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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An excellent source of fiber and a good source of vitamin C, red pears also are packed with phytochemicals called anthocyanins and triterpenoids, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
They are considered to be secondary metabolites due to the presence of glycosylated steroids, triterpenoids, and steroid alkaloids [18] and are known to have antidiabetic properties.
Tests were performed for the detection of phenols, flavones, flavonols, xanthones, catechins, anthocyanins, anthocyanidins, triterpenoids, flavanones, saponins, alkaloids, and tannins.
A supplement registry study has shown that Casperome, the Indena Phytosome formulation of Boswellia serrata delivering the full natural bouquet of triterpenoids, rapidly alleviated the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) (Belcaro G, Gizzi G, Pellegrini L, Corsi M, Dugall M, Cacchio M, FeragalliB, Togni S, Riva A, Eggenhoffner R, Giacomelli L.
17) The active constituents in mushrooms consist principally of beta-D-glucans, and secondarily of triterpenoids and ergosterol.
A large number of triterpenoids suppress the growth of a variety of cancer cells without exerting any toxicity in normal cells.
noted that ursolic acid was among two of the four selected natural triterpenoids tested and found to be significantly effective against inflammation in a TPA multiple-dose model of chronic skin inflammation.
Pentacyclic triterpenoids from the medicinal herb, Centella asiatica (L.
Two oleanane-type triterpenoids substituted with galloyl and glucosyl moieties were identified for the first time, one of which exhibits sweet properties.
Urologists, biologists, cancer specialists, pharmacologists, and other researchers from the US, Asia, Australia, and the UK address treatments like plant extracts, herbal formulations, natural products, yoga, acupuncture, naturopathy, Ayurveda, homeopathy, Siddha medicine, triterpenoids and sesquiterpenoids, green tea polyphenols, plumbagin, neem, kava, bitter melon extract, pomegranate, Zyflamend, and Pomi-T.
The highest content of the triterpenoids except madecassic acid was in the CA-9 while madecassic acid was highest in the CA-11 (Singh et al.