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Taxus : the genus taxus

Author: Hideji Itokawa; Kuo-Hsiung Lee
Publisher: London ; New York : Taylor & Francis, 2003.
Series: Medicinal and aromatic plants--industrial profiles, v. 32.
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of this particular genus including: methods to identify, culture and extract taxoids, as well as the chemistry and therapeutic effects.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Taxus.
London ; New York : Taylor & Francis, 2003
(DLC) 2002151660
(OCoLC)50802655
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hideji Itokawa; Kuo-Hsiung Lee
ISBN: 0203381149 9780203381144 1280058080 9781280058080
OCLC Number: 53020606
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 456 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: Introduction / Hideji Itokawa --
Biosynthesis of taxoids / Ushio Sankawa and Hideji Itokawa --
Taxoids occurring in the genus taxus / Hideji Itokawa --
Physical methods for identification of the structures of taxoids / Masayoshi Oyama and Hideji Itokawa --
Plant tissue culture of taxoids / Koichi Takeya --
The commercial cultivation of taxus species and production of taxoids --
Yoshinari Kikuchi and Mitsuyoshi Yatagai --
Analytical aspects of taxoids / Mutsuo Kozuka, Susan Morris-Natschke, and Kuo-Hsiung Lee --
Chemistry of taxol and related taxoids / Hui-Kang Wang, Hironori Ohtsu, and Hideji Itokawa --
Total synthesis of taxoids / Zhiyan Xiao, Hideji Itokawa, and Kuo-Hsiung Lee --
Structure-activity relationships of taxoids / Xihong Wang, Hideji Itokawa, and Kuo-Hsiung Lee --
Preclinical and clinical studies of the taxanes / David T. Brown --
Paclitaxel content of yews in Ireland / Ingrid Hook and Dairine Dempsey.
Series Title: Medicinal and aromatic plants--industrial profiles, v. 32.
Responsibility: edited by Hideji Itokawa and Kuo-Hsiung Lee.
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Taxol, originally derived from the North American Yew tree in 1971, is well-known worldwide as a powerful anticancer agent. Mechanistically, it has a unique microtubule stabilizing activity, and was  Read more...

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