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Tazha Alan Search Log for Medicinal Plant Assignment On 9/26/2007, I performed a google search for “cornflower.” Search Engine Search Term Hits Google Cornflower 1,040,000 I looked through the second hit that had a lot of useful information and many photographs. The URL of the website is: http://www.floridagardener.com/misc/Cornflowers.htm After looking through the site, I found information about the plant’s physical characteristics and some history. I also found a picture on the site which I incorporated into my website. http://www.floridagardener.com/pics/58-1.jpg I e-mailed the author of the site for permission to use the picture on my web page. Then I went back to the google site to look at some other websites. I went to the “HerbData” site: http://www.herbdatanz.com/cornflower_picture_monograph.htm I got some useful information there and also decided to use the picture they had because it was so clear and beautiful. I wrote to the site for permission. I went to the 6th hit and clicked on the website. The URL is: http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/wildseed/23/23.7.html There I obtained some more information on the plant. I also went to the link for the copyrighted image of the states. It took me to a site called WildSeed Farms. The URL is : http://www.wildseedfarms.com/ Form the “Wild Seeds” section I went to individual species. There on the left hand side I found Cornflower and I clicked it. I decided to use the picture for my project and asked them for permissions. The URL is : http://www.wildseedfarms.com/individual_species_left_side.htm. Then I went back to the google hits and clicked on the 8th hit. The URL is: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=CECY2 Then I took the link of Michigan State University site at the bottom of the page. The site was discontinues but gave an option to go to other resources. Went to “Ornamental Plant Plus” (http://web1.msue.msu.edu/imp/modzz/masterzz.html) and clicked on the letter “C” and followed the link for Centaurea disease problems: http://web1.msue.msu.edu/imp/modzz/00000325.html Then I went back and followed the link for Centaurea cyanus: http://web1.msue.msu.edu/imp/modzz/00000319.html On 9/30/2007 I went to google and searched Centaurea cyanus L. Search Engine Search Term Hits Google Web Centaurea cyanus L. 94,400 Took the link to Invasige Species: http://www.invasive.org/browse/subject.cfm?sub=5269 From there, I took the external link to “ITIS” http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=36954 Then I went back to the google search and took the link to “Plant for a Future” site: http://www.pfaf.org/index.html and searched Centaurea cyanus. Googled cornflower and chemical remedies. Search Engine Search Term Hits Google Web Cornflower and chemical 11,900 remedies I went to the fouth hit called“Chemical Poisening Information” http://www.herbalremedies.com/chemical.html Then I searched Centaurea cyanus. Followed the link to Centaurea cyanus/cornflower that led me to http://www.herbalremedies.com/cornflower-information.htm. This talked about The Journal of Ethnopharmacology. Then I googled The journal of Ethnopharmacology and Centaurea cyanus. Search Engine Search Term Hits Google Web The Journal of Ethnopharmacology and 61 Centaurea cyanus The third listing on the hits seemed to be the most useful; however, I could only look at the abstract using google. I decided to go to the George Mason Library web-site and look up the article in the database. I went to www.GMU.edu and took the link to “Libraries” The I went to EJournal Finder and looked up The Journal of Ethnopharmacology using its ISSN that I found from the google search which is 0378-8741. Search Engine ISSN number Hits Mason Libarary-Ejournal 0378-8741 1 Finder Then I took the link to “Science Direct” Website and looked up the article by its volume and page number, which are 68 and 235 respectively. Then I went to the full text of the article and obtained a lot of useful information. 9/30/2007 I did a google search for uronic acid. Search Engine Search Term Hits Google Web Uronic acid 359,000 I went to one of the hits called “Glycobiology Resources”: http://glycores.ncifcrf.gov/mono/uronic.html 10/2//2007 I did a Scirus search for cornflower, clicking to only receive information for Journal Sources. Search Engine Search Term Hits Scirus Cornflower 86 On the right hand side of the screen, I saw the keyword apigenin, which seemed to be a compound in cornflower. I decided to research it further. Then I searched the word apigenin and clicked to only receive back “other web sources.” Search Engine Search Term Hits Scirus Apigenin 6,370 The 13th hit was a correspondence that confirmed the relationship between apigenin and anti-inflammatory effects. The URL is: http://ajp.amjpathol.org/cgi/reprint/168/5/1762.pdf