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Marine Biomedicine: From Beach to Bedside

  • Features a holistic approach to address the full spectrum of marine drug discovery activities from sourcing biological samples through clinical trials
  • Covers recent developments in analytical techniques and biological screening
  • Presents chapters on new technologies and how they impact drug discovery
  • Includes the insight of a world leader in this dynamic area of research and an internationally renowned author team
  • Concludes with a review of several successes in the field that can serve to instruct researchers on paths to the clinic

By: Bill J Baker(Editor)

612 pages, 92 colour & 184 b/w illustrations, 11 tables

CRC Press

Hardback | Jan 2016 | #229602 | ISBN-13: 9781466582125
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Marine Biomedicine: From Beach to Bedside assesses current efforts in marine biomedicine and evaluates the implications of recent advances on the future of the field.

Richly illustrated in full color to enhance reader comprehension, Marine Biomedicine covers four sections. The first one addresses the technology that has recently been brought to bear on the study of marine natural products, including omics and bioinformatic techniques. The second focuses on lead discovery and reviews various products and their biomedical potential.

Examples of clinically successful marine products and discussions of approaches to the clinic are presented in the third section while the last section discusses prospects for the future of marine biodiscovery.

Highlighting new technologies, this valuable resource provides an overview of both what is currently possible in the field as well as a detailed look at what is being done in marine natural products research.


Accessing Chemical Diversity through Metagenomics
      Leah C. Blasiak and Russell T. Hill
Chemical Characterization of Marine Organisms Using a Metabolomic Approach
      Kashif Ali, Robert Verpoorte, Erica G. Wilson, and Young Hae Choi
Biosynthetic Approaches to Marine Drug Discovery and Development
      Eric W. Schmidt
Dereplication of Natural Products Using Databases
      Hartmut Laatsch

Logistic Considerations to Deliver Natural Product Libraries for High-Throughput Screening
      Ngoc B. Pham, Stephen Toms, David Camp, and Ronald J. Quinn
Screening Marine Microbial Libraries
      Jacqueline L. von Salm, Christopher G. Witowski, Danielle H. Demers, Ryan M. Young, Laurent Calcul, and Bill J. Baker
Screening Strategies for Drug Discovery and Target Identification
         Fatma H. Al-Awadhi, Lilibeth A. Salvador, and Hendrik Luesch
Anti-Infective Agents from Marine Sources
      Cedric Pearce
Screening for Antiparasitic Marine Natural Products
      Ryan M. Young and Eva-Rachele Pesce
Central Nervous System Modulators from the Oceans
      Kh. Tanvir Ahmed, Neil Lax, and Kevin Tidgewell
Marine Organisms in Cancer Chemoprevention
      Eun-Jung Park, Anam Shaikh, Brian T. Murphy, and John M. Pezzuto
Off the Beaten Path: Natural Products from Extreme Environments
      Samantha M. Gromek, Ashley M. West, and Marcy J. Balunas
Bioprospecting Fungi and the Labyrinthulomycetes at the Ocean-Land Interface
      Ka-Lai Pang, Clement K. M. Tsui, E. B. Gareth Jones, and Lilian L. P. Vrijmoed
Medicinal Chemistry and Lead Optimization of Marine Natural Products
      James W. Leahy

The Travails of Clinical Trials with Marine-Sourced Compounds
      David J. Newman and Gordon M. Cragg
Conopeptides, Marine Natural Products from Venoms: Biomedical Applications and Future Research Applications
      Baldomero M. Olivera, Helena Safavi-Hemami, Martin P. Horvath, and Russell W. Teichert
Development and Commercialization of a Fully Synthetic Marine Natural Product Analogue, Halaven (Eribulin Mesylate)
      Charles E. Chase, Hyeong-wook Choi, Atsushi Endo, Francis G. Fang, and John D. Orr
Marine Natural Products in Pharma: How Industry Missed the Boat
      Guy T. Carter and Valerie S. Bernan
In Vitro Model for Defining Neurotoxicity of Anticancer Agents
      Balanehru Subramanian, Halina Pietraszkiewicz, Joseph E. Media, and Frederick A. Valeriote

Comments on the Past and Future of Marine Natural Product Drug Discovery
      William Fenical

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Edited by Bill J. Baker is a professor of chemistry and director of University of South Florida's Center for Drug Discovery and Innovation in Tampa. He earned a BS in chemistry from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California, and his PhD from the University of Hawaii. Dr. Baker conducted postdoctoral research with Ron Parry at Rice University and Carl Djerassi at Stanford University. He is currently visiting Beaufort professor of marine biodiscovery at the National University of Ireland Galway. His research interests in marine natural product chemistry have taken him all over the globe, including 12 field seasons of research in Antarctica.

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