Anticancer Plants: Mechanisms and Molecular Interactions

Volume 4

  • Mohd Sayeed Akhtar
  • Mallappa Kumara Swamy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Madhumati Bora, Pratibha Parihar
    Pages 1-26
  3. Nikita Shukla, Virendra Shukla, Sangeeta Saxena
    Pages 27-41
  4. Navina Panneerselvan, Rajeswari Ravindran, Palanisamy Arulselvan, Ravindran Jaganathan
    Pages 43-97
  5. Radhakrishnan Narayanaswamy, Mallappa Kumara Swamy
    Pages 99-130
  6. Nand Kumar Singh, Alok Kumar Yadav, Preeti Sirohi, Manjoo Rani, Saurabh Saraswat, Manish Pratap Singh et al.
    Pages 165-196
  7. Nibir Ranjan Parasar, Channakeshavaiah Chikkaputtaiah, Mohan Lal, Mohd Sayeed Akhtar
    Pages 197-207
  8. Luciana Scotti, Nagendra Sastry Yarla, Francisco J. B. Mendonça Filho, José M. Barbosa Filho, Marcelo S. da Silva, Josean F. Tavares et al.
    Pages 209-225
  9. Shalini Mani, Nancy Taneja, Sweekriti Jain, Manisha Singh
    Pages 227-258
  10. Suresh Challa, Rajanna Ajumeera, Naresh Venna
    Pages 259-281
  11. Muhammad Sameeullah, Muttalip Gündoğdu, İhsan Canan, Turan Karadeniz, Muhammad Aasim, Khalid Mahmood Khawar
    Pages 319-336
  12. Mohd Gulfishan, Muhammad Afzal, Imran Kazmi, Anwarulabedin Mohsin Quazi, Tariq Ahmad Bhat, Ajmat Jahan
    Pages 337-360

About this book


This book summarizes the application of plant derived anticancer compounds as chemopreventives to treat several cancer types, focusing on the molecular mechanisms of action of phytocompounds and providing an overview of the basic processes at the cellular and molecular level that are involved in the progression of the cancer and can be employed in targeted preventive therapies. In addition, it highlights the development of novel anticancer drugs from plant sources using bioinformatics approaches. The compiled chapter data aids readers understanding of issues related to bioavailability, toxic effects and mechanisms of action of phytocompounds, and helps them identify the leads and utilize them against various cancer types effectively. Furthermore, it promotes the use of bioinformatics tools in medicinal plants to expedite their use in plant breeding programs to develop molecular markers to distinguish disease subtypes and predicting mutation, which in turn improves cancer diagnosis and prognosis, and to develop new lead compounds computationally. Thebook provides scientific verifications of plant compounds mechanisms of action against various cancers and offers useful information for students, teachers, and healthcare professionals involved in drug discovery, and clinical and therapeutic research. 


Anticancer plants Transcriptomics Genomics Proteomics Plant cell culture

Editors and affiliations

  • Mohd Sayeed Akhtar
    • 1
  • Mallappa Kumara Swamy
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BotanyGandhi Faiz-e-Aam CollegeShahjahanpurIndia
  2. 2.Department of Crop Science,Faculty of AgricultureUniversiti Putra MalaysiaSerdang, SelangorMalaysia

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