The ability to determine artemisinin and its known analogs in plant extracts is an especially difficult task because the compounds are present in low concentrations, are thermolabile, and lack ultraviolet or fluorescent chromophores. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. J. Exp. The next question to address is how quickly malaria will evolve resistance to artemisinin. Functional characterization of the three genes encoding 1-deoxy-D-xylulose 5-phosphate synthase in maize. f) Nees. The receptacle is raised, hairless, with 10–20 filiform female flowers on the outside. Artemisia annua is a promising and potent antimalarial herbal drug. Expression analyses revealed that the expression pattern of AaDXS2 in specific tissues and in response to different treatments, including methyl jasmonate, light, and low temperature, was similar to that of artemisinin biosynthesis genes. A review of eight randomized controlled trials found that parenteral or rectal artesunate was superior to parenteral quinine for treating severe malaria in both adults and children in different regions of the world.580. Inner bracts are oval or rounded and glossy, with a broad membranous margin. To further investigate the tissue-specific expression pattern of AaDXS2, the promoter of AaDXS2 was cloned upstream of the β-glucuronidase gene and was introduced in arabidopsis. Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis) gel may be applied directly from the cut leaf of the plant. -, Cordoba E., Salmi M., Leon P. (2009). The cauline leaves on the midsection are bipinnately divided, with the leaves on the upper section having no stems and relatively smaller and fewer pinnae. (A)…, Relative expression levels of AaDXS1–3 under low temperature (4°C). 60 2933–2943. Species description (Flora Helvetica 2018) 20-150(-200) cm hoch, stark verzweigt, +/- kahl, aromatisch.Blätter 3-4fach regelmässig kammartig gefiedert, mit spitzen, ca. Heinz Lüscher Artemisia annua Dr. med. Artemisia annua Page 1 of 5 Dr. med. Finally, a novel cytochrome P450 that oxidizes amorphadiene to artemisinic acid over the course of three steps was introduced. It was observed that after 7 days of medication, cure rates were high (74%). The active ingredient, artemisinin, was isolated by Chinese scientists in 19722. Artemisinin was first isolated in 1972 and has served as prototype for many semisynthetic versions such as arteether and artemether. Rick M. Fairhurst, Thomas E. Wellems, in Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases (Eighth Edition), 2015, Artemisinin is derived from Artemisia annua (qing hao), an herbal plant used in China for 2000 years as therapy for fevers.574 Artemisinin and its derivatives (artesunate, artemether, and dihydroartemisinin) are highly effective against multidrug-resistant parasites and result in rapid clearance of parasitemia and clinical improvement, usually within 24 to 36 hours. Appendages on the base are extremely short, with slight points. They found that 11 of the 28 parasites grown in the laboratory had a mutation that made them resistant to artemether. The artemisinic acid produced was easily transported out of the yeast in high yield and transformed to 22 via established chemistry <1992JOC3610, 1994USP5310946>. A. annua have AChE inhibitory activity and are able O O CH3 O H3C O O CH3 1 O OCH3 O OH 2 O O H3CO H3CO OH OCH3 OCH3 OH 3 O O H3CO H3CO OCH3 OH OH OH 4 O HO OH OH HO O 5 Fig. Tea tree oil, honey, and cinnamic acid have been shown to reduce Malassezia and SD.27 Tea tree oil and cinnamic acid, as well as other essential oils, however, can cause contact dermatitis, especially in inflamed skin, and honey is messy to use on the scalp. Cultivation and genetics of Artemisia annua L. for increased production of the antimalarial artemisinin - Volume 3 Issue 2 - J.F.S. Monarda fistulosa, a distinctive-smelling herb from the mint family, has also been reported to yield an essential oil that is effective against seborrhea.28. A gene for amorphadiene synthetase from A. annua was inserted into the modified yeast that converts farnesyl pyrophosphate into amorphadiene, an important artemisinin intermediate. ied Microbiology Appl Biotechnology, 72: 11-20. Nobel laureate Tu Youyou won the 2015 prize for Medicine/Physiology for the discovery of artemisinin, a drug therapy for malaria that has saved millions across the globe.This book traces the path of discovery beginning with Chairman Mao's 1964 instruction to Chinese researchers to find a cure for malaria, a disease that plagued the military and civilians alike in endemic regions. Chinese and other scholars subsequently