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Studies in Natural Products Chemistry

Natural products in the plant and animal kingdom offer a huge diversity of chemical structures that 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.


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

Hardbound, 538 Pages

Published: July 2013

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-59603-1


  • 1. Recent insights into the emerging role of triterpenoids in cancer therapy: part I, Monica Rosa Loizzo, Francesco Menichini and Rosa Tundis
    2. Recent advances in medicinal applications of brassinosteroids, a group of plant hormones, Andrzej Bajguz, Agnieszka J. Bajguz and Elzbieta A. Tryniszewska
    3. Synthesis of bioactive natural products by propargylic carboxylic ester rearrangements, Shazia Anjum, Elena Soriano, and José Luis Marco-Contelles
    4. Catalytic asymmetric strategies for the synthesis of 3,3-disubstituted oxindoles, Albert Moyano and Xavier Companyó
    5. Abyssomicins - isolation, properties and synthesis, Vladimir Savic
    6. Progress in the syntheses of dibenzocyclooctadiene lignans, Junbiao Chang, and Chuanjun Song
    7. Lessons from the sea: distribution, SAR and molecular mechanisms of anti-inflammatory drugs from marine organisms, David M. Pereira, Patrícia Valentão, and Paula B. Andrade
    8. Marine resource: a promising future for anticancer drugs, Ajai Prakash Gupta, Pankaj Pandotra, Rajni Sharma, Manoj Kushwaha and Suphla Gupta
    9. 14β-hydroxy pregnanes from succulent plants belonging to Hoodia gordonii and Caralluma genus: Extraction, biological activities and synthesis, Yatin J. Shukla, Ikhlas A. Khan, Philippe Geoffroy, Michel Miesch
    10. Chemico-biological aspects of plant lectins with a preference to legume lectins, Fatima Clement John, Khatija Tabbasum and Chebrolu P. Rao
    11. Lycopene. A review of chemical and biological activity related to beneficial health effects, Montaña Cámara, María de Cortes Sánchez-Mata and Virginia Fernández-Ruiz, Rosa María Cámara, Sadia Manzoor and Jorge O. Caceres
    12. Oleuropeic and menthiafolic acid glucose esters from plants: shared structural relationships and biological activities, Jason Q.D. Goodger and Ian E. Woodrow
    13. Pharmacological effects of Cordyceps and its bioactive compounds, Jeevan K. Prasain
    14. Silymarin flavonolignans: structure-activity relationship and biosynthesis, Sameh AbouZid and Osama Mohamed
    15. Natural antioxidants in cosmetics, Idha Kusumawati and Gunawan Indrayanto


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