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Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2016 Aug 22;55(35):10210-26. doi: 10.1002/anie.201601967. Epub 2016 Aug 4.

Artemisinin-A Gift from Traditional Chinese Medicine to the World (Nobel Lecture).

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Institute of Chinese Materia Medica, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, 100700, China.

Abstract

Malaria has long been a devastating and life-threatening global epidemic disease in human history. Artemisinin, the active substance against malaria, was first isolated and tested in the 1970s in China. The important role played by traditional Chinese medicine in the discovery of artemisinin is described by Y. Tu in her Nobel Lecture.

KEYWORDS:

artemisinin; malaria; traditional Chinese medicine

PMID:
27488942
DOI:
10.1002/anie.201601967
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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