American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology

The Effects of Chinese Traditional Processing Method on Components in Semen Sinapis Albae

Lifang Liu, Hui Zhou, Suqin Sun, Qiang Wang and Genxi Li

DOI : 10.3844/ajbbsp.2005.64.68

American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Volume 1, Issue 2

Pages 64-68

Abstract

Techniques of infrared (IR) spectrophotometry, High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and HPLC-mass spectrometry are employed in this study to reveal the changes of the components in Semen sinapis Albae during the Chinese traditional processing. While the degradation of proteins and polysaccarides can be observed, sinapine in this drug can be known to decompose immediately after 15 mins during processing. A new substance, which is produced, has been studied and identified as p-hydroxybenzoic acid.

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© 2005 Lifang Liu, Hui Zhou, Suqin Sun, Qiang Wang and Genxi Li. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.