Biotechnology and Production of Anti-Cancer Compounds

  • Sonia Malik

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Aly Farag El Sheikha
    Pages 1-38
  3. Ala’a Al-Hrout, Badriya Baig, Ali Hilal-Alnaqbi, Amr Amin
    Pages 73-97
  4. Tripti Tewari, Ruchi Singh, Vartika Pant, Ajit Kumar, Preeti Chaturvedi
    Pages 99-119
  5. Denise Fernandes Coutinho Moraes, Ludmilla Santos Silva de Mesquita, Flavia Maria Mendonça do Amaral, Maria Nilce de Sousa Ribeiro, Sonia Malik
    Pages 121-142
  6. Ashita Sharma, Rajwant Kaur, Jatinder Kaur Katnoria, Rajinder Kaur, Avinash Kaur Nagpal
    Pages 157-175
  7. Jyothi Abraham, T. Dennis Thomas
    Pages 201-230
  8. Bożena Muszyńska, Katarzyna Kała, Katarzyna Sułkowska-Ziaja
    Pages 231-251
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 321-328

About this book


This book discusses cancers and the resurgence of public interest in plant-based and herbal drugs. It also describes ways of obtaining anti-cancer drugs from plants and improving their production using biotechnological techniques. It presents methods such as cell culture, shoot and root culture, hairy root culture, purification of plant raw materials, genetic engineering, optimization of culture conditions as well as metabolic engineering with examples of successes like taxol, shikonin, ingenol mebutate and podophylotoxin. In addition, it describes the applications and limitations of large-scale production of anti-cancer compounds using biotechnological means. Lastly, it discusses future economical and eco-friendly strategies for obtaining anti-cancer compounds using biotechnology.


Genetic Modification Medicinal Crop Plant Biotechnology Plant Cell Culture Compounds Pharmacy

Editors and affiliations

  • Sonia Malik
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate Program in Health Sciences Biological and Health Sciences CenterFederal University of MaranhaoSao Luis, MABrazil

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