• Publications
  • Influence
Re-discovering ancient wheat varieties as functional foods
  • R. Cooper
  • Geography, Medicine
    Journal of traditional and complementary medicine
  • 29 March 2015
With the gluten-free food market worth almost $1.6 bn in 2011, there is every reason for renewed interest in ancient grains, and people affected by celiac disease have to avoid all gluten in their diet and several ancient grains may offer an important alternative.
Medicinal benefits of green tea: Part I. Review of noncancer health benefits.
This review covers recent findings on the medicinal properties and noncancer health benefits of both green and black tea.
Green tea and theanine: health benefits
  • R. Cooper
  • Medicine
    International journal of food sciences and…
  • 29 February 2012
Modern studies in both Asia and the West have provided encouraging results indicating that drinking green tea contributes to fighting many different kinds of cancers including stomach, oesophageal, ovarian and colon.
Natural Products Sources
New iridoids from the medicinal plant Barleria prionitis with potent activity against respiratory syncytial virus.
Two new iridoid glycosides (1 and 2), together with the known compounds barlerin and verbascoside, were isolated from Barleria prionitis and showed potent in vitro activity against respiratory syncytial virus.
Cucurbitacins, cell adhesion inhibitors from Conobea scoparioides.
In the course of screening natural products for antagonists of CD18-mediated cell adhesion, an extract with inhibitory activity was identified from the stem and leaves of Conobea scoparioides, resulting in a pure compound identified by spectroscopy as cucurbitacin E.
Aporphine alkaloids, CD45 protein tyrosine phosphatase inhibitors, from Rollinia ulei
Abstract Using a high throughput colorimetric bioassay three aporphine alkaloids, annonaine, nornuciferine and roemerine, were isolated and identified as the CD45 protein tyrosine phosphatase
Medicinal benefits of green tea: part II. review of anticancer properties.
The aim of this review is to summarize recent findings on the anticancer and medicinal properties of green tea, focusing on the biologic properties of the major tea catechin, (-)-epigallocatechin and its antitumor properties.
Antihyperglycemic activities of cryptolepine analogues: an ethnobotanical lead structure isolated from Cryptolepis sanguinolenta.
A series of substituted and heterosubstituted cryptolepine analogues was synthesized as part of a medicinal chemistry program designed to optimize natural product lead structures originating from ethnobotanical and ethnomedical field research.