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Project: Isolation of high levels of native gossypol cotton seeds and synthesis of new water-soluble supramolecular gossypol ecomlexes having high interferon inducing activity

project duration
01-MAR-05 – 30-JUN-08
abstract
Gossypol is a natural compound isolated from cotton seeds. It has been shown that gossypol induces the production of interferon and that it has a potential as a drugg. Unfortunately, it is not water soluble. This project aims to improve the yields of gossypol from cotton seeds by optimizing mechanical and enzymatic tools. Furthermore, via organic synthesis, gossypol will be modified to a water soluble compound.