Medicinal Natural Products: A Disease-Focused Approach

Medicinal Natural Products: A Disease-Focused Approach

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  • Editors: Satyajit Sarker, Lutfun Nahar
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128210192
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128210208

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Medicinal Natural Products: A Disease-Focused Approach, Volume 55 in the Annual Reports in Medicinal Chemistry series, highlights the applications of natural products as medicines or prospective medicinal leads for the treatment of various human ailments. Each chapter covers a particular disease area or medical condition, with chapters in this new release covering Medicinal Natural Products – An Introduction, Anticancer Natural Products, Antimicrobial Natural Products, Antimalarial and Antiparasitic Natural Products, Anti-inflammatory Natural Products, Neuroprotective Natural Products, Hepatoprotective Natural Products, Nephroprotective Natural Products, Cancer Chemopreventive Natural Products, Antipsoriatic Natural Products, Medicinal Natural Products in Osteoporosis, Antidiabetic Natural Products, Anti-obesity Natural Products, and much more.

Key Features

  • Presents a disease-focused perspective
  • Includes the latest on the medicinal chemistry of natural products
  • Covers natural products in drug delivery


Medicinal chemists, natural products chemists, drug discovery researchers, pharmacists, phytochemists and phytotherapists of all levels

Table of Contents

  • 1. Medicinal natural products - An introduction
    Lutfun Nahar and Satyajit D Sarker
    2. Anticancer natural products
    Satyajit D Sarker, Lutfun Nahar, Anca Miron and Mingquan Guo
    3. Antimicrobial natural products
    Mukhlesur Rahman and Satyajit D Sarker
    4. Antiparasitic natural products
    Fyaz M D Ismail, Lutfun Nahar, Kalin Y Zhang and Satyajit D Sarker
    5. Anti-inflammatory natural products
    Olumayokun A Olajide and Satyajit D Sarker
    6. Neuroprotective natural products
    Subrata Das, Lutfun Nahar, Rajat Nath, Deepa Nath, Satyajit D Sarker and Anupam Das Talukdar
    7. Hepatoprotective natural products
    Sitesh C Bachar, Ritesh Bachar, Rownak Jahan and Mohammed Rahmatullah
    8. Nephroprotective natural products
    Emil Jivishov, Lutfun Nahar and Satyajit D Sarker
    9. Cancer chemopreventive natural products
    Kenneth J Ritchie and Satyajit D Sarker
    10. Antipsoriatic natural products
    Anca Miron, Lutfun Nahar, Elvira Gille and Satyajit D Sarker
    11. Medicinal natural products in osteoporosis
    Didem Sohretoglu and Gulin Renda
    12. Antidiabetic natural products
    Pulok K Mukherjee, Amit Kar, Subhadip Banerjee and C.K. Katiyar
    13. Anti-obesity natural products
    Aditya Arya, Lutfun Nahar, Hidayat Ullah Khan and Satyajit D Sarker
    14. Analgesic and antipyretic natural products
    Jamil A Shilpi and Shaikh Jamal Uddin
    15. Fertility regulating natural products
    Sushmita Nath, Lutfun Nahar and Satyajit D Sarker
    16. Antipsychotic natural products
    Krystyna Skalicka-Woźniak and Jürg Gertsch

Product details

  • No. of pages: 530
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: September 21, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128210192
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128210208

About the Serial Volume Editors

Satyajit Sarker

Satyajit Sarker
Prof Satyajit D Sarker, the Editor-in-Chief of Phytochemical Analysis, and the former President of the Phytochemical Society of Europe (2018-20), is the Director of School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University. He is a Pharmacy Professor and the Founding Head of the Centre for Natural Products Discovery, launched in January 2019. He served as a Visiting Scientist (Guest Professor), awarded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences to carry out a joint research project at the Wuhan Botanical Garden, and a Visiting Professor at the School of Medicine, Taylor’s University, Malaysia (May 2019 – April 2021). He has recently been awarded with an Honorary Professorship at the University of East Anglia (2020-24). He obtained BPharm (Hons) and MPharm degrees from Dhaka University, and completed his PhD in Phytochemistry from Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK. His research focuses on anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antimalarial, antimicrobial, chemopreventive and wound-healing properties of phytochemicals. Prof Sarker is in the Editorial Board of >35 international journals including Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, Current Medicinal Chemistry, Current Trends in Medicinal Chemistry, DARU, Diversity, Molecules andPhytomedicine Plus, and a reviewer for over 80 journals. He co-authored/co-edited 15 books, of which, the popular textbook, Chemistry for Pharmacy Students (Wiley & Sons) first published in 2007 and the second edition in 2019, has been translated in Indonesian, Japanese, Greek and Portuguese languages. Prof Sarker has published well over 650 publications to date.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK

Lutfun Nahar

Lutfun Nahar
Dr Lutfun Nahar, Chemistry honors graduate from Exeter University, obtained her PhD in Organic and Medicinal Chemistry from Aberdeen University. She is currently working at Liverpool John Moores University. Previously she held several posts including Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry at Wolverhampton University, Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry at Robert Gordon University, Research Fellow at Ulster University, Visiting Professor at Tripoli University, Research Scientist at Rowett Research Institute, Medical Research Council Fellow at Robert Gordon University and Post-doctoral Fellow at Aberdeen University. She is the Managing Editor of Phytochemical Analysis, a reviewer of 30 international journals, and in the Editorial Board of 15 international journals. She has published 360 scientific papers, reviews, books and book chapters in the area of Synthetic Organic Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry. She co-authored the popular textbook, Chemistry for Pharmacy Students (Wiley & Sons) in 2007, which was subsequently translated in Japanese, Greek and Portuguese languages; the second edition will be published in 2019. She is also the co-author of the book, Steorid Dimers (Wiley & Sons), published in 2012. She co-edited the third editon of Natural Products Isolation (Humana Press-Springer-Verlag), published in 2012. Computational Phytochemistry (Elsevier), published in April 2018, is the latest contribution from Dr Nahar and Prof Sarker. Dr Nahar has Google citations: 8800, h-index: 43 and i10-index: 192, and ResearchGate score: 43.51. Her research interest includes several aspects of Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry. Her scientific profile has been published in every edition of the Marquis "Who’s Who in the World" since 2009 and "Who's Who in Science and Engineering" since 2010.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

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