Triterpene compounds constitute one of the major groups of plant secondary metabolites. They often occur as
ingredients of daily diet or of herbal products used for therapeutic purposes. Each year many pharmacological activities of
these compounds are described. This mini-review summarizes pharmacological properties of natural, non-glycosylated
triterpenoids, that were reported over the past five years, with special emphasis on antimicrobial, antidiabetic and antiinflammatory
Keywords: Antimicrobial, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, cytotoxic, natural triterpenes.
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