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World J Gastroenterol. Mar 28, 2009; 15(12): 1518-1523
Published online Mar 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.1518
Figure 1
Figure 1 Biotransformation of aseculin by anaerobic human gut bacteria. The gut bacteria comprised 20 pooled fecal samples from healthy volunteers. Incubation was performed under anaerobic conditions (80% N2, 10% CO2, 10% H2) at 37°C for defined time periods. Ten millilitre of samples was collected at 0, 2, 4, 8, 12, 16, 24, 48 and 72 h, respectively post-incubation. Aesculin and metabolites were then extracted with methanol and analyzed by HPLC. The vertical axis shows the relative values for the concentration of aesculin and/or its metabolite. The horizontal axis indicates the HPLC overflow time.