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The potential of alkaloids in drug discovery

by Geoffrey a. Cordell, Mary Lou Quinn-Beattie, Norman R. Farnsworth
Phytotherapy Research ()


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.

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