Tag: "alkaloid" at biology news
Bloodroot alkaloid aids in exterminating sun-damaged skin cells in culture
...ells damaged by ultraviolet-B (UVB) radiation. The alkaloid
also restricts skin cell production of other pro-p...h held here from October 16-20. Sanguinarine is an alkaloid
present in the bloodroot plant, and is considered to have anti-bacterial, antifungal and anti-inflam...
Novel compounds show promise as safer, more potent insecticides
...alternative, researchers say. Ryanodine, a natural alkaloid
discovered years ago in a species of tropical plant, has been used to study muscle physiology in a wide variety of organisms, including insects and mammals. Ryanodine receptors regulate muscle and nerve activities by modifying levels of internal calc...
Nectar is not a simple soft drink
...can also contain secondary metabolites such as the alkaloid
nicotine and other toxic compounds. Scientists Danny Kessler and Ian Baldwin from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, recently addressed the question, why would plants risk poisoning the insects and birds that provide poll...