lycorine


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lycorine

a toxic alkaloid found commonly in the bulbs of plants of the family Amaryllidaceae. Causes salivation, vomiting and diarrhea; large doses cause collapse and death.
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Due to the toxicity of lycorine described in the literature (Ghosal et al.
2] extract when re-suspended in the same solvent, 80 mg of lycorine was precipitated.
Lycorine, ambelline and two other unidentified alkaloids have been reported present (Powell and Taylor, 1967).
By doing a chemical screen in large numbers of zebrafish embryos, the researchers found that the compound lycorine promotes interaction between the blood stem cell and its niche, leading to greater numbers of blood stem cells in the adult fish.
One set of mutants was further subjected to growth in media containing 500 [mu]g/mL lycorine to select for mutants that are also rho[sup.
Therefore, the large numbers of structurally diverse Amaryllidaceae alkaloids were chemically classified into several types based on their chemical skeleton such as the lycorine, crinine, homolycorine, galanthamine, montanine, pancratistatin, buflavine and cherylline-type (Unver 2007).
Antiinflammatory effects of lycorine and haemanthidine.
Lycorine reduces mortality of human enterovirus 71-infected mice by inhibiting virus replication.