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The potential of anti-malarial compounds derived from African medicinal plants. Part I: A pharmacological evaluation of alkaloids and terpenoids

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, December 2013
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Title
The potential of anti-malarial compounds derived from African medicinal plants. Part I: A pharmacological evaluation of alkaloids and terpenoids
Published in
Malaria Journal, December 2013
DOI 10.1186/1475-2875-12-449
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Pascal Amoa Onguéné, Fidele Ntie-Kang, Lydia Likowo Lifongo, Jean Claude Ndom, Wolfgang Sippl, Luc Meva’a Mbaze

Abstract

Traditional medicine caters for about 80% of the health care needs of many rural populations around the world, especially in developing countries. In addition, plant-derived compounds have played key roles in drug discovery. Malaria is currently a public health concern in many countries in the world due to factors such as chemotherapy faced by resistance, poor hygienic conditions, poorly managed vector control programmes and no approved vaccines. In this review, an attempt has been made to assess the value of African medicinal plants for drug discovery by discussing the anti-malarial virtue of the derived phytochemicals that have been tested by in vitro and in vivo assays. This survey was focused on pure compounds derived from African flora which have exhibited anti-malarial properties with activities ranging from "very active" to "weakly active". However, only the compounds which showed anti-malarial activities from "very active" to "moderately active" are discussed in this review. The activity of 278 compounds, mainly alkaloids, terpenoids, flavonoids, coumarines, phenolics, polyacetylenes, xanthones, quinones, steroids, and lignans have been discussed. The first part of this review series covers the activity of 171 compounds belonging to the alkaloid and terpenoid classes. Data available in the literature indicated that African flora hold an enormous potential for the development of phytomedicines for malaria.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 2%
Ghana 1 <1%
Uganda 1 <1%
Burkina Faso 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Serbia 1 <1%
Unknown 111 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 21 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 16%
Researcher 14 12%
Student > Bachelor 14 12%
Student > Postgraduate 9 8%
Other 23 19%
Unknown 18 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Chemistry 19 16%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 18 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 16 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 13 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 9%
Other 13 11%
Unknown 28 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 March 2020.
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#4,761,814
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#1,423
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#68,035
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Outputs of similar age from Malaria Journal
#85
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