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Studies in Natural Products Chemistry - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444640574, 9780444640604

Studies in Natural Products Chemistry, Volume 57

1st Edition

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Editor: Atta-ur Rahman
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444640574
eBook ISBN: 9780444640604
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 19th April 2018
Page Count: 488
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Table of Contents

1. Naturally occurring cyclobutanes: Their biological significance and synthesis
2. Broad-spectrum health protection of extra virgin olive oil compounds
3. Synthesis of cardiac steroids and their role on heart failure and cancer
4. Phenolic derivatives from medicinal herbs and plant extracts: Anticancer effects and synthetic approaches to modulate biological activity
5. Oligosaccharides from colostrum and dairy by-products: Determination, enrichment and healthy effects
6. Curcumin from turmeric as an adjunct drug?
7. Isolation and characterization of phenolic compounds from selected foods of plant origin using modern spectroscopic approaches
8. Fungal natural products focused on combating helminthiases
9. Phytochemistry, ethnomedicine and pharmacology of Acacia
10. Natural products with quorum quenching-independent antivirulence properties
11. Natural bioactive molecules with antidiabetic attributes: Insights into structure-activity relationships
12. Olea Europaea as potential source of bioactive compounds for diseases prevention
13. y-Aminobutyric acid (Gaba): Biosynthesis, role, commercial production and applications


Studies in Natural Products Chemistry, Volume 57, covers rapid developments in spectroscopic techniques and advances in high-throughput screening techniques that have made it possible to rapidly isolate and determine the structures and biological activity of natural products in new drug development. The series also covers the synthesis of the medicinal properties of natural products, providing cutting-edge accounts of fascinating developments in the isolation, structure elucidation, synthesis, biosynthesis and pharmacology of a diverse array of bioactive natural products. Specific sections in this release cover broad-spectrum health protection of extra virgin olive oil compounds, synthesis of cardiac steroids and their role on heart failure and cancer, and more.

Key Features

  • Focuses on the chemistry of bioactive natural products
  • Contains contributions by leading authorities in the field
  • Presents sources of new pharmacophores


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


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About the Editor

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 930 publications in several fields of organic chemistry.

Affiliations and Expertise

International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan