Marine Natural Products V3

Marine Natural Products V3

Chemical And Biological Perspectives

1st Edition - June 28, 1980

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  • Author: Poul Schever
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323159319

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Marine Natural Products: Chemical and Biological Perspectives, Volume III, reviews the state of knowledge in the chemistry and biology of marine natural products. It attempts to bring together timely and critical reviews that are representative of major current researches and that, hopefully, will also foreshadow future trends. The volume's first chapter discusses separation techniques, including liquid-liquid extraction, membrane separation, chromatography, capillary gas chromatography, and high-performance liquid chromatography. This is followed by a chapter on amino acids that have been isolated from marine algae. Kainic acid, for instance, is a well-established ascaricide that was isolated from a red alga that had been known as an anthelmintic for a thousand years. Only recently, however, has it been recognized as a valuable tool in neurophy sinology. Subsequent chapters deal with nitrogenous pigments in marine invertebrates; and the phenomenon of bioluminescence, which is relatively rare among terrestrial organisms, but which is widespread among marine biota.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Preface to Volume I

    Contents of Previous Volumes

    Chapter 1 Separation Techniques

    I. Introduction

    II. Liquid-Liquid Extraction

    III. Membrane Separation Methods

    IV. Chromatography

    V. Capillary Gas Chromatography

    VI. High-Performance Liquid Chromatography

    VII. Concluding Remarks


    Chapter 2 Amino Acids from Marine Algae

    I. Introduction

    II. Free Protein Amino Acids

    III. Nonprotein Amino Acids

    IV. Aminosulfonic Acids

    V. Simple Peptides


    Chapter 3 Nitrogenous Pigments in Marine Invertebrates

    I. Introduction

    II. Melanins

    III. Ommochromes

    IV. Pteridines

    V. Tetrapyrrole Pigments

    VI. Unique Marine Pigments


    Chapter 4 Bioluminescence of Marine Organisms

    I. Introduction

    II. The Luciferin-Luciferase Reactions and Photoproteins

    III. Cypridina

    IV. Bioluminescent Coelenterates

    V. Bioluminescent Shrimps

    VI. Bioluminescent Fishes

    VII. Bioluminescent Mollusks

    VIII. Bioluminescent Worms

    IX. Luminous Bacteria

    X. Bioluminescent Dinoflagellates



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  • No. of pages: 245
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1980
  • Published: June 28, 1980
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323159319

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