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Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products 107

Publication year: 2018

ISBN: 978-3-319-93506-5

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It describes examples of very promising compounds discovered from plants acquired from Africa, Southeast Asia, the Americas, and the Caribbean region with potential anticancer activity. These include plant secondary metabolites of the diphyllin lignan, penta[b]benzofuran, triterpenoid, and tropane alkaloid types.The reported pharmacological activities of the new and known alkaloids showed a greater bias towards central nervous system and related activities. Other prominent activities reported were antifeedant or insecticidal, cytotoxicity/anti­tumor/anti­cancer/estrogenic, antiprotozoal, antiinflammatory, antioxidant, antifungal and antiviral activities.

Subject: Chemistry and Materials Science / Medicinal Chemistry / Organic Chemistry / Pharmaceutical Sciences, Technology / tropical plants / anticancer agents / Erythrinan alkaloids / pharmacological activities / CNS activity