Studies in Natural Products Chemistry, Volume 56 covers rapid developments in spectroscopic techniques, also presenting advances in high-throughput screening techniques, including the new potential to isolate and determine the structures and biological activity of natural products and their applications in the field of new drug development. This ongoing series covers the synthesis, testing and recording 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.
- Focuses on the chemistry of bioactive natural products
- Contains contributions by leading authorities in the field
- Presents sources of new pharmacophores
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1. Novel approaches in the synthesis of natural and synthetic fused aza-polycycles towards the development of new bioactive compounds 2. Combretastatins: Plant anti-cancer phenolics 3. The role of natural products in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease 4. Nature's medicines to treat epileptic seizures 5. Effects of bioactive components of green tea on Alzheimer's disease 6. Anti-HIV agents from nature: Natural compounds from Hypericum hircinum and carbocyclic nucleosides from iridoids 7. Bioactive natural products in plant disease control 8. Flavonoid alkaloids: Isolation, bioactivity and synthesis 9. Amides from plants: Structures and biological importance 10. Milk as a natural product: Foreign natural and anthropogenic organic compounds in it 11. Microencapsulation of phytosterols by spray drying
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.