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Natural Product Databases and Tools for Anti-Cancer Drug Discovery

Author(s):

Vaishali M. Patil* and Neeraj Masand   Pages 1 - 14 ( 14 )

Abstract:


Throughout the ages, compounds collected and/or isolated from natural sources have been the basic source of medicinal agents against variety of diseases. The data generated from the extensive experimentation from research labs from all over the world has diversity and complexity and the challenging task for database creators is to store, represent and exchange this data. The natural product database is required to be easily accessible for supporting drug discovery efforts. A possible solution for this is provided by chemical databases based on bio- and chem-informatics approaches. Some of the anti-cancer natural product databases along with the tools required for creating and accessing the information is discussed here.

Keywords:

Database, Natural compound, Anti-cancer agents, Database tools, Drug discovery

Affiliation:

Computer Aided Drug Design Lab, KIET School of Pharmacy, KIET Group of Institutions, Delhi-NCR, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, Department of Pharmacy, Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh



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