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The Molecular Targets and Therapeutic Uses of Curcumin in Health and Disease

  • Bharat B. Aggarwal
  • Young-Joon Surh
  • Shishir Shishodia

Benefits

  • First book to discuss the potential of Curcumin and its medicinal uses

Book

Part of the ADVANCES IN EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY book series (AEMB, volume 595)

Table of contents

  1. Ricky A. Sharma, William P. Steward, Andreas J. Gescher
    Pages 453-470
  2. Chih-Hung Hsu, Ann-Lii Cheng
    Pages 471-480
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 481-492

About this book

Introduction

Curcumin is derived from the root of the plant Curcuma longa (also called turmeric) and its medicinal uses have been described for over 5000 years. More than 1500 papers published within last half a century has revealed that curcumin has a potential in the treatment of wide variety of inflammatory diseases including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, Alzheimer, psoriasis etc, through modulation of numerous molecular targets. This is the first monograph to deal specifically with this subject.

Keywords

Cancer research Curcumin angiogenesis autoimmune disease immunology

Editors and affiliations

  • Bharat B. Aggarwal
    • 1
  • Young-Joon Surh
    • 2
  • Shishir Shishodia
    • 3
  1. 1.Ransom Horne, Jr., Professor of Cancer Research Professor of Cancer Medicine (Biochemistry)and Chief, Cytokine Research Section Department of Experimental TherapeuticsThe University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer CenterHouston,USA
  2. 2.Chief and Professor National Research Laboratory of Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention College of PharmacySeoul National UniversitySeoulSouth Korea
  3. 3.Assistant Professor Department of BiologyTexas Southern UniversityHoustonUSA

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