Modified Steroidal Glycosides with Potential Biological Activity

  • D. Iurea
  • C. V. Uglea
  • P. K. Kintia
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 404)


Saponins constitute bioactive substances of vegetal origin, having a wide variety of biological activities. Special mention should be made of their antimicrobial and fungicidal activity1,2. The general structure of such compounds may be viewed as consisting of two distinct regions, namely the polysaccharidic chain and the genin part, having a rigid steroid skeleton of the molecule which together represent the biologically active properties of such compounds.


Selective Oxidation Periodic Acid Virus Suspension Chlorine Dioxide Sodium Chlorite 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Iurea
    • 1
  • C. V. Uglea
    • 1
  • P. K. Kintia
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Biological ResearchIassyRomania
  2. 2.Institute of GeneticsAcademy of ScienceChisinauMoldovia

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