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Cover for Management: physical, cultural, chemical.

The ecology of parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus), particularly its persistent soil seed bank, the multiple dispersal mechanisms and the ability to reach reproductive maturity quickly, allows it to persist in areas following initial control activities. To attain the desired level of...

Author(s)
Campbell, S. D.; Vogler, W. D.; Tamado Tana
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
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Cover for Prospects for biotechnological exploitation of endophytes using functional metagenomics.

The usage of natural products, especially in the treatment of diseases, has a long history. While natural products used to be administered directly, they today serve as lead compounds and structural scaffolds for the development of new drugs and other market products. The success of combinatorial...

Author(s)
Obermeier, M. M.; Bogotá, C. A. M.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399427)
Type
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Cover for Natural polymers for drug delivery.

This book explores the opportunistic utility of natural polymers in developing effective drug delivery systems, and provides a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of their sources, chemical structure and mechanism of action. It covers novel polymers for drug delivery, in particular extracts from...

Author(s)
Harsha Kharkwal; Srinivas Janaswamy
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644479)
Type
Book
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Cover for Natural polymers for drug delivery: an introduction.

Natural polymers are macromolecules composed of repeating structural units joined by covalent bonds. Carbohydrates, proteins and muscle fibres are known examples and have potential as drug delivery systems. A typical delivery system aims at slow and tissue-specific release, and as natural polymers...

Author(s)
Harsha Kharkwal; Bhanu Malhotra; Srinivas Janaswamy
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644479)
Type
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Cover for Water-soluble biodegradable polymers for drug delivery.

At the heart of polymer chemistry and biomedical applications lie water-soluble polymer drug conjugates for novel drug delivery systems. Designing multifunctional water-soluble polymer drug conjugates via copolymerization of bioactive compounds, and incorporating hydrophilic groups, makes them...

Author(s)
Bhanu Malhotra; Harsha Kharkwal; Anuradha Srivastava
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644479)
Type
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Cover for Changing paradigm for intellectual property rights protection in drug discovery research: where India stands.

This chapter highlights patent issues over drug research innovation related to technological regulations, public health and harnessing the health benefits of natural compounds for drug development, with special context to India. The biotechnology patent scenario and the synthetic drugs and natural...

Author(s)
Pritom Chowdhury; Sangeeta Borchetia; Tanoy Bandyopadhyay
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646534)
Type
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Cover for Leishmaniasis: drug development and intellectual property issues.

This chapter describes the life cycle and transmission of Leishmania spp. and the diagnosis and drug treatment of leishmaniasis. The Leishmania-related patent applications of various potential antileishmanial agents and the natural products (e.g., plant extracts, snake venoms) with antileishmanial...

Author(s)
Ashim Borah; Nitai Basak; Jana, A. K.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646534)
Type
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Cover for Analytical techniques in natural product research.

This chapter focuses on the establishment of methods, such as HPLC, ultraviolet spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and mass spectroscopy, among others, for the evaluation and quality control of raw materials and their finished products from natural sources.

Author(s)
Kumar, S.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644738)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Supercritical fluid extraction.

This chapter focuses on the development of new isolation and fractionation methods for various raw materials as well as the optimization of extraction parameters that are not harmful to the environment. The benefits associated with the extraction of phytochemicals using supercritical fluid...

Author(s)
Kumar, S.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644738)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Chromatographic techniques: high-performance thin-layer chromatography and high-speed countercurrent chromatography.

This chapter focuses on the development of methods capable of separating the biologically active compounds in drug discovery, such as high performance thin-layer chromatography and high speed countercurrent chromatography. The advantages of the use of these methods are also discussed.

Author(s)
Kumar, S.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644738)
Type
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