cucurbitacins

cucurbitacins

toxic tetracyclic triterpenes found in plants of the family Cucurbitaceae, e.g. squash, pumpkin, cucumber, melons. Called also 'bitter principle of the cucurbits'.
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In vitro and in vivo study of cucurbitacins type triterpeneglucoside from Citrulluscolocynthis growing in Saudi Arabia against hepatocellular carcinoma.
Earlier chemical studies on these species showed the presence of several cucurbitacins and 4-phenylcoumarins as well as an indole monoterpenoid alkaloid [12].
melon and watermelon due to compounds called cucurbitacins, DECCAN Chronicle reported.
Indeed other neoflavonoids and oxidocoumarins as well as cucurbitacins were isolated from stem bark extracts of H.
Cucurbitacins are from the family of Cucurbitaceae with anticancer and anti-inflammatory activities (56).
I will never ever listen to his suggestions again," said Neeraj, a resident of Nankpura, Bottle gourd, cucumber, squash, pumpkin and melon can turn lethal if they taste bitter as they have Tetracyclic Triterpenoid Cucurbitacins compound which is highly toxic.
The results revealed that stem-derived callus cultured on 2,4-D (2 mg/1) + kin (4 mg/1) produced the highest total cucurbitacins content with values reaching 10.
Cucurbitacins, which have several kinds of activities, including toxicity and feeding deterrence (Mabry and Gill 1979), are not found in this plant.
Western corn rootworm adults and spotted cucumber beetle associations with cucurbita and cucurbitacins.
Structure and toxicity of the cucurbitacins from Fevillea cordifolia.