Book 2008

Bioactive Molecules and Medicinal Plants


ISBN: 978-3-540-74600-3 (Print) 978-3-540-74603-4 (Online)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXIII

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-24

    Drug Discovery from Plants

  3. Chapter

    Pages 25-54

    Grapevine Stilbenes and Their Biological Effects

  4. Chapter

    Pages 55-84

    Research into Isoflavonoid Phyto-oestrogens in Plant Cell Cultures

  5. Chapter

    Pages 85-100

    Secondary Metabolite Production from Plant Cell Cultures: the Success Stories of Rosmarinic Acid and Taxol

  6. Chapter

    Pages 101-121

    Guggulsterone: a Potent Natural Hypolipidemic Agent from Commiphora wightii – Problems, Perseverance, and Prospects

  7. Chapter

    Pages 123-148

    Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertn: the Source of Silymarin

  8. Chapter

    Pages 149-164

    The Production of Dianthrones and Phloroglucinol Derivatives in St. John’s Wort

  9. Chapter

    Pages 165-174

    Production of Alkaloids in Plant Cell and Tissue Cultures

  10. Chapter

    Pages 175-195

    Bacopa monnieri, a Nootropic Drug

  11. Chapter

    Pages 197-213

    Chemical Profiling of Nothapodytes nimmoniana for Camptothecin, an Important Anticancer Alkaloid: Towards the Development of a Sustainable Production System

  12. Chapter

    Pages 215-232

    Colchicine – an Overview for Plant Biotechnologists

  13. Chapter

    Pages 233-254

    In Vitro Azadirachtin Production

  14. Chapter

    Pages 255-270

    Arabinogalactan Protein and Arabinogalactan: Biomolecules with Biotechnological and Therapeutic Potential

  15. Chapter

    Pages 271-283

    Hairy Roots: a Powerful Tool for Plant Biotechnological Advances

  16. Chapter

    Pages 285-295

    Hairy Roots of Catharanthus roseus: Efficient Routes to Monomeric Indole Alkaloid Production

  17. Chapter

    Pages 297-315

    Roseroot (Rhodiola rosea L.): Effect of Internal and External Factors on Accumulation of Biologically Active Compounds

  18. Chapter

    Pages 317-324

    Apoptosis and Plant-Derived Pharmaceuticals

  19. Chapter

    Pages 325-347

    The Indian Herbal Drugs Scenario in Global Perspectives

  20. Chapter

    Pages 349-369

    Phytochemical Standardization of Herbal Drugs and Polyherbal Formulations

  21. Back Matter

    Pages 371-379