Significance of endangered and threatened plant natural products in the control of human disease

@article{Ibrahim2013SignificanceOE,
  title={Significance of endangered and threatened plant natural products in the control of human disease},
  author={Mohamed Ali Ibrahim and MinKyun Na and Joonseok Oh and Raymond F. Schinazi and Tami R. McBrayer and Tony Whitaker and Robert J. Doerksen and David J. Newman and Louis G Zachos and Mark T. Hamann},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={110},
  pages={16832 - 16837}
}
  • M. A. Ibrahim, M. Na, M. Hamann
  • Published 30 September 2013
  • Environmental Science
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Significance In this report we describe a group of highly complex glycosides active against hepatitis C virus and a separate group of natural products active against established targets for the control of diabetes mellitus. These complex metabolites were found in the rare plant Diplostephium rhododendroides Hieron. from the mountains of Ecuador. This report illustrates the human health significance of protecting rare and endangered plants for the control of new and emerging diseases. The… 

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