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NAPRALERT exists only through user fees and tax-free contributions by those interested in seeing the database be expanded and continued. Please e-mail NAPRALERT staff for further information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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NAPRALERT® is a relational database of all natural products,
including ethnomedical information, pharmacological/biochemical information of
extracts of organisms in vitro, in situ, in vivo, in humans (case reports,
non-clinical trials) and clinical studies. Similar information is available for
secondary metabolites from natural sources.
To date more than 200,000 scientific papers and reviews are included in
NAPRALERT, representing organisms from all countries of the world, including
marine organisms. About 25% of the database is derived from abstracts and 75%
from original articles.
We believe that our coverage of the literature is comprehensive from at least
1975 through and including 2003. Due to budget problems we only include ca. 15%
of the literature from 2004 to the present, but articles are being collected and we
hope to be up-to-date eventually. For additional background information, please
see the About NAPRALERT page.
Cost and Coverage
The cost to retrieve a list of citations and a summary of the relevant
ethnomedical, pharmacological and/or phytochemical information you seek is
based on the number of citations that are retrieved. Reports that include 100 or fewer citations cost $0.50 (US) per citation, while reports that include 101 or more citations cost $0.25 (US) per citation — regardless of the number of records returned on ethnomedical, pharmacological and/or phytochemical information.
NORMAN R. FARNSWORTH 1930-2011
To learn more about the life and work of Norman R. Farnsworth, founder of NAPRALERT, please visit the Professor Norman Farnsworth memorial page.
Please view the free sample NAPRALERT reports page to get a better idea of which data are output and how.
Our coverage of the literature in the following areas is quite comprehensive:
- Clinical studies of natural products (including safety)
- Natural products that affect sugar metabolism
- Natural products that affect mammalian reproduction
- Extracts and compounds that affect cancer growth
- Natural products and antiviral (including HIV/AIDS) activity
- Natural products and antitubercular activity
- Natural products and tropical diseases
- Ethnomedical information on more than 20,000 species of plants
- Metabolism and pharmacokinetics
- Natural products that affect plant growth
- Review articles on organisms at the genus and/or species levels and reviews of
secondary metabolites (Citations only)
- Chemoprevention with natural products
- Natural insecticides
- Antiinflammatory activity of natural products
- Analgesic activity of natural products
- Plant growth stimulators and inhibitors
Note: After 2001 we discontinued data entry of essential oil articles, antibiotics from Actinomycetes, animal products (mainly insect pheromones) and fatty acid analyses