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glu·co·sin·o·lates

(glū'kō-sin'ō-lātes),
A group of secondary plant metabolites occurring in cruciferous plants, especially Brassica vegetables (such as cabbage); hydrolyzed into wide range of biologically active compounds, including isothiocyanates, which show anticarcinogenic activity.

glu·co·sin·o·lates

(glū'kō-sin'ō-lāts)
A group of secondary plant metabolites occurring in cruciferous plants, especially Brassica vegetables (e.g., cabbage); hydrolyzed into wide range of biologically active compounds, including isothiocyanates, which show anticarcinogenic activity.

glucosinolates (glōō·kōˑ·sin·ō·lāts),

n.pl glycoside compounds that are found in broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage and that contribute to the pungency of mustard and horseradish. They act as irritants and are sometimes used as antiinflammatories, antifungals, and antibacterials. They may have anticarcinogenic effects.

glucosinolates

substances in Brassica spp. crops which are degraded in the rumen to thiocyanates which may cause congenital goiter by interfering with the absorption of iodine.
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Glucosinolate derivatives encourage cancer cells to commit suicide, and they suppress genes that create the new blood vessels that support rapid growth of tumors.
The chemical glucosinolate is said to lower the risk of various cancers.
The objectives of this study were: (i) to determine the diversity of total glucosinolate content and profiles in some canola varieties from Egypt and Japan and (ii) to determine other anti-nutritional factors including phytic acid, total phenols and sinapine.
Analysis of the HPLC indicated the presence of benzyl glucosinolate (Glucotropaeolin) with a content of 0.
Glucosinolate loss after 30 minutes boiling was 77 per cent for broccoli, 58 per cent for sprouts, 75 per cent for cauliflower and 65 per cent for cabbage.
Sulforaphane glucosinolate is a potent activator of the body's immune defense system due to its effect on phase II enzymes.
Some breakdown products of glucosinolate, especially nitriles, might lead to mucosal irritation in the gastro-intestinal tract and transient impairment of liver and kidney functions [26].
The different varieties had different strains of glucosinolate hydrolysis products.
Broccoli sprouts also had the added advantage of containing mostly the methylsulfinylalkyl glucosinolate (75% of the total) and very little of the indole glucosinolate found in the mature plant, which is a potential tumor promoter [50].
Total glucosinolates in Raya seeds were determined by indirect method involving hydrolysis of glucosinolate by thioglucosidase (EC 3.
Members of the Brassicaceae plant family, including mustard, rape, canola, and cabbage are known to produce glucosinolate compounds (GSL).