Lead Compounds from Medicinal Plants for the Treatment of Cancer
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Lead Compounds from Medicinal Plants for the Treatment of Cancer

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 190.5 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 1,065.94g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Approx. 100 illustrations; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0123983711
  • 9780123983718

Table of contents

Preface
Foreword by Gordon Cragg
Foreword by David Newman
Chapter 1: Alkaloids
Chapter 2: Terpenes
Chapter 3: Phenolics
Index of Natural Products
Index of Pharmacological Terms
Index of Plants
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Review Text

"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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"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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About Christophe Wiart

Dr. Wiart has been studying the medicinal plants of Southeast Asia for the last 16 years. He has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and lectured and presented on pharmacognosy in international symposia. He is a member and co-editor of the European Journal of Ethnopharmacology and editor of dePharmacog.net. He also has one patent filed for pharmaceutical preparations from rainforest plants. Dr. Wiart is currently a world authority in Asian medicinal plants.
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