Natural products for cancer chemotherapy

  title={Natural products for cancer chemotherapy},
  author={Arnold L. Demain and Preeti Vaishnav},
  booktitle={Microbial biotechnology},
For over 40 years, natural products have served us well in combating cancer. The main sources of these successful compounds are microbes and plants from the terrestrial and marine environments. The microbes serve as a major source of natural products with anti-tumour activity. A number of these products were first discovered as antibiotics. Another major contribution comes from plant alkaloids, taxoids and podophyllotoxins. A vast array of biological metabolites can be obtained from the marine… CONTINUE READING
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