Ethnomedicine And Drug Discovery

Author: M.M. Iwu
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080531250
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The emergence of new infectious, chronic and drug resistant diseases have prompted scientists to look towards medicinal plants as agents for treatment and prevention. This book provides an interphase between ethnomedical and ethnobotanical approaches to new drug discovery and advances in biotechnology and molecular science that has made it increasingly feasible to transform traditional medicines into modern drugs. These novel approaches also raise new issues and the volume explores economic, ethical and policy considerations of drug development based on indigenous knowledge or traditional medicine. This work also features standardization and development of phytomedicines for major therapeutic indications, including emerging infectious diseases affecting developing and developed countries. The publication provides state-of-the-art information on the most innovative science, the research, the industry, the market, and the future of ethnomedicine and drug discovery.

Advances In Drug Research

Author: Bernard Testa
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483287998
Size: 19.48 MB
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Each volume in this distinguished series presents authoritative reviews on topics of broad interest in drug research and on novel and established therapeutic classes. Acknowledged experts contribute in areas such as drug design, clinical and molecular pharmacology, drug metabolism, and mechanisms of action. Reviewers have consistently praised Advances in Drug Research for its comprehensive and lucid summaries of up-to-date knowledge.

Modern Phytomedicine

Author: Iqbal Ahmad
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527609539
Size: 31.56 MB
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This timely and original handbook paves the way to success in plant-based drug development, systematically addressing the issues facing a pharmaceutical scientist who wants to turn a plant compound into a safe and effective drug. Plant pharmacologists from around the world demonstrate the potentials and pitfalls involved, with many of the studies and experiments reported here published for the first time. The result is a valuable source of information unavailable elsewhere.

Status And Potential Of Commercial Bioprospecting Activities In Latin America And The Caribbean

Author: Fernando Santibáñez Quezada
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211216486
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The increasing availability of new scientific and technological tools have enabled new levels of precision and effectiveness in the identification, collection, processing and utilization of novel substances for applications in medical, agricultural or industrial applications. The present report provides an introductory overview of biodiversity prospecting in terms of the principles and practices which have defined it both historically and currently. Discussion is offered regarding the stakeholders and the issues involved in the formulation of national policy, particularly with regard to the implementation of provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity. These include issues of access and benefit sharing, recognition of indigenous knowledge, prior informed consent, intellectual property protection and others.

Advances In Drug Research

Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080526713
Size: 24.85 MB
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This volume continues the trend for Advances in Drug Research of shorter, but more frequent volumes. In line with the tradition of the series, chapters on general themes are interspersed with chapters on specific drug classes and targets.

Time And Complexity In Historical Ecology

Author: William L. Balée
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231509618
Size: 65.62 MB
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This collection of studies by anthropologists, botanists, ecologists, and biologists is an important contribution to the emerging field of historical ecology. The book combines cutting-edge research with new perspectives to emphasize the close relationship between humans and their natural environment. Contributors examine how alterations in the natural world mirror human cultures, societies, and languages. Treating the landscape like a text, these researchers decipher patterns and meaning in the Ecuadorian Andes, Amazonia, the desert coast of Peru, and other regions in the neotropics. They show how local peoples have changed the landscape over time to fit their needs by managing and modifying species diversity, enhancing landscape heterogeneity, and controlling ecological disturbance. In turn, the environment itself becomes a form of architecture rich with historical and archaeological significance. Time and Complexity in Historical Ecology explores thousands of years of ecological history while also addressing important contemporary issues, such as biodiversity and genetic variation and change. Engagingly written and expertly researched, this book introduces and exemplifies a unique method for better understanding the link between humans and the biosphere.

