anacardic acid

anacardic acid

Any of a family of chemical compounds isolated from the shell of cashew nuts which are related to urushiol and, like it, cause an allergic response on contact. It has been traditionally used as an antimicrobial and appears to be active in bacterial infections with MRSA and tuberculosis, and has been used for tooth abscesses. Indstrially, it has been used for resins, coatings and frictional materials, as an anti-corrosive, and has potential for use in nanotechnology.
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Anacardic acid is readily decarboxylated at high temperatures and generates degradation products such as cardanol, cardol and 2-methil-cardol (Rodrigues, Feitosa, Ricardo, Franca, & Carioca, 2006; Mazzetto et al.
In the cashew nut shell, cashew nut shell liquid occurs mainly as anacardic acid (~90%) and cardol around slightly lower than 10%.
Reducing effect of dietary anacardic acid on body fat pads in rats.
20) The primary component of cashew nut liquid is anacardic acid, which can be converted to cardanol by thermal decarboxylation.
This oil is mainly composed of anacardic acid (3-n-pentadecylsalicylic acid), cardanol (3-n-pentadecylphenol), cardol (5-n pentadecylresorcinol), and methylcardol (2-methyl-5-npentadecylresorcinol).
Anacardic acid, a histone acetyltransferase inhibitor, modulates LPS-induced IL-8 expression in a human alveolar epithelial cell line A549 [v1; ref status: indexed, http://f1000r.
Many acids like formic acid, butyric acid, anacardic acid, acetic acid and hydrochloric acid are found effective in controlling avian coccidiosis (Shobha and Ravindranath, 1991; Garcia et al.
Its composition is a mixture of anacardic acid, cardanol and smaller amounts of cardol and 2-methylcardol (Attanasi et al.
To evaluate the effect of histone acetylation on TNF-[alpha] production, mDCs were treated with varying doses of anacardic acid (Calbiochem, San Diego, CA, USA), a histone acetyltransferase inhibitor.