cucurbitacins

cucurbitacins

toxic tetracyclic triterpenes found in plants of the family Cucurbitaceae, e.g. squash, pumpkin, cucumber, melons. Called also 'bitter principle of the cucurbits'.
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melon and watermelon due to compounds called cucurbitacins, DECCAN Chronicle reported.
More recently, researchers have shown that cucurbitacins could kill or suppress growth of cancer cells.
Indeed other neoflavonoids and oxidocoumarins as well as cucurbitacins were isolated from stem bark extracts of H.
I will never ever listen to his suggestions again," said Neeraj, a resident of Nankpura, Bottle gourd, cucumber, squash, pumpkin and melon can turn lethal if they taste bitter as they have Tetracyclic Triterpenoid Cucurbitacins compound which is highly toxic.
The results revealed that stem-derived callus cultured on 2,4-D (2 mg/1) + kin (4 mg/1) produced the highest total cucurbitacins content with values reaching 10.
During the program, we tested two new, low-insecticide baits that use either a watermelon juice ingredient or wild buffalo gourd root powder because both contain cucurbitacins that act as feeding stimulants to adult rootworm beetles.
Search for a novel antioxidant, antiinflammatory/analgesic or antiproliferative drug: cucurbitacins hold the ace.
Other ARS laboratories are evaluating wild buffalo gourd as a lure, and Schroder had been working with cucurbitacins from mutant watermelons.
The lure of the bait seems to reside in the cucurbitacins naturally present in the wild buffalo gourd.
Flavonoids, cucurbitacins, sesquiterpenes, coumarins, monoterpenes and phenol carboxylic acids have to be mentioned as the predominating substance classes.
ebracteata reacted positively for steroids, flavonols, flavanones, saponins, tannins an d xanthones and negative for other compounds, including cucurbitacins.
On the mechanism of action of plant adaptogens with particular references on cucurbitacin R diglucoside.