Studies in Natural Products Chemistry

Edited by

  • Atta-ur- Rahman, University of Karachi, Pakistan

Natural products present in the plant and animal kingdom offer a huge diversity of chemical structures which are the result of biosynthetic processes that have been modulated over the millennia through genetic effects. With the rapid developments in spectroscopic techniques and accompanying advances in high-throughput screening techniques, it has become possible to isolate, and then determine the structures and biological activity of natural products rapidly, thus opening up exciting new opportunities in the field of new drug development to the pharmaceutical industry. The series also covers the synthesis or testing and recording of the medicinal properties of natural products.

"There is a good mix of chemistry, structure elucidation, synthesis, and biology in the various chapters, thereby appealing to a diverse readership. The diagrams are clear and the writing excellent. In summary, this is another excellent volume in a very valuable series on natural products for which Professor Atta-ur-Rahman is to be congratulated...... an important and essential asset for those libraries supporting the efforts of natural product research groups."

Geoffrey A. Cordell, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA, PHYTOCHEMISTRY, Vol.65, 2004

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Natural product chemists, medicinal chemists, pharmacologists as well as researchers, particularly those in academia and in the pharmaceutical industry


Book information

  • Published: September 2012
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-59530-0

Table of Contents

Phytoestrogens - "Estrogene Like" Phytochemicals,   JELENA CVEJIĆ, MIRA BURSAĆ and MILICA ATANACKOVIĆ
The Discovery and Synthesis of Brevisamide, OLUGBEMINIYI O. FADEYI and CRAIG W. LINDSLEY
Recent Asymmetric Syntheses of Tetrahydroisoquinolines Using “Named” And Some Other Newer Methods, AHMED L. ZEIN, GOPIKISHORE VALLURU and PARIS E. GEORGHIOU
1-Methoxy-Canthin-6-One and Related ¬-Carbolines: From Natural Compound to Synthesis and Biological Activities, ANTONELLA PEDUTO, ROSANNA FILOSA, PAOLO de CAPRARIIS, VINCENZO DE FEO, SHIYOU LI, PING WANG and  LAURA DE MARTINO
Fern Acylphloroglucinols: Structure, Location, and Biological Effects, CECILIA SOCOLSKY, MARCELA A. HERNÁNDEZ, and ALICIA BARDÓN
Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase and Natural Phenolic Compounds in Cardiovascular Remodeling , MD. ASHRAFUL ALAM, SHAIKH JAMAL UDDIN, LINDSAY BROWN
Chemistry and Biological Activity of Diterpenoid Alkaloids, KOJI WADA
Novel Plant Derived Biomedical Agents and Their Biosynthetic Origin, ATHAR ATA
Histone Deacetylases as Cancer Chemoprevention Targets For Natural Products, RAIMANA HO, ANDREAS NIEVERGELT, CLAUDIA SIMOES PIRES, MURIEL CUENDET
Natural Products: Strategic Tools for Modulation of Biofilm Formation, TOMÁŠ ŘEZANKA, ALENA ČEJKOVÁ and JAN MASÁK
Medicinal Herbs and Plant Extracts for Influenza: Bioactivity, Mechanism of Anti-Influenza Effects and Modulation of Immune Responses,  HEESON CHON
Bioactive Compounds from Marine Gorgonian Corals,  SHU-HUA QI
Natural Herbicides as a Safer and More Environmentally Friendly Approach to Weed Control. A Review of the Literature Since 2000, GUIDO FLAMINI
Recent Approaches towards Selected Lamiaceae Plants for Their Prospective Use in Neuroprotection,  ILKAY ERDOGAN ORHAN, FATMA SEZER SENOL and BILGE SENER
Phytochemicals: In Pursuit of Anti-Tubercular Drugs,  SHEEBA VELUTHOOR, PREETHA BADI, KEYA MUKHARJEE and VIKRAMJIT MANDAL
Subject Index