2013

Antitumor Potential and other Emerging Medicinal Properties of Natural Compounds

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ISBN: 978-94-007-6213-8 (Print) 978-94-007-6214-5 (Online)

Table of contents (27 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix

  2. Lectins: From Biological Recognition Molecules to Variable Medicinal Applications

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-11

      Lectins: Personal Comments of Nathan Sharon Taken from his Memoirs (Translation from Hebrew)

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      Pages 13-20

      The History of Lectinology

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      Pages 21-32

      Animal and Human Lectins

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      Pages 33-54

      Lectins of Marine Origin and Their Clinical Applications

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      Pages 55-74

      Medicinal Applications of Plant Lectins

  3. Structural and Functional Insights into Medicinal Ribonucleases

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 75-75

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      Pages 77-91

      Plant Nucleases from Nuclease I Family: Their Properties and Antitumor Potential

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      Pages 93-113

      Bovine Seminal Ribonuclease and Its Special Features: When Two is Better Than One

  4. The Perspectives for Ribosome Inactivating Proteins: Unveiling the Working Mechanisms and Potential Medicinal Benefits

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 115-115

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      Pages 117-126

      The Discovery of MAP30 and Elucidation of its Medicinal Activities

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      Pages 127-143

      Ribosome Inactivating Proteins from Plants: Biological Properties and their Use in Experimental Therapy

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      Pages 145-179

      Current Status and Biomedical Applications of Ribosome-Inactivating Proteins

  5. The Research History of Protease Inhibitors and Their Health Implications

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 181-181

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      Pages 183-186

      The Health Benefits of the Bowman-Birk Inhibitor

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      Pages 187-204

      Peptidic Inhibitors of Serine Proteinases of Plant Origin

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      Pages 205-212

      Anti-Tumor Effect of Synthetic Serine Protease Inhibitor

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      Pages 213-224

      A Landscape of the Health Benefits of Different Natural Protease Inhibitors

  6. Plethora of Health Benefits from Small Molecules: From Bench-Top to Clinical Settings

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 225-225

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      Pages 227-238

      Autophagy Upregulation as a Therapeutic Strategy for Neurodegenerative Diseases

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      Pages 239-247

      Rapamycin: Current and Future Uses

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      Pages 249-262

      Eating, Drinking, Smoking and Cancer Prevention: A Focus on Acetaldehyde

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      Pages 263-283

      The Use of Edible Mushroom Water Soluble Polysaccharides in the Treatment and Prevention of Chronic Diseases: A Mechanistic Approach

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      Pages 285-300

      Essential Oil Constituents: Biodiversity and Their Applicability for Cancer Therapy

  7. Medicinal Compounds from the Garden: A Bird’s Eye View of One Mushroom, One Fruit, One Insect, and Others

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 301-301

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      Pages 303-314

      Recent Research on Pharmacological Activities of the Medicinal Fungus Cordyceps sinensis

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