Campus Units

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Document Type

Book Chapter

Research Focus Area

Health Care Technology and Biomedical Engineering

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2017

Journal or Book Title

Industrial Biotechnology: Products and Processes

First Page

239

Last Page

269

DOI

10.1002/9783527807833.ch8

Abstract

Plant‐derived anticancer drugs play a large role in anticancer pharmaceuticals. Through reviewing the four major types of plant anticancer drugs, namely vinca alkaloids, taxane diterpenoids, podophyllotoxin lignans, and camptothecin quinoline alkaloids, this article illustrates the development process, current status, existing challenges, and future perspective of the plant anticancer drug production. Moreover, this review explains how various biotechnologies, from the mature elicitation strategy to the “omics” techniques that are still undergoing development, can be applied to address the challenges in improving the production of the plant‐sourced anticancer drugs.

Comments

This is a chapter from Zhao, Le, Zengyi Shao, and Jacqueline V. Shanks, "Anticancer Drugs." In Industrial Biotechnology: Products and Processes, First Edition. Edited by Christoph Wittmann and James C. Liao. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KgaA, 2017: 239-269. DOI: 10.1002/9783527807833.ch8. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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