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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Several triterpenoids, including ursolic and oleanolic acid, betulinic acid, celastrol, pristimerin, lupeol, and avicins have been reported to possess anticancer activity (Petronelli et al.
Apple peel is an abundant source of triterpenoids - plant-based compounds thought to influence expression of IP-10, a gene linked to inflammatory disorders including irritable bowel disease.
phytochemicals (quassinoids, furoquinoleine, acridones, cathinone alcaloids, triterpenoids and steroids) and revealed
We are now seeing the development of a new and powerful class of antioxidants, such as synthetic triterpenoids, which have demonstrated the ability to block the development of Parkinson's disease.
The beneficial effect of pentacyclic triterpenoids like betulinic acid in diabetes and diabetes-induced complications has been reviewed (Alqahtani et al.
The drug that has been derived from plant moss, belongs to a family of drugs called synthetic triterpenoids, which in addition to easing inflammation seem to have powerful antioxidant properties.
Triterpenoids have been linked to the prevention of inflammation-based diseases.
Anti-inflammatory triterpenoids from mysterious mushroom Ganoderma lucidum and their potential possibility in modern medicine.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine this mushroom is valued for it's over 400 bioactive compounds such as triterpenoids and polysaccharides which have been used in Asian medicine for over 4000 years.
A study of Salvia miltiorrhiza and its triterpenoids showed that its antiatherogenic property was mediated by an anti-inflammatory mechanism.
These pentacyclic triterpenoids principally come from prokaryotic organisms, and only partially from plants.