confirmed qinghao as A. apiacea and huanghuahao as A. annua. (2011). HHS The TAIR or Genebank accession numbers of DXS amino acid sequences used for phylogenetic analysis are as follows: Images of tobacoo mesophyll protoplasts expressing the transit peptides of the. Artemisia annua is a well-known medicinal plant that has been utilized for a number of purposes, including malaria, for centuries. Srinath M, Shailaja A, Bindu BBV, Giri CC. Caretto S., Quarta A., Durante M., Nisi R., De Paolis A., Blando F., et al. Artemisia annua Harvest and post(2010) -harvest L. treatments.MMV Report 2008-2009. Artemisin proved to be an excellent antimalarial agent, and artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) are currently the preferred first-line antimalarial treatment for Plasmodium falciparum, although resistance has been observed in the Cambodia–Thailand border area [261]. (A) AaDXS1…, Relative expression levels of AaDXS1–3 and artemisinin biosynthesis gene, AaADS , in the…, Relative expression levels of AaDXS1–3 in leaves treated with methyl jasmonate (MeJA). 10.1016/j.gene.2012.10.071 Tan HX, Xiao L, Zhou Z, Zhang L, Chen WS. Chapter 67 Artemisia annua (Sweet Wormwood) Eric L. Yarnell, ND, RH(AHG), Kathy Abascal, BS, JD, RH(AHG) Chapter Contents General Description Chemical Composition History and Folk Use Pharmacology Antimalarial Effects, Antiparasitic Effects, Antineoplastic Effects, Clinical Applications Malaria, Schistosomiasis, Dosage Toxicity Drug Interactions Artemisia annua (family: Asteraceae) … Recent in vitro and in vivo studies have confirmed the pharmacologic efficacy of these plant extracts [17]. Artemisinic acid (qinghao acid), the precursor of artemisin, is present in the plant in a concentration up to 10 times that of artemisinin. Pictorial Classic of Herbal described that “Artemisia annua is the best medicine for treating bone-heat syndrome and fever in chronic consumptive diseases and was used alone in ancient prescriptions.” A. annua can also be used for treating “ulcer,” as documented in Shennong’s Herbal Classic. (2013). Fravel, in Comprehensive Heterocyclic Chemistry III, 2008. By continuing you agree to the use of cookies. In 1753 and 1852, Linnaeus and Henry Hance identified A. annua L. and Artemisia apiacea Hance, respectively, both of which are associated with qinghao. COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. A. annua L. was firstly recorded in Prescriptions for Fifty-two Diseases (Wu Shi Er Bing Fang) written on a piece of silk treatise unearthed from the Mawangdui Han Dynasty tombs (168 BC), described it as a treatment for hemorrhoids. Artemisia annua produces artemisinin, an effective antimalarial drug. The active principle, artemisinin (quinghaosu, QHS, artenuin), a sesquiterpene lactone with a characteristic peroxide bridge, was isolated by Chinese scientists in 1972 from the leafy portion of the plants ( Klayman 1985 ). The plant itself is hairless and naturally grows from 30 to 100 cm tall, although in cultivation it is possible for plants to reach a height of 200 cm. There have therefore been differences in the standard names used in botanical classification and in Chinese herbal medicine.4 In the Pharmacopoeia of the People’s Republic of China, the plant containing artemisinin is termed qinghao, described as “the dry, above-ground portions of huanghuahao (A. annua L.) of the Asteraceae family.”5, M. Fawzi Mahomoodally, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, in Fighting Multidrug Resistance with Herbal Extracts, Essential Oils and Their Components, 2013. 2003 Nov;19(6):646-50. The anther is thin, with long pointed appendages. Hunt S, Stebbings S, McNamara D. An open-label six-month extension study to investigate the safety and efficacy of an extract of Artemisia annua for managing pain, stiffness and functional limitation associated with osteoarthritis of the hip and knee. Although Asian A. annua is now being grown on the African continent, A. afra, commonly referred to as African wormwood, is more commonly used in traditional medicine against infections and malarial fever. Artemisia Annua, a naturally grown plant, is from Asteraceae family. ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. 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Amino acid sequence alignment of DXS proteins of Artemisia annua and Arabidopsis thaliana…, Phylogenetic tree of plant DXS proteins. They appear in large numbers, dispersed or drooping, on short pedicels that form long, tiered, cone-shaped panicles. Artemisia (Artemisia annua L.) is a bush type plant, and is one of the most distributed genus of asteraceae genus.Members of this genus have a distinctive aroma or unique taste and have benefits in the medical field.  |  J. Exp. Artemisinin: current state and perspectives for biotechnological production of an antimalarial drug. According to the Newly Compiled Materia Medica of the Tang Dynasty, “crude stalks of Artemisia annua can be applied to incised (metal-inflicted) wounds, and effectively stop bleeding, promote tissue regeneration and alleviate pain.” In addition, Peaceful Holy Benevolent Prescriptions and Miraculous Emergency Prescriptions also mentioned that A. annua had been used for treating “unstoppable purulence in ears” and “dental swelling and pain.” In modern times, a great many explorative studies have been conducted on the pharmacological actions of A. annua. However, owing to its remedial benefits, it is now cultivated throughout the world. In Meyler's Side Effects of Drugs (Sixteenth Edition), 2016. It is also reported that although parasites are showing drug resistance in malaria patients in Southeast Asia, the same strains are not being identified as resistant in laboratory studies, suggesting that the relationship between laboratory studies and patient treatment is not direct. In these poorer countries, randomized trials have been performed to assess the efficacy of a traditional herbal tea made from the leaves of A. annua, especially for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria. Recently, Keasling and co-workers have engineered a yeast to produce 22 in quantities comparable to the evergreen plant but in much less time <2006NAT940>. Alan M. Dattner MD, in Integrative Medicine (Fourth Edition), 2018, For topical treatment, any application that reduces yeast on the skin may be helpful. Relative expression of genes of terpene metabolism in different tissues of Artemisia annua L. [Molecular cloning and characterization of the 2-C-methyl-D-erythritol 4-phosphate cytidylyltransferase gene from Artemisia annua L.]. Artemisia annua, known in China as Qinghaosu, contains artemisinin, which has antimalarial activity. It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. They have short stems, are oval in shape, and are tripinnately divided into small, elliptical, lanceolate leaflets. Olofsson L, Engström A, Lundgren A, Brodelius PE. Like daisy and sunflower, which belong to the same family, sweet wormwood small yellow flowers bestow gentle aroma along with its other herbal properties. Leaves of the uppermost section are bracteolate, simple, and with a small number of lobes on each side. Only recently has it come to the attention of researcher’s because of its potent anti-malarial properties. (A) AaDXS1 ; (B)…, Relative expression levels of AaDXS1–3 and artemisinin biosynthesis genes ( AaADS , AaCYP71AV1…, NLM Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao. Abstract. 13 51–58. B.W. Artemisinin-derivatives are recommended as part of a combination treatment for uncomplicated malaria. Also known as Sweet wormwood, A. annua yields artemisinin and the derivatives of this compound are potent antimalarial drugs. Various essential oils may be useful for their incorporation in scalp sebaceous lipids and antimicrobial action against Malassezia. 1 Unlocking the full (medicinal) potential of Artemisia annua: A LC-MS and NMR investigation of the tea infusion Julia Moutona and Frank van der Kooyb* a Natural Products Laboratory, Institute of Biology, Leiden University, PO Box 9502, 2333 CC Leiden, the Netherlands. The evergreen plant Artemisia annua contains artemisinin 22, a potent natural antimalarial, but efforts to cultivate the plant and extract the compound for large-scale production have proved difficult and expensive. Copyright © 2021 Elsevier B.V. or its licensors or contributors. Artemisinin is an endoperoxide sesquiterpene lactone that is effective against multidrug-resistant malaria and is also known to act on P. falciparum, the Plasmodium species that causes cerebral malaria. Its use in treating malaria has been known in China for over 2000 years. Comparative transcriptomics of glandular and fila … 1) a fern-like weed, has been used in Chinese medicine for more than 2000 years in the treatment of fever. Mol Biotechnol. Artemisia annua (Quing-hao), (Fig. National Center for Biotechnology Information, Unable to load your collection due to an error, Unable to load your delegates due to an error, Amino acid sequence alignment of DXS proteins of. 10.1093/jxb/erp190 Int J Mol Sci. However, although these synthetic and semisynthetic molecules are being tested widely, malaria remains a big threat to poorer countries, where