Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology

, Volume 37, Issue 3, pp 229–237 | Cite as

Chemical Features of Medicinal Plants (Review)

  • M. Ya. Lovkova
  • G. N. Buzuk
  • S. M. Sokolova
  • N. I. Kliment'eva
Article

Abstract

Data on chemical composition related to the synthesis of physiologically active substances (alkaloids, terpenoids, glycosides, phenolic compounds, etc.) and to the accumulation of individual elements or groups of five to ten elements (e.g., Cr, Co, Mn, and Zn) in medicinal plants were reviewed. Chemical features of medicinal plants serve as an integral determinant of their species specificity and pharmacological properties and enable their wide use in medical practice. The relationship between the synthesis of physiologically active substances and accumulation of elements is mediated by several levels of molecular regulation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Ya. Lovkova
    • 1
  • G. N. Buzuk
    • 2
  • S. M. Sokolova
    • 3
  • N. I. Kliment'eva
    • 1
  1. 1.Bach Institute of BiochemistryRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Vitebsk Medical InstituteVitebskBelarus
  3. 3.Main Botanical GardenRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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