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Biomedical Sciences - Immunology | The Molecular Targets and Therapeutic Uses of Curcumin in Health and Disease

The Molecular Targets and Therapeutic Uses of Curcumin in Health and Disease

Aggarwal, Bharat B., Surh, Young-Joon, Shishodia, S. (Eds.)

2007, XXI, 489 p. 77 illus.

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  • Shows potential new uses for curcumin, whose medicinal properties have been known for more than 5,000 years
  • Describes possible benefits in treatment of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, Alzheimer’s and more
  • Will be of value to clinicians, physicians, graduate students in immunology, cancer biology, microbiology, infectious disease and more

Curcumin is derived from the root of the plant Curcuma longa (also called turmeric). Its medicinal uses have been known and described for more than 5000 years. In the last half-century, more than 1500 published research papers have revealed that curcumin is potentially useful in the treatment of wide variety of inflammatory diseases, through modulation of numerous molecular targets. This includes cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, psoriasis and more. This is the first monograph to deal specifically with this subject. It will be of interest to researchers, scientists, professionals, clinicians, physicians, graduate students in the fields of immunology, cancer biology, microbiology, infectious disease, virology, pharmacology, food science/food microbiology, and medicine.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Cancer research - Curcumin - angiogenesis - autoimmune disease - immunology

Related subjects » Cancer Research - Immunology - Internal Medicine - Pharmacology & Toxicology - Virology

Table of contents 

Curcumin: The Indian Solid Gold .- Highly Active Anti-Cancer Curcumin Analogs.- Antioxidant And Anti-Inflammatory Properties Of Curcumin.- Modulation Of Transcription Factors By Curcumin .- Cancer Chemopreventive Effects Of Curcumin.- Anti-Tumor, Anti-Invasion And Antimetastatic Effects Of Curcumin.- Curcumin As An Inhibitor Of Angiogenesis.- Neuroprotective Effects Of Curcumin.- Regulation Of Cox And Lox By Curcumin.- Molecular Targets Of Curcumin.- Cell Growth Regulation.- Curcumin As Chemosensitizer.- Radioprotection And Radiosensitization By Curcumin.- Immunomodulation By Curcumin.- Beneficial Role Of Curcumin In Skin Diseases.- Cardioprotective Effects Of Curcumin.- Protection From Acute And Chronic Lung Diseases By Curcumin.- Nephroprotective And Hepatoprotective Effects Of Curcuminoids.- Curcumin And Autoimmune Disease.- Pharmacokinetics And Pharmacodynamics Of Curcumin.- Clinical Studies With Curcumin.

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