Syllabus | Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry-II (Theory) | B. Pharmacy

Course: B Pharmacy 3rd Year, 5th Semester
Name of the Subject: Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry-II (Theory)
Subject Code: BP504T
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Metabolic pathways in higher plants and their determination


a)    Brief study of basic metabolic pathways and formation of different secondary metabolites through these pathways- Shikimic acid pathway, Acetate pathways and Amino acid pathway.

Study of utilization of radioactive isotopes in the investigation of Biogenetic studies.



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General introduction, composition, chemistry & chemical classes, general methods of extraction & analysis, biosources, therapeutic uses and commercial applications of following secondary metabolites:

Alkaloids: Vinca, Rauwolfia, Belladonna, Opium,

Phenylpropanoids and Flavonoids: Lignans, Tea, Ruta

Steroids, Cardiac Glycosides & Triterpenoids: Liquorice, Dioscorea, Digitalis

Volatile oils: Mentha, Clove, Cinnamon, Fennel, Coriander.

Iridoids, other terpenoids & Naphthaquinones: Gentian, Artemisia, taxus, carotenoids




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Industrial production, estimation and utilization of the following phytoconstituents:

Forskolin, Sennoside, Artemisinin, Diosgenin, Digoxin, Atropine, Podophyllotoxin, Caffeine,

Taxol, Vincristine and Vinblastine


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Basics of Phytochemistry

Modern methods of extraction, application of latest techniques like Spectroscopy, chromatography and electrophoresis in the isolation, purification and identification of crude drugs.

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