Anti-viral triterpenes: a review

Priya Darshani, Shreya Sen Sarma, Amit K. Srivastava, Rinku Baishya, Deepak Kumar

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Triterpenes are naturally occurring derivatives biosynthesized following the isoprene rule of Ruzicka. The triterpenes have been reported to possess a wide range of therapeutic applications including anti-viral properties. In this review, the recent studies (2010–2020) concerning the anti-viral activities of triterpenes have been summarized. The structure activity relationship studies have been described as well as brief biosynthesis of these triterpenes is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1761-1842
Number of pages82
JournalPhytochemistry Reviews
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Anti-viral
  • Biosynthesis
  • Isoprenoid derivatives
  • Structure activity relationship
  • Triterpene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Plant Science


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