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 (sī-tŏs′tə-rôl′, -rōl′, sĭ-)
Any of a group of sterols that occur in high concentrations in certain plants and are used in the synthesis of steroid hormones.

[Greek sītos, food, grain + sterol.]


(Elements & Compounds) a white powder or waxy white solid extracted from soya beans, consisting of a mixture of isomers of the formula C29H50O with other sterols: used in cosmetics and medicine
[C20: from Greek sitos food, grain + sterol]


(saɪˈtɒs təˌrɔl, -ˌrɒl)

any of five steroid alcohols having the formula C22H50O, esp. the beta form: used in organic synthesis.
[1898; < Greek sīto-, comb. form of sîtos grain + sterol]
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com/science/article/pii/S2213453016300362) beta-sitosterol , a power packed nutrient that blocks LDL "bad" cholesterol build-up and acts as an anti-inflammatory agent for the body.
Stigmasterol and beta-sitosterol were another two major compounds markers in the GC-MS analysis in this study.
She learned that Moringa, formally known as Moringa Oleifera Lam (Moringaceae), is distributed in many countries of the tropics and subtropics, and contains an impressive variety of nutrients, including zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid, and kaempferol.
Beta-sitosterol (MOL000358) exhibits the largest number of target connections (18), followed by Stigmasterol (MOL000449) with 15 potential targets and Acacetin (MOL001689), Tryptantherin (MOL001808) and Indirubin (MOL002309) with 13 potential targets.
Beta-sitosterol and beta-sitosterol glucoside stimulate human peripheral blood lymphocyte proliferation: Implications for their use as an immune modulatory vitamin combination.
A few major brands that contain phytosterol esters: Nature Made CholestOff Plus, Puritan's Pride Phytosterol Complex, and Now Foods Beta-Sitosterol Plant Sterols.
Having special combination of oil (especially oleic acid rich oil structure), proteins, carbohydrate, beta-sitosterol, essential vitamins and minerals, giving hazelnut a special place among other nuts for its unique ability to protect against diseases.
The rhizomes of the plant, commonly referred to as galangal, contain several key active constituents, including essential oils, tannins, neolignans, phenol, glycosides, monoterpenes, diarylheptanoids, phenylpropanoids, carbohydrates, gallic acid glycoside, galangoisoflavonoid, beta-sitosterol, galangin, alpinin, zerumbone, and kampferide (Zhong Xi Yijie He Xue Bao 2011;9:1061-5; Bioorg.
The antinociceptive effect of the plant is attributed to its known chemical constitutes (lupeol beta-sitosterol stigmasterol and ursolic acid) while the anti-diarrheal effect is still to be explored.
The analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities of beta-sitosterol isolated from Nyctanthes arbortristis leaves have been reported Nirmal et al.
One-way analyses of variance were performed to test significant differences between five geographical zones in the concentration of each of the following compounds: beta-sitosterol, cholesterol, brassicasterol and epicholestanol.
has been reported to show alpha-glucosidase inhibitory activity; lupeol and beta-sitosterol has been identified in the extract [102].