Achievements, questions arising and future outlook on the path to discover new medicinal compounds
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AbstractNature nourishes an inexhaustible drug bank which can be exploited to treat human diseases. On the way to find different natural drugs, significant strides have been made, including the discovery of antitumor drugs (such as paclitaxel/taxol), drugs against chronic diseases (such as ginsenosides, genipin), and drugs against infectious diseases (artemisinin) or even drugs that promote longevity (resveratrol, rapamycin, and spermidine). In this chapter we will give a brief description of the previous accomplishments and current problems on drug screening from natural sources. Further perspectives in this field will also be discussed.
All Author(s) ListFang E.F., Ng T.B.
All Editor(s) Listed. by Evandro Fei Fang.
Detailed descriptioned. by Evandro Fei Fang.\n\nTo ORKTS: doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-6214-5
ISBN: 978-94-007-6213-8
eISBN: 978-94-007-6214-5
Pages407 - 417
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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