Phytoecdysteroids: Isolation and Biological Applications
American Journal of Life Sciences
Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2017, Pages: 7-10
Received: Dec. 21, 2016; Accepted: Jan. 23, 2017; Published: Feb. 24, 2017
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Yahya Al Naggar, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt
Mohamed Ghorab, Environmental Toxicology Lab, Central Laboratories Unit, National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF), Alexandria, Egypt; Department of Animal Science, Wildlife Toxicology Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
Kariman Mohamed, Plant Protection Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt
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Phytoecdysteroids are analogues of arthropod steroid hormones found in plants, where they deter predation by non-adapted predators. Their discovery in several plant species displayed a wide array of rather beneficial agricultural impact. An overview is given on both well-known and recently discovered phytoecdyteroids including a sophisticated isolation scheme and notable physiological and pharmacological effects of ecdysteroids on vertebrates.
Ecdysteroides, Plants, Application, Phytochemistry, Extraction
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Yahya Al Naggar, Mohamed Ghorab, Kariman Mohamed, Phytoecdysteroids: Isolation and Biological Applications, American Journal of Life Sciences. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2017, pp. 7-10. doi: 10.11648/j.ajls.20170501.12
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