Then I did a search on eMolecules to get more information about apigenin. Search Engine Search Term Hits eMolecule Apigenin 1 I clicked on “View Compound Info” to attain more information. I liked the figure they had and decided to use it and wrote to the author for permissions. http://www.emolecules.com/cgi-bin/more?vid=478202 Journal Searches: 10/11/2007 Search Engine Search Term Hits Science Direct Cornflower and Apigenin 3 George Mason can only get the full text of the article titled: “Components of protocyanin, a blue pigment from the blue flowers of Centaurea cyanus” http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6TH7-4G3YDK7- 1&_user=650615&_coverDate=07%2F31%2F2005&_alid=630775869&_rdoc=1&_fmt=full&_orig=search&_cd i=5275&_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_ct=3&_acct=C000035118&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=65 0615&md5=339f35200d750309305af39efda3fa2a Search Engine Search Term Hits ACS Apigenin and synthesis 1 and isolation The article was very interesting called: “Total Synthesis of Robustaflavone, a Potential Anti-Hepatitis B Agent” http://pubs.acs.org/wls/journals/query/subscriberResults.html?op=searchJournals Search Engine Search Term Hits ACS Apigenin and structure 25 and characterization The second article down, was an extremely helpful article to incorporate into the project. The title of the article is: Structure, Conformation, and Electronic Properties of Apigenin, Luteolin, and Taxifolin Antioxidants. A First Principle Theoretical Study http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/abstract.cgi/jpcafh/2004/108/i01/abs/jp035901j.html I went to the GMU Library page and went to databases. There I looked up “P’ and found Plant Science. I searched it in hopes of gaining some more insight. Search Engine Search Term Hits Plant Science Cornflower 7 The 7th hit seemed to be very interesting; however, when I went to find the journal in the GMU library eJournal finder, I couldn’t find it and therefore could not get the article. Then the 2nd link grabbed my attention. When I went to find it, it was a one page paper with only the abstract in it. The first link was the same article as the one found in Elsevier. I decided to redirect my search Search Engine Search Term Hits Plant Science Centaurea cyanus 114 Also searched in the natural sciences and the earliest to current information. I did not find any of the results promising. Search Engine Search Term Hits Plant Science Apigenin 2116 Out of the 2116 results, I clicked on the 5 scholars and once again did not find anything. Search Engine Search Term Hits Plant Science Apigenin and cornflower 3 They were the same ones as earlier. I did not find any useful articled from Plant Science Database. Search Engine Search Term Hits TOXLINE Cornflower and 0 apigenin Search Engine Search Term Hits TOXLINE Apigenin 170 Journal Articles I did not find any of the articles useful. Search Engine Search Term Hits TOXLINE Structure of Apigenin 0 Search Engine Search Term Hits TOXLINE Synthesis of 0 Apigenin I did not find anything useful from this Database either. I wanted to do some more in depth search using the SciFinder Scholar software. I went onto SciFinder Scholar and chose Explore. Then I explored the “Topic” synthesis of apigenin. Search Engine Search Term Hits SciFinder Scholar Synthesis of apigenin 11 contained “synthesis of apigenin” as entered. I chose to look at the 11 references that found “synthesis of apigenin” as entered. The most useful article was done called “Total Synthesis of apigenin 7,4’-di-O-beta-glucopyranoside, a component of blue flower pigment of Salvia patens, and seven chiral analogs. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6THR-4BJ265R- 9&_user=650615&_coverDate=02%2F23%2F2004&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct= C000035118&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=650615&md5=22f1b78f23fc5ec4ab41e999351cf920#toc3 Then I went to Locate and searched apigenin to get a more generalized search. Search Engine Search Term Hits SciFinder Scholar Apigenin in the Substance 1 Locator Searched through the chemical reactions and structures and names information for more background info. Clicked on the reactions icon. Then refined the search to get the articles that were from the Journal of Organic Chemistry and Tetrahedron Letters. The article in the Journal of Organic Chemistry was more relatable to the topic. The title is “Solvent-Free Synthesis of Functionalized Flavones under Microwave Irradiation” http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/article.cgi/joceah/2005/70/i07/pdf/jo048685z.pdf Then I went back to explore and looked up structure and apigenin. Search Engine Search Term Hits SciFinder Scholar Structure and apigenin 0 hits with “structure and apigenin” as entered.
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