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Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids

"Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A group of ALKALOIDS, characterized by a nitrogen-containing necine, occurring mainly in plants of the BORAGINACEAE; COMPOSITAE; and LEGUMINOSAE plant families. They can be activated in the liver by hydrolysis of the ester and desaturation of the necine base to reactive electrophilic pyrrolic CYTOTOXINS.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 6 publications over 5 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 1989
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