Anticancer agents from diverse natural sources

Show simple item record Khazir, Jabeena Mir, Bilal Ahmad Pilcher, Lynne A. Riley, Darren L. Cowan, Don A. 2017-03-14T12:03:15Z 2017-03-14T12:03:15Z 2014-11
dc.description.abstract Cancer is one of the major causes of death and the number of new cases, as well as the number of individuals living with cancer, is expanding continuously. Worldwide the alarming rise in mortality rate due to cancer has fuelled the pursuit for effective anticancer agents to combat this disease. Finding novel and efficient compounds of natural origin has been a major point of concern for research in the pharmaceutical sciences. Natural products have been seen to possess the potential to be excellent lead structures and to serve as a basis of promising therapeutic agents for cancer treatment. Many successful anti-cancer drugs currently in use are natural products or their analogues and many more are under clinical trials. This review aims to highlight the invaluable role that natural products have played, and continue to play, in the discovery of anticancer agents and also summarizes the recently launched natural product-derived anticancer drugs and new natural product templates in clinical pipeline. en_ZA
dc.description.department Chemistry en_ZA
dc.description.department Genetics en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2017 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship University of Pretoria en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Khazir, J, Mir, BA, Pilcher, L, Riley, D & Cowan, DA 2014, 'Anticancer agents from diverse natural sources', Natural Product Communications, vol. 9, no. 11, pp. 1655-1669. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1934-578X (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1555-9475 (online)
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Natural Product en_ZA
dc.rights Natural Product. This is a preprint of Anticancer agents from diverse natural sources, Natural Product Communications, vol. 9, no. 11, pp. 1655-1669. Natural Product Communications is available online at : en_ZA
dc.subject Cancer en_ZA
dc.subject Drugs en_ZA
dc.subject Endophytes en_ZA
dc.subject Marine organisms en_ZA
dc.subject Natural products en_ZA
dc.subject Plant derived anticancer drugs en_ZA
dc.title Anticancer agents from diverse natural sources en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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