The book contains articles written by leading authorities in their respective fields of research. It presents current frontiers and future guidelines for research based on important discoveries made in the field of bioactive natural products.

Key Features

- Volume 28 is part of a great family of useful reference books - Illustrates the types of critical discoveries that emerge from the interface of chemistry and biology - Contributions are from well-respected authors


The book is for scientists from academia and industry working in the field of natural products chemistry and related disciplines.

Table of Contents

Bioactive compounds from the genus Broussonetia; Chemical and biological studies on Licania genus; Recent progress in retinoid chemistry; Bioactive tetramic acid metabolites; Chemistry and biological activities of Ginkgo biloba; Chemistry and biological activities of isoprenylated flavonoids from medicinal plants; Plant polyphenols: Structure, occurrence and bioactivity; Promising pharmacological actions of crocin in Crocus sativus on the central nervous system; Synthesis and modification of marcfortine and paraherquamide class of anthelmintics; Acaricides of natural origin, personal experiences and review of literature (1990-2001); Podolactones: A group of biologically active norditerpenoids; Antitumoral activity of lipids A studies in animal models and cancer patients; Prevention of cancer chemotherapy drug-induced adverse reaction, antitumor and antimetastatic activities by natural products; Biologically active triterpene glycosides from sea cucumbers (holothuroidea, echinodermata); Sulfur-containing natural products from marine invertebrates; Subject Index


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About the editor


Atta-ur-Rahman, Professor Emeritus, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (H. E. J. Research Institute of Chemistry and Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research), University of Karachi, Pakistan, was the Pakistan Federal Minister for Science and Technology (2000-2002), Federal Minister of Education (2002), and Chairman of the Higher Education Commission with the status of a Federal Minister from 2002-2008. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London (FRS) and an UNESCO Science Laureate. He is a leading scientist with more than 930 publications in several fields of organic chemistry.


@qu: The volume is presented with the now characteristic quality for which the series is known, although quite naturally the style and organization of each of the chapters has its own unique formatting characteristics. There is a good mix of chemistry, structure elucidation, synthesis, and biology in the various chapters, thereby appealing to a diverse readership. The diagrams are clear and the writing excellent. In summary, this is another excellent volume in a very valuable series on natural products for which Professor Atta-ur-Rahman is to be congratulated. However, the volume should be an important and essential asset for those libraries supporting the efforts of natural product research groups." @source: Geoffrey A. Cordell, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA, PHYTOCHEMISTRY, Vol.65, 2004