THE NITRILOSIDES IN PLANTS AND ANIMALS Nutritional and Therapeutic Implications


A nitriloside is a naturally occurring or synthetic compound which upon hydrolysis by a betaglucosidase yields a molecule of a non-sugar, or aglycone, a molecule of free hydrogen cyanide, and one or more molecules of a sugar or its acid. There are approximately 14 naturally occurring nitrilosides distributed in over 1200 species of plants. Nitrilosides are… (More)


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