Lead Compounds from Medicinal Plants for the Treatment of Cancer

Lead Compounds from Medicinal Plants for the Treatment of Cancer

1st Edition - October 22, 2012

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  • Author: Christophe Wiart
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123983824
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123983718

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Lead Compounds from Medicinal Plants for the Treatment of Cancer is the first volume in the series, Pharmaceutical Leads from Medicinal Plants. The plant species described in this reference have been carefully selected based on pharmacological evidence and represent today’s most promising sources of natural products for the discovery of anti-cancer drugs. Containing references to primary source material, over a hundred botanical illustrations, a table of chemical structures and much more, this book is an essential starting point for cancer researchers and those involved in anti-cancer drug discovery helping you identify the best novel lead molecules for further anti-cancer drug development.

Key Features

  • Provides a compilation of hundreds of medicinal plants from Europe, Asia, North and South America and Africa that contain prominent lead candidates for anti-cancer drug discovery
  • Contains primary source references and hundreds of the most relevant citations from the current literature for additional research
  • Offers cancer researchers and pharmaceutical scientists valuable tools such as chemical structures and promising pharmacological data to help them select the novel lead compounds that will best aid drug discovery.

Readership

Cancer researchers and pharmaceutical scientists involved in anticancer drug discovery in both industry and academic settings

Table of Contents

  • Foreword

    Foreword

    Preface

    About the Author

    Chapter 1. Alkaloids

    Introduction

    Topic 1.1 Amide Alkaloids

    Topic 1.2 Indole Alkaloids and Derivatives

    Topic 1.3 Isoquinoline Alkaloids and Derivatives

    Topic 1.4 Terpenoid Alkaloids

    Topic 1.5 Other Alkaloids

    Chapter 2. Terpenes

    Introduction

    Topic 2.1 Sesquiterpenes

    Topic 2.2 Diterpenes

    Topic 2.3 Triterpenes

    Chapter 3. Phenolics

    Introduction

    Topic 3.1 Benzopyrones

    Topic 3.2 Quinones

    Topic 3.3 Lignans

    Index of Natural Products

    Index of Oncological and Related Terms

    Index of Plants

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 432
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2012
  • Published: October 22, 2012
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123983824
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123983718

About the Author

Christophe Wiart

Dr. Christophe Wiart is a French pharmacist who for the last 25 years has traveled in various parts of Asia to study in situ the botany, the ancient traditional knowledge, and ethnopharmacology of medicinal plants to bring global awareness both in public and academia on the tremendous pharmaceutical value of medicinal plants of Asia and the Pacific. He has authored more than 14 academic books on this subject as well as peer-reviewed research papers. He was recently interviewed by BBC Radio Crowd Science (2020). He appeared on HBO's Vice (TV Series) in season 3, episode 6 (episode 28 of the series), titled "The Post-Antibiotic World & Indonesia's Palm Bomb." aired on April 17, 2015. Dr. Wiart was a guest in Aljazeera Inside Story " For only the fourth time in its 70-year history, the United Nations is holding a special meeting devoted to a health crisis." Dr. Christophe Wiart is a French pharmacist who for the last 25 years has traveled in various parts of Asia to study in situ the botany, the ancient traditional knowledge, and ethnopharmacology of medicinal plants to bring global awareness both in public and academia on the tremendous pharmaceutical value of medicinal plants of Asia and the Pacific. He has authored more than 14 academic books on this subject as well as peer-reviewed research papers. He was recently interviewed by BBC Radio Crowd Science (2020). He appeared on HBO's Vice (TV Series) in season 3, episode 6 (episode 28 of the series), titled "The Post-Antibiotic World & Indonesia's Palm Bomb." aired on April 17, 2015. Dr. Wiart was a guest in Aljazeera Inside Story " For only the fourth time in its 70-year history, the United Nations is holding a special meeting devoted to a health crisis."

Affiliations and Expertise

Ethnopharmacologist and Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus

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