The Molecular Targets and Therapeutic Uses of Curcumin in Health and Disease

Hardcover | May 18, 2007

EditorBharat B. Aggarwal, Young-Joon Surh, S. Shishodia

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The medicinal uses of Curcumin (also called turmeric) have been known and described for more than 5000 years. A large body of recent research suggests that curcumin is potentially useful in the treatment of inflammatory diseases, through modulation of numerous molecular targets. This is the first monograph to focus on the potential use of curcumin in the treatment of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, Alzheimer's, psoriasis and more.

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The medicinal uses of Curcumin (also called turmeric) have been known and described for more than 5000 years. A large body of recent research suggests that curcumin is potentially useful in the treatment of inflammatory diseases, through modulation of numerous molecular targets. This is the first monograph to focus on the potential use...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:512 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:May 18, 2007Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:038746400X

ISBN - 13:9780387464008

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Curcumin: The Indian Solid Gold .- Highly Active Anti-Cancer Curcumin Analogs.- Antioxidant And Anti-Inflammatory Properties Of Curcumin.- Modulation Of Transcription Factors By Curcumin .- Cancer Chemopreventive Effects Of Curcumin.- Anti-Tumor, Anti-Invasion And Antimetastatic Effects Of Curcumin.- Curcumin As An Inhibitor Of Angiogenesis.- Neuroprotective Effects Of Curcumin.- Regulation Of Cox And Lox By Curcumin.- Molecular Targets Of Curcumin.- Cell Growth Regulation.- Curcumin As Chemosensitizer.- Radioprotection And Radiosensitization By Curcumin.- Immunomodulation By Curcumin.- Beneficial Role Of Curcumin In Skin Diseases.- Cardioprotective Effects Of Curcumin.- Protection From Acute And Chronic Lung Diseases By Curcumin.- Nephroprotective And Hepatoprotective Effects Of Curcuminoids.- Curcumin And Autoimmune Disease.- Pharmacokinetics And Pharmacodynamics Of Curcumin.- Clinical Studies With Curcumin.