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Title Antitumor potential and other emerging medicinal properties of natural compounds / Evandro Fei Fang, Tzi Bun Ng, editors
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2013]
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Contents Lectins: From Biological Recognition Molecules to Variable Medicinal Applications -- Lectins: Personal Comments of Nathan Sharon Taken from his Memoirs (Translation from Hebrew) / Jeremiah Silbert -- The History of Lectinology / Hans-Joachim Gabius -- Animal and Human Lectins / Hans-Joachim Gabius -- Lectins of Marine Origin and Their Clinical Applications / Yasuharu Watanabe, Takako Naganuma, Tomohisa Ogawa, Koji Muramoto -- Medicinal Applications of Plant Lectins / Clara Shui Fern Bah, Evandro Fei Fang, Tzi Bun Ng -- Structural and Functional Insights into Medicinal Ribonucleases -- Plant Nucleases from Nuclease I Family: Their Properties and Antitumor Potential / Tomas Podzimek -- Bovine Seminal Ribonuclease and Its Special Features: When Two is Better Than One / Delia Picone, Antonello Merlino, Roberta Spadaccini -- The Perspectives for Ribosome Inactivating Proteins: Unveiling the Working Mechanisms and Potential Medicinal Benefits
The Discovery of MAP30 and Elucidation of its Medicinal Activities / Sylvia Lee-Huang, Philip Lin Huang, Paul Lee Huang -- Ribosome Inactivating Proteins from Plants: Biological Properties and their Use in Experimental Therapy / Lucía Citores, Rosario Iglesias, José Miguel Ferreras -- Current Status and Biomedical Applications of Ribosome-Inactivating Proteins / Riccardo Vago, Rodolfo Ippoliti, Maria Serena Fabbrini -- The Research History of Protease Inhibitors and Their Health Implications -- The Health Benefits of the Bowman-Birk Inhibitor / Ann R. Kennedy -- Peptidic Inhibitors of Serine Proteinases of Plant Origin / Krzysztof Rolka, Adam Lesner, Anna Łęgowska, Magdalena Wysocka -- Anti-Tumor Effect of Synthetic Serine Protease Inhibitor / Kenei Furukawa, Tadashi Uwagawa, Katsuhiko Yanaga -- A Landscape of the Health Benefits of Different Natural Protease Inhibitors / Ho Him Leung, Evandro Fei Fang, Tzi Bun Ng -- Plethora of Health Benefits from Small Molecules: From Bench-Top to Clinical Settings
Autophagy Upregulation as a Therapeutic Strategy for Neurodegenerative Diseases / Mariana Pavel, David C. Rubinsztein -- Rapamycin: Current and Future Uses / Morten Scheibye-Knudsen -- Eating, Drinking, Smoking and Cancer Prevention: A Focus on Acetaldehyde / Roshanna Rajendram, Rajkumar Rajendram, Victor R Preedy -- The Use of Edible Mushroom Water Soluble Polysaccharides in the Treatment and Prevention of Chronic Diseases: A Mechanistic Approach / Betty Schwartz, Yitzhak Hadar, Daniel Sliva -- Essential Oil Constituents: Biodiversity and Their Applicability for Cancer Therapy / Daniel P. Bezerra, Emmanoel V. Costa, Paulo Cesar L. Nogueira -- Medicinal Compounds from the Garden: A Bird's Eye View of One Mushroom, One Fruit, One Insect, and Others -- Recent Research on Pharmacological Activities of the Medicinal Fungus Cordyceps sinensis / Tzi Bun Ng, Jack Ho Wong, Evandro Fei Fang
The Bitter Fruit with Sweet Health Benefits: A Comprehensive Synopsis of Recent Research Progress on Medicinal Properties of Momordica Charantia / Evandro Fei Fang, Tzi Bun Ng -- Bioactive Constituents of the Silk Worm Bombyx mori / Lixin Xia [and others] -- Proteins with Anticancer and Antimicrobial Activities from Mammals, Submammalian Vertebrates and Invertebrates / Tzi Bun Ng, Evandro Fei Fang, Jack Ho Wong -- Defense Proteins with Antiproliferative and Antimicrobial Activities from Fungi and Bacteria / Jack Ho Wong [and others] -- Modernizing Investigations of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Molecular Level -- The Role of the GP-TCM Research Association to Modernization and Globalization of Traditional Chinese Medicine / Rudolf Bauer [and others] -- High-Throughput Screening in Traditional Chinese Medicine-Based Drug Discovery / Catherine C.K. Wong, Yung Hou Wong -- Questions and Future Perspectives -- Achievements, Questions Arising and Future Outlook on the Path to Discover New Medicinal Compounds / Evandro Fei Fang, Tzi Bun Ng
Summary The modern unhealthy diet and lifestyle in conjunction with pathogens, environmental carcinogens and multiple other risk factors increase humans' susceptibility to different diseases exemplified by elevated levels of cancers, cardiovascular and communicable diseases. Screening of potential drugs from medicinal plants and animals provides a promising strategy for the alleviation of the impact of these diseases. Components with potential medicinal applications include RIPs, RNases, lectins, protease inhibitors and numerous small compounds. These compounds have shown both preventive and therapeutic effects for humans. This book is a compilation of articles written by internationally renowned experts exploring the different uses of medicinal compounds in human therapeutics. Here we provide a comprehensive outlook on both qualitative and quantitative studies focusing on medicinal plants and animals, and establishing a link between laboratory research discovery and clinical applications
Analysis Medicine
Molecular Medicine
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Pharmacognosy.
Antineoplastic Agents.
Form Electronic book
Author Fang, Evandro Fei.
Ng, Tzi Bun.
LC no. 2013932335
ISBN 9789400762145 (electronic bk.)
9400762143 (electronic bk.)
9400762135 (print)
9789400762138 (print)