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Investigation of Vietnamese plants for potential anticancer agents

Author:
Bueno Pérez, Lynette, Still, Patrick C., Naman, C. Benjamin, Ren, Yulin, Pan, Li, Chai, Hee-Byung, Carcache de Blanco, Esperanza J., Ninh, Tran Ngoc, Thanh, Bui Van, Swanson, Steven M., Soejarto, Djaja D., Kinghorn, A. Douglas
Source:
Phytochemistry reviews 2014 v.13 no.4 pp. 727-739
ISSN:
1568-7767
Subject:
antineoplastic agents, bioactive properties, new drugs, Vietnam
Abstract:
Higher plants continue to afford humankind with many new drugs, for a variety of disease types. In this review, recent phytochemical and biological progress is presented for part of a collaborative multi-institutional project directed towards the discovery of new antitumor agents. The specific focus is on bioactive natural products isolated and characterized structurally from tropical plants collected in Vietnam. The plant collection, identification, and processing steps are described, and the natural products isolated from these species are summarized with their biological activities.
Agid:
1128690