Advertisement

The Potential Use of Immobilized Plant Cells for the Production and Transformation of Natural Products

  • P. Brodelius
  • B. Deus
  • K. Mosbach
  • M. H. Zenk

Abstract

Higher plants are not only the most important producers of foods, oils, fibers and wood, but also a rich source of medical substances. Plant medicinals are generally secondary metabolites and are generally found in plant tissues in very low concentrations. Consequently, large amounts of plant material are required for isolation of a particular compound in substantial quantities. Despite this, today a large number of pharmaceuticals are actually produced from higher plants. The most common and essential drugs of this kind are listed in Table 1. One would perhaps expect that these compounds are today available through modern methods in synthetic organic chemistry or microbial processes thus obviating the tedious extraction from plants. However, at present such alternative methods for the preparation of these important compounds are not available.

Keywords

Immobilize Cell Plant Tissue Culture Indole Alkaloid Essential Drug Synthetic Organic Chemistry 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    ZENK, M.H. In “Frontiers of Plant Tissue Culture” (T. A. Thorpe, ed.) International Association for Plant Tissue Culture, 1978, pp. 1–13.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    BRODELIUS, P., DEUS, B., MOSBACH, K. & ZENK, M.H. Febs Lett. 103: 93–97, 1979.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    STOCKIGT, J., TREIMER, J. & ZENK, M.H. Febs Lett. 70: 267–270, 1976.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Brodelius
    • 1
  • B. Deus
    • 1
    • 2
  • K. Mosbach
    • 1
  • M. H. Zenk
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Biochemistry 2, Chemical Center, Institute of TechnologyUniversity of LundLundSweden
  2. 2.Lehrstuhl fur PflanzenphysiologieRuhr-Universitat BochumBochumWest Germany

Personalised recommendations