Pharmacological and Biological Activities of Xanthones

Author(s): Jean Fotie, D. S. Bohle

Journal Name: Anti-Infective Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
(Formerly Current Medicinal Chemistry - Anti-Infective Agents)

Volume 5 , Issue 1 , 2006


The aim of this review is to collect, systematize and contrast the many recent advances in xanthones biochemistry and biology. Advances in understanding xanthones antimicrobial activities will be discussed. Pharmacological and biological properties of naturally occurring as well as synthetic xanthones will be considered in an evaluation of their medical values.

Keywords: Xanthones, antimicrobial, antimalarial, pharmacological and biological properties

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Year: 2006
Page: [15 - 31]
Pages: 17
DOI: 10.2174/187152106774755563

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