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UHSP Researchers Publish Kratom Research in ACS Chemical Neuroscience

Soumen Chakraborty, postdoctoral research associate in the Majumdar labs in the Center for Clinical Pharmacology, was the lead author of a paper recently published in ACS Chemical Neuroscience, which highlighted his research team’s efforts to isolate new, less prevalent alkaloids from the plant kratom.

Kratom contains numerous natural alkaloids, which can be leveraged to create pain management therapeutics that are less addictive and as effective as opioids. To date, researchers have uncovered 54 alkaloids that are present in kratom, all with therapeutic potential.