Marine Natural Products

Marine Natural Products

Chemical and Biological Perspectives

1st Edition - August 28, 1983

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  • Editor: Paul J. Scheuer
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483271866

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Marine Natural Products: Chemical and Biological Perspectives, Volume V focuses on the chemical and biological study of sponges. Chapters in the volume present papers discussing the various findings and researches on sponges. Topics discussed include a review on research on sponge metabolites; biosynthetic studies of marine organisms; steroid research on unicellular algae; structural organic chemistry of marine metabolites; and marine biopolymers. Marine biologists, biochemists, and pharmacologists will find the book a good reference material.

Table of Contents

  • Contents


    General Preface


    Contents of Previous Volume

    Chapter 1 Chemotaxonomy of the Porifera: The Development and Currents Status of the Field

    I. Introduction

    II. Chemotaxonomic Investigations on Porifera

    III. Conclusion


    Chapter 2 Biosynthesis of Marine Metabooites

    I. Introduction

    II. Fatty Acids and Related Compounds

    III. Sponge Sterols

    IV. Halogenated Metabolites

    V. Bile Pigments and Related Compounds

    VI. Other Opisthobranch Transformations

    VII. Echinochrome A in Arabacia pustulosa

    VIH. Summary


    Chapter 3 Dinoflagellate Sterols

    I. Introduction

    II. Unique Structural Features of Dinoflagellate Sterols

    III. 4α-Methylsterols

    IV. 4α-Demethylsterols

    V. Norsterols

    VI. Steroid Ketones

    VII. Structure and Taxonomy

    VIII. Biosynthesis

    IX. Sterol Synthesis by Zooxanthellae

    X. Dinoflagellate Sterols as Tracers in the Marine Environment

    XI. Function

    XII. Conclusions


    Chapter 4 Continuents of Laurencia

    I. Introduction

    II. Sesquiteoenoids

    III. Diteoenoids

    IV. Triteoenoids

    V. C15 Acetogenins

    VI. Miscellaneous Compounds

    VII. Ecology and Physiological Activity

    VIII. Taxonomy

    IX. Addendum A

    X. Addendum B


    Chapter 5 Marine Indoles

    I. Introduction

    II. Simple Indoles

    III. Tryptophan-Derived Indoles

    IV. Miscellaneous Indoles

    V. Concluding Remarks

    VI. Addendum

    Appendix: Indoles Reported from Marine Sources


    Chapter 6 Echinoderms Saponins

    I. Introduction

    II. Asterosaponins

    III. Holothurins

    IV. Other Classes

    V. Addendum


    Chapter 7 Bioactive Marine Biopolymers

    I. Introduction

    II. Agglutinin (Lectin)-Type Biopolymers

    III. Antineoplastic Biopolymers of Marine Origin

    IV. Marine Biopolymers with Miscellaneous Activities



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  • No. of pages: 458
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1983
  • Published: August 28, 1983
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483271866

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Paul J. Scheuer

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