Natural products in the plant and animal kingdom offer a huge diversity of chemical structures that 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 exciting opportunities in the field of new drug development to the pharmaceutical industry.
The series also covers the synthesis or testing and recording of the medicinal properties of natural products, providing cutting edge accounts of the fascinating developments in the isolation, structure elucidation, synthesis, biosynthesis and pharmacology of a diverse array of bioactive natural products.
- Focuses on the chemistry of bioactive natural products
- Contains contributions by leading authorities in the field
- Presents sources of new pharmacophores
Cannabis and Bioactive Cannabinoids
Electrochemical Monitoring of the Pharmacological Activity of Natural Products
Structural Elucidation of Saponins: A Combined Approach Based on High Resolution Spectroscopic Techniques
Ecdysteroids in Plants and Their Pharmacological Effects in Vertebrates and Humans
Drimane-Related Merosesquiterpenoids, a Promising Library of Metabolites for Drug Development
The Structure-Activity Relationships of Plant Secondary Metabolites with Antimicrobial, Free Radical Scavenging and Inhibitory Activity towards Selected Enzymes
Marine Polyacetylenes: Distribution, Biological Properties, and Synthesis
Bioactive Natural Products from Marine-Derived Fungi
An UpdateMushrooms: A Source of Exciting Bioactive Compounds
Natural Bioactive Molecules: Mechanism of Actions and Perspectives in Organ PathophysiologyOxindole Alkaloids of Uncaria (Rubiaceae, Subfamily Cinchonoideae): A Review of Its Structure, Properties and Bioactivities