artemisin


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artemisin

(ahr-tĕ-mī'sin),
A sesquiterpene lactone peroxide; the main active ingredient in the traditional Chinese antimalarial preparation qinghaosu.
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However, Vainstein and his colleagues spliced the wormwood enzymes that produce artemisin and bred tobacco plants that carry artemisin's genetical code, English.
The WHO publication, Guidelines on Cultivating Essential Plants Used in Anti-Malaria Medicines describes in detail how to grow Artemisia Annua and importantly, how to plan production of its essential products and extract artemisin from the dried leaves.
Besides the flavonoide p7F, artemisin and its metabolite artesunate present in wormwood, though in very small amounts, may also have played a role in the observed effect of this herb.
Close collaboration between the pharmaceutical sector, WHO, and the Chinese government resulted in the development of the antimalarial drug artemisin (29).