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sesquiterpene (sesˑ·kw·terˑ·pēn),

n a member of the terpene group; comprises three units of isoprene. Its molecular formula is C15H24. It may be used as an antiseptic, antibacterial, or antiinflammatory and as a calming agent by aromatherapists.


common group of plant poisons, e.g. ipomeanols, ngaiones, sporidesmin, furanoid sesquiterpenes, sesquiterpene lactones.

sesquiterpene lactones
plant poisons found in Geigeria, Hymenoxys, Helenium spp., Iphenia aucheri, Parthenium hysterophorus.
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Table 1 presents the sesquiterpene emissions quantified from the bolt treatments used in the no-choice boring bioassays.
The present study found that the essential oils from Anemia hirsuta and Anemia radianna are mainly composed of monoterpene hydrocarbons, oxygenated monoterpenes, sesquiterpene hydrocarbons and oxygenated sesquiterpenes.
That makes questionable the use of this sesquiterpene as feed tracer, at least for goats, although in studies with cows, [beta]-caryophyllene was more efficient feed marker than monoterpenes (Tornambe et al.
1] is the radial growth of the mycelium on the media amended with solvent extract or pure sesquiterpene, and D2 is the radial growth of the mycelium on the ethanol amended media.
An immunostimulant sesquiterpene glycoside isolated from Sphaeranthus indicus, Phytochem; 29:2573-6.
The most characteristic constituents of this plant species are volatile oil, sesquiterpene lactones and phenolics including flavonoids.
Flavonoids, phenolic acids and sesquiterpene lactones have been considered qualitative and quantitative chemosystematic markers in the genus Leontodon (Zidorn and Stuppner 2001).
Helenalin: an anti- inflammatory sesquiterpene lactone from Arnica selectively inhibits transcription factor NF-kappaB.
63) are seen for bornyl acetate, [alpha]-terpinyl acetate, (E)-[beta]-caryophyllene, myrtenyl isovalerate, sesquiterpene alcohols, [alpha]-bisabolol, valerenal, etc.
Anti-allergic activity was demonstrated by the sesquiterpene desacetylmatricarin via the attenuation of hexoaminidase, which occurs with histamine release when mast cells are activated.