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Gossypol is a substance that is found in the cotton plant. It is removed from the seeds and used for medicine. Gossypol is effective as a nonhormonal male contraceptive; however, it has been documented to have irreversible effects on male fertility. Gossypol is reported to exhibit antioxidant, anticancer, antivirus, antiparasitic, and antimicrobial properties and lower plasma cholesterol. Nausea, emesis, anorexia, diarrhea, altered taste sensation, small intestine obstruction, and fatigue have been recorded in clinical trials as adverse reactions. Large amounts of gossypol can decrease potassium levels in the body. Low potassium levels can increase the side effects of digoxin.   NCATS

  • SMILES: CC(C)C1=C(O)C(O)=C(C=O)C2=C(O)C(=C(C)C=C12)C3=C(O)C4=C(C=C3C)C(C(C)C)=C(O)C(O)=C4C=O
  • InChIKey: QBKSWRVVCFFDOT-UHFFFAOYSA-N
  • Mol. Mass: 518.5544
  • ALogP: 6.38
  • ChEMBL Molecule:
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gosipol | gossypol | gossypol dipotassium | gossypol potassium | gossypol sodium

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