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A glycoside obtained from Digitalis purpurea; the aglycone is digitogenin which is bound to five sugars. Digitonin solubilizes lipids, especially in membranes and is used as a tool in cellular biochemistry, and reagent for precipitating cholesterol. It has no cardiac effects.

Year introduced: 1979(1973)

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Tree Number(s): D04.210.500.155.580.130.500.236, D09.408.180.261.236

MeSH Unique ID: D004072

Registry Number: KOO5CM684H

Entry Terms:

  • Digitin

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