Studies in Natural Products Chemistry, Volume 63 covers the rapid developments in spectroscopic techniques and accompanying advances in high-throughput screening techniques that have made it possible to rapidly isolate and determine the structures and biological activity of natural products. The book highlights these new and exciting opportunities in the field of new drug development to the pharmaceutical industry. As 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, this book is an ideal resource on the material presented.
- Focuses on the chemistry of bioactive natural products
- Contains contributions by leading authorities in the field
- Presents sources of new pharmacophores
1. Recent Advances in the Licorice Root Constituent Dibenzoylmethane as A Potential Therapeutic Option for Cancer 2. Polyphenols for Skin Cancer: Chemical Properties, Structure-Related Mechanisms of Action and New Delivery Systems 3. The Leucetta Alkaloids: Synthetic Aspects 4. Metal-catalyzed, Bidentate Directing Group-assisted C-H Functionalization: Application to the synthesis of Complex Natural Products 6. Antioxidant, Anti-Inflammatory and Anticancer Potential of Natural Bioactive Compounds from Seaweeds 7. Comparison of the Ginsenoside Composition of Asian Ginseng (Panax ginseng) and American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.) and their Transformation Pathways 8. Use of Natural Products in the Prevention and Management of Type 2 Diabetes 9. In vitro Fucoxanthin Production by the Phaeodactylum Tricornutum Diatom 10. Neuroprotective Potential of Phytochemicals via in silico Molecular Docking Techniques 11. Isolation and Structure Elucidation of Bioactive Polyphenols 12. Curcumin and Molecular Targets in Eye Diseases 13. Phytochemistry and Biological Activities of Algerian Centaurea and Related Genera 14. Phytoconstituent Plumbagin: Chemical, Biotechnological and Pharmaceutical Aspects 15. Advances in the Synthesis of Furo[2,3-b]Furanone-containing Natural Products 16. Advances in Dammarane-type Triterpenoid Saponins from Bacopa Monnieri: Structure, Bioactivity, Biotechnology and Neuroprotection
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.