these modern antimalarial drugs are not available to the general public. (2017). Would you like email updates of new search results? Expression and molecular analysis of the Arabidopsis DXR gene encoding 1-deoxy-D-xylulose 5-phosphate reductoisomerase, the first committed enzyme of the 2-C-methyl-D-erythritol 4-phosphate pathway. Another natural product that has exhibited antimalarial activity is the polyphenol (−)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate 23. -, Carretero-Paulet L., Cairo A., Talavera D., Saura A., Imperial S., Rodriguez-Concepcion M., et al. Tea tree oil may be used in adults on an occasional basis, applied sparingly to the areas of intense scaling after wetting the scalp.  |  Online ahead of print. 574 Artemisinin and its derivatives (artesunate, artemether, and dihydroartemisinin) are highly effective against multidrug-resistant parasites and result in rapid clearance of parasitemia and clinical improvement, usually within 24 to 36 hours. These compounds have increased solubility in vaccines and have improved antimalarial activities. Simonnet X et al. The Korean annual weed, Artemisia annua L., has been used as a folk medicine for treatment of various diseases. Application of aloe has been shown to be useful in seborrhea.29. The importance of artemisinin has led to several synthetic and semisynthetic approaches to its production to complement its isolation from A. annua. Qinghao, Herba Artemisae annuae, is the dry aboveground part of Artemisia annua L. (Asteraceae) collected in fall after the flowers are in full bloom. -, Cordoba E., Porta H., Arroyo A., Roman C. S., Medina L., Rodriguez-Concepcion M., et al. Zhang S, Ding G, He W, Liu K, Luo Y, Tang J, He N. Front Plant Sci. Molecular Cloning and Differential Gene Expression Analysis of 1-Deoxy-D-xylulose 5-Phosphate Synthase (DXS) in Andrographis paniculata (Burm. Artemisia annua is a medicinal plant whose use has long been reported in China, where it is locally known as qinghao. Around 300 different species of Artemisia (mugwort, wormwood) are found, mostly in temperate climate zones. Subcellular localization analysis indicated that all three AaDXS proteins are targeted to chloroplasts, which is consistent with the presence of plastid transit peptides in their N-terminal regions. This particular polyphenol, which is extracted from green tea leaves, has been launched as a key ingredient for a variety of health-enhancing applications in the food industry. 2019 Nov 29;20(23):6034. doi: 10.3390/ijms20236034. Please enable it to take advantage of the complete set of features! The endosperm is white and oily.1,2, Based on the botanical and medicinal characteristics listed in the pre-Ming Materia Medica, the qinghao mentioned in these works refers to huanghuahao or A. annua.3 The Ming physician Li Shizhen listed qinghao and huanghuahao as two different herbs. Artemisinin’s unusual endoperoxide bridge is a key to its mechanism of action, although the details of this mechanism are still being sorted out. The fruit are long, elliptical, yellow–brown achenes, with glossy surfaces and clear longitudinal furrows. Phylogenetic analysis revealed that each of the three DXS genes belonged to a distinct clade. 2002 Aug;129(4):1581-91. doi: 10.1104/pp.003798. -, Chen M., Yan T., Shen Q., Lu X., Pan Q., Huang Y., et al. The involucre is smooth, hairless, and green, with linear, oval outer bracts. Phylogenetic tree of plant DXS proteins. Histochemical staining assays demonstrated that AaDXS2 was mainly expressed in the trichomes of Arabidopsis leaves. In this study, we have cloned three 1-deoxy-D-xylulose 5-phosphate synthase (DXS) genes from A. annua (AaDXS1, AaDXS2, and AaDXS3); the DXS enzyme catalyzes the first and rate-limiting enzyme of the MEP pathway. Additionally, pharmacological interactions between the two catechins and artemisinin showed enhancement of the antiplasmodial effects of 22 when the latter was administered in sublethal doses. Longitudinal observations on the efficacy of A. annua in patients are, however missing as of yet. Artemisia annua L., Geneva, World Health Oraganization 5. The stem is erect, ridged, and of green, yellow–green, or violet–green; in the late growth stage, it becomes brown or violet–brown. A few are mentioned here, but most that are effective in significantly reducing the yeast population in the gut will work. Youyou Tu, in From Artemisia Annua L. to Artemisinins, 2017. See this image and copyright information in PMC. [Molecular mechanism of artemisinin biosynthesis and regulation in Artemisia annua]. Artemisinin is derived from Artemisia annua (qing hao), an herbal plant used in China for 2000 years as therapy for fevers. 