kahweol

kahweol

(kah'wē-awl),
A diterpene in coffee beans.

kahweol

(kah′wē-ol″) [Turkish kahve, fr. Arabic qahwah, coffee]
A lipid obtained by boiling coffee beans.
References in classic literature ?
Sometimes we go flying down the great canals at such a gait that we can get only the merest glimpses into front doors, and again, in obscure alleys in the suburbs, we put on a solemnity suited to the silence, the mildew, the stagnant waters, the clinging weeds, the deserted houses and the general lifelessness of the place, and move to the spirit of grave meditation.
But there was an initial lifelessness in the silent bulk that gave the assassin momentary wonder.
It was very heavy, and the lifelessness of it shocked her.
Annushka went out, but Anna did not begin dressing, and sat in the same position, her head and hands hanging listlessly, and every now and then she shivered all over, seemed as though she would make some gesture, utter some word, and sank back into lifelessness again.
Frankenstein has daily declined in health; a feverish fire still glimmers in his eyes, but he is exhausted, and when suddenly roused to any exertion, he speedily sinks again into apparent lifelessness.
American and Italian studies found the caffeine, coffee oils, kahweol, cafestol and antioxidants protect the organ.
The cytotoxicity of kahweol in HT-29 human colorectal cancer cells is mediated by apoptosis and suppression of heat shock protein 70 expression.
In the liver, kahweol, and cafestol act as potent enhancers of glutathione S-transferase, an important enzyme in the liver.
In vitro experiment suggested that cafestol and kahweol decreased 50% genotoxicity of human-derived hepatoma cells.
Kahweol is anti-inflammatory and cuts blood flow to tumors
Among them, are phenols, including chlorogenic and caffeic acid, lactones, diterpenes, including cafestol and kahweol, niacin, and the vitamin B3 precursor trigonelline.
41,42) Several reports suggest caffeine and other constituents of coffee, as Kahweol and cafesterol, possess antioxidant properties.