Studies in Natural Products Chemistry

Studies in Natural Products Chemistry

1st Edition - June 23, 2008

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  • Author: Atta-ur-Rahman
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444531803
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080569833

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This volume presents frontier reviews on recent developments on bioactive natural products in cutting-edge areas by eminent experts in their respective fields. Fourteen reviews treat diverse and different topics in natural products chemistry - basic ones, medicinally oriented ones, agro-oriented ones and ecologically oriented ones.It is an important addition to this important series on Natural Products Chemistry, generally acknowledged to be the leading series on this topic.

Readership

Natural product chemists, medicinal chemists, pharmacologists as well as researchers particularly those in academica and in the pharmaceutical industry.

Table of Contents

  • Antitumor agent 248. Chemistry and antitumor activity of tylophorine-related alkaloids
    LINYI WEI, ARNOLD BROSSI, SUSAN L. MORRIS-NATSCHKE, KENNETH F. BASTOW AND KUO-HSIUNG LEE

    Antitumor and antimetastatic actions of various natural products
    YOSHIYUKI KIMURA

    Natural stilbenes and analogues as ntineoplastic agents
    FULVIA ORSINI AND GUIDO SELLO

    Discoveries of the diels-alderases
    AKITAMI ICHIHARA

    Lipids of membranes: Chemistry, biological role and applications as drug carriers
    SOPHIA HATZIANTONIOY AND COSTAS DEMETZOS

    Metabolism of plant hormones cytokinins and their function in signaling, cell
    differentiation and plant development
    PETR GALUSZKA, LUKÁŠ SPÍCHAL, DAVID KOPECNÝ,
    PETR TARKOWSKI, JITKA FRÉBORTOVA, MAREK ŠEBELA
    AND IVO FRÉBORT

    (+)-Biotin: A challenge for industrially viable total synthesis of natural products
    MASAHIKO SEKI

    Biotechnology for the production of plant natural products
    RAFAEL ZARATE, NABIL EL JABER-VAZDEKIS,
    ELENA CEQUIER-SÁNCHEZ, FÁTIMA GUTÍERREZ-NICOLÁS AND ÁNGEL G. RAVELO

    Roles of insect and mammal pheromones: Vomeronasal receptors
    DANIEL GARCÍA VELÁZQUEZ, JOSÉ J. MARRERO TELLADO AND ANGEL G. RAVELO

    Stilbenoids: Chemistry and bioactivities
    KAI XIAO, HONG-JUN ZHANG, LI-JIANG XUAN, JUAN ZHANG,YA-MING XU AND DONG-LU BAI

    Tissue culture of medicinal plants: Micropropagation, transformation and
    production of useful secondary metabolites
    KAYO YOSHIMATSU

    Isoquinuclidines: A review of chemical and pharmacological properties
    M.O. FARUK KHAN, MARK S. LEVI, C. RANDALL CLARK,
    SETH Y. ABLORDEPPEY, SAY-JONG LAW, NORMAN H. WILSON AND RONALD F. BORNE

    Hyaluronic acid: Its function and degradation in in vivo systems
    GRIGORIJ KOGAN, LADISLAV ŠOLTES, ROBERT STERN,
    JÜRGEN SCHILLER AND RANIERO MENDICHI

    High altitude plants, chemistry of acclimation and adaptation
    MIGUEL E. ALONSO-AMELOT

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1022
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2008
  • Published: June 23, 2008
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444531803
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080569833

About the Author

Atta-ur-Rahman

Atta-ur-Rahman
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 1283 publications in several fields of organic chemistry.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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