Assistant Professor, PG and Research Department of Microbiology, Cauvery College for Women (Autonomous), Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding Author: PF Steffi, Assistant Professor, PG and Research Department of Microbiology, Cauvery College for Women (Autonomous), Tamil Nadu, India.
Received: October 22, 2021; Published: December 01, 2021
Secondary metabolites have played an important role in possessing various biological effects, which included antibiotic, antifungal and antiviral [1,2]. They provide basic knowledge of scientific use of herbs in the traditional medicine in many of the prehistoric communities . These metabolites protect plants from various pathogens . Some of the example for secondary metabolites are toxins, gibberellins, alkaloids and antibiotics . Plant chemistry has an important role in therapeutic uses of herbs . A virtuous knowledge about various chemical composition of plants will leads to better understanding of its possible medicinal value . Contemporary chemistry plays primary role in basic life functions such as respiration, cell division, growth, storage and reproduction . They include the components of processes such as Krebs or citric acid cycle, glycolysis, photosynthesis and associated pathways [9,10].
Citation: PF Steffi. “Active Role of Secondary Metabolites in Pharmacology". Acta Scientific Pharmacology 3.1 (2022): 01-02.
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