Chemical and pharmacological investigation of Solanum species of Brazil--a search for solasodine and other potentially useful therapeutic agents.

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A systematic search for solasodine, an important starting material for the partial synthesis of steroidal hormones as well as other potentially bioactive constituents of various Solanum species of Brazil has been undertaken. Thus, the fruits of S. paludosum, S. asperum, S. sessiliflorum and Solanum sp. were found to contain significant amounts of solasodine… (More)

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@article{BarbosaFilho1991ChemicalAP, title={Chemical and pharmacological investigation of Solanum species of Brazil--a search for solasodine and other potentially useful therapeutic agents.}, author={Jos{\'e} Barbosa-Filho and Maria de F{\'a}tima Agra and Rinalda A G Oliveira and Marçal de Queiroz Paulo and Gustaf Trolin and Ellen V Cunha and Jo{\~a}o Ata{\'i}de and Jnanabrata Bhattacharyya}, journal={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz}, year={1991}, volume={86 Suppl 2}, pages={189-91} }