is a rich source of many bioactive substances, and in our recent work, a new sesquiterpene, (Z)-7-acetoxy-methyi-11-methyl-3-methylene-dodeca-1,6,10-triene (AMDT), was isolated and identified from hairy roots culture of A.
Pamela Weathers, professor of biology and biotechnology, will receive a three-year, $233,000 award to continue her studies of the plant Artemisia annua
which produces a molecule approved to treat malaria.
It is derived from Artemisia annua
, also known as sweet wormwood, which had been used in Chinese medicine for centuries under the name Qinghaosu.
Repellency and toxicity of oil from Artemisia annua
to certain stored-product beetles.
Effect of intermittent medium replenishment volume on biomass and artemisinin content of Artemisia annua
In recent years, encouraging results have been obtained from compounds like artemisinin and its derivatives from Artemisia annua
as having anticancer activities that merit further consideration for clinical trials (Efferth 2007).
Macrosiphoniella abrotani (Walker) on Artemisia annua
, Rasht-Lashtelesha, 11 May 2005; Rezvanshahr, 7 July 2005; Macrosiphoniella artemisiae (Boyer de Fonscolombe) on Artemisia absinthium, Rasht, 3 May 2004; Rostamabad, 3 May 2004; Macrosiphoniella oblonga (Mordvilko) on Artemisia annua
, Tutkabon, 2 October 2004; Rasht-Shalman, 7 June 2005.
All patients who were diagnosed with malaria, regardless of method, were prescribed artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT), a treatment based on a Chinese plant called Artemisia annua
Keasling described his work engineering a yeast containing new genes from the Artemisia annua
plant that can produce a low-cost version of artemisinin, the most effective and expensive anti-malarial drug.
For example, artemisinin from Artemisia annua
(annual wormwood) is now being developed as a commercial drug for the treatment of malaria (Mueller et al.
Currently, artemisinin is laboriously and expensively extracted from Artemisia annua
, a medicinal plant grown primarily in China, Vietnam, and parts of Africa.
Among several species of the genus, Artemisia annua