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Drug Discovery from Mother Nature

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Chapter title
Diallyl Sulfide and Its Role in Chronic Diseases Prevention
Chapter number 6
Book title
Drug Discovery from Mother Nature
Published in
Advances in experimental medicine and biology, October 2016
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-41342-6_6
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-3-31-941341-9, 978-3-31-941342-6

Shankar Suman, Yogeshwer Shukla, Suman, Shankar, Shukla, Yogeshwer


Subash Chandra Gupta, Sahdeo Prasad, Bharat B. Aggarwal


Diallyl sulfide (C6H10S, DAS) is one of the novel natural organosulfur compounds, which is mostly obtained from the genus Allium plants. Numerous studies have revealed several unique properties of DAS in terms of its health-promoting effects. DAS has proved to be anticancer, antimicrobial, anti-angiogenic, and immunomodulatory like unique functions as demonstrated by the multiple investigations. Diallyl sulfide can also impede oxidative stress and chronic inflammation as suggested by the literature. Studies also explored that DAS could thwart the development of chronic diseases like cancer, neuronal, cardiovascular disease through modulating mechanistic pathways involved in pathogenesis. In this book chapter, we have attempted to give the comprehensive view on DAS about the physiochemical and biological properties, and its preventive role in chronic diseases with a mechanistic overview.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 21 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 4 19%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 14%
Student > Bachelor 2 10%
Student > Master 2 10%
Other 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 8 38%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 14%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 14%
Chemical Engineering 1 5%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 5%
Other 3 14%
Unknown 9 43%