SOME BIOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF TRITERPENOID ACIDS

S.N. Morozkina, O.I. Antimonova, E.M. Eremenko*, A.G. Shavva, Saint-Petersburg State University, *Institute of Cytology RAS

Date Posted: Friday, April 18, 2008

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Ursolic and betulinic acids acids induce the processes of apoptosis. We tested the risk of osteoporosis induction under influence of triterpenoids, since they can interact with glucocorticoid receptors. In experiments on oviriectomized rats we found that acids do not show any negative influence on percentage of mineral components in the femur and have cholesterol-lowering action under experimental conditions.

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