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Chemistry, Biological and Pharmacological Properties of Medicinal Plants from the Americas


Edited By: Kurt Hostettmann, Mahabir P Gupta and Andrew Marston

226 pages, Figs, tabs

Harwood Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #95144 | ISBN: 9057023970
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Contains a compilation of plenary lectures presented at the IOCD/CYTED Symposium held in Panama City, Panama, in 1997, and covers different aspects of research into plants from North, South and Central America.


Lessons from natural medicines; application of LC/MS and LC/NMR in the search for new bioactive compounds from plants of the Americas; the quest for new biologically active natural products; pharmacochemistry of new compounds from South American plant bioassay methods useful for activity-guided isolation of natural product cancer chemopreventive agents; biodiversity conservation and drug development in Suriname; antimicrobial activities of phytochemicals from British Columbian medicinal plants; bioactive compounds from Panamanian plants; bioactive natural products of medicinal and agrochemical interest from selected Mexican medicinal plants; the Brazilian folk medicine programme to validate medicinal plants - a topic in new antihypersensitive drug research; recent developments in the chemistry and pharmacology of boldo and boldine; metabolic engineering - a strategy to improve plant secondary metabolite production.

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