Novel compounds from natural products in the new millennium : potential and challenges /

There is continuing interest in natural products as sources of potentially new and exciting chemical compounds. This book brings together the knowledge, perspectives and research findings of a varied group of scientists on a wide range of topics, from microarrays, genetics and bioinformatics to yeas...

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Main Author: Tan, Benny K-H.
Other Authors: Bay, Boon Huat., Zhu, Yi Zhun.
Format: eBook
Published: Singapore : World Scientific, ©2004.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Plants in drug discovery
  • creating a new vision / Geoffrey Alan Cordell
  • 2. The Bio-extraction industry in Jamaica: potential and challenges / Trevor Herbert Yee
  • 3. Structural studies of drug metabolising enzymes and the relevance to natural product development / Rupika Delgoda
  • 4. Bioinformatics
  • species diversity databases: tools for facilitating natural product research / Sudershan Kumar and Vidhi Gupta
  • 5. From genomes to drugs with bioinformatics / Kuo-Bin Li
  • 6. Yeast-based technologies for high through put screening of natural anti-viral agents / Rashi Srivastava and Sunil Kumar Lal
  • 7. Use of high-density oligonucleotide microarrays for gene expression profiling in natural product research / George Wai-Cheong Yip
  • 8. Limitations of natural pesticides: a challenge to scientists / Ajai Mansingh
  • 9. Bioactivity of hexane extract of blighia sapida Konig. on the cattle tick, boophilus microplus and the sweet potato weevil, cylas formicarius elegantulus / Arlene Wilson and Ajai Mansingh
  • 10. Antibacterial screening of tragia involucrata L. (Euphorbiaceae)
  • a tribal used medicinal plant / Ramar Perumal Samy [and others]
  • 11. Effect of crude papaya latex on rats' pregnancy / Adebowale Adebiyi and P Ganesan Adaikan
  • 12. 1-cyano-2-hydroxy-3-butene: a plant nitrile that induces apoptosis in pancreatic acinar cells and reduces the severity of acute pancreatitis / Madhav Bhatia and Matthew A Wallig
  • 13. The liver protective effect of sesamin / Yasuo Kiso and Takatoshi Ishikawa
  • 14. Endothelium-dependent vascular relaxation induced by extracts of some Chinese medicinal herbs traditionally used to remove circulatory stagnation: an update / Chiu-Yin Kwan and Paul Chan
  • 15. Effect of chronic administration of aqueous azadirachta indica (neem) leaf extract on the cardiovascular system in the rat / Idongesit Obiefuna and Ronald Young.
  • 16. The anti-hypertensive effect of sesamin / Yasuo Matsumura
  • 17. Effects of salvia miltiorrhiza after acute myocardial infarction in rats / Xin-Yan Ji [and others]
  • 18. The antioxidant and free radical scavenging effects of sesamin / Toshio Moritani
  • 19. Anticancer and immunomodulatory potential of DRF-3188, an analogue of andrographolide / Ajaya R Kumar [and others]
  • 20. Immunomodulating property of astragalus membranaceus and curcuma aromatica / Agnes Slater and Benny Kwong-Huat Tan
  • 21. Induction of breast tumours in rats for assaying natural products for anti-tumour properties / Janet Marlene Menzie
  • 22. Cancer diagnosis using the novel photosensitizer, hypericin / Malini Olivo
  • 23. Chemopreventive efficacy of apigenin against N-nitrosodiethylamine-induced and phenobarbital-promoted experimental hepatoma / Dhanapal Sakthisekaran and Jeyapal Prince Vijeya Singh
  • 24. The effects of saponin from sea cucumber (holothuria atra Jaeger) on CEM-SS T-lymphoblastic cells / Hiang-Lian Hing [and others]
  • 25. Lentinan
  • a medically valuable glucan / Ann-Teck Yap and Mah-Lee Ng
  • 26. Turmeric and colon cancer / Devasena Thiyagarajan [and others]
  • 27. Immunotherapy of bladder cancer using microbes / Ratha Mahendran [and others]
  • 28. Modulation of hypericin-based phototoxicity in nasopharyngeal cancer / Hong-Yan Du [and others]
  • 29. Research and development of natural products in developing countries: need for venture capital / Victor Hugo Rhone
  • 30. Protection of ideas, inventions, trade marks, copyrights and products under the intellectual property law / Catherine Swee-Kian Toy.