Oleandrin


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O`le`an´drin


n.1.(Chem.) One of several cardiac glycosides (C32H48O9) found in oleander (Nerium oleander).
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Oleandrin produces changes in intracellular calcium levels in isolated cardiomyocytes, a real-time fluorescence imaging study comparing adult to neonatal cardiomyocytes.
The letter said: "The department noticed the spread of vegetation such as the highly toxic oleander plant which contains the very toxic materials oleandrin and oleandrigenin, that affects the heart, and causes diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, cardiovascular disorder and inflammation of the eyes by direct exposure to the plant.
Previous studies have revealed the presence of carbohydrates, proteins, phenols, oleandrin and its aglycone oleandrigenin, triterpenoids, a resin, tannins, glucose, a paraffin, ursolic acid, vitamin C and an essential oil in different parts of this plant (Zibbu and Batra, 2010; Zibbu and Batra, 2012).
Faculty and staff in this section routinely test for toxins such as oleandrin and various rodenticides as well as natural substances such as nitrate, copper and lead.
There is reason to believe that at least one ingredient in oleander, namely oleandrin (also dubbed PBI-05204), might have anticancer activity.
Nature lover Reza Khan said nerium oleander which grows in the wet wadi beds of the Hajar mountains is very poisonous and contains toxins like oleandrin and neriine which are cardiac glycosides.
Oleandrin produces changes in intracellular calcium levels in isolated cardiomyocytes: a real-time fluorescence imaging study comparing adult to neonatal cardiomyocytes.
In addition to digoxin-like immunoreactive factor, other cross-reactants, such as progesterone (7), digitoxin (8), or oleandrin (3), have been reported to suppress recovery of digoxin in various immunoassays.
The principal active ingredient in Verticil(TM) is oleandrin.
Oleandrin, one of the toxins present in Oleander Reactions to ingestion of this plant can include both gastrointestinal and cardiac effects.