Gossypol

A pigment C30H30O that occurs naturally in cotton plants and is toxic to some insect pests.

Gossypol

Among other things, it has been tested as a male oral contraceptive in China. In addition to its contraceptive properties, gossypol has also long been known to possess antimalarial properties. Other researchers are investigating the anticancer properties of gossypol. ==Biological properties== It has proapoptotic properties, probably due to the reg...
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gossypol

(from the article `oil cake`) ...and peanuts have woody hulls and shells, which are generally removed before processing. The pressed cake from the production of cottonseed oil ...
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gossypol

<chemical> 1,1',6,6',7,7'-hexahydroxy-3,3'-dimethyl-5,5'-bis(1-methylethyl)(2,2'-binaphthalene)-8,8'-dicarboxaldehyde. Poisonous pigment found in cottonseed and potentially irritating to gastrointestinal tract. ... Chemical name: (2,2'-Binaphthalene)-8,8'-dicarboxaldehyde, 1,1',6,6',7,7'-hexahydroxy-3,3'-dimethyl-5,5'-bis(1-methylethyl)- ... ...
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gossypol

A substance being studied in the treatment of several types of cancer. It comes from the seed of the cotton plant (Gossypium). It blocks the growth of cells and may kill cancer cells. Gossypol may also act as a male contraceptive (a type of birth control). Also called cottonseed meal toxin.
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GOSSYPOL

A toxic fatty acid that can be found in cottonseed meal.
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gossypol

Type: Term Pronunciation: gos′i-pol Definitions: 1. A toxic principle isolated from the seed of the cotton plant (Gossypium) that reduces sperm count; used in China as an oral male contraceptive.
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