Among the latter, maslinic acid (MA) is the most abundant pentacyclic triterpene acid
in the fruit of Olea europaea L.
Regarding the elastase activity, the pentacyclic triterpene acids 4 and 5 were the most active, both carrying a carboxylic acid on C-17.
aureus is analyzed, it can be seen that the pentacyclic triterpene acids 3-5 produced stimulations of biofilm formation, while the pentacyclic triterpene taraxerol (2) inhibited it, indicating that the carboxylic group is important for the mentioned stimulation.
Anti-inflammatory activities of the triterpene acids
from the resin of Boswellia carteri.
It was demonstrated that these triterpene acids
were able to block inflammatory reactions, in both acute and chronic inflammation models (Ammon, 2006).
Quantification of the polyphenols and triterpene acids
in Chinese hawthorn fruit by high-performance liquid chromatography.
Previously we showed the naturally occurring flavonoids, phenolic compounds and hydroxy pentacyclic triterpene acids
had anti-asthmatic effects in the asthmatic murine model (Jung et al.
2008) and is a nontoxic mixture comprised of four major pentacyclic triterpene acids
The fatty acids tested in this study were purchased from Sigma (Steinheim, Germany), and the triterpene acids
were the same as applied for HPLC studies.
beta]-Boswellic acid, acetyl-[beta]-boswellic acid, 11-keto-[beta]-boswellic acid and 11-keto acetyl-[beta]-boswellic acid; four pentacyclic triterpene acids
from the gum resin of Boswellia serrata Roxb.
Antitumoral properties of triterpene acids
like betulinic acid and oleanolic acid have been shown.
2] and the carboxylic residue of the triterpene acids
(Jain et al.