hecogenin

hecogenin

(ˌhɛkəʊˈdʒɛnɪn; hɛˈkɒdʒəˌnɪn; hɛˈkəʊdʒəˌnɪn)
n
(Chemistry) chem a steroid occurring naturally in plants and used in drugs including cortisone
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Inhibition of human rheumatoid arthritis synovial cell survival by hecogenin and tigogenin is associated with increased apoptosis, p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase activity and upregulation of cyclooxygenase-2, International Journal of Molecular Medicine: 20, 451-460 (2007).
Different contribution of apoptosis to the antiproliferative effects of diosgenin and other plant steroids, hecogenin and tigogenin, on human 1547 osteosarcoma cells.