Dennis R.A. Mans

Anton de Kom University of Suriname

Dennis R.A. Mans graduated in 1984 as a Medical Biologist in Utrecht, The Netherlands. He received his Ph.D. in 1991 at the Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, with a thesis on the mechanism of action of etoposide. From 1992 to 2000, he was the head of the Preclinical Units of the South-American Office for Anticancer Drug Development and the Integrated Center for Cancer Research, both in Brazil. In 2000, he accepted an academic position at the Anton de Kom University of Suriname. In 2001, he became the head of the Pharmacology Department at the same university, where he is currently a full professor with a chair in Pharmacognosy.

Dennis R.A. Mans

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Plant-based traditional medicines are abundantly used in the Republic of Suriname (South America) for treating a wide variety of conditions including fungal infections. This book reviews nine plants with antifungal potential and explains the phytochemical and pharmacological support for their apparent usefulness against fungal infections. These data are placed within the context of some health aspects and the healthcare structure of Suriname, following observations about the characteristics and taxonomy of fungi and their significance to humans and information about fungal infections and their allopathic forms of treatment. The book concludes with a section about the significance of these Surinamese herbal antifungal substances to mainstream antifungal treatments.

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