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Title: Impact of natural products in modern drug development
Authors: Dev, Sukh
Keywords: ACE inhibitors
Anticancer drugs
Antihypertension drugs
Drug discovery
Issue Date: Mar-2010
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: Usage of natural substances as therapeutic agents in modern medicine has sharply declined from the predominant position held in the early decades of last century, but search for bioactive molecules from nature (plants, animals, microflora) continues to play an important role in fashioning new medicinal agents. With the advent of modern techniques, instrumentation and automation in isolation and structural characterisation, we have on hand an enormous repository of natural compounds. In parallel to this, biology has also made tremendous progress in expanding its frontiers of knowledge. An interplay of these two disciplines constitutes the modern thrust in research in the realm of compounds elaborated by nature. The purpose of this article is to underline how natural products research continues to make significant contributions in the domain of discovery and development of new medicinal products. It is proposed to present the material under several heads, each of which has made natural products research relevant in the search for new and better medication.
Page(s): 191-198
ISSN: 0975-1009 (Online); 0019-5189 (Print)
Source:IJEB Vol.48(03) [March 2010]

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