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Djaja Djendoel Soejarto

Professor Emeritus, Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy

Contact Information

833 S. Wood Street (781)
320 PHARM
Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: (312) 996-8889

Website: http://uic-icbg.pharm.uic.edu/

Research Interests

Floristic explorations (with special reference to the tropical rain forest areas) in search of new biologically active compounds from plants as candidates for drug development. Floristic and conservation studies of flowering plants of Vietnam (with special reference to Cuc Phuong National Park). Medical ethnobotany studies among indigenous cultures in select tropical countries. Botany and ethnobotany of Stevia (Compositae) (with special reference to Stevia rebaudiana Bert.). Taxonomy and conservation of medicinal plants (including dietary supplement ingredients). Systematics of Saurauia (Actinidiaceae).

Intellectual Contributions

Research Report

Journal Article

  • Simmler C, Jones T, Anderson JR, Nikolic DS, van Breemen RB, Soejarto DD, Chen S, Pauli GF. "Species-specific Standardisation of Licorice by Metabolomic Profiling of Flavanones and Chalcones.". Phytochemical analysis : PCA. 2014;25(4):378-88.
  • Simmler C, Jones T, Anderson JR, Nikolić DC, van Breemen RB, Soejarto DD, Chen S, Pauli GF. "Species-specific Standardisation of Licorice by Metabolomic Profiling of Flavanones and Chalcones.". Phytochemical analysis : PCA. 2014;25(4):378-88.
  • Elkington BG, Sydara K, Newsome A, Hwang CH, Lankin DC, Simmler C, Napolitano JG, Ree R, Graham JG, Gyllenhaal C, Bouamanivong S, Souliya O, Pauli GF, Franzblau SG, Soejarto DD. "New finding of an anti-TB compound in the genus Marsypopetalum (Annonaceae) from a traditional herbal remedy of Laos.". Journal of ethnopharmacology. 2014;151(2):903-11. doi:10.1016/j.jep.2013.11.057.
  • Elkington BG, Sydara K, Newsome A, Hwang CH, Lankin DC, Simmler C, Napolitano JG, Ree R, Graham JG, Gyllenhaal C, Bouamanivong S, Souliya O, Pauli GF, Franzblau SG, Soejarto DD. "New finding of an anti-TB compound in the genus Marsypopetalum (Annonaceae) from a traditional herbal remedy of Laos.". Journal of ethnopharmacology. 2014;151(2):903-11. doi:10.1016/j.jep.2013.11.057.
  • Dong SH, Cai G, Napolitano JG, Nikolić D, Lankin DC, van Breemen RB, Soejarto DD, Pauli GF, Chen S. "Lipidated steroid saponins from Dioscorea villosa (wild yam).". Fitoterapia. 2013;91:113-24. doi:10.1016/j.fitote.2013.07.018.
  • Simmler C, Hajirahimkhan A, Lankin DC, Bolton JL, Jones T, Soejarto DD, Chen S, Pauli GF. "Dynamic residual complexity of the isoliquiritigenin-liquiritigenin interconversion during bioassay.". Journal of agricultural and food chemistry. 2013;61(9):2146-57. doi:10.1021/jf304445p.
  • Simmler C, Hajirahimkhan A, Lankin DC, Bolton JL, Jones T, Soejarto DD, Chen S, Pauli GF. "Dynamic residual complexity of the isoliquiritigenin-liquiritigenin interconversion during bioassay.". Journal of agricultural and food chemistry. 2013;61(9):2146-57. doi:10.1021/jf304445p.
  • Dong SH, Nikolić D, Simmler C, Qiu F, van Breemen RB, Soejarto DD, Pauli GF, Chen S. "Diarylheptanoids from Dioscorea villosa (Wild Yam).". Journal of natural products. 2012;75(12):2168-77. doi:10.1021/np300603z.
  • Dong SH, Nikolic DS, Simmler C, Qiu F, van Breemen RB, Soejarto DD, Pauli GF, Chen S. "Diarylheptanoids from Dioscorea villosa (Wild Yam).". Journal of natural products. 2012;75(12):2168-77. doi:10.1021/np300603z.
  • Soejarto DD, Gyllenhaal C, Kadushin MR, Southavong B, Sydara K, Bouamanivong S, Xaiveu M, Zhang HJ, Franzblau SG, Tan GT, Pezzuto JM, Riley MC, Elkington BG, Waller DP. "An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants of Laos toward the discovery of bioactive compounds as potential candidates for pharmaceutical development.". Pharmaceutical biology. 2012;50(1):42-60. doi:10.3109/13880209.2011.619700.
  • Gyllenhaal C, Kadushin MR, Southavong B, Sydara K, Bouamanivong S, Xaiveu M, Xuan LT, Hiep NT, Hung NV, Loc PK, Dac LX, Bich TQ, Cuong NM, Ly HM, Zhang HJ, Franzblau SG, Xie H, Riley MC, Elkington BG, Nguyen HT, Waller DP, Ma CY, Tamez P, Tan GT, Pezzuto JM, Soejarto DD. "Ethnobotanical approach versus random approach in the search for new bioactive compounds: support of a hypothesis.". Pharmaceutical biology. 2012;50(1):30-41. doi:10.3109/13880209.2011.634424.
  • Truong NB, Pham CV, Doan HT, Nguyen HV, Nguyen CM, Nguyen HT, Zhang HJ, Fong HH, Franzblau SG, Soejarto DD, Chau MV. "Antituberculosis cycloartane triterpenoids from Radermachera boniana.". Journal of natural products. 2011;74(5):1318-22. doi:10.1021/np200022b.
  • Chlipala GE, Pham HT, Nguyen VH, Krunic A, Shim SH, Soejarto DD, Orjala J. "Nhatrangins A and B, aplysiatoxin-related metabolites from the marine cyanobacterium Lyngbya majuscula from Vietnam.". Journal of natural products. 2010;73(4):784-7. doi:10.1021/np100002q.
  • Elkington BG, Southavong B, Sydara K, Souliya O, Vanthanouvong M, Nettavong K, Thammachack B, Pak DH, Riley MC, Franzblau SG, Soejarto DD. "Biological evaluation of plants of Laos used in the treatment of tuberculosis in Lao traditional medicine.". Pharmaceutical biology. 2009;47(1):26-33. doi:10.1080/13880200802398002.
  • Michel J, Duarte RE, Bolton JL, Huang Y, Caceres A, Veliz M, Soejarto DD, Mahady GB. "Medical potential of plants used by the Q'eqchi Maya of Livingston, Guatemala for the treatment of women's health complaints.". Journal of ethnopharmacology. 2007;114(1):92-101. doi:10.1016/j.jep.2007.07.033.
  • Case RJ, Wang Y, Franzblau SG, Soejarto DD, Matainaho L, Piskaut P, Pauli GF. "Advanced applications of counter-current chromatography in the isolation of anti-tuberculosis constituents from Dracaena angustifolia.". Journal of chromatography. A. 2007;1151(1-2):169-74. doi:10.1016/j.chroma.2007.01.022.
  • Case RJ, Franzblau SG, Wang Y, Cho S, Soejarto DD, Pauli GF. "Ethnopharmacological evaluation of the informant consensus model on anti-tuberculosis claims among the Manus.". Journal of ethnopharmacology. 2006;106(1):82-9. doi:10.1016/j.jep.2005.12.005.
  • Soejarto DD, Zhang HJ, Fong HH, Tan GT, Ma CY, Gyllenhaal C, Riley MC, Kadushin MR, Franzblau SG, Bich TQ, Cuong NM, Hiep NT, Loc PK, le Xuan T, Hai NV, Hung NV, Chien NQ, le Binh T, Vu BM, Ly HM, Southavong B, Sydara K, Bouamanivong S, Pezzuto JM, Rose WC, Dietzman GR, Miller BE, Thuy TV. ""Studies on biodiversity of Vietnam and Laos" 1998-2005: examining the impact.". Journal of natural products. 2006;69(3):473-81. doi:10.1021/np058107t.
  • Zhang HJ, Ma C, Nguyen VH, Nguyen MC, Tan GT, Santarsiero BD, Mesecar AD, Soejarto DD, Pezzuto JM, Fong HH. "Miliusanes, a class of cytotoxic agents from Miliusa sinensis.". Journal of medicinal chemistry. 2006;49(2):693-708. doi:10.1021/jm0509492.
  • Soejarto DD, Fong HH, Tan GT, Zhang HJ, Ma CY, Franzblau SG, Gyllenhaal C, Riley MC, Kadushin MR, Pezzuto JM, Xuan LT, Hiep NT, Hung NV, Vu BM, Loc PK, Dac LX, Binh LT, Chien NQ, Hai NV, Bich TQ, Cuong NM, Southavong B, Sydara K, Bouamanivong S, Ly HM, Thuy TV, Rose WC, Dietzman GR. "Ethnobotany/ethnopharmacology and mass bioprospecting: issues on intellectual property and benefit-sharing.". Journal of ethnopharmacology. 2005;100(1-2):15-22. doi:10.1016/j.jep.2005.05.031.
  • Ma C, Case RJ, Wang Y, Zhang HJ, Tan GT, Van Hung N, Cuong NM, Franzblau SG, Soejarto DD, Fong HH, Pauli GF. "Anti-tuberculosis constituents from the stem bark of Micromelum hirsutum.". Planta medica. 2005;71(3):261-7. doi:10.1055/s-2005-837826.
  • Nguyen QC, Nguyen VH, Santarsiero BD, Mesecar AD, Nguyen MC, Soejarto DD, Pezzuto JM, Fong HH, Tan GT. "New 3-O-acyl betulinic acids from Strychnos vanprukii Craib.". Journal of natural products. 2004;67(6):994-8. doi:10.1021/np030469i.
  • Su BN, Kang YH, Pinos RE, Santarsiero BD, Mesecar AD, Soejarto DD, Fong HH, Pezzuto JM, Kinghorn AD. "Isolation and absolute stereochemistry of coussaric acid, a new bioactive triterpenoid from the stems of Coussarea brevicaulis.". Phytochemistry. 2003;64(1):293-302.
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