Bioactive Molecules and Medicinal Plants

Edited by Ramawat, Kishan Gopal; Mérillon, Jean-Michel 
Springer  2008  

Hardcover  380 pp  ISBN 9783540746003      £206.00
This book on medicinal plant biotechnology covers recent developments in this field. It includes a comprehensive up-to-date survey on established medicinal plants and on molecules which gained importance in recent years. The contributing scientists have been selected on the basis of their involvement in the related plant material as evident by their internationally recognised published work. Bioactive molecules such as taxol, classes of compounds such as phytoestrogen and plant materials such as ginseng have all been included.

Written for ccademic research labs in the field of biotechnology, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, phytochemistry, and plant biochemistry; scientists in the pharmaceutical industry


  • Drug Discovery from Plants - A.A. Salim, Y.-W. Chin and A.D. Kinghorn
  • Grapevine Stilbenes and Their Biological Effects - P. Waffo-Teguo, S. Krisa, T. Richard and J.-M. Mérillon
  • Research into Isoflavonoid Phyto-oestrogens in Plant Cell Cultures - M.T. Luczkiewicz
  • Secondary Metabolite Production from Plant Cell Cultures: the Success Stories of Rosmarinic Acid and Taxol - S. Kintzios
  • Guggulsterone: a Potent Natural Hypolipidemic Agent from Commiphora wightii - Problems, Perseverance, and Prospects - K.G. Ramawat, M. Mathur, S. Dass and S. Suthar
  • Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertn: the Source of Silymarin - P. Corchete
  • The Production of Dianthrones and Phloroglucinol Derivatives in St. John's Wort - A. Kirakosyan, D.M.Gibson, and P.B. Kaufman1
  • Production of Alkaloids in Plant Cell and Tissue Cultures - D. Laurain-Mattar
  • Bacopa monnieri, a Nootropic Drug - M. Rajani
  • Chemical Profiling of Nothapodytes nimmoniana for Camptothecin, an Important Anticancer Alkaloid: Towards the Development of a Sustainable Production System - R. Uma Shaanker, B.T. Ramesha, G. Ravikanth, R.P. Gunaga, R. Vasudeva and K.N. Ganeshaiah
  • Colchicine - an Overview for Plant Biotechnologists - S. Ghosh and S. Jha
  • In Vitro Azadirachtin Production S. Srivastava and A.K. Srivastava
  • Arabinogalactan Protein and Arabinogalactan: Biomolecules with Biotechnological and Therapeutic Potential - A. Pal
  • Hairy Roots: a Powerful Tool for Plant Biotechnological Advances - S. Guillon, J. Trémouillaux-Guiller, P.K. Pati, and P. Gantet
  • Hairy Roots of Catharanthus roseus: Efficient Routes to Monomeric Indole Alkaloid Production - S. Guillon, P. Gantet, M. Thiersault, M. Rideau and J. Trémouillaux-Guiller
  • Roseroot (Rhodiola rosea L.): Effect of Internal and External Factors on Accumulation of Biologically Active Compounds - Z. W?eglarz, J.L. Przyby? and A. Geszprych
  • Apoptosis and Plant-Derived Pharmaceuticals - L.F. Brisson
  • The Indian Herbal Drugs Scenario in Global Perspectives - K.G. Ramawat and S. Goyal
  • Phytochemical Standardization of Herbal Drugs and Polyherbal Formulations - M. Rajani and N.S. Kanaki

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