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Berberine: new perspectives for old remedies.
Chemical compounds derived from plants have been used since the origin of human beings to counteract a number of diseases. Among them, the natural isoquinoline alkaloid berberine has been employed inExpand
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Berberine, an Epiphany Against Cancer
Alkaloids are used in traditional medicine for the treatment of many diseases. These compounds are synthesized in plants as secondary metabolites and have multiple effects on cellular metabolism.Expand
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Effect of new berberine derivatives on colon cancer cells.
The natural alkaloid berberine has been recently described as a promising anticancer drug. In order to improve its efficacy and bioavailability, several derivatives have been designed and synthesizedExpand
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Multiple Effects of Berberine Derivatives on Colon Cancer Cells
The pharmacological use of the plant alkaloid berberine is based on its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties; recently, anticancer activity has been attributed to this compound. To exploitExpand
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