amygdalin


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a bitter cyanogenic glucoside extracted from the seeds of apricots and plums and bitter almonds

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The newspaper quoted a study which stated that the amygdalin content of apple seeds was found to be approximately 3 milligrams per gram of seeds (one seed is approximately 0.
These results strongly suggested that amygdalin was likely to have anti-metastatic NSCLC effect.
Semi-industrial isolation of salicin and amygdalin from plant extracts using slow rotary counter-current chromatography.
Bitter almonds contain significant amounts (3 9%) of amygdalin a diglucoside which releases hydrocyanic acid and benzaldehyde upon enzymatic hydrolysis [17]; bitter almonds are used primarily in the production of flavor extracts [18].
For example, essential oil of Vernonia amygdalin (750 mg) repelled the storage-grain pest, Sitophilus zeamais (Motschulsky) (Asawalam & Hassanali 2006), however it was attractive to other weevil, Eurhinus magnificus Gyllenhal (Ulmer et al.
The cyanogenic glycoside amygdalin does not deter consumption of ripe fruit by cedar waxwings.
The plant contains fatty acids, vitamins, enzymes and the cyanogenic glycoside, amygdalin.
Biochemical characteristics: P-galactosidase (ONPG), arginine dihydrolase (ADH), lysine decarboxylase (LDC), ornithine decarboxylase (ODC), citrate utilization (CIT), H2S production (H2S), urease (URE), tryptophane deaminase (TDA), Voges Proskauer (VP), sucrose (SAC), melibiose (MEL), indole production (IND), Rhammose (RHA), gelatinase (GEL), Glucose (GLU), mannitol (MAN), inositol (INO), sorbitol (SOR), amygdalin (AMY), arabinose (ARA), oxidase (OX).
The isolates did not utilize citrate; did not produce arginine decarboxylase, hydrogen sulfide, urease, tryptophan deaminase, acetoin, or gelatinase; and did not ferment inositol, L-rhamnose, D-sucrose, D-melibiose, or amygdalin.
Test Reaction Fermentation/oxidation Glucose + Mannitol + Sucrose + Amygdalin + Inositol - Sorbitol - Rhammose - Melibiose - Arabinose - Acetoin production (Voges Proskauer) - Lysine decarboxylase + Ornithine decarboxylase + Citrate utilization + Tryptophane deaminase + Indole production + Gelatinase + Oxidase + P-galactosidase - H2S production - Urease - Nitrate/Nitrite reduction -
API 20E[R] strips-API 20E[R] strips include enzymatic tests for fermentation or oxidation of glucose, mannitol, inositol, sorbitol, rhamnose, saccharose, melibiose, amygdalin, and arabinose, along with nitrate reduction to nitrite and nitrate reduction to nitrogen gas.
Laetrile, a compound chemically related to amygdalin, and found naturally in the pits of apricots and various other fruits, gained notoriety as a focus of political activities intended to abolish the laws protecting Americans from quackery.
The B17 pills - called Laetrile or Amygdalin - are illegal to sell in the US after trials proved they had no effect on the killer disease.
Plums also contain insignificantly low levels of a substance called amygdalin, a compound that produces cyanide.
Davignon, "A Clinical Trial of Amygdalin (Laetrile) in the Treatment of Human Cancer," New England Journal of Medicine 306, no.