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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Purpose: The objective of the present research work demonstrated the antiproliferative and apoptotic activity of rosamultic acid, a natural triterpenoid, in human gastric cancer (SGC-7901) cells.
Thapsigargin, is a sesquiterpenoid found in Thapsia garganica plants and Withaferin A, is a triterpenoid found in Withania somnifera plants.
Many phytochemicals are present in the peel and pulp of mangoes, such as the triterpenoid lupeol, which is under research for possible medicinal properties.
The main other treatment component which is likely to be effective against Ebola (especially when used in combination with Se) (Hou, 1997) is glycyrrhizin, a triterpenoid from licorice with liver protective and antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antidiabetic effects (Pu et al, 2013).
com) is a purified mixture of triterpenoid acids from the gum resin of Boswellia serrata, an Indian Ayurvedic herb.
Jeffrey, belong to a common family of glycosides, and consist of a common triterpenoid aglucone (mogrol) and a number of glucose residues (1).
The supplement is made using the whole fruit because the seed of the berry has been found to possess a potent anti-inflammatory, betulinic acid, a natural triterpenoid not found in the fruit pulp alone.
The main pharmacological constituents include: L-canavanine, pinitol, GABA and triterpenoid glucosides (www.
Consequently, triterpenoid saponin structures have become the synthetic targets of many research groups (12).
The triterpenoid saponins occurring in Panax Ginseng are known to have psychoactive properties and therefore there is a possibility that other triterpenoid saponins found in the Carophyllaceae family may also have psychoactive properties that requires further research.
The major known bioactive constituents of the plant include polyacetylenes, triterpenoid saponins (asiaticoside and madecassoside) and sapoogenins.