214 304–316. Clear Summer Heat; especially with low fever, headache, dizziness, and a stifling sensation in the chest. Assigned to hepatic, biliary, and renal meridians, it has the traditional functions of clearing summer heat, removing hectic heat and antimalaria. The style is shorter than the stamen, with a thin, slightly bisected stigma, which has cilia on the top. In some parts of China A. apiacea is used as this herb. Amikor az ember rákbeteg lesz, azonnal alternatív terápiák keresésébe veti magát először. Artemisia annua L. is commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and it has a history of more than 2000 years. Artemisia annua is an annual herbaceous plant of the Asteraceae family, aromatic, and either hairless or with scattered, dense patches of fine hair. Methyl jasmonate and miconazole differently affect arteminisin production and gene expression in Artemisia annua suspension cultures. Background: Artemisia annua L, artemisinin and artesunate reveal profound activity not only against malaria, but also against cancer in vivo and clinical trials. Ferreira, J. C. Laughlin, N. Delabays, P.M. de Magalhães These leaflets are short and pointed, with entire margins that may have one or two teeth. Zhang M, Xiang LE, Wang H, Lan XZ, Chen M, Liao ZH. Artemisia annua is a ANNUAL growing to 3 m (9ft) by 1 m (3ft 3in) at a fast rate. To enroll a patient with severe malaria into this IND protocol, contact the CDC Malaria Hotline (phone numbers and hours are as under “Uncomplicated Malaria”). 62 2023–2038. The extract of leaves of the plant has been demonstrated in-vitro to have potent anti HIV effects and in vivo to improve levels of lymphocytes in laboratory animals. Some newer herbal preparations constituted for this purpose are available. Since the WHO recommended the use of artemisinin-based combination therapies for malaria in 2001, a number of other forms of A. annua L. have appeared as antimalarial remedies, including tea bags made from the plant’s leaves.  |  Functional and evolutionary analysis of DXL 1, a non-essential gene encoding a 1-deoxy-D-xylulose 5-phosphate synthase like protein in Arabidopsis thaliana. It belongs to the genus Artemisia, which comprises about 250 to … 2020 Nov 22:1-16. doi: 10.1007/s12033-020-00287-3. This is the first comprehensive book to cover the importance of Artemisia annua in the global health crisis and in the treatment against diseases.. A component and extract, artemisinin, is the source of other derivatives which are also suitable for pharmaceutical use. Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. Several semisynthetic derivatives have been developed from dihydroartemisinin [11]. Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov, Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus, Find NCBI SARS-CoV-2 literature, sequence, and clinical content: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sars-cov-2/. The study that proves the effectiveness of Artemisia Annua in destroying cancerous cells Today we know that the active ingredient present in Artemisia Annua , artemisinin, is extremely effective in the treatment of Malaria , one of the worst epidemics on the planet that kills over 2 million victims every year in Third World countries. GLANDULAR TRICHOME-SPECIFIC WRKY 1 promotes artemisinin biosynthesis in Artemisia annua. This officially listed herbal medicine is used mainly as an antimalarial agent. In recent decades, the later steps of artemisinin biosynthesis have been thoroughly investigated; however, little is known about the early steps of artemisinin biosynthesis. eCollection 2020. Title: Microsoft PowerPoint - Antony_Ellman [Compatibility Mode] The herb is native to Asian lands having a temperate climate. A recent computational study suggested that artemisinin gets activated by iron, which in turn inhibits the calcium pump PfATP6 [262]. FLAVOR: Bitter, pungent, fragrant CHANNEL: Liver, Gall Bladder, Kidney FUNCTIONS GROUP: Clearing Internal Heat- Clear Summer Heat-Clearing empty Heat.1. The most fruitful current approach is the chemical conversion of artemisinic acid, produced by engineered strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae [263] to artemisinin [264,265]. Several derivatives of the original compound have proved effective in the treatment of Plasmodium falciparum malaria and are currently available in a variety of formulations: artesunate (intravenous, rectal, oral), artelinate (oral), artemisinin (intravenous, rectal, oral), dihydroartemisinin (oral), artemether (intravenous, oral, rectal), and artemotil (intravenous). Together, these results suggest that AaDXS2 might be the only member of the DXS family in A. annua that is involved in artemisinin biosynthesis. In Meyler's Side Effects of Drugs: The International Encyclopedia of Adverse Drug Reactions and Interactions (Fifteenth Edition), 2006. Artemisia annua produces artemisinin, an effective antimalarial drug. We analyzed the expression of these three genes in different tissues in response to multiple treatments. Several semisynthetic derivatives have been developed from dihydroartemisinin (11). 