Class of natural compounds (diterpene-pentose glycosides) isolated from the soft coral Pseudopterogorgonia elisabethae, and that interfere with arachidonic acid metabolism. Have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.
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