Studies in Natural Products Chemistry

Edited by

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

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, providing cutting edge accounts of the fascinating developments in the isolation, structure elucidation, synthesis, biosynthesis and pharmacology of a diverse array 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: February 2014
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-63281-4

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Glycosphingolipid Ligands for Invariant Natural Killer T Cells as Immunostimulants, Takuya Tashiro and Kenji Mori
Ch. 2 Synthesis of Imidazole Alkaloids originated in Marine Sponges, Hans-René Bjørsvik and Alexander H. Sandtorv
Ch. 3 Cerebrosides from Marine Organisms, Valeria P. Careaga and Marta S. Maier 
Ch. 4 Isolation and Analysis of Lignin-Carbohydrate Complexes (LCC) Preparations with Traditional and Advanced Methods: A Review, Mikhail Balakshin, Ewellyn Capanema and Alex Berlin
Ch. 5 Isolation, Characterization and Biological Activities of Polysaccharides from Medicinal Plants and Mushrooms, Lin Zhang, Karsihma Reddy and Sundar Rao Koyyalamudi
Ch. 6 Natural Compounds (Small Molecules) as Potential and Real Drugs of Alzheimer´s Disease: A Critical Review, Lucie Cahlíková, Kateřina Macáková, Nina Benešová, Jakub Chlebek, Anna Hošťálková and Lubomír Opletal
Ch. 7 Natural Antiviral Compounds, A. E. D. Bekhit and A. A Bekhit
Ch. 8 Chemopreventive Properties of Fruit Phenolic Compounds and their Possible Mode of Actions, H.P. Vasantha Rupasinghe, Sandhya V.G. Nair and Robin A. Robinson
Ch. 9 Plant Secondary Metabolites: Structure-Activity Relationships in Human Health Prevention and Treatment of Common Diseases, Silvia R. Leicach and Hugo D. Chludil 
Ch. 10 Assignment of Regio- and Stereochemistry of Natural Products using Mass Spectrometry Chlorogenic Acids and Derivatives as a Case Study, Nikolai Kuhnert, Inamullah Hakim Said and Rakesh Jaiswal
Ch. 11 Tetrapyrrole Compounds of Cyanobacteria, Fumio Watanabe, Yukinori Yabuta, and Tomohiro Bito
Ch. 12  Recent Progress in the Synthesis of 2,6-Disubstituted Hydroxypiperidine Alkaloids, Hidefumi Makabe
Ch. 13 Structure, Biological Properties and Total Synthesis of Polyhydroxylated Pyrrolizidines of the Hyacinthacines Family, Valérie Desvergnes and Yannick Landais
Ch. 14 The Synthesis of Seven-Membered Rings in Natural Products, Kleber T. De Oliveira, Bruno M. Servilha, Leandro De C. Alves, André L. Desiderá and Timothy J. Brocksom