Flashcards in Natural products as sources of drugs Deck (12):
Which drug was isolated from bark?
Which plant extract was morphine synthesised from?
Which plant extract was taxol synthesised from?
Willow tree was used to produce which drug?
When competing for nutrients, why do fungi have an advantage over bacteria?
Because fungi are capable of producing anti-bacterial agents
Secondary metabolites are essential in life processes such as growth and life maintenance. True or false?
How are secondary metabolites classified?
Based on structure - which depends on the way in which they are built up
Beta lactam antibiotics e.g. penicillin belong to which class of secondary metabolites?
Specialised amino acids and peptides
Which two drugs are examples of aromatic and non-aromatic polyketides?
Aromatic - tetracycline
Non-aromatic - erythromycin
What are terpenoids and steroids assembled from?
What is the terpenoid that is used in the treatment of ovarian and breast cancer?