Purification and Characterization of a β-Glucosidase which Converts Furostanol Glycosides to Spirostanol Glycosides from Costus speciosus

  • Kentaro Inoue
  • Yutaka Ebizuka
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 404)


In plants, spirostanol glycosides are known to be formed from furostanol glycosides during post-harvest treatment and storage.1 Although the biological activities of these glycosides have been well described,2,3 little is known about their physiological roles in intact plants.


Trifolium Repens Sweet Almond Furostanol Glycoside Anion Exchange HPLC Spirostanol Glycoside 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kentaro Inoue
    • 1
  • Yutaka Ebizuka
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Pharmaceutical SciencesThe University of TokyoTokyo 113Japan

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