10.1111/nph.14373 In recent decades, the later steps of artemisinin biosynthesis have been thoroughly investigated; however, little is known about the early steps of artemisinin biosynthesis. The analogues dihydroartemisinin, artemether, artemotil, and artesunate have all found clinical use [266], while the fully synthetic arterolane and various oxime and other dimers [267] have promising activities (Figure 5.18). The clinical efficacy of this drug and its derivatives is demonstrated by an immediate and rapid reduction of parasitemia following treatment [23]. Gene 524 40–53. The Chinese plant Artemisia annua was used for the treatment of fevers in Chinese medicine as long ago as 340 CE, but its active constituent was not identified by Chinese scientists as qinghaosu (Figure 5.18; artemisinin) until 1971 [260]. In June 2007, the Walter Reed Army Institute for Research and the CDC received FDA approval for a collaborative IND protocol: “Intravenous Artesunate for Treatment of Severe Malaria in the United States.” Artesunate is provided by the CDC to hospitals upon request and on an emergency basis to treat malaria patients who need intravenous treatment for severe disease, who have high parasitemias, who are not able to take oral medications, who do not tolerate quinidine, who may have an adverse reaction to quinidine, or in those whom quinidine treatment has proven ineffective. The use of fiber products such as psyllium and of other vegetable fiber is essential to maintain rapid passage of treated organisms through the bowel. Artemisia annua is an annual shrub indigenous to China, but able to grow in a wide range of sub-tropical and temperate environments. Bot. The tree was constructed with the neighbor-joining method using MEGA program 3.0 with 1,000 bootstrap values. The artemisinin derivatives are the subject of a separate monograph. May 2007;51(5):1852-1854. These have spotlike glands and a thin stigma with a blunt top, which projects out of the smooth, tubelike corolla. David J. Newman, ... David G.I. Grapefruit seed extract and Artemisia annua can also be added to reduce the yeast population. This activity has been ascribed to its component artemisinin, a sesquiterpene lactone. Avocado may contain oils and sugars30 that are helpful in controlling SD. New Phytol. (2011). all shared the involvement of A. annua L. as a herbal medicine. BMC Plant Biol. Many analogues and derivatives of artemisinin have been prepared in attempts to improve its activity and utility. A particularly noteworthy finding was the effectiveness of these agents for strains of Plasmodium that are resistant to the common antimalarial drug chloroquine. Because it is a potent allergen, I do not recommend it for regular, ongoing use. In the wild, it reaches heights of 30–150 cm. Absinthium comes from the Greek word “absinthion,” which means “undrinkable,” referring to … [5] PART USED: Above ground- harvested in Summer before the flowers bloom. USA.gov. THANK YOU. The yeast farnesyl pyrophosphate biosynthetic pathway was manipulated to increase production and prevent an alternative sterol synthesis pathway from competing. Artemisia annua has a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine and this plant is currently the only source of artemisinin; therefore, extensive molecular genetic and chemical studies to find the gene for biosynthesis of this sesquiterpenoid have been … 1-deoxy-D-xylulose 5-phosphate synthase; Artemisia annua; MEP pathway; artemisinin; gene expression. Artemisinin, a sesquiterpene lactone obtained from Artemisia annua (Asteraceae), is a new and highly effective antimalarial drug (see Chapter 1.16). Background:Artemisia annua is a Chinese medicinal herb. And it is in A Handbook of Prescriptions for Emergencies (Zhou Hou Bei Ji Fang) by Hong Ge, a physician of the Eastern Jin Dynasty, that A. annua L. was first recorded as a herbal medicine that could cure malaria by “administering the juice wrung out of fresh A. annua L.”, In Artemisinin-Based and Other Antimalarials, 2018.