diosgenin


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diosgenin

(daɪˈɒsdʒəˌnɪn)
n
a substance obtained from the yam (genus Dioscurea), used to produce cortisone, progesterone, and other steroids for use in hormone therapy
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Diosgenin, asteroid saponins of Trigonella foenum graecum (fenugreek), inhibits azoxymethane-induced aberrant crypt foic formation in F344 rats and induces apoptosis in HT-29 human colon cancer cells.
Hence, they proved that diosgenin was the main effective saponin on inhibiting liver X receptor-alpha and SREBP-1c levels in HepG2 cells.
Diosgenin and other steroidal sapogenins are also gaining increasing importance in view of their interesting biologieal activities, including anti-cancer (Raju and Bird, 2007; Amin et al.
The plant contains saponins; these are glycosides, such as diosgenin, dioscin and dioscorin, and are used in the manufacture of steroids.
Chemical constituents: The plant contains saponins, diosgenin, gitogenin, chlorogenin, and ruscogenin and flvonoid triboloside.
pastures have varying degrees of toxicity associated with saponin levels, indicating that protodioscin (saponins in Brachiaria decumbens), that when hydrolyzed form sapogenin, diosgenin and yamogenin.
Diosgenin is a steroid saponin found abundantly in several plants including Solanum and Dioscorea species and Costus speciosus.
2-4] These seeds are high in soluble fibers, saponins, trigonelline, diosgenin, and 4-hydroxy leucine.
As previously strengthen, the best sclareol MIP system, according to IF parameter, is MIP-AN:AA-80:20, which has intermediate values both for N and K parameters, but which also represents the optimized solution of molecularly imprinting sclareol or diosgenin in an AN:AA matrix [1, 13].