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Secondary metabolite research in Malaysia: current status and future prospects

Hashim, Yumi Zuhanis Has-Yun and Mohd. Salleh, Hamzah and Mohamad Puad, Noor Illi and Ahmad Fuad, Fazia Adyani and Eissa, Manar and Zainurin, Nur Aimi Aliah (2018) Secondary metabolite research in Malaysia: current status and future prospects. In: Secondary metabolites: sources and applications. IntechOpen, London, United Kingdom, pp. 101-111. ISBN 978-1-78923-643-9

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Herbal medicine is gaining acceptance worldwide for their effective pharmacological effects and relative safety. Plants have metabolic pathways that lead to the production and accumulation of secondary metabolites such as alkaloids, glycosides, and terpenoids that exhibit various biological activities. Plant secondary metabolites have been the major foci of investigation for several years and have been successfully used against a number of communicable and noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and viral infections. This chapter will explore Malaysian plants, their secondary metabolites, and their biological/medicinal properties with a particular focus on some selected species under a national project. Other aspects such as plant tissue culture to produce secondary metabolites and a case study on the use of secondary metabolites in the prevention and treatment of dengue fever are also described. While a lot of effort has been put in, further research and development into plant secondary metabolites are needed including using the plant tissue culture approach toward reaching high-value herbal industry.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 3774/66532
Uncontrolled Keywords: biological activities, dengue, medicinal plants, secondary metabolites, tissue culture
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
International Institute for Halal Research and Training (INHART)
Kulliyyah of Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2018 16:00
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2021 10:31
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/66532

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