Publication year: 2020
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The first chapter describes the oldest method of communication between living systems in Nature, the chemical language. Plants, due to their lack of mobility, have developed the most sophisticated way of chemical communication. The second chapter is focused on the natural products obtained from Hypericum L., a genus of the family Hypericaceae within the dicotyledones. Hypericum has been valued for its important biological and chemical properties and its use in the treatment of depression and as an antibacterial has been well documented in primary literature and ethnobotanical reports. The present contribution gives a comprehensive summary of the chemical constituents and biological effects of this genus. The third chapter addresses microtubule stabilizers, which are a mainstay in the treatment of many solid cancers and are often used in combination with molecularly targeted anticancer agents and immunotherapeutics.
Subject: Chemistry and Materials Science / Medicinal Chemistry / Organic Chemistry / Pharmaceutical Sciences, Technology / Hypericum Perforatum L. / Allelochemicals / Allelopathy / Phytomedicine / Hypericaceae / St. John’s Wort / Dicotyledon / Phloroglucinol Derivatives / Xanthones / Dianthrones / Flavonoids / Natural Product