978-81-8487-235-4 Publication Year: 2014
Pages: 516 Binding: Hard Back
About the book
NATURAL BIOACTIVE MOLECULES: Impacts and Prospects attempts to provide an insight into significant developments in some of the promising areas of naturally occurring bioactive compounds. Bioactive natural products are a rich source of novel therapeutics, and are of great interest and promise in the present day research directed towards drug design and discovery. This book covers a wide area of bioactive natural products research through a variety of twelve chapters written by leading scientists of the world, and brings together an overview of cutting-edge research advances in this remarkable field. The book features the chemistry and pharmacology of naturally occurring bioactive compounds of potential interest highlighting their chemical transformations and semi-synthetic studies, biosynthesis, structure-activity relationships, metabolism, molecular biology and mode of action.
It will serve as a valuable resource for researchers to predict promising leads for developing pharmaceuticals to treat various ailments and disease manifestations. The broad interdisciplinary approach dealt in this book would also motivate young scientists to the field of bioactive natural products research.
• Contains a variety of at least fifteen chapters with broad interdisciplinary approach written by active researchers and leading experts in natural products chemistry on current discoveries into bioactive natural products.
• Deals with recent advances in the research of bioactive natural products in the domain of discovery and development of new drugs to the pharmaceutical industry.
• Chemical advances into naturally occurring organic compounds of various skeletons including their spectral properties, chemical transformations, structure-activity relationships.
• Synthesis and semi-synthesis of potentially bioactive natural products
Foreword / Preface / List of Contributors / Natural Bioactive Molecules: Impacts and Prospects — An Overview / Role of Natural Products as a Source of Alzheimer’s Drug Leads: An Update / Natural Product Activators of Sirtuins against Aging / Structure-Bioactivity Relations of Acylated Anthocyanins and Their Related Polyphenols / Marine-Derived Bioactive Polysaccharides from Microorganisms / Stevioside and Related Compounds: Molecules of Pharmaceutical Promise Beyond Zero-Calorie Sweeteners / Vitamin B6 Derived Cofactor Pyridoxal-5'-Phosphate: Promising Role in Drug Development Programme / Allelochemicals from Artemisia vulgaris Linn. (Compositae) / Quercetin — A Ubiquitous Bioflavonoid: Structural Aspects versus Potential Health Benefits / Therapeutic Efficacy of Macro and Small Bioactive Molecules in Organ Pathophysiology / Anti-pruritic and Anti-inflammatory Herbal or Natural Products for the Treatment of Skin Disease / Triterpenoid Saponins: Role in Targeted Anti-cancer Therapies / Natural Bioactive Flavonoids — Recent Developments in Research: A Thorough Update / Index.
Students and Researchers in Chemistry, Pharmacology, Drug Development, & Medicinal Plants