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Volume 7
Bentham Science Publishers
Frontiers in Natural Product Chemistry – Volume 7 presents recent advances in the chemistry and biochemistry of naturally occurring compounds. The book is a valuable resource for pharmaceutical scientists and postgraduate students seeking updated and critically important information on bioactive natural products. The chapters in this volume are written by eminent authorities in the field.
Chapter1 of this book series presents the progress made in the field of plant-derived anticancer agents in the treatment of cancer, as well as their mechanism of action and the limitations associated with current therapeutic options. The second chapter of the book, has review on benanomicin-pradimicin antibiotics (BPAs) with respect to structural, functional, mechanistic and synthetic aspects. Chapter 3 provides interesting information regarding the numerous pharmacological activities of the