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Studies in Natural Products Chemistry, Volume 7: Structure and Chemistry Part A

Series: Studies in Natural Products Chemistry Volume: 7

By: AU Rahman


Hardback | Sep 1990 | #85281 | ISBN: 0444888292
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The increasing interest in natural product chemistry is due to the wealth of novel structures being discovered from both terrestrial and marine plant materials, and their potential for application in medicine. The present volume is the seventh of this series, and the third dealing with structural aspects of natural products. The chirality of natural products in relation to their biological activity, enzyme-carbohydrate interactions, and plant tissue culture as applied to the biosynthesis of terpenoids are dealt with in this work. Other chapters are concerned with oleanane triterpenes, bioactive constituents of mangrove plants and natural products from Artemisia. Contributions on toxins from echinoderms, biosynthesis of carotenoids, bioactive compounds from Simaroubaceous plants and plants used in African traditional medicine are also included. The last chapter is devoted to the chemistry of iridoids.


Chirality as manifested in the biological activity of natural products (W. Gaffield). The use of synthetic substrate analogues in the study of enzyme-carbohydrate interactions (K. Bock, B.W. Sigurskjold). Synthesis of lower terpenoids and related compounds by plant tissue cultures (D.V. Banthorpe). Recent advances in oleanane triterpenes (G.B.R. Mallavarapu). Chemical constituents and bioactive compounds from mangrove plants (U. Kokpol et al.) Natural products from the genus Artemisia L. (J.A. Marco, O. Barbera). Toxins of echinoderms (G.G. Habermehl, H.C. Krebs). The stereochemistry of carotenoid biosynthesis (G. Britton). Biologically active compounds from Simaroubaceous plants (M. Okano et al.). Bioactive constituents of plants used in African traditional medicine (K. Hostettman, A. Marston). The chemistry of iridoids (A. Bianco). Subject index.

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