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Introduction: Digitonin

Description of Digitonin

Digitonin: steroid saponin (soapy glucoside) derived from digitalis, used as a cholesterol indicator (the complex precipitates).
Source: CRISP

Digitonin: 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.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Source - CRISP

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