IIUM Repository

Biotechnological transformation of artemisinin: toward an effective antim-malaria drug

Omar, Muhammad Nor and M. Hasali, Nor Hazwani and T. Khan , Naik and Moin, Syed Faraz and Y. AlFarra, Helmi (2012) Biotechnological transformation of artemisinin: toward an effective antim-malaria drug. Biomedical & Pharmacology Journal, 5 (1). pp. 19-24. ISSN 0974-6242

[img] PDF - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (2MB) | Request a copy


In recent years, artemisinin (1) has remained an effective drug to treat malaria. Numerous approaches have been adapted to increase the efficacy of (1) against antibiotic resistant malarial parasite. Microbial biotransformation of (1) has been used recently to produce promising derivatives of (1) on a large scale with low costs. During the last decade several biotransformation studies on (1), by using microorganisms, have been reported. This literature review focuses on the most recent microbial transformation studies on artemisinin and its derivatives.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5626/27035
Uncontrolled Keywords: artemisinin, malaria, biotransformation, microorganisms, hydroxylation
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Biotechnology
Depositing User: Prof Dr Muhammad Nor Omar
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2012 12:25
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2012 12:25
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/27035

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year