triterpene

(redirected from Triterpenes)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
The plant contains a diverse kind of phytochemicals including pentacyclic triterpenes (tormentic acid and its glucoside known as rosamultin), flavonoids, phenolic acids, volatile fragrance molecules, carotenoids, tannins etc (Bhandari et al.
The polysaccharides and triterpenes found in Reishi mushrooms act at multiple targets in the cascade of events leading to inflammation and excessive immune response.
2001, Triterpene saponin from vitnemese ginseng (Panax vietamesis) and their hepatoprotective activity, J Nat prod.
hot water and/or alcohol extracts of fruiting bodies (for extraction of the polysaccharide and triterpene components) which have been evaporated to dryness and made into capsules or tablets either separately or integrated together in designated proportions
Identification of triterpene hydroxycinnamates with in vitro antitumor activity from whole cranberry fruit (Vaccinium macrocarpon).
The presence of pentacyclic triterpenes is considered an evidence for the progress of widely running microbial processes.
Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic reported that the antiproliferative effects of pentacyclic triterpenes in the plant resin many inhibit the Erk-1/2 signal transduction pathway that is central to tumorigenesis (Adv.
Primary active constituents are triterpenes and flavonoids.
aquifolium Mart) plant height, stem diameter, and the number of leaves and branches, but levels of triterpenes and total phenols were not affected (Pereira et al.
The therapeutic effects of ginseng have been attributed to its active ingredients, ginsenosides, sugar conjugates of dihydroxyl or trihydroxyl dammarane triterpenes known as panaxadiol and panaxatriol.
The non-sweet constituents mainly are labdane diterpenes, triterpenes, sterols and flavonoids.