Taxus brevifolia


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Related to Taxus brevifolia: Tsuga heterophylla, Taxol
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Noun1.Taxus brevifolia - small or medium irregularly branched tree of the Pacific coast of North AmericaTaxus brevifolia - small or medium irregularly branched tree of the Pacific coast of North America; yields fine hard close-grained wood
yew - any of numerous evergreen trees or shrubs having red cup-shaped berries and flattened needlelike leaves
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TABLE 1: Plant-derived natural products approved for therapeutic use Trade name/Year Generic name Plant species of introduction Indication Artemisinin Artemisia annua Artemisinin-1987 Malaria treatment Capsaicin Capsicum annuum Qutenza-2010 Postherpetic neuralgia Galantamine Galanthus Razadyne-2001 Dementia caucasicus associated with ALZ Ingenol Euphorbia peplus Picato-2012 Actinic mebutate keratosis Paclitaxel Taxus brevifolia Taxol-1993 Cancer Abraxane-2005 chemotherapy Nanoxel-2007 Masoprocol Larrea tridentata Actinex-1992 Cancer chemotherapy Source: Atanasov et al.
El taxol se encontro por primera vez en extractos de la corteza de arboles de Taxus brevifolia y actualmente se extrae de otras especies de Taxus spp, lo que ha llevado a que los arboles se encuentren al borde de la extincion (Baebler et al.
TTY won high international reputation for its taxol anti-cancer drug (with abstraction from Taxus brevifolia tree in 2011), and is stepping into the liposomes anti-drug field.