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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Contents

Chapter 1 Synthetic efforts toward and biological activity of thyrsiferol and structurallyrelated analogues
3
Chapter 2 Bioactive marine metabolites from okinawan waters
57
Chapter 3 Natural marine antiviral products
101
Chapter 4 Triterpene glycosides from sea cucumbers holothurioidea echinodermata Biological activities and functions
135
Chapter 5 Bioactive metabolites from marine microorganisms
197
Chapter 6 Biological activities of sulfated glycosides from echinoderms
311
Chapter 7 3Aklypyridinium and 3alkylpyridine compounds from marine sponges their synthesis biological activities and potential use
355
Chapter 8 Novel domino reactions for synthesis of bioactive diterpenoids and alkaloids
399
Chapter 10 Antiinfectious activity in the anthemideae tribe
445
Chapter 11 Antiosteoporotic agents from natural sources
517
Chapter 12 Plants with possible anxiolytic andor hypnotic effects indicated by three Brazilian cultures Indians afroBrazilians and riverdwellers
549
Chapter 13 Bioactive natural peptides
597
Chapter 14 Cyclic lipopeptide antibiotics
693
Chapter 15 Bioactive diterpenoids of Salvia species
753
Chapter 16 Biologically active compounds of semimetals
835
Subject Index
923

Chapter 9 Natural products as antibacterial agents
423

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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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