Marine Natural Products - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126240054, 9781483271866

Marine Natural Products

1st Edition

Chemical and Biological Perspectives

Editors: Paul J. Scheuer
eBook ISBN: 9781483271866
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th August 1983
Page Count: 458
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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 Contributors General Preface 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 References 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 References 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 References 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 References 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 References Chapter 6 Echinoderms Saponins I. Introduction II. Asterosaponins III. Holothurins IV. Other Classes V. Addendum References Chapter 7 Bioactive Marine Biopolymers I. Introduction II. Agglutinin (Lectin)-Type Biopolymers III. Antineoplast


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