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Pharmaceutical Chemistry Journal

, Volume 43, Issue 1, pp 45–47 | Cite as

Steroid compounds from Yucca gloriosa L. introduced into Georgia and their applications

  • É. P. Kemertelidze
  • M. M. Benidze
  • A. V. Skhirtladze
Medicinal Plants

A plantation of Yucca gloriosa L. (mound-lily yucca) was created in eastern Georgia as a source of the sapogenin tigogenin and for raw material for the synthesis of steroidal hormone preparations of the 5α series. Leaves drying on the lower tier of the living plant contained only spirostanol glycosides. The dominant components of yuccaloesides A, B, and C were extracted from these, along with the new compound 3-O-α-L-rhamnopyranoside(1→4)-O-β-D-xylopyranosyl(1→3)-O-[β-D-glucopyranosyl(1→2)]-O-β-D-gluc opyranosyl(1→4)-O-β-D-galactopyranosyl 25R,5α-spirostan-3β-ol. Total glycosides from leaves drying on living plants were used to prepare a potential antimycotic substance for external application, Gloriofucin.

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Steroid compounds from Yucca gloriosa L. preparation application 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • É. P. Kemertelidze
    • 1
  • M. M. Benidze
    • 1
  • A. V. Skhirtladze
    • 1
  1. 1.I. G. Kutateladze Institute of PharmacochemistryTbilisiGeorgia

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