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Title: Analysis of plant materials for molecules of pharmaceutical importance
Author: Suberu, John O.
Awarding Body: University of Warwick
Current Institution: University of Warwick
Date of Award: 2013
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Natural products are an important source for drug discovery. At present there is a resurgent interest in pharmacognosy as a platform for new combinations of active principles to provide highly potent and low-cost medications to treat a growing population with an increasing longevity. This product studied phytochemical interactions in Artemisia annua plant extracts using anti-plasmodium and anti-proliferation assays to identify interactions with potential therapeutic implications. To enable the study a rapid tandem quadrupole mass spectrometry (TQD) method was developed for metabolites in the plant and the validation indices showed the method to be robust, quick, sensitive and adequate for a range of applications.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) ; SensaPharm Ltd
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology ; RS Pharmacy and materia medica