Frontiers in Clinical Drug Research - Anti-Cancer Agents

Volume: 1

Natural Anti-Cancer Products

Author(s): Shao-Zhi Fu, Ling-Lin Yang and Jing-Bo Wu

Pp: 268-338 (71)

DOI: 10.2174/9781608057986113010008

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Since ancient times, natural products have been recognized as a source for remedies. In particular, the natural products which contain anti-tumor properties have gained increasing attention. Although there has been great scientific and technological progress in synthetic chemistry, anti-cancer drugs that are derived from natural products still make an enormous contribution to drug discovery and clinical application. In the following chapter, three types of anti-tumor natural products will be introduced in detail.

Keywords: Anti-cancer drugs, plant, animal, mineral, natural products, taxane, paclitaxel, docetaxel, vinblastine, camptothecin, harringtonine alkaloids, cinobufacini, scorpion venom, arsenic trioxide, selenium.

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