Nitogenin, 3β-Hydroxy-5-spirostene, (25R)-5-Spirosten-3β-ol
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human ... UGT1A4(54657)

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General description

Diosgenin is a triterpene and a glycone derivative of dioscin. Yams, Trigonella foenum-graecum and Costus speciosus are some of its source.


Diosgenin has been:
  • used as a standard in the analysis of total saponins in Sapindus rarak
  • orally administered to the rats to study its role against atherogenic diet-induced production of inflammatory mediators in heart, liver and brain
  • used as a standard compound to determine the saponins content in chickpea and Tribulus terrestris


5, 100 g in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Diosgenin induces apoptosis in colon cancer cell lines and induces apoptosis, cell cycle arrest and cyclooxygenase activity in osteosarcoma cells. It serves as a precursor in steroid drug production. Diosgenin is shown to promote cholesterol production by stimulating biliary excretion. It influences lipoxygenase induced human erythroleukemia cell line differentiation.

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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


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Shaofang Hua et al.
Biomedicine & pharmacotherapy = Biomedecine & pharmacotherapie, 84, 1460-1465 (2016-11-05)
Gestational diabetes (GD) is a pathological condition, affecting 2-5% of pregnant women. Diosgenin (DSG) possesses a variety of biological activities. The present study was designed to examine the effect of DSG on GD and to investigate the possible mechanism in...
Jing Chen et al.
Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical sciences = Hua zhong ke ji da xue xue bao. Yi xue Ying De wen ban = Huazhong keji daxue xuebao. Yixue Yingdewen ban, 36(6), 806-810 (2016-12-08)
This study investigated the effect of diosgenin, a natural sapogenin possessing various pharmacological activities, on benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in rats and the possible mechanisms. BPH was established in the castrated rats by subcutaneous injection of testosterone propionate. Animals were...
Lijuan Wang et al.
Journal of natural products, 76(5), 909-914 (2013-04-30)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the ameliorating effect of dioscin (1) on multidrug resistance (MDR) in adriamycin (ADR)-resistant erythroleukemic cells (K562/adriamycin, K562/ADR) and to clarify the molecular mechanisms involved. High levels of multidrug resistance 1 (MDR1) mRNA...
Extraction of tannins and saponins from plant sources and their effects on in vitro methanogenesis and rumen fermentation
Yuliana P, et al.
Journal of the Indonesian Tropical Animal Agriculture, 39(2), 91-97 (2014)
Chung-Hsiung Huang et al.
International immunopharmacology, 42, 59-66 (2016-11-26)
Although the development of T helper (Th)1-like regulatory T (Treg) cells under Th1 inflammatory conditions has been reported, the role of Th1-like Treg cells in Th2 allergic responses remains mostly unclear. We previously demonstrated that diosgenin, the major sapogenin contained...

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