Natural product

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Nat´u`ral prod´uct


n.1.(Chem., Biochem.) A chemical substance produced by a living organism; - a term used commonly in reference to chemical substances found in nature that have distinctive pharmacological effects. Such a substance is considered a natural product even if it can be prepared by total synthesis.
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Rasch says a media article about Pandey s dandelion root research caught the attention of the foundation and falls in line with other natural compound research they support.
Lead researcher Dr Jane Cavenaugh, from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, said: "Our study suggests a natural compound like resveratrol could decrease some of the motor deficiencies that are seen in our ageing population.
Ongoing research on this natural compound in cancer continues to show encouraging results, and additional studies are forthcoming.
The chemical, adenosine, is a natural compound known for pain-killing and antiinflammatory properties.
The chemical, adenosine, is a natural compound known for its pain-killing and anti-inflammatory properties.
Sabinsa Corporation, Piscataway, NJ, has secured a patent in Canada for its branded ingredient ForsLean, a standardized extract of Coleus forskohlii roots, which represents the only known plant source of forskolin--a natural compound that has been shown to increase lean body mass and help optimize body composition.
Having a particular form of the gene that encodes the natural compound lactoferfin could predispose some people to travelers' diarrhea, a study finds.
Researchers say that a natural compound, an antioxidant known as caffeic acid, prevents Aspergillus flavus fungus from producing aflatoxins when a tree nut produces an oxidant to fight off this invader.
It is, in fact, the fourth natural compound found that targets the same enzyme.
A natural compound called camptothecin, concentrated mostly in the bark, was discovered to have cancer-halting properties by Houston's Stehlin Foundation for Cancer Research.
Trials showed that allicin, a natural compound which gives garlic its distinctive smell, can cure patients suffering from the antibiotic-resistant infection.
Researchers from Kuwait University set out to find the exact molecular mechanisms behind the anti-cancer role exerted by resveratrol, a natural compound that occurs in these foods.