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A steroid sapogenin, obtained from certain yams, that has estrogenic activity
Diosgenin, a steroid sapogenin, is the product of hydrolysis by acids, strong bases, or enzymes of saponins, extracted from the tubers of Dioscorea wild yam, such as the Kokoro. The sugar-free, diosgenin is used for the commercial synthesis of cortisone, pregnenolone, progesterone, and other steroid products.
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A spirostan found in DIOSCOREA and other plants. The 25S isomer is called yamogenin. Solasodine is a natural derivative formed by replacing the spiro-ring with a nitrogen, which can rearrange to SOLANINE.
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