diterpenes


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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.

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).

diterpenes (dīˈ·terˑ·pēnz),

n.pl naturally occurring organic compounds that comprise two monoterpene mol-ecules; found in some essential oils; have antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and expectorant properties. See also monoterpene.
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Identification of UV-induced Diterpenes including a new Diterpene Phytoalexin, Phytocassane F, from rice leaves by complementary GC/MS and LC/MS approaches.
There are large amounts of diterpene acids, anthraquinones, minerals, tannins, pectin, flavonoids, xyloglucans and oligosaccharides in the phytochemical composition of the suber (Cartaxo et al.
Caption: Kahweol, a diterpene in coffee, inhibits angiogenesis, or blood vessel growth.
In animal models and cell culture systems, the coffee diterpenes cafestol and kahweol (C+K) were shown to produce a broad range of biochemical effects resulting in a reduction of the genotoxicity of several carcinogens.
Structural and conformational studies on euphohelioscopins A and B and related diterpenes.
The coffee-specific diterpenes cafestol and kahweol protect against aflatoxin B1-induced genotoxicity through a dual mechanism.
Grande, "New natural diterpene acids from Juniperus communis," Phytochemistry, vol.
Rosemary contains caffeic acid, diterpenes, flavonoids, triterpenes and volatile oils.
These algae are chemically characterized by the production of dolastane and secodolastane diterpenes which are obtained from the cyclization the precursor geranilgeraniol between positions 1 and 11 (Teixeira et al.
Today it is known that forskolin is produced exclusively by the roots of the species Coleus forskohlii, together with a plethora of different diterpenes, hence its availability is restricted.
5 mg/ml, while 75-77 diterpenes isolated from Pterodon polygalaeflorus exhibited siginificant larvicidal activity at [LC.