Search for Molluscicidal and Antifungal Saponins from Tropical Plants

  • K. Hostettmann
  • A. Marston
  • M. Maillard
  • J.-L. Wolfender
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 404)


Among the numerous properties reported for saponins (Hostettmann and Marston, 1995), the molluscicidal and fungicidal activities are potentially of great value for the control of certain diseases in humans. Tropical plants are useful sources of these saponins and are thus being intensively investigated in order to find new triterpene glycosides which might find application in the management of schistosomiasis and fungal infections.


High Performance Liquid Chromatography Oleanolic Acid Triterpene Glycoside High Performance Liquid Chromatography Condition Echinocystic Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Hostettmann
    • 1
  • A. Marston
    • 1
  • M. Maillard
    • 1
  • J.-L. Wolfender
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut de Pharmacognosie et PhytochimieUniversité de Lausanne B.E.P.LausanneSwitzerland

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