Recent advances in artemisinin production through heterologous expression.

@article{Arsenault2008RecentAI,
  title={Recent advances in artemisinin production through heterologous expression.},
  author={Patrick R. Arsenault and Kristin K. Wobbe and Pamela J Weathers},
  journal={Current medicinal chemistry},
  year={2008},
  volume={15 27},
  pages={
          2886-96
        }
}
Artemisinin the sesquiterpene endoperoxide lactone extracted from the herb Artemisia annua, remains the basis for the current preferred treatment against the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. In addition, artemisinin and its derivatives show additional anti-parasite, anti-cancer, and anti-viral properties. Widespread use of this valuable secondary… CONTINUE READING