Hecogenin - definition of hecogenin by The Free Dictionary
hecogenin (ˌhɛkəʊˈdʒɛnɪn; hɛˈkɒdʒəˌnɪn; hɛˈkəʊdʒəˌnɪn)
(Chemistry) chem a steroid occurring naturally in plants and used in drugs including cortisone
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Evidence for the involvement of descending pain-inhibitory mechanisms in the antinociceptive effect of hecogenin
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.