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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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Here, the cytotoxic activity of a sesquiterpene coumarin, conferone, isolated from Ferula szwitsiana was investigated in human colorectal adenocarcinoma cell line (HT-29).
A total of fourteen compounds were identified which include aromatic, sesquiterpenes, furocoumarins, sterols, fatty acid and their methyl esters.
Many secondary metabolites derived from plants, such as drimanes sesquiterpenes, are present in species of the genus Drimys and exhibit a wide variety of biological activities, including leishmanicidal (CORREA et al.
Sesquiterpene Lactones and Other Constituents from Tanacetum parthenium.
melegueta contain two sesquiterpene hydrocarbons, humelene and caryophllene, their oxides and five non-terpenoids (Ajaiyeoba and Ekundayo, 1999).
hysterophorus responsible for ABCD are sesquiterpene lactones (SLs) consisting of a lactone ring attached to a sesquiterpene.
2009) while caryophyllene oxide an oxygenated sesquiterpene was identified in healthy (11.
Pinaceae: Also, a-humulene is a sesquiterpene which extracted from Pinus massoniana and found to be repellent to B.