Studies in Natural Products Chemistry

Bioactive Natural Products (Part J)

Edited by

  • Atta-ur-Rahman, Professor Emeritus, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (H. E. J. Research Institute of Chemistry and Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research), University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan

Natural products play an integral and ongoing role in promoting numerous aspects of scientific advancement, and many aspects of basic research programs are intimately related to natural products. The significance, therefore, of the 29th volume in the Studies in Natural Product Chemistry series, edited by Professor Atta-ur-Rahman, cannot be overestimated. This volume, in accordance with previous volumes, presents us with cutting-edge contributions of great importance.
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The book is for scientists from academia and industry working in the field of natural products chemistry and related disciplines.


Book information

  • Published: December 2003
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-51510-0


"In summary, this volume and the series remain an important addition to the library of practicing medicinal, organic, and natural products chemists."
Kuo-Hsiung Lee, Natural Products Laboratory, School of Pharmacy, North Carolina, USA, JOURNAL OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY, Vol. 47, No. 14, 2004

" Once again Atta-ur-Rahman has produced another excellent volume in the now extremely well established series "Studies in Natural Products Chemistry". Refreshingly, these contributions are truly global in scope, reflecting the efforts of groups in 11 countries.
The well-established quality of the series is certainly maintained in this volume, and, as in previous volumes, there is an excellent fusion of chemistry, structure elucidation, synthesis and biology in the various chapters, clearly aimed at engaging a diverse audience. A very comprehensive subject index (95 pages) concludes the volume.
In summary, this is another superb volume in a highly valuable series on natural products for which Professor Atta-ur-Rahmna is once again to be congratulated.

G.A. Cordell, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Il, USA, PHYTOCHEMISTRY, Vol. 66, Issue 15, 2005

Table of Contents

Ecdysteroid Structure-Activity RelationshipsPotentially Cancer Chemopreventive and Anti-Inflammatory Terpenoids from Natural Sources Total Synthesis of Biologically Intriguing Drimane-Type Sesquiterpenoids Via Intramolecular Diels-Alder Approaches Synthesis of Bioactive Diterpenes Search for Bioactive Natural Products from Unexploited Microbial ResourcesPolyhydroxy-p-Terphenyls and Related p-Terphenylquinones from Fungi: Overview and Biological Properties Halogen-Containing Antibiotics from Streptomycetes Natural Bridged Biaryls with Axial Chirality and Antimitotic PropertiesSynthetic Studies on Biologically Active Alkaloids Starting from Lactam-Type Chiral Building Blocks Advances in Chemical Synthesis of Carbasugars and Analogues The Biosynthesis and Properties of Anti-Carbohydrate AntibodiesProtein and Non-Protein Protease Inhibitors from Plants Generating and Screening A Natural Product Library for Cyclooxygenase and Lipoxygenase Dual Inhibitors The Chemistry and Biology of Lapachol and Related Natural Products a and b-Lapachones