Studies in Natural Products Chemistry, Volume 35 (Google eBook)

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Elsevier, Jul 24, 2008 - Science - 966 pages
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This volume presents frontier reviews of recent developments in bioactive natural products in cutting-edge areas by eminent experts in their respective fields. It is an essential addition to this important series on Natural Products Chemistry, generally acknowledged to be the leading series on this topic.

• The first seven reviews cover recent developments in the field of bioactive marine natural products.
• Additional coverage includes Novel Domino reactions; medicinal plants and phytochemicals; recent developments in bioactive natural peptides; the chemistry and pharmacology of natural cyclic lipopeptides; and the biological activities of Salvia .
• The text includes a comprehensive review of biologically active compounds of semi-metals such as boron, silicon, arsenic, selenium and tellurium.

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Chapter 1 Synthetic efforts toward and biological activity of thyrsiferol and structurallyrelated analogues
Chapter 2 Bioactive marine metabolites from okinawan waters
Chapter 3 Natural marine antiviral products
Chapter 4 Triterpene glycosides from sea cucumbers holothurioidea echinodermata Biological activities and functions
Chapter 5 Bioactive metabolites from marine microorganisms
Chapter 6 Biological activities of sulfated glycosides from echinoderms
Chapter 7 3Aklypyridinium and 3alkylpyridine compounds from marine sponges their synthesis biological activities and potential use
Chapter 8 Novel domino reactions for synthesis of bioactive diterpenoids and alkaloids
Chapter 10 Antiinfectious activity in the anthemideae tribe
Chapter 11 Antiosteoporotic agents from natural sources
Chapter 12 Plants with possible anxiolytic andor hypnotic effects indicated by three Brazilian cultures Indians afroBrazilians and riverdwellers
Chapter 13 Bioactive natural peptides
Chapter 14 Cyclic lipopeptide antibiotics
Chapter 15 Bioactive diterpenoids of Salvia species
Chapter 16 Biologically active compounds of semimetals
Subject Index

Chapter 9 Natural products as antibacterial agents

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About the author (2008)

Atta-ur-Rahman, a leading scientist and scholar in the field of organic chemistry from Pakistan, obtained his Ph.D. from Cambridge University (1968) and was later honored by Doctor of Science degree. The Government of Pakistan has conferred four civil awards, Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (1983), Sitara-i-Imtiaz (1991), Hilal-i-Imtiaz (1998), and the highest national civil award Nishan-i-Imtiaz (2002), in recognition of his contributions. In July 2006, he was elected as a Fellow of Royal Society ( London). He has secured numerous other national and international prizes and awards. Presently, Rahman is the Editor-in-Chief/Executive Editor of fifteen leading European Chemistry journals. He is also the Coordinator General of COMSTECH, an OIC Ministerial Committee comprising the 57 Ministers of Science and Technology from 57 OIC member countries. He served as the Federal Minister for Science and Technology (14th March, 2000 - 20th November, 2002). Currently, he is Federal Minister/Chairman of the Higher Education Commission and Advisor to the Prime Minister on Science and Technology. Editor of five book-series entitled "Studies in Natural Product Chemistry", 32 volumes of which have been published during the last 14 years. He also edits "Frontiers in Medicinal Chemistry", "C-13-NMR of Natural Products", "Advances in Organic Chemistry", "Advances in Organic Synthesis" and "Frontiers in Drug Design and Discovery".

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