Sources, Chemistry, Anticancer Actions, and Current Biotechnology

1st Edition - October 8, 2021

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  • Editors: Mallappa Kumara Swamy, T. Pullaiah, Zhe-Sheng Chen
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323909518
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323909525

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Paclitaxel: Sources, Chemistry, Anticancer Actions, and Current Biotechnology provides a comprehensive survey of Paclitaxel and its derivatives chemistry, biosynthesis and anticancer activities. In addition, biotechnological methods, including cell cultures, the use of bioreactors and metabolic engineering strategies to improve Paclitaxel production are also discussed. The book discusses topics such as mechanisms of action against cancer, novel forms of Paclitaxel for an effective cancer treatment, strategies for enhancing its bioavailability, and the application of nanocarriers for its delivery and chemotherapy of cancer. This is a valuable resource for cancer researchers, biotechnologists and members of biomedical field who are interested in the promising anticancer qualities of this antineoplastic drug and how to enhance them for better treatments.

Key Features

  • Presents detailed information about Paclitaxel research, from its discovery to clinical uses and biotechnological routes of commercial production
  • Focuses on Paclitaxel development as an effective chemotherapeutic drug, along with its application in different types of cancers
  • Encompasses descriptive illustrations and workflows to help the reader fully understand the content and easily apply it to their research


Graduate students and researchers on cancer and biotechnology

Table of Contents

  • 1. About Cancers and treatment options: An update
    2. Paclitaxel: Chemistry, synthetic analogues and their anticancer properties
    3. Paclitaxel: Mechanisms of action against cancer, an update with current research
    4. Novel forms of Paclitaxel for an effective cancer cure
    5. Clinical pharmacology of Paclitaxel
    6. Strategies for enhancing bioavailability of Paclitaxel for cancer treatment
    7. Application of nanocarriers for Paclitaxel delivery and chemotherapy of cancer
    8. Paclitaxel: Cancer chemotherapy evidences, advantages, and future directions
    9. Anticancer drug Paclitaxel producing plants. Their taxonomy, morphology, identification, distribution and other botanical details
    10. Propagation and micropropagation of Paclitaxel producing plants
    11. Biotechnology of Paclitaxel producing plants (Paclitaxel production through hairy root cultures, suspension cultures, callus cultures etc.)
    12. Endophytes for the production of anticancer drug Paclitaxel
    13. Metabolic engineering strategies to enhance the production of anticancer drug Paclitaxel
    14. Paclitaxel and chemoresistance
    15. Overcoming Paclitaxel resistance
    16. Paclitaxel and lung cancer treatment
    17. An update on Paclitaxel treatment in breast cancer: Pros and cons

Product details

  • No. of pages: 354
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: October 8, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323909518
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323909525

About the Editors

Mallappa Kumara Swamy

Mallappa Kumara Swamy, PhD, completed his Postdoctoral Research at the Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), from 2014-2018. He has more than 16 years of teaching and research experience in the fields of plant biotechnology, secondary metabolites production, phytochemistry and bioactive studies. Dr. Swamy has published more than 100 research publications in peer- reviewed journals, 25 book chapters and has edited 10 books with reputed international publishers. His research focuses on the area of natural products, plant cell, tissue culture technology for bioactive compounds production and evaluation of their bioactivities, and nanobiotechnology for medical applications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Biotechnology at East West First Grade College (Affiliated to Bangalore University), India

T. Pullaiah

T. Pullaiah
Prof. T.Pullaiah has retired from active service in 2011 and then was UGC-BSR Faculty Fellow in the Department of Botany, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, India. He has published 75 books, 330 research papers, and 35 popular articles. He was the President of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (2013) and the President of the Indian Botanical Society (2014). He has been a member of Species Survival Commission of International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN).

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Botany, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, India

Zhe-Sheng Chen

Zhe-Sheng Chen, PhD, opened the St. John’s University’s first cancer pharmacology laboratory. His research interest is multidrug resistance and its reversal, novel anti-cancer drug development. Chen has over 170 papers published, co-edited Protein Kinase Inhibitors as Sensitizing Agents for Chemotherapy book (Elsevier), and holds 5 patents.

Affiliations and Expertise

Editor of "African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology"; Editor-in-Chief “Journal of Cancer Research Updates" and "Journal of New Developments in Chemistry"

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