allyl sulfide


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al·lyl sul·fide

a constituent of garlic oil used in the manufacture of flavors.

allyl sulfide

Any of a number of compounds found in garlic and cruciferous vegetables that have chemopreventive activity, which is attributed to inhibition of nitrosamine activation by cytochrome P450s.
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The Allium oil fractions, allicin, allyl sulfide, and ally disulfide were serially diluted with 10% dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and added with 10 [micro]l of Tween 80 to prepare the solutions, which contained from 160 to 0.
We compared the activities of the volatile oils of Allium species with allicin and with diallyl sulfide and allyl sulfide, which are the expected decomposition products of allicin.
Onions, garlic and leek contain allyl sulfides and are associated with lowering cholesterol, blood pressure and cancer risk.
Or allyl sulfides, dithiolthiones, or isothiocyanates?
Allyl sulfides increase the production of glutathione S-transferase, which may make carcinogens easier to excrete.