[Anabolic activity of phytoecdysone-ecdysterone isolated from Rhaponticum carthamoides (Willd.) Iljin]

Farmakol Toksikol. 1976 Nov-Dec;39(6):690-3.
[Article in Russian]


Introduction of phytiexdizone-exdisterone (0.5 mg/100 g) to rats for 7 days is shown to be attended by an accelerated body weight gain and also by a rising weight of the liver, heart, kidneys and musculus tibialis anterior. In these organs the total amount of protein increases. All of the above-stated changes are more marked when the substance is given to growing rats (70--80 g). In experiments on castrated sexually immature rats the androgenic action of exdisterone, unlike that of methandrostenolone, is not demonstrable.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Androgens
  • Animals
  • Body Weight / drug effects*
  • Ecdysone / isolation & purification
  • Ecdysone / pharmacology*
  • Ecdysterone / isolation & purification
  • Ecdysterone / pharmacology*
  • Male
  • Organ Size
  • Prostate / drug effects
  • Protein Biosynthesis*
  • Rats
  • Seminal Vesicles / drug effects
  • Stimulation, Chemical


  • Androgens
  • Ecdysone
  • Ecdysterone