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|Plants That Fight Cancer|
Maria G.Plants That Fight Cancer Textbook Barberaki, Spiridon E. Kintzios
|Type: ||eBook |
|Released: ||2004 |
|Publisher: ||CRC Press |
|Page Count: ||314 |
|Format: ||pdf |
|Language: ||English |
|ISBN-10: ||0415298539 |
|ISBN-13: ||9780415298537 |
Plants that Fight Cancer is an up-to-date, extensive review of plant genera and species with documented anticancer properties, serving as an invaluable aid to those engaged in cancer therapy or research. Current knowledge is briefly described in the first part of the book, along with the conventional, advanced and alternative treatments for cancer. This is followed by a general review of plant-derived groups of compounds with anticancer properties (chemistry, biosynthesis, mode of action). In the third section, more than 150 terrestrial plant genera and species are examined, including the tradition and mythology of each, along with their distribution, botany, culture, active ingredients and product applications, as well as an analysis of expected results and risks. Photographs and illustrations of each species are also included. The book closes with an analysis of algal extracts and isolated metabolites with anticancer activity. A summary of published research for each species and the chemical structures of the most important compounds are provided as background information for the expert reader.
About the Author
Spiridon Kintzios is Assistant Professor for Cell & Tissue Culture at the Agricultural University of Athens, Greece, and co-founder of BERABiosensors Corp., NY, with a research background on viroids and Plant Breeding and Genetics. His activities during the last decade lie in the field of medicinal secondary metabolites from plant cell cultures; in particular, anti-aging and anti-cancer agents and the application of electrophysiology for diagnostic purposes.
Maria Barberaki is a Graduate from the Department of Agricultural Biotechnology of the Agricultural University of Athens, with a Ph.D. degree on the production of secondary products (special lectins) with medicinal use from Viscum Album, using biotechnological methods. Currently Dr. Barberaki works as a Product Manager in Paediatric Endocrinology for Serono Hellas.