Natural product drug discovery in the next millennium.

  title={Natural product drug discovery in the next millennium.},
  author={Gordon M. Cragg and David J. Newman},
  journal={Pharmaceutical biology},
  volume={39 Suppl 1},
Nature has been a source of medicinal agents for thousands of years, and an impressive number of modern drugs have been isolated from natural sources, many based on their use in traditional medicine. In the past century, however, an increasing role has been played by microorganisms in the production of antibiotics and other drugs for the treatment of some serious diseases. Advances in the description of the human genome, as well as the genomes of pathogenic microbes and parasites, is permitting… CONTINUE READING