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Lead Compounds from Medicinal Plants for the Treatment of Cancer - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123983718, 9780123983824

Lead Compounds from Medicinal Plants for the Treatment of Cancer

1st Edition

Author: Christophe Wiart
eBook ISBN: 9780123983824
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123983718
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 22nd October 2012
Page Count: 432
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Description

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

Details

No. of pages:
432
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2012
Published:
22nd October 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

Reviews

"Wiart, an ethnopharmacologist at the U. of Nottingham, UK, itemizes medical plants from Europe, Asia, North America, South America, and Africa that have lead compounds with the potential to treat cancer, including alkaloids, terpenes, and phenolics."--Reference and Research Book News, August 2013

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