Chemical ecology: a view from the pharmaceutical industry.

  title={Chemical ecology: a view from the pharmaceutical industry.},
  author={Lynn Helena Caporale},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={92 1},
Biological diversity reflects an underlying molecular diversity. The molecules found in nature may be regarded as solutions to challenges that have been confronted and overcome during molecular evolution. As our understanding of these solutions deepens, the efficiency with which we can discover and/or design new treatments for human disease grows. Nature assists our drug discovery efforts in a variety of ways. Some compounds synthesized by microorganisms and plants are used directly as drugs… CONTINUE READING


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