Glucosinolates, volatile constituents, and acetylcholinesterase inhibitory activity of Alyssoides utriculata
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Alyssoides utriculata (L.) Medik. (Brassicaceae) is the only species of its genus present in Croatian flora . A. utriculata was separated from the great Alyssum genus, the plants of which were once used to cure hiccups and madness and for treating animal bites and rabies . The most known compounds found in plants of the Brassicaceae family are glucosinolates (GLs) . The diversity of the R group leads to a wide variation in the polarity and biological activity of these products. The nature and level of GLs vary greatly with plant variety and species, tissue type (seed, root, stem, leaf, flower), and the developmental stage of the tissue [4, 5]. Literature data on the chemistry of A. utriculata is scarce. The GL composition of the seed was reported by  among 297 species of wild plants and included in  revial paper as gluconapin, glucoerucin, glucoraphanin, and glucosinalbin.
GLs may break down in plant material during processing by the action of the endogenous enzyme...
KeywordsRabies Sulforaphane Methylsulfanyl AChE Inhibitory Activity CH2Cl2 Extract
This work was supported by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Republic of Croatia, project Grant 011-0982929-1329, and 011-2160547-1330, as well as Cogito project “Glucosinolates – novel sources and biological potential”.
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