secondary metabolite

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sec·on·dar·y me·tab·o·lite

a metabolite synthesized in a step in secondary metabolism.

secondary metabolite

a product of microbial cells in culture when growth is slowing down. While having no obvious role in the cellular physiology of the producer, secondary metabolites are sometimes most useful to humans, e.g. as antibiotics. Compare PRIMARY METABOLITE.
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The instrument will be used for identification of tree stress markers and for determination of secondary metabolites protecting tree against stress factors.
Keywords: Vincetoxicum stocksii; Secondary metabolites; Carbamic acid derivatives; Isolation; Structure elucidation.
AKL Research & Development Ltd focuses primarily on inflammatory diseases, identifying secondary metabolites of plant origin with proven efficacy and safety.
The primarily Indian contributors describe advances in microbial biotechnology and various microbial secondary metabolites that can be used in pharmacology, food processing, cosmetics, personalized medicine, organic synthesis, environmental monitoring, and solar energy conversion.
Lichens possess a wide range of primary and secondary metabolites. Almost 800 such metabolites have been recognized (Huneck and Yoshimura, 1996).
Coumarins are a class of secondary metabolites formed via the shikimic acid pathway by the condensation of two glucose metabolites, namely, phosphoenolpyruvate and erythrose-4-phosphate (CZELUSNIAK et al., 2012).
Centella asiatica (also known as gotu kola) is another plant that depends upon secondary metabolites called triterpenoids to thrive in the different climate zones of subtropical and tropical regions.
Currently in Phase I clinical trials at Liverpool University, APPA is an NFkB and Nrf2 modulator that harnesses the power of two secondary metabolites of plant origin in a fully synthetic oral therapy and is a potential novel treatment for osteoarthritis (OA).
The siderophores present in the secondary metabolites of bacteria are known to play bioactive roles, including the chelation of metals (21).
Benzoic acid is a naturally occurring acid in plants that serves as an intermediate in the biosynthesis of various secondary metabolites. Benzoic acid is a major precursor for the industrial synthesis of variety of organic substances.
[ClickPress, Fri Sep 28 2018] Mycotoxin can be referred to secondary metabolites of molds which foul the crops & plants.
Plant secondary metabolites affect the survival, reproduction, and distribution of herbivores.

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