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Molecules 2017, 22(12), 2156; doi:10.3390/molecules22122156

Bioactive Steroids and Saponins of the Genus Trillium

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Department of Pharmacy, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sheringal, Dir 18000, Pakistan
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Department of Pharmacy, University of Peshawar, Peshawar 25120, Pakistan
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Department of Pharmacy, Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology, Peshawar 25120, Pakistan
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Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Milan State University, 20133 Milan, Italy
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Received: 17 October 2017 / Revised: 19 November 2017 / Accepted: 1 December 2017 / Published: 5 December 2017
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Abstract

The species of the genus Trillium (Melanthiaceae alt. Trilliaceae) include perennial herbs with characteristic rhizomes mainly distributed in Asia and North America. Steroids and saponins are the main classes of phytochemicals present in these plants. This review summarizes and discusses the current knowledge on their chemistry, as well as the in vitro and in vivo studies carried out on the extracts, fractions and isolated pure compounds from the different species belonging to this genus, focusing on core biological properties, i.e., cytotoxic, antifungal and anti-inflammatory activities. View Full-Text
Keywords: bioactive phytochemicals; cytotoxic activity; anti-inflammatory activity; analgesic activity; antifungal activity bioactive phytochemicals; cytotoxic activity; anti-inflammatory activity; analgesic activity; antifungal activity
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Ur Rahman, S.; Ismail, M.; Khurram, M.; Ullah, I.; Rabbi, F.; Iriti, M. Bioactive Steroids and Saponins of the Genus Trillium. Molecules 2017, 22, 2156.

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