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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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Actions of asarone on behavior, stress, and hyperpyrexia, and its interaction with central stimulants.
Effect of asarone on experimentally induced conflict neurosis in rats.
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.
The mechanism of the tranquilizing action of asarone from Acorus calamus Linn.
This phenomenon may be due to the presence of asarone in petroleum ether extract of sweet flag and azadirachtin in ethanol extract of neem which are the active components.
Croup n Body weight Survival Incidence Number (g) rate (%) of tumor of tumor Control 10 44.3 [+ or 100 0 0 -] 3.5 DMH/DSS model 10 38.2 [+ or 40 10 17 -] 4.1 Asarone treated (50 10 39.4 [+ or 50 8 13 [micro]g/kg)+ -] 3.7 DMH/DSS Asarone treated 10 41.1 [+ or 80 6 7 (100 [micro]g/kg) -] 3.9 + DMH/DSS Asarone treated 10 42.9 [+ or 100 2 3 (200 [micro]g/kg) -] 4.8 + DMH/DSS To investigate the effect of [beta]-asarone on colorectal cancer cells in vitro, an MIT assay was used to test cell survival and a BrdU incorporation assay were used to evaluate cell proliferation.
Seshadri TR, Thiruvengadam TR (1950) A new synthesis of asarone. Proc Ind Acad Sci 32A: 110-113