Coronavirus Drug Discovery

Coronavirus Drug Discovery

Volume 2: Antiviral Agents from Natural Products and Nanotechnological Applications

1st Edition - July 20, 2022

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  • Editor: Chukwuebuka Egbuna
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323955744

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Coronavirus Drug Discovery, Volume Two: Antiviral Agents from Natural Products and Nanotechnological Applications presents detailed information on drug discovery against COVID-19. Sections in this volume present chapters that focus on the various antiviral agents from natural products that have the propensity to be used as chemical scaffolds for the development of drugs against COVID-19. Also captured are the dietary sources of antioxidant bioactives that may help boost the immune system for the management of COVID-19. Other chapters describe the application of nanotechnology for efficient and effective delivery of drugs against COVID-19. Written by global team of experts, this book is an excellent resource for drug developers, medicinal chemists, pharmaceutical companies in R&D and research institutes in both academia and industry.

Key Features

  • Presents the various antiviral bioactive compounds from natural products
  • Discusses the roles of antioxidant in the prevention and management of COVID-19
  • Details the application of nanotechnology for efficient and effective drug delivery


Researchers in organic and medicinal chemistry including drug developers and medicinal chemists, virologists, toxicologists, analytical chemists.Researchers in pharmaceutical and biotech industries

Table of Contents

    1. COVID-19 management and phytomedicine interventions: Potentials and safety considerations
    2. Plants with potent antiviral properties
    3. Antiviral effects of medicinal plants and their active phytochemical constituents against respiratory diseases and associated biological functions
    4. Herbs and drugs in clinical trials for coronavirus treatments
    5. Herbal-Based Resources against Exanthematous Viral Infections and Other Viral Diseases
    6. Dietary polyphenols as therapeutic agents to combat COVID-19
    7. Bioactive compounds and herbal preparations implicated in for the treatment of SARS-CoV-2
    8. Roles of Antioxidants in the Prevention and Management of Coronavirus Disease 2019
    9. Food sources of natural antioxidants for body defence against SARS-CoV-2
    10. Nutritional Management against Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 Infection

Product details

  • No. of pages: 382
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: July 20, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323955744

About the Editor

Chukwuebuka Egbuna

Chukwuebuka Egbuna is a chartered chemist, a chemical analyst, and an academic researcher. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria (ICCON), the Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB), the Society of Quality Assurance (SQA) (USA), and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) (United Kingdom). Egbuna is also an editor of new Elsevier series on Drug Discovery Update. The series includes books, monographs and edited collections from all areas of drug discovery, including emerging therapeutic claims for the treatment of diseases. He has been engaged in a number of roles at New Divine Favor Pharmaceutical Industry Limited, Akuzor Nkpor, Anambra State, Nigeria, and Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU) in Nigeria. He has collaboratively worked and published quite a number of research articles in the area of phytochemistry, nutrition and toxicology and related areas. He is a reviewer and editorial board member of various journals, including serving as a website administrator for the Tropical Journal of Applied Natural Sciences (TJANS), a journal of the faculty of Natural Sciences, COOU and as an advisory board member under toxicology for the book publisher, Cambridge Scholar Publishing. His primary research interests are in phytochemistry, nutrition and toxicology, food and medicinal chemistry, and analytical biochemistry.

Affiliations and Expertise

Nutritional Biochemistry Unit, Africa Centre of Excellence in Public Health and Toxicological Research (ACE-PUTOR), University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State; Department of Biochemistry, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli, Nigeria

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  • Balla Fri May 27 2022


    I read the descriptions of some chapters. The book is beneficial to professionals and professionals.