Molecular Understanding and Modern Application of Traditional Medicines: Triumphs and Trials

Timothy W. Corson, Craig M. Crews

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Traditional medicines provide fertile ground for modern drug development, but first they must pass along a pathway of discovery, isolation, and mechanistic studies before eventual deployment in the clinic. Here, we highlight the challenges along this route, focusing on the compounds artemisinin, triptolide, celastrol, capsaicin, and curcumin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)769-774
Number of pages6
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 7 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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