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asarone

[′as·ə‚rōn]
(organic chemistry)
C12H16O3 A crystalline substance with melting point 67°C; insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol; found in plants of the genus Asarum; used as a constituent in essential oils such as calumus oil.
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Protection of cultured rat cortical neurons from excitotoxicity by asarone, a major essential oil component in the rhizomes of Acorus gramineus.
Effect of asarone and b-asarone on conditioned responses, fighting behavior and convulsions.
Spasmolytic activity of asarone and essential oil of Acorus calamus Linn.
Asarone inhibits adipogenesis and stimulates lipolysisin 3T3-L-1 adipocytes.
Pharmacodynamical effects of asarone and b-asarone.
In earlier study, the same group has reported that asarones inhibit adipogenesis and may reduce intracellular triglyceride levels by stimulating the phosphorylation of hormone sensitive lipase which triggers Iipolysis in 3T3-L1 adipocytes (Lee et al.
The mechanism of the tranquilizing action of asarone from Acorus calamus Linn.