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Related to hypericin: pseudohypericin


A drug, C30H16O8, produced synthetically or as an extract of Saint John's wort and used as an antidepressant and antiviral agent.

[Latin hyperīcum, Saint John's wort (from Greek hupereikos, huperīkon : hupo-, hup-, under; see hypo- + ereikē, heath; see wer- in Indo-European roots) + -in.]


an antidepressant and antiviral compound derived from Saint John's wort
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The herb acts like an antidepressant because it has two main active ingredients, hypericin and hyperforin, which inhibit the reuptake of serotonin, dopamine, and noradrenalin (norepinephrine).
The oil will eventually take on the ruby-red color of its active constituent, hypericin.
Hypericin, hyperforin, and adhyperforin contained in St.
77] have shown that hypericin content in cells, GSH levels, and redox status correlated with hypericin-induced photocytotoxicity.
Hypericin for visualization of high grade gliomas: first clinical experience.
Olivo, Hypericin and hypocrellin induced apoptosis in human mucosal carcinoma cells.
Soligenix has bought all the rights for synthetic hypericin, including intellectual property, and preclinical and clinical data, under the acquisition.
Hypericin is a plant-based photosensitiser that accumulates selectively in abnormal cells, including tumour cells.
A number of natural molecules such as non-polar coumarins (imperatorin and isoimperatorin), myricitrin, gossypin, quercetin, naringin, kaempferol, apigenin, hypericin, cardiospermin, chrysin, cinnamic acid, pcoumaric acid, caffeic acid, ferulic acid, sinapic acid, sanjoinine A, obovatol, magnolol, honokiol and linalool, isolated from plants have shown promising anxiolytic activity (Fernandez et al.
uk THE herb St John''''s wort, has two unique components, hypericin and hyperforin, which have an antidepressant action.
uk THE herb St John''s wort, has two unique components, hypericin and hyperforin, which have an antidepressant action.