Studies in Natural Products Chemistry

Series Editor:

  • 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 to the pharmaceutical industry exciting opportunities in the field of new drug development. The series covers all of the above as well as the synthesis, testing and recording of the medicinal properties of natural products.
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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: March 2013
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-62615-8

Table of Contents

Bioprospecting in the Berkeley Pit: the Use of Signal Transduction Enzyme Inhibition Assays to Isolate Bioactive Secondary Metabolites from the Extremophilic Fungi of an Acid Mine Waste Lake, by Andrea A. Stierle and Donald B. Stierle
Natural and Synthetic Chalcones: Tools for the Study of Targets of Action - Insulin Secretagogue or Insulin Mimetic? by Fátima Regina Mena Barreto Silva et al.
Natural Matrix-Metalloproteinase Inhibitors - Leads from Herbal Resources, by Pulok K. Mukherjee et al.
Materials Science and Engineering of Mucin. A New Aspect of Mucin Chemistry, by Kiminori Ushida and Takeomi Murata
Recent Advances in the Synthetic Studies of Pestalotiopsin A and Related Caryophyllene-type Sesquiterpenoids, by Ken-Ichi Katao and Kin-Ichi Tadano
Emerging Targets in the Bioactivity of Ellipticines and Derivatives, by Florence O. McCarthy et al.
Bioactive Natural Products from Enantiomeric Carvones, by Fliur Zainutdin Macaev
Progress in the Research of Dibenzocyclooctadiene Lignans, by Junbiao Changan and Chuanjun Song
Plant Polyphenols. Recent Advances in Structure-Activity Relationships and Mechanism of Action in Cancer Prevention, by Athanasios Valavanidis and Thomais Vlachogianni
Bioprospection of Potential Trypanocydal Drugs. A Scientific Literature Survey over the Period 2000-2010, by Liliana V. Muschietti et al.
Accumulation of Potential Pharmaceutically Relevant Lichen Metabolites in Lichens and Cultured Lichen Symbionts, by Elfie Stocker-Wörgötter et al.
Plant-derived Natural Products for the Treatment of Leishmaniasis, by Jens Rohloff et al.
Development and Discovery Avenues in Bioactive Natural Products for Glycemic Novel Therapeutics, by Suresh R. Naik and Ganesh R. Kokil