Biologically active pentacyclic triterpenes and their current medicine signification

@inproceedings{Patoka2002BiologicallyAP,
  title={Biologically active pentacyclic triterpenes and their current medicine signification},
  author={Jiř{\'i} Pato{\vc}ka},
  year={2002}
}
Pentacyclic triterpenes are produced by arrangement of squalene epoxide. These compounds are extremely common and are found in most plants. There are at least 4000 known triterpenes. Many triterpenes occur freely but others occur as glycosides (saponins) or in special combined forms. Pentacyclic triterpenes have a wide spectrum of biological activities and some of them may be useful in medicine. The therapeutic potential of three pentacyclic triterpenes – lupeol, betuline and betulinic acid… CONTINUE READING