NAtural PRoducts ALERT or NAPRALERT® is a relational database of natural products. Ethnomedical, pharmacological, and biochemical information on extracts of organisms from in vitro, in situ, in vivo, in humans (case reports, non-clinical trials) and clinical studies are included. In addition, similar information is available for metabolites from natural sources.
Data from more than 200,000 sceintific papers and reviews are included in NAPRALERT with about 25% of the database derived from abstracts and 75% from original articles. Organisms from all countries of the world are represented, including marine and microorganisms. In the past we have had the occasion to acquire complete literature on about 250 genera of plants and these data appear in NAPRALERT. The earliest papers date to the late 1800’s. The database was conceived of and developed by the late Norman R. Farnsworth, distinguished professor of pharmacognosy at UIC and first director of the UIC Botanical Center.
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