New Look To Phytomedicine

Author: Mohd Sajjad Ahmad Khan
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780128146194
Size: 72.67 MB
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New Look to Phytomedicine: Advancements in Herbal Products as Novel Drug Leads is a compilation of in-depth information on phytopharmaceuticals used in modern medicine for the cure and management of difficult-to-treat and challenging diseases. Readers will obtain cutting edge knowledge on the use of plant products with scientific validation along with the advanced herbal medicine with respect to pharmacokinetics and drug delivery. This authoritative book is a comprehensive collection of research based scientific validation of bioactivities of plant products such as anti-infective, anti-diabetic, anti-cancer, immune-modulatory and metabolic disorders from experts across the globe. This information encourages herbal medicine approaches with currently available chemotherapeutics. Step-by-step information is presented on chemistry, bioactivity and functional aspects of biologically active compounds with their physiological role along with the discovery for new drug-like molecules using chemical modifications and high throughput screening. Pharmacognosy of plant products with mechanistic descriptions of their actions including pathogenicity is updated with the information on the use of nanotechnology and molecular tools in relation to herbal drug research. this book is helpful to researchers in the pharmaceutical industry, medicinal chemistry, natural drug discovery, and practitioners of traditional medicines, ayurveda, unani and alternative medicines will also benefit from this work. Compiles up-to-date information on chemotherapeutics used in the treatment of infective and metabolic disorders with their associated side effects and drug intolerance Presents advancements in the discovery of new drugs from plants, using molecular and nanotechnology tools Examines detailed information on the use of herbals agents in cancer, HIV and other ailments including diabetes, malaria and neurological disorders

Lead Molecules From Natural Products

Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080459332
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Lead Molecules from Natural Products: Discovery and New Trends provides the reader with a thorough overview of current discoveries and trends in Natural Products research. This book consists of 22 chapters from well known scientists all over the world, with topics ranging from Natural Product Chemistry and Phytochemistry in their most basic form, to Molecular Biology and in silico drug design. Contributors describe their own laboratory experiences, revealing their findings, the legal issues encountered. The chapters, all of equally high quality, summarize years of extensive research in each area, and provide insight in the new themes of natural product research. The information will help to predict promising leads, useful for physicians in the treatment of different diseases and disease manifestations. * Explains the effects of plant extracts on gene expression profiling. * Details medicinal plant research from around the world * Explores a variety of medicinal uses of plants from traditional remedies, to anti-cancer agents and anti-salmonella agents.

Natural Products And Drug Discovery

Author: Subhash C. Mandal
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0081021046
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Natural Products and Drug Discovery: An Integrated Approach provides an applied overview of the field, from traditional medicinal targets, to cutting-edge molecular techniques. Natural products have always been of key importance to drug discovery, but as modern techniques and technologies have allowed researchers to identify, isolate, extract and synthesize their active compounds in new ways, they are once again coming to the forefront of drug discovery. Combining the potential of traditional medicine with the refinement of modern chemical technology, the use of natural products as the basis for drugs can help in the development of more environmentally sound, economical, and effective drug discovery processes. Natural Products & Drug Discovery: An Integrated Approach reflects on the current changes in this field, giving context to the current shift and using supportive case studies to highlight the challenges and successes faced by researchers in integrating traditional medicinal sources with modern chemical technologies. It therefore acts as a useful reference to medicinal chemists, phytochemists, biochemists, pharma R&D professionals, and drug discovery students and researchers. Reviews the changing role of natural products in drug discovery, integrating traditional knowledge with modern molecular technologies Highlights the potential future role of natural products in preventative medicine Supported by real world case studies throughout

Food As Medicine

Author: Maurice M. Iwu
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315354381
Size: 79.50 MB
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This comprehensive book documents African plants used for functional and medicinal foods. It contains more than 60 detailed monographs of African foods, describing foods with various characteristics such as prebiotic, probiotic, satiety, immune modulation, stress-reduction, sports performance, mental acuity, sleep-supporting, metabolic syndrome, antioxidant, and unsaturated fats. Plant description, botanical names and synonyms, plant part used, habitat and distribution, folk use, nutritional content, and chemistry are all fully detailed. The book highlights indigenous African food processing technologies up to the modern era.