Natural products present in the plant and animal kingdom offer a huge diversity of chemical structures, which are the result of biosynthetic processes that have been modulated over the millennia through genetic effects. With the rapid developments in spectroscopic techniques and accompanying advances in high-throughput screening techniques, it has become possible to isolate and then determine the structures and biological activity of natural products rapidly, thus opening up to the pharmaceutical industry exciting opportunities in the field of new drug development. The series covers all of the above as well as the synthesis, testing and recording of the medicinal properties of natural products.
- Describes the chemistry of bioactive natural products
- Contains contributions by leading authorities in the field
- A valuable source for researchers in natural product and medicinal chemistry
Natural and Synthetic Chalcones: Tools for the Study of Targets of Action
Insulin Secretagogue or Insulin Mimetic?
Natural Matrix-Metalloproteinase Inhibitors
Leads from Herbal Resources
Materials Science and Engineering of Mucin. A New Aspect of Mucin Chemistry
Recent Advances in the Synthetic Studies of Pestalotiopsin A and Related Caryophyllene-type SesquiterpenoidsEmerging Targets in the Bioactivity of Ellipticines and Derivatives
Bioactive Natural Products from Enantiomeric Carvones
Progress in the Research of Dibenzocyclooctadiene Lignans
Plant Polyphenols. Recent Advances in Structure-Activity Relationships and Mechanism of Action in Cancer Prevention
Bioprospection of Potential Trypanocydal Drugs. A Scientific Literature Survey over the Period 2000-2010
Accumulation of Potential Pharmaceutically Relevant Lichen Metabolites in Lichens and Cultured Lichen Symbionts Plant-derived Natural Products for the Treatment of Leishmaniasis
Development and Discovery Avenues in Bioactive Natural Products for Glycemic Novel Therapeutics