Biological activities of snowdrop (Galanthus spp., family Amaryllidaceae)

Kong, Chee Kei and Low, Liang Ee and Siew, Wei Sheng and Yap, Wei-Hsum and Khaw, Kooi-Yeong and Ming, Long Chiau and Mocan, Andrei and Goh, Bey-Hing and Goh, Poh Hui (2021) Biological activities of snowdrop (Galanthus spp., family Amaryllidaceae). Frontiers in Pharmacology, 11. ISSN 1663-9812, DOI

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Snowdrop is an iconic early spring flowering plant of the genus Galanthus (Amaryllidaceae). Galanthus species (Galanthus spp.) are economically important plants as ornaments. Galanthus spp has gained significance scientific and commercial interest due to the discovery of Galanthamine as symptomatic treatment drug for Alzhiermer disease. This review aims to discuss the bioactivities of Galanthus spp including anticholinesterase, antimicrobial, antioxidant and anticancer potential of the extracts and chemical constituents of Galanthus spp. This review highlights that Galanthus spp. as the exciting sources for drug discovery and nutraceutical development.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Monash Global Asia in the 21st Centrury (GA21)[GA-HW-19-L01], Monash Global Asia in the 21st Centrury (GA21)[GAHW-19-S02], Fundamental Research Grant Scheme[FRGS/1/2019/WAB09/MUSM/02/1], Fundamental Research Grant Scheme[FRGS/1/2019/SKK08/TAYLOR/02/02], Taylor's University Emerging Grant[TRGS/ERFS/2/2018/SBS/016], External Industry Grant from Biotek Abadi Sdn Bhd[GBA-8188A]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Snowdrop;Galanthus;Bioactivities;Galanthamine;Lycorine
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QK Botany
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2022 07:29
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2022 07:29

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