The Journal of the Polish Biochemical Society
and of the Committee of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Polish Academy of Sciences

Acta Biochimica Polonica
Vol. 61 No. 2/2014

Acta Biochimica Polonica
Supplement 1, 2014
BIO 2014 Congress

Selected Review from the Current Issue:

Triterpene sapogenins with oleanene skeleton: chemotypes and biological activities

Kamil Jatczak and Grzegorz Grynkiewicz

 Critical survey of a selected class of pentacyclic triterpenes - the oleanane family, is presented based on current literature in order to underline their value for medicinal chemistry and drug development potential. Oleanenes may be considered as a renewable resource of valuable research materials which are structurally diverse, inherently biocompatible and have built-in affinity for many categories of functional proteins. Although availability of particular compounds from natural sources may be very low, synthetic methods elaborated by generations of chemists, secure a way to obtaining desirable structures from commercial starting materials.

Acta Biochimica Polonica, 61(2), 227-243, Review

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