Martin Chwalek

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Hederagenin saponins are largely represented in nature and possess many biological activities such as haemolytic, antiviral, fungicidal, molluscicidal or cytotoxic, partially due to their interaction with the cell membrane. The lysis of erythrocytes (haemolysis) is a simple test to evaluate this adsorption, and this activity has been linked to the structure(More)
Glycosylation of hederagenin with the trichloroacetimidate derivatives of six commercial disaccharides (D-cellobiose, D-lactose, D-maltose, D-melibiose, D-gentiobiose, D-isomaltose) was performed giving the protected saponins in high yields. Deprotection then gave the saponins which were transformed into the corresponding methyl esters. The hemolytic(More)
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