Phytochemical study of the genus Amphoricarpos Survey

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Iris Đorđević
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7188-8751
Mirjana Cvetković
Milka Jadranin
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4235-3504
Srđan Bojović
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5795-314X
Boban Anđelković
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9522-1492
Ivana Sofrenić
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9799-670X
Katarina Simić
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5060-8936

Abstract

Phytochemistry deals with the study of secondary metabolites pro­duced by plants that synthesize these compounds for many reasons, including their own protection against attack of herbivores and plant diseases. Secondary metabolites are believed to represent plant adaptation to various environmental factors and that they enabled the survival of the species. Secondary metabolites of plants can have curative or toxic effects in humans and animals. Herbal medicine has a long tradition in folk medicine and until the early 20th century, when synthetic organic chemistry began to develop, plants were the main source of medicines. The two basic goals of our phytochemical research are: isolation and identification of new (biologically active) compounds – potential drugs, and chemotaxonomy (chemo­systematics). In the following text through one selected example, the genus Amphoricarpos Vis., our phytochemical res­earch is shown on both aspects.

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I. Đorđević, “Phytochemical study of the genus Amphoricarpos: Survey”, J. Serb. Chem. Soc., vol. 86, no. 12, pp. 1177–1193, Dec. 2021.
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Theme issue honoring Professor Emeritus Slobodan Milosavljevićs 80th birthday

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