triterpene


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triterpene

[trī′tər‚pēn]
(organic chemistry)
One of a class of compounds having molecular skeletons containing 30 carbon atoms, and theoretically composed of six isoprene units; numerous and widely distributed in nature, occurring principally in plant resins and sap; an example is ambrein.
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The most potent were the triterpene acids 4 and 5, reducing 96 and 92% elastase activity, respectively.
Anti-inflammatory activities of the triterpene acids from the resin of Boswellia carteri.
All Eurasian white-barked birches have the same triterpene content according to Krasutsky et al.
2005) reported the leishmanicidal and trypanocidal activity of cycloartane-type triterpene glycosides isolated from the lower stem parts of Astragalus oleifolius.
Kadlongilactones A and B, two novel triterpene dilactones from Kadsura longipedunculata possessing a unique skeleton.
The formulator who wants to utilise the well-documented biological activity may use Lipex[TM] Shea-U, the bioactive shea butter with approximately 25 % triterpene alcohols.
Previous reports on the effects of other triterpenes such as lupeol, glycyrrhetic acid and boswellic acid inhibit the absorption of cholesterol, modulate lipid metabolism enzymes and thus reduce the TC and TGs levels (Lee et al.
Ethanolic rhizome extracts of CR contain numerous chemical components including triterpene saponin glycosides (e.
Cytotoxic activity of moronic acid and identification of the new triterpene 3,4-seco-olean-18-ene-3,28-dioic acid from Phoradendron reichenbachianum.
The major triterpene glycosides and polyphenolic constituents (Fig.