific Reports, 2016, 6, 32953.
  3. Kai-Long Ji1, Xiao-Qing Gan1, You-Kai Xu, Xiu-Fen Li, Juan Guo,Mahmoud M. Dahab, Ping Zhang*. Protective effect of the essential oil of Zanthoxylum myriacanthum var.  pubescens against dextran sulfate sodium-induced intestinal inflammation in mice. Phytomedicine, 2016, 23, 883-890.
  4. Kai-Long Ji, Dong-Hua Cao, Xiu-Fen Li, Juan Guo, Ping Zhang*, and You-Kai Xu*. Two new limonoids from the roots of Trichilia connaroides with inhibitory activity against nitric oxide production in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated RAW 264.7 cells. Phytochemistry Letters, 2015, 14, 234-238..
  5. Kai-Long Ji, Ping Zhang, Xiao-Nian Li, Juan Guo, Hua-Bin Hu, Chun-Fen Xiao, Xiang-Qun Xie, and You-Kai Xu*. Cytotoxic limonoids from Trichilia americana Phytochemistry, 2015, 118, 61-67.
  6. You-Kai Xu*, Lin Yang, Shang-Gao Liao, Pei Cao, Bin Wu, Hua-Bin Hu, Juan Guo, and Ping Zhang. Koumine, humantenine, and yohimbane alkaloids from Gelsemium elegans. Journal of Natural Products, 2015, 78, 1511-1517.
  7. Jia-Rui Yue, De-Qiang Feng, and You-Kai Xu*. A new triterpenoid bearing octacosanoate from the stems and roots of Clerodendrum philippinum simplex(Verbenaceae). Natural Product Research, 2015, 29, 1228-1234.
  8. Bing Liu, and You-Kai Xu*. Cytotoxicity and synergistic effect of the constituents from roots of Aglaia odorata (Meliaceae). Natural Product Research, 2015, DOI: 1080/14786419.2015.1016940.
  9. Ren Li, Jing-jing Yang, Yin-xian Shi, Min Zhao, Kai-long Ji, Ping Zhang, You-kai Xu, Hua-bin Hu*. Chemical composition, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activities of the essential oil from Maqian (Zanthoxylum myriacanthum pubescens) in Xishuangbanna, SW China. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 2014, 158, 43-48.
  10. Ren Li, Jing-jing Yang, Yuan-fei Wang, Qian Sun, Hua-bin Hu*.Chemical Composition, Antioxidant, Antimicrobial and Anti-inflammatory Activities of the Stem and Leaf Essential Oils from Piper flaviflorum from Xishuangbanna, SW China. Natural Product Communications. 2014, 9, 1011-1014.
  11. Ren Li, Yuan-Fei Wang, Qian Sun, Hua-Bin Hu*. Chemical Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of the Essential Oil from Allium hookeri Cosumed in Xishuangbanna, Southwest China. Natural Product Communications. 2014, 9, 863-864.
  12. Kai-Long Ji, Ping Zhang, Hua-Bin Hu, Shuai Hua, Shang-Gao Liao*, and You-Kai Xu*. Limonoids from the leaves and twigs of Walsura yunnanensis. Journal of Natural Products, 2014, 77, 1764–1769.
  13. Kai-Long Ji, Shang-Gao Liao, Xiao-Ling Zheng, Zhi Na , Hua-Bin Hu, Ping Zhang*, and You-Kai Xu*. Limonoids from the fruits of Khaya ivorensis. Molecules, 2014, 19, 3004-3011.
  14. Liu, You-Kai Xu*, Ping Zhang, Zhi Na, Ting Tang, and Yin-Xian Shi. Chemical composition and oxidative evolution of Sacha Inchi (Plukentia volubilis L.) oil from Xishuangbanna (China). Grasas Y Aceites, 2014, DOI: 10.3989/gya.075713.
  15. Mao-Juan Zhang, Bing Liu, Shang-Gao Liao, You-Kai Xu*, De-Qiang Feng, Kai-Long Ji, and Yan Li. Uncarilic acid and secouncarilic acid, two new triterpenoi from Uucaria sessilifructus. Molecules, 2013, 18, 9727-9734.
  16. Bing Liu, Lin Yang, You-Kai Xu*, Shang-Gao Liao*, Huai-Rong Luo, and Zhi Na. Two New Triterpenoids from Gelsemium elegansand Aglaia odorat. Natural Product Communications, 2013, 8, 1373-1376.
  17. Zhi Na*, Hua-Bin Hu, You-Kai Xu. Cytotoxic Caged Xanthones from the Fruits of Garcinia bracteata. Chemistry of Natural Compounds, 2013, 49, 505-506.
  18. Ting Tang, Shang-Gao Liao*, Zhi Na, Yan Li, and You-Kai Xu*. Dysoxylentin A, the first 21-nortriterpenoid bearing a 2-(propan-2-ylidenyl)furan-3(2H)-one, from Dysoxylum lenticellatum. Tetrahedron Letters, 2012, 53, 1183-1185.
  19. You-Kai Xu*, Shang-Gao Liao*, Zhi Na, Hua-Bin Hu, Yan Li, and Huai-Rong Luo. Gelsemium alkaloids, immunosuppressive agents from Gelsemium elegans. Fitoterapia, 2012, 83, 1120-1124.
  20. Yin-Xian Shi, You-Kai Xu*, Hua-Bin Hu*, Zhi Na, and Wen-Hui Wang. Preliminary assessment of antioxidant activity of young edible leaves of seven Ficus species in the ethnic diet in Xishuangbanna, Southwest China. Food Chemistry, 2011, 128, 889-894.
  21. Zhi Na*, You-Kai Xu. A new prenylated xanthone from Garcinia xipshuanbannaensis H. Li. Natural Product Research, 2010, 24, 1648-1653.