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Pharmacological Potential of Selected Natural Compounds in the Control of Parasitic Diseases

Authors: Hrckova, Gabriela, Velebny, Samuel

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The natural world with a large number of terrestrial and marine plants and lower organisms is a great source of bioactive compounds historically used as remedies in various diseases. Within the last decade, such compounds became more attractive targets for pharmacologists and the pharmaceutical industry in drug development projects. This volume presents the pharmacological potential of chemically defined natural compounds obtained from plants, fungi, algae and cyanobacteria with antiparasitic activity, that have been tested against various endo-parasitic protozoan and helminth species. Additionally, the advantages of combined therapy using antiparasitic drugs and natural compounds with selected specific activity are reviewed and explained in the context of host pathology and immunosuppression induced by the parasites. The conclusions of this new book give suggestions for further non-empirical drug development and discuss perspectives of alternative approaches to therapy of parasitic diseases.  ​

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Pharmacological Potential of Natural Compounds in the Control of Selected Protozoan Diseases

    Hrckova, Gabriela (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

  • Parasitic Helminths of Humans and Animals: Health Impact and Control

    Hrckova, Gabriela (et al.)

    Pages 29-99

  • Natural Compounds Exerting Anthelmintic and/or Host-Protecting Effects During Parasitic Infections

    Hrckova, Gabriela (et al.)

    Pages 101-125

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pharmacological Potential of Selected Natural Compounds in the Control of Parasitic Diseases
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Pharmaceutical Science & Drug Development
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-7091-1325-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7091-1325-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7091-1324-0
Series ISSN
1864-8118
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 125
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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