The potential of alkaloids in drug discovery
Article first published online: 8 MAY 2001
Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Volume 15, Issue 3, pages 183–205, May 2001
How to Cite
Cordell, G. A., Quinn-Beattie, M. L. and Farnsworth, N. R. (2001), The potential of alkaloids in drug discovery. Phytother. Res., 15: 183–205. doi: 10.1002/ptr.890
- Issue published online: 8 MAY 2001
- Article first published online: 8 MAY 2001
- Manuscript Accepted: 22 FEB 2001
- Manuscript Received: 14 FEB 2001
- drug discovery;
- taxonomic distribution;
- biological evaluation;
- future developments
Alkaloids are an important group of diversely distributed, chemically, biologically and commercially significant natural products. This article suggests why now, with the presently available technology, and the remaining biome available and reasonably accessible, is an opportune moment to consciously focus on the discovery of further alkaloids with pharmacophoric utility. Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.