morodicine

Spanish translation: momordicina

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English term or phrase:morodicine
Spanish translation:momordicina
Entered by: Rosa Plana Castillón

10:17 Oct 19, 2016
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Science - Botany
English term or phrase: morodicine
Hola:

Tengo dudas con este término, que al parecer es un tipo de alcaloide, pero apenas encuentro referencias. La traducción más obvia, «morodicina», no la veo recogida en ningún sitio. Me aparece en la descripción del melón amargo o «bitter melon», en un contexto parecido a este:

The bitter flavor in both the fruits and leaves is due to the alkaloid morodicine, which can be reduced somewhat by parboiling or soaking in salt water.

¡Gracias!
Rosa
Rosa Plana Castillón
Spain
Local time: 08:09
momordicina
Explanation:
Typo por "momordicin".

"Momordicin I, or 3,7,23-trihydroxycucurbitan-5,24-dien-19-al, is a chemical compound found in the leaves of the bitter melon vine (Momordica charantia), possibly responsible for its reputed medicinal properties."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Momordicin_I

"Todas las partes de la planta contienen los glucósidos triterpenos (1) momordicin alfa y beta (1); momordina, una lectina tóxica; el alcaloide momordicina (2)"
A propósito de Momodica charantia.
https://books.google.es/books?id=unVovNZRjXsC&pg=PA55&lpg=PA...

"Entre los componentes aislados de los frutos de M. charantia se encuentran alcaloides (momordicina), esteroides, saponinas esteroídicas"
http://hipoglicemiantesnaturales.blogspot.com.es/2011/07/mom...
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Charles Davis
Spain
Local time: 08:09
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¡Gracias, Charles!
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momordicina


Explanation:
Typo por "momordicin".

"Momordicin I, or 3,7,23-trihydroxycucurbitan-5,24-dien-19-al, is a chemical compound found in the leaves of the bitter melon vine (Momordica charantia), possibly responsible for its reputed medicinal properties."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Momordicin_I

"Todas las partes de la planta contienen los glucósidos triterpenos (1) momordicin alfa y beta (1); momordina, una lectina tóxica; el alcaloide momordicina (2)"
A propósito de Momodica charantia.
https://books.google.es/books?id=unVovNZRjXsC&pg=PA55&lpg=PA...

"Entre los componentes aislados de los frutos de M. charantia se encuentran alcaloides (momordicina), esteroides, saponinas esteroídicas"
http://hipoglicemiantesnaturales.blogspot.com.es/2011/07/mom...

Charles Davis
Spain
Local time: 08:09
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¡Gracias, Charles!
Notes to answerer
Asker: ¡Ah, no se me había ocurrido que fuera un typo! El nombre en latín, Momordica charantia, tenía que haberme dado la pista. Lo he leído varias veces esta mañana... Gracias. :)


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  nahuelhuapi: ¡Saludos!
8 hrs
  -> Gracias y saludos, nahuelhuapi :)

agree  JohnMcDove: ¡Como bien decía el profesor Bacterio! ;-) Saludos, Charles.
10 hrs
  -> Esto lo sabe cualquiera, ¿no? ;-)
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