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Deceptive curcumin offers cautionary tale for chemists

  1. Jan 13, 2017 #1
    FYI

    http://www.nature.com/news/deceptive-curcumin-offers-cautionary-tale-for-chemists-1.21269

    Funny they should say the 'cautionary tale' is 'for chemists', given that the article itself then says:
    'For years, chemists have urged caution about curcumin and other compounds that can mislead naive drug hunters.'

    More in general, I wonder how many natural products are chemically just as ugly as curcumin, but nevertheless do have important applications in therapy.
     
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  3. Jan 13, 2017 #2

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    How many "natural products" are there at least as ugly as curcumin?
     
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