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A compound derived from a steroid in which there has been a ring cleavage.
[L. seco, to cut, + steroid]
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Intrinsic shin factors such as the local steroidogenic system also have an important role in cutaneous protection against harmful effects of UV-radiation as it is capable of synthesizing androgens, estradiols, gluco-and mineralo-corticoids from precursors, all of which play anti-cancer roles by getting converted into secosteroids under the influence of UV-radiation (55).
These species include plants with medicinal use due to the presence, in stems and leaves, of secosteroids, a group of molecules generically known as physalins (Tomassini et al.
2008), besides other components, such as vitamins A, B, C, E and K1, phytosterols, essential minerals and secosteroids (Puente et al.
The term vitamin D describes a large class of secosteroids, of which the 2 most important representatives are vitamin [D.
Background: Vitamin D is a group of fat-soluble secosteroids responsible for intestinal absorption of calcium and phosphate.
Mechanisms of the anti-inflammatory effects of the natural secosteroids physalins in model of intestinal ischemia and reperfusion injury.
A comprehensive method for extraction and quantitative analysis of sterols and secosteroids from human plasma.