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Lapachol and Its D erivatives as Potential D rug s for C an cer T reatment

  title={Lapachol and Its D erivatives as Potential D rug s for C an cer T reatment},
  author={J. C. Nepomuceno},
Natural products extracted from plants have significantly contributed to the development of various medications used clinically in traditional medicine (Newman et al., 2003). Prospection of biological materials in plants, in areas of wide biodiversity in tropical and subtropical regions, provides chemical diversity for obtaining products for the development of new drugs (Kinghorn et al., 2003). Natural products have been widely used in treatment of diseases in popular medicine. Based on this… 


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