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Lessons on Caffeine, Cannabis & Co

Plant-derived Drugs and their Interaction with Human Receptors

  • Angelika Böttger
  • Ute Vothknecht
  • Cordelia Bolle
  • Alexander Wolf

Part of the Learning Materials in Biosciences book series (LMB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Angelika Böttger, Ute Vothknecht, Cordelia Bolle, Alexander Wolf
      Pages 3-17
    3. Angelika Böttger, Ute Vothknecht, Cordelia Bolle, Alexander Wolf
      Pages 19-25
  3. II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Angelika Böttger, Ute Vothknecht, Cordelia Bolle, Alexander Wolf
      Pages 29-42
    3. Angelika Böttger, Ute Vothknecht, Cordelia Bolle, Alexander Wolf
      Pages 43-56
    4. Angelika Böttger, Ute Vothknecht, Cordelia Bolle, Alexander Wolf
      Pages 57-82
    5. Angelika Böttger, Ute Vothknecht, Cordelia Bolle, Alexander Wolf
      Pages 83-95
  4. III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Angelika Böttger, Ute Vothknecht, Cordelia Bolle, Alexander Wolf
      Pages 99-120
    3. Angelika Böttger, Ute Vothknecht, Cordelia Bolle, Alexander Wolf
      Pages 121-140
  5. IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-142
    2. Angelika Böttger, Ute Vothknecht, Cordelia Bolle, Alexander Wolf
      Pages 143-152
    3. Angelika Böttger, Ute Vothknecht, Cordelia Bolle, Alexander Wolf
      Pages 153-170
    4. Angelika Böttger, Ute Vothknecht, Cordelia Bolle, Alexander Wolf
      Pages 171-178
    5. Angelika Böttger, Ute Vothknecht, Cordelia Bolle, Alexander Wolf
      Pages 179-203
    6. Angelika Böttger, Ute Vothknecht, Cordelia Bolle, Alexander Wolf
      Pages 205-214
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 215-217

About this book

Introduction

This textbook provides a structured, easy to understand and thorough insight into the mode of function of plant secondary metabolites in plants and humans. It explains the biosynthesis and molecular action of nicotine, cannabis, caffeine and Co, describes the effects of these drugs on signal transduction at receptors and ion channels in animals, their relevance for human health and their potential for recreational use and abuse. It also offers a broad and comprehensive understanding on the role and function of these diverse molecules for the plants that make them. This textbook is written for master students and scientist in biochemistry and biology as well as for pharmaceutical and medical students. It will be a valuable study tool for teachers and students alike.

Keywords

Plant secondary metabolites taxol, seven trans-membrane receptors ion channels cell cycle inhibitors GPCRs nicotine caffeine cannabis cancer anti cancer drugs naturally occuring drugs

Authors and affiliations

  • Angelika Böttger
    • 1
  • Ute Vothknecht
    • 2
  • Cordelia Bolle
    • 3
  • Alexander Wolf
    • 4
  1. 1.Department Biology IILMU MunichPlanegg-MartinsriedGermany
  2. 2.IZMB-Plant Cell BiologyUniversity of BonnBonnGermany
  3. 3.Department Biology ILMU MunichPlanegg-MartinsriedGermany
  4. 4.Inst. Molecular Toxicology/PharmacologyHelmholtz Zentrum MünchenNeuherbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99546-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-99545-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-99546-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2509-6125
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-6133
  • Buy this book on publisher's site