Editorial (Thematic Issue: From Phytochemistry to Medicinal Chemistry: Isolation, Semisynthesis, Evaluation and Computational Studies)

Author(s): Rajeev K. Singla, G. Varadaraj Bhat, Humberto Gonzalez-Diaz

Journal Name: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 14 , Issue 8 , 2014

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Phytochemistry accords with phytochemicals which are obtained from a plant source. In recent years, there is a great insistence to phytochemical constituents as they are devoid of adverse reactions. On account of lack of modern scientific evidence for their basis of action on diseases, a crude extract is not well accepted. But due to the adverse side effects & increasing failure of modern drugs to cure the ailments, the attention has been turned back towards ancient systems of medicine, such as, Ayurveda, Unani and Chinese. Consequently, plants have once again attained the centre stage in the efforts aimed at developing effective drugs for diseases incurable by modern medicine system. Hence, the present issue was aimed to point out the in detail study of the phytochemical compounds including but not limited to isolation, structure elucidation, in silico studies(molecular docking, QSAR etc) and assessment of therapeutic potential which would aid in understanding the chemical structures better as therapeutic agent.

Keywords: Phytochemistry, in silico studies, QSAR, drug likeness, bioactives.

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Year: 2014
Published on: 24 March, 2014
Page: [979 - 980]
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.2174/1568026614666140324145723

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