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Certain decorative indoor-plant cultivars are derived from toxic wild plant species. Native members of the Euphorbiaceae (spurge) contain highly irritating and tumor-promoting diterpene esters. Plant breeders and gardeners are constantly searching for less toxic cultivars of the popular Euphorbiaceae indoor plants. In this investigation, 22 commercial(More)
A liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS-MS) method was developed to detect tumor-promoting diterpene esters of the tigliane and ingenane types within plant extracts. Fractionation on a C18 high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) column was followed by MS-MS-multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) using the precursor-->product ion pairs of(More)
Diterpene esters of the phorbol and ingenol types are known to be highly active tumor promoting agents that typically occur in members of the Euphorbiaceae. In the present work, Euphorbia leuconeura, a rare indoor plant, is analyzed for its tumor promoting potential. Latex as well as total leaf extracts exhibited Epstein-Barr-virus (EBV) inducing activity(More)
The hyperfine interaction of phosphorus donors in fully strained Si thin films grown on virtual Si(1-x)Ge(x) substrates with x< or =0.3 is determined via electrically detected magnetic resonance. For highly strained epilayers, hyperfine interactions as low as 0.8 mT are observed, significantly below the limit predicted by valley repopulation. Within a(More)
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