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Biological activity of limonoids from the Rutales.

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Biological activity of limonoids from the Rutales.

Limonoids are the most distinctive secondary metabolites of the plant order Rutales. Recent work has established a wide range of biological activities for these compounds, including insect antifeedant and growth regulating properties, a variety of medicinal effects in animals and humans, and antifungal, bacteriocidal, and antiviral activity. This review summarizes the literature on the biological activities of limonoids of known structure, and attempts to relate those activities to current concepts of the evolution of the limonoids.

Journal Title: Phytochemistry.
Journal Volume/Issue: Feb 1992. v. 31 (2)
Main Author: Champagne, D.E.
Other Authors: Koul, O., Isman, M.B., Scudder, G.G.E., Towers, G.H.N.
Format: Article
Language: English
Subjects: Rutaceae
Meliaceae
Simaroubaceae
Cneoraceae
limonoids
secondary metabolites
plant products
insecticidal properties
medicinal properties
antifeedants
antineoplastic agents
biosynthesis
biochemical pathways
literature reviews
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