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  • Eeva, Manu (Helsingin yliopisto, 2010)
    A reversed-phase, high-performance liquid chromatographic method (RP-HPLC) with atmospheric pressure chemical ionisation mass spectrometry (APCI-MS) detection was developed utilising Turbo Method Development® and DryLab® programmes for the separation and identification of coumarins in Peucedanum palustre L. (Moench) and Angelica archangelica (L.) var. archangelica both belonging to the endemic flora of Finland. Fifteen coumarins were identified both in P. palustre and in A. archangelica. This is the first report on the xanthotoxin, isopimpinellin, pimpinellin, and coumarin composition of the umbels of P. palustre. The coumarin composition of Finnish P. palustre populations was analyzed and verified chromatographically. The main coumarin in roots was oxypeucedanin, and in aerial parts peulustrin/isopeulustrin. The highly varying total coumarin concentration was the highest in umbels and the lowest in stems. Leaves and roots contained comparable amounts of coumarins. The total coumarin concentration decreased towards the north. As regards the aerial parts, the coumarin content of the umbels and leaves resembled each other the most. The effective temperature sum clearly correlated with the coumarin concentrations of the aerial parts, but not with the roots of the plant. The study did not support the existence of chemotypes in Finnish P. palustre populations. A spontaneously embryogenic cell line of A. archangelica was established from seedlings via callus formation. The highest coumarin production was achieved after three weeks of cultivation in the medium containing 3.0% sucrose. Cryopreservation was found to be a suitable method for storing the cell line. Plantlets propagated in an air-sparged bioreactor were transferable directly to soil. The coumarin composition and levels in the regenerated plants were comparable to those in intact plants. A mathematical computer-aided model CELLOP was constructed in which the desirability functions in a three-dimensional experimental design are used for optimising the growing conditions for plant cultures. The calcium, inorganic nitrogen, and sucrose concentrations in the medium were optimised for coumarin-producing, spontaneously embryogenic cell lines of A. archangelica and P. palustre. In comparison to the reference, the dry mass for A. archangelica was 24.7% and the coumarin concentration 40.5% higher in the optimised conditions, and the dry mass for P. palustre 61.8% and the coumarin concentration 58.1% higher. For A. archangelica the highest embryogenic activity occurred in the medium containing 1.25 mM calcium and for P. palustre in the medium containing 50.0 mM NO3- and 4.01 mM NH4+.