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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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.
As a consequence, the individual quantification of each triterpenoid did not allow direct identification of the botanical species.
1997 radical Madagascar Madagascar scavenging and antielastase activities Triterpenoid 7 Madagascar Randriamampionona content in the et al.
Effect of five triterpenoid compounds isolated from leaves of Diospyros kaki on stimulus-induced superoxide generation and tyrosyl phosphorylation in human polymorphonuclear leukocytes.
Triterpenoid compounds have shown sedative, tranquillizer, and anticonvulsant activities [19-22].
Many phytochemicals are present in the peel and pulp of mangoes, such as the triterpenoid lupeol, which is under research for possible medicinal properties.
21] Triterpenoid ketones from Lingnania chungi McClure: Arborinine, friedelin and glutinone Akihisa T, Yamamoto K, Tamura T, Kimura Y, Iida T, Nambara T, Chang FC.