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Marine Natural Products V3 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126240030, 9780323159319

Marine Natural Products V3

1st Edition

Chemical And Biological Perspectives

Author: Poul Schever
eBook ISBN: 9780323159319
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th June 1980
Page Count: 245
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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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