Fluorescence of Living Plant Cells for Phytomedicine Preparations reveals how valuable medicinal compounds can be identified through the application of vital fluorescence in plant cells. The book explains the roles that fluorescent compounds play in plant physiology and promotes our knowledge of plant secretory cells and phytopreparations. Supported by vivid illustrations, the book reveals how actinic light – light that induces fluorescence in leaves and flowers – can be used in the identification of secretory cells within plant tissue that may be the repository of valuable medicinal compounds.
The book demonstrates the potential of fluorescence in pharmacological analysis with detailed methods for applying fluorescence to identify these deposits of natural drugs. As such, this groundbreaking book contains methods of express-pharmaceutical analysis that could open new horizons in pharmacy and the cultivation of medicinal plants.
- Describes various fluorescence microscopy techniques for the localization of compounds contained in plants with pharmaceutical interest
- Provides an analysis of pharmaceutical material based on autofluorescence and histochemical reactions for numerous medicinal plant species
- Demonstrates practices for providing optimal growing conditions and improving the quality of the compounds
Showing the readiness of plant raw material for pharmaceutical industry, this book will appeal to professionals in the pharmaceutical industry and students and researchers in the fields of phytochemistry, botany and pharmaceutical sciences.
Table of Contents
1 Technique of the Fluorescent Analysis
2 Autofluorescence as a Parameter to Study Pharmaceutical Materials
3 Atlas of Autofluorescence in Plant Pharmaceutical Materials
4 Fluorescence in Histochemical Reactions
5 Fluorescence in Phytopreparations
Victoria Vladimirovna Roshchina, PhD is a plant biochemist and physiologist, and Senior Scientist of Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Cell Biophysics in Biological Center of Pushchino, Russia. She is author of 250 papers and 8 monographs, including published in Enfield, Plymouth, Science Publishers; such as "Neurotransmitters in Plant Life ", 2001 "Cell Diagnostics. Images, Biophysical and Biochemical Processes in Allelopathy," 2007. (Eds. V.V.Roshchina and S.S. Narwal) , Fluorescing World of Plant Secreting Cells, 2008, and published by Springer Roshchina V.V. "Model systems in the study of the secretory function of higher plants." Berlin, Heidelberg, Springer. 2014. 215 pp. In 2019 she was co-editor of the collective book" Neurotransmitters in plants: Perspectives and Applications" CRC Press. Victoria V. Roshchina is the member of Editorial Board (2000-2015 years the Regional Editor) of Allelopathy Journal.