Discovery and Development of Anti-Breast Cancer Agents from Natural Products

Discovery and Development of Anti-Breast Cancer Agents from Natural Products

1st Edition - June 24, 2021

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  • Editor: Goutam Brahmachari
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128212783
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128212776

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Discovery and Development of Anti-Breast Cancer Agents from Natural Products presents cutting-edge research advances in the field of bioactive natural products and natural drug formulations. This volume in the Natural Products Drug Discovery series focuses on molecules of natural origin and their synthetic analogs that show promising potential to act as anti-breast cancer and chemotherapeutic agents. Combining foundational background information on cancer mechanisms with details of medicinal structures from natural products, this volume compiles the latest developments from across interdisciplinary fields.Discovery and Development of Anti-Breast Cancer Agents from Natural Products will serve as a valuable resource for researchers working to discover promising leads for the development of novel pharmaceuticals for breast cancer, highlighting a number of key structures from natural products and exploring possible future developments in the area.

Key Features

  • Highlights active agents from natural sources for development as novel anti-cancer agents
  • Features contributions from active researchers and leading experts working in the field
  • Includes foundational background information on both breast cancer mechanisms and natural product structures to support researchers from different disciplines


Medicinal chemists, Synthetic Chemists, Phytochemists, Combinatorial Chemists, Pharmacologists, Biochemists, Cancer researchers, Botanists, Students in related fields

Table of Contents

  • 1. Discovery and Development of Anti-Breast Cancerous Agents From Natural Products: An Overview
    2. Epothilones A and B: The 16-Membered Natural Macrolides as a Fascinating Template for Antibreast Cancer Drug Discovery
    3. Anti-Breast Cancer Terpenoids of Natural Origins
    4. Vinca Alkaloids as Chemotherapeutic Agents Against Breast Cancer
    5. Cannabinoids and Breast Cancer
    6. Carotenoids as Tools in Breast Cancer Therapy
    7. Flavonoids as Inducers of Apoptosis and Autophagy in Breast Cancer
    8. Phytoestrogens as Novel Therapeutic Molecules Against Breast Cancer
    9. Chemopreventive and Therapeutic Potential of Natural Agents and Their Combinations for Breast Cancer
    10. Nanoparticles for Delivering Natural Product Chemotherapeutics to Breast Cancer Cells
    11. Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Breast Cancer and Role of Plant Products in Targeted Therapy

Product details

  • No. of pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: June 24, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128212783
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128212776

About the Editor

Goutam Brahmachari

Goutam Brahmachari
Goutam Brahmachari, PhD, FRSC, is a professor of organic chemistry at Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, India. With more than 22 years of experience in both teaching and research, he has produced over 200 scientific publications, including original research papers, review articles, books, and invited book chapters in the field of natural products and synthetic organic chemistry. He has already authored/edited 25 books from the leading scientific publishers. Prof. Brahmachari serves several scientific bodies and received several awards and accolades for his contribution in both teaching and research, namely, Dr Kalam Best Teaching Faculty Award-2017, INSA (Indian National Science Academy) Teachers Award-2019, and CRSI (Chemical Research Society of India) Bronze Medal-2021 (contributions to research in chemistry). Prof. Brahmachari has been featured in the recently published World Ranking-2020 of the Top 2% Scientists (Organic Chemistry Category).

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, India

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