sesquiterpene


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sesquiterpene

(ˌsɛskwɪˈtɜːpiːn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) any of certain terpenes whose molecules contain one and a half times as many atoms as a normal terpene. Formula: C15H24
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It entails applying a composition comprising a combination of four sesquiterpene alcohols to an area of skin in need, wherein the sesquiterpene alcohols are cedrenol, cedrol, nerolidol and bisabolol [alpha].
helenium contains many bioactive compounds including polysaccharide inulin (up to 44%), essential oil with eudesmane-type sesquiterpene (up to 5%), lactones (mainly alantolactone and isoalantolactone), thymol derivatives, terpenes, and sterols (19,20).
The analysis of chamomile flower extract showed the presence of several bioactive phytochemical components including pentadecanoic acid which is a palmitic acid methyl ester that was reported to have a potential antioxidant activity (Vijisaral and Arumugam, 2014); [alpha]-bisabolol (a monocyclic sesquiterpene alcohol) which was found to have an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal properties (Kazemi, 2014) and 4,5,9,10-dehydro-isolongifolene, a sesquiterpene with potent antioxidant properties (Rangasamy and Namasivayam, 2014).
Researchers here have isolated the sesquiterpene lactone damsin from the plant and studied its effect on cancer stem cells in three different breast cancer cell lines.
Hepatotoxicity and cholestasis in rats induced by the sesquiterpene, 9-oxo-10, 11-dehydroageraphorone, isolated from Eupatorium adenophorum.
Biosynthesis of the Irregular Monoterpene Artemisia Ketone, the Sesquiterpene Germacrene D and Other Isoprenoids in Tanacetum vulgare L.
The slight variation reported in the number of volatile compounds was belonging to aldehydes, ketones, oxygenated monoterpenes, sesquiterpene hydrocarbons and oxygenated sesquiterpenes.
Even more significantly, Chen constructed the pharmacological core of thapsigargin, its sesquiterpene lactone skeleton, in just five steps.
Ferula genus is a source of bioactive phytochemicals, for instance sesquiterpene derivatives [39, 30, 24, 29, 35, 49, 31, 33, 32], and sulfur containing compounds [5,22,23].
Essential oils may contain antibacterial monoterpene alcohols or phenylpropanes, stimulating monoterpene hydrocarbons, calming esters or aldehydes, irritating phenols, stimulating ketones, anti-inflammatory sesquiterpene alcohols, antiallergenic sesquiterpene hydrocarbons, and expectorant oxides.
Bactericidal effect of the sesquiterpene t-cadinol on Staphylococcus aureus.