NAPRALERT® is a relational database of natural products, including ethnomedical information, pharmacological/biochemical information on extracts of organisms in vitro, in situ, in vivo, in human (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 and microorganisms. 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 2004. Due to budgetary constraints, we estimate the database to currently include only about 20% of the global natural-products literature from 2005 to the present, but we are committed to becoming up-to-date in in the near future, and are currently implementing enhancements that will allow us to streamline and expedite the data-entry process. Stay tuned for further enhancements of the NAPRALERT query process that will be of interest and relevance to the end-user.
Our coverage of the literature in the following areas is quite comprehensive: