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A compound isolated from St John's wort Hypericum perforatum. Often used as an antidepressant, apparently working by blocking neurotransmitter re-uptake (see SSRIs). Found to be inhibitory to multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and reported to promote apoptosis of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia cells.

Subjects: Chemistry — Medicine and Health.

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