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di·ter·penes

(dī-tĕr'pēnz),
Hydrocarbons or their derivatives containing four isoprene units, hence containing 20 carbon atoms and four branched methyl groups, for example, vitamin A, retinene, aconitine.
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di·ter·penes

(dī-tĕr'pēnz)
Hydrocarbons or their derivatives containing four isoprene units, hence containing 20 carbon atoms and four branched methyl groups (e.g., vitamin A, retinene, aconitine).
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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The anti-diabetic effect of Diterpenes is caused by reduction of a-glucosidase (Ayinampudi et al., 2012) and activation of nuclear receptor PPAR gamma (Rau et al., 2006).
It has been observed in previous studies that the antimicrobial activity of natural extracts can be due to the presence of diterpenes (Zamilpa et al.
In addition to these, diterpenes are also described as having antimicrobial activity, as they easily penetrate the cell membranes of microorganisms and create pores that result in the loss of intracellular contents [44].
Our research led to the isolation of two coumarins (1 and 2), nine flavonoids (3-11), five caffeoylquinic acids (12-16), three diterpene glycosides (17-19), and one phenolic compound (20).
The therapeutic potential of rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) diterpenes for Alzheimer's disease.
(11,12) The most common gorgonian corals are diterpenes. (13) Twenty-six derivatives of the octocoral P.
But filtering has its drawbacks, including loss of the cancer-fighting diterpenes.
Grande, "New natural diterpene acids from Juniperus communis," Phytochemistry, vol.
Among these, there are rich sources of terpenes, especially diterpenes, belonging to the order Dictyotales (Maschek & Baker, 2008), and around 300 diterpene shave been isolated from at least 35 species of the family Dictyotaceae collected worldwide (Vallim et al., 2005).