Tag: medicinal chemistry

Seeking inspiration from nature to treat opioid addiction

Paper: Biosynthesis of an Anti-Addiction Agent from the Iboga Plant. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/jacs.9b05999Authors: Scott C. Farrow, Mohamed O. Kamileen, Lorenzo Caputi, Kate Bussey, Julia E. A. Mundy, Rory C. McAtee, Corey R. J. Stephenson, Sarah E. O’ConnorJournal: Journal of the American Chemical societyYear: 2019Doi: https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.9b05999 Featured Image adapted…

Young M. speciosa (kratom) tree

Kratom: A Promising New Therapy or a Dangerous Unregulated Drug?

A traditional medicinal plant from Southeast Asia called kratom has been hailed as a potential new tool in the fight against the opioid epidemic. But what is the active ingredient, and is it potentially dangerous? Read on to learn the latest pharmacological research.