Cucurbitin

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Cucurbitin
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Names
IUPAC name
(3R)-3-Aminopyrrolidine-3-carboxylic acid
Other names
(+)-Cucurbitin; Cucurbitine
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
Properties
C5H10N2O2
Molar mass 130.15 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Cucurbitin is an amino acid and a carboxypyrrolidine that is found in Cucurbita seeds.[1][2] Cucurbitin causes degenerative changes in the reproductive organs of parasitic flatworms called flukes.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pumpkin". Drugs.com. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ Mihranian, Valentine H; Abou-Chaar, Charles I (1968). Theodor Karl Just; American Society of Pharmacognosy, ed. "Extraction, detection, and estimation of cucurbitin in Cucurbita seeds". Lloydia vol 31. Lloyd Library and Museum (1): pp 23‑29.  External link in |publisher= (help);
  3. ^ Annual Reports in Medicinal Chemistry, Cornelius Kennedy Cain, 1966, Academic Press, ISBN 0120405016
  4. ^ Austin, Daniel F. (2004). Florida Ethnobotany. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. pp. 411–412. ISBN 0-8493-2332-0.