Distribution of betulinic acid in plant kingdom

  title={Distribution of betulinic acid in plant kingdom},
  author={Sandeep Ramchandra Pai and Rajesh K. Joshi},
  journal={Plant Science today},
Betulinic acid (3s-hydroxy-lup-20(29)-en-28-oic acid) is a ubiquitous pentacyclic triterpenoid found in the plants. It is highly valued for its role in wide array of ailments viz. anti-HIV, anti-malarial, anti-cancerous, hepatoprotective, and many more. In lights of tremendous interest in recent years on chemistry and pharmacological properties of betulinic acid (BA), comprehensive data have been collected in this review to present its distribution in plant kingdom. 

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