The sugar moiety obtained by mild acid hydrolysis of the glycosides digitoxin, gitoxin, and digoxin. The hydrolysis yields 3 moles of digitoxose for each mole of the respective aglycon.
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Constituents Inference Flavonoids - Antraquinone glycosides - Anthracene glycosides - Alkaloids +++ Saponins +++ Tannins - Resins + Proteins + Carbohydrate +++ Reducing sugars +++ Hydrolysis test for glycosides ++ Cyanogenetic glycosides - Fat & oils - Steroids - Terpenoids - Acidic compounds Neutral Cardiac digitoxose - Key.
The third reason concerns the three sugars on the endogenous digoxin, which appear to be digitoxose moieties.
Additionally, digitoxose sugars are not known to exist in mammals.