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Djaja Djendoel Soejarto


Professor Emeritus, Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy

Contact

Building & Room:

320 PHARM

Address:

833 S. Wood Street, Chicago, IL, 60612

Office Phone:

(312) 996-8889

Email:

dds@uic.edu

About

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).

Selected Publications

  • Soejarto DD, Elkington BG, Sydara K, Gyllenhaal C, Riley MC, Dietzman GR, Xayveu M, Souliya O, Vanthanouvong M, Southavong B, Kadushin MR, Che CT. “Medicinal plants of Laos: Discoveries, conservation and community engagement”. A report submitted to the California Community Foundation. 2016;:106.
  • Simmler C, Jones TR, Anderson JC, Nikolić DB, van Breemen RD, Soejarto D, Chen SF, Pauli G. Species-specific Standardisation of Licorice by Metabolomic Profiling of Flavanones and Chalcones.. Phytochemical analysis : PCA. 2014;25(4):378-88.
  • Simmler C, Jones TR, Anderson JS, Nikolic DB, van Breemen RD, Soejarto D, Chen SF, Pauli G. Species-specific Standardisation of Licorice by Metabolomic Profiling of Flavanones and Chalcones.. Phytochemical analysis : PCA. 2014;25(4):378-88.
  • Elkington BG, Sydara KH, Newsome AC, Hwang C, Lankin DG, Simmler CG, Napolitano JF, Ree RG, Graham JD, Gyllenhaal C, Bouamanivong S, Souliya O, Pauli G, Franzblau S, Soejarto D. 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 KH, Newsome AC, Hwang C, Lankin DG, Simmler CG, Napolitano JF, Ree RG, Graham JD, Gyllenhaal C, Bouamanivong S, Souliya O, Pauli G, Franzblau S, Soejarto D. 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 GG, Napolitano JC, Nikolić DB, Lankin DD, van Breemen RF, Soejarto D, Pauli G, 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 TD, Soejarto D, Chen SF, Pauli G. 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 TD, Soejarto D, Chen SF, Pauli G. 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, Nikolic DS, Simmler C, Qiu FB, van Breemen RD, Soejarto DF, Pauli G, Chen S. Diarylheptanoids from Dioscorea villosa (Wild Yam).. Journal of natural products. 2012;75(12):2168-77. doi:10.1021/np300603z.
  • Dong SH, Nikolić D, Simmler CB, Qiu FD, van Breemen RF, Soejarto D, Pauli G, Chen S. Diarylheptanoids from Dioscorea villosa (Wild Yam).. Journal of natural products. 2012;75(12):2168-77. doi:10.1021/np300603z.
  • Soejarto DD, Gyllenhaal CR, Kadushin MJ, Southavong BG, Sydara KT, Bouamanivong SM, Xaiveu MC, Zhang HG, Franzblau SP, Tan G, Pezzuto J, Riley M, Elkington B, Waller D. 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 CR, Kadushin MT, Southavong BT, Sydara KV, Bouamanivong SK, Xaiveu MX, Xuan LQ, Hiep NM, Hung NM, Loc PJ, Dac LG, Bich TC, Cuong NG, Ly HT, Zhang HP, Franzblau SY, Xie HT, Riley MM, Elkington BD, Nguyen H, Waller D, Ma C, Tamez P, Tan G, Pezzuto J, Soejarto D. 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 BH, Sydara KC, Souliya OG, Vanthanouvong MD, Nettavong K, Thammachack B, Pak D, Riley M, Franzblau S, Soejarto D. 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 JE, Duarte RL, Bolton JD, Huang YB, Caceres A, Veliz M, Soejarto D, Mahady G. 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 YG, Franzblau SD, Soejarto DF, Matainaho L, Piskaut P, Pauli G. 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 SD, Soejarto DF, Pauli G. 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 CC, Riley MR, Kadushin MG, Franzblau SQ, Bich TM, Cuong NT, Hiep NK, Loc PV, le Xuan TV, Hai NQ, Hung NM, Chien NM, le Binh TM, Vu BC, Ly HR, Southavong BE, Sydara KV, Bouamanivong S, Pezzuto J, Rose W, Dietzman G, Miller B, Thuy T. “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 CH, Nguyen VC, Nguyen MT, Tan GD, Santarsiero BD, Mesecar AD, Soejarto DM, Pezzuto JH, Fong H. 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 CC, Riley MR, Kadushin MM, Pezzuto JT, Xuan LT, Hiep NV, Hung NM, Vu BK, Loc PX, Dac LT, Binh LQ, Chien NV, Hai NQ, Bich TM, Cuong NM, Southavong BV, Sydara KC, Bouamanivong SR, Ly H, Thuy T, Rose W, Dietzman G. 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 CJ, Case RJ, Wang YT, Zhang HM, Tan GG, Van Hung ND, Cuong NH, Franzblau SF, Soejarto D, Fong H, Pauli G. 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.