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vi·cine

(vī'sēn),
A glucoside occurring in akta, a weed that contaminates Lathyrus sativus, and in the common vetch (Vicia sativa), a plant whose fruit is substituted for red lentils; thought by some clinicians to be responsible for the symptoms of lathyrism.
[Vicia (genus name) + -ine]

vi·cine

(vī'sēn)
A glucoside occurring in akta, a weed that contaminates Lathyrus sativus, and in the common vetch (Vicia sativa), a plant whose fruit is substituted for red lentils; thought by some clinicians to be responsible for the symptoms of lathyrism.
[Vicia (genus name) + -ine]
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In their study, the authors stated that the negative effect of the faba bean on birds' performance could be ascribed to various reasons: lower level of some essential amino acids and the presence of vicine, convicine and tannins as anti-nutritional factors.
(17) Active ingredients include charantin, vicine, and polypeptide-p.
Its leaves and stems are used to cure diseases due to its hypoglycaemic effect (Fernandes et al., 2007), and contain charantin, a steroidal glycoside; vicine, a glycoalkaloid and polypeptide 'p', a 166 residue insulinomimetic peptide.
Its chemical composition includes amino acids, alkaloids, lectins, polypeptides, momorcharins, aromatic oils, cytokins, fatty acids, vicine, sterol glycosides, triterpene glycosides and fixed oils.
The presences of -cyanoalanine, vicine and convicine among thefactors and substances in raw CVS limit its use in the diets of monogastric animals (Ressler and Takate, 2001; Darre et al., 1998).
Tra le lettere del periodo salzanese, ad esempio, due missive confermano la competenza del futuro riformatore della musica sacra, fornito di un piccolo <<archivio musicale>> e impegnato nella preparazione di messe cantate nelle parrocchie vicine (35); altre aprono uno spiraglio sul suo carattere, energico e qualche volta anche impulsivo, ma pronto a correggersi come quando, scrivendo per prendere le difese di una povera famiglia che rischiava lo sfratto dai padroni, trascese in espressioni offensive delle quali fece subito ammenda (36).
" It contains at least three active substances with anti- diabetic properties, including charantin, which has been confirmed to have a blood glucose lowering effect, vicine and an insulin- like compound known as polypeptide- p," Dr Misra says.
Almost unique to faba bean are vicine and convicine, the causative agents of favism in many human populations.