Miscellaneous Glycosides

2.11 Miscellaneous Glycosides

There are a number of glycosides which do not fall into the various classifications discussed under Sections 2.1 to 2.10 ; therefore, they have been grouped together under the present head i.e., ‘Miscellaneous Glycosides’ A few imortant members of this group shall be described here briefly.

2.11.1 Steroidal Alkaloidal Glycosides

They are sepecifically abundant in two families, namely: Liliaceae and Solanaceae. Just like saponins, the steroidal alkaloidal glycosides do possess significant haemolytic activities, such as:

steroidal alkaloidal glycosides
The sugar components are usually attached at C-3 in solanidine and rubijervine which may be galactose, glucose, rhamnose or xylose and their quantity may vary from one to four.

Source:Pharmacognosy And Pharmacobiotechnology By Ashutosh Kar

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