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Name: Trichosanthin
Description: Plant-derived ribosome-inactivating protein (RIP) purified from the Chinese medicinal herb tian-hua-fen which is obtained from the root tubers of Trichosanthes kirilowii. It has been used as an abortifacient and in the treatment of trophoblastic tumors. GLQ223 (Compound Q), a highly purified form of trichosanthin, has been proposed as antiviral treatment for AIDS.
Synonyms:
Compound Q; T'ien-hua-fen; alpha Trichosanthin; alpha-Trichosanthin; Proteins, specific or class, trichosanthins; Tian-hua-fen