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Beta-elemene (Code C103177)

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Preferred Name: Beta-elemene

Definition: One of the isomers of elemene, a lipid soluble sesquiterpene and the active component isolated from the Chinese medicinal herb Rhizoma zedoariae with potential antineoplastic and chemopreventive activities. Although the exact mechanism of action through which beta-elemene exerts its effect has yet to be fully elucidated, this agent appears to induce apoptosis through different mechanisms of action and induces cell cycle arrest at different stages based on the tumor cell type involved. Beta-elemene may sensitize cancer cells to other chemotherapeutic agents.

Label: Beta-elemene

NCI Thesaurus Code: C103177 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: C1101268  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
(1alpha,2beta,4beta)-1-Methyl-2,4-bis(methylvinyl)-1- vinylcyclohexane

External Source Codes: 
PDQ Closed Trial Search ID 740161
PDQ Open Trial Search ID 740161 (check for NCI PDQ open clinical trial info)
UMLS CUI C1101268

Other Properties:
     Name Value (qualifiers indented underneath)
code C103177
Semantic_Type Pharmacologic Substance

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