Studies in Natural Products Chemistry: Bioactive Natural Products (Part F)

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Elsevier, Dec 14, 2001 - Science - 1052 pages
Natural products play an integral and ongoing role in promoting numerous aspects of scientific advancement, and many aspects of basic research programs are intimately related to natural products. The significance, therefore, of the Studies in Natural Product Chemistry series, edited by Professor Atta-ur-Rahman, cannot be overestimated. This volume, in accordance with previous volumes, presents us with cutting-edge contributions of great importance.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Acidcatalysed epimerization of bioactive indole alkaloids and their derivatives
3
Chapter 2 Antitumorpromoting and antiinflammatory activities of triterpenoids and sterols fiom plants and fungi
43
Chapter 3 Bioactive oleanene glucuronides obtained from fabaceous plants
89
Chapter 4 Biotransformation of terpenoids by microorganisms
125
Chapter 5 Cycloartane and oleanane saponins from Astragalus sp
179
Chemistry and biological activity
235
Chapter 7 Metabolism of the tomato saponin αtomatine by phytopathogenic fungi
293
Antimalarial drugs targeting an essential biomineralization process
327
Chapter 13 Induction and regulation of biosynthetic activity of phytoalexin in carrot cells
483
Chapter 14 Inhibition of Eukaryote Signal Transduction Components by Plant Defensive Secondary Metabolites
513
Chapter 15 Flavonoids and cardiovascular diseases
565
Chapter 16 Effects of flavonoids on gastrointestinal disorders
607
Chapter 17 Bioactivity of the phenolic compounds in higher plants
651
Chapter 18 Bioactive natural products from marine sources
683
Chapter 19 Biological activities of natural halogen compounds
757
Chapter 20 Marine sulfurcontaining natural products
811

Chapter 9 Bioactive peptides as signal molecules in plant defense growth and development
367
Chapter 10 Enzymes involved in the biosynthesis of brassinosteroids
413
Chapter 11 Immunopotentiating effects of a glycoprotein from Chlorella vulgaris strain CK and its characteristics
429
Inhibition of tumor necrosis Factorαdependent inflammatory liver injury
459
Chapter 21 Absorption metabolism and biological activities of chlorogenic acids and related compounds
919
Chapter 22 Effects of ethanol extract of Crocus sativus L and its components on learning behavior and longterm potentiation
955
Subject Index
971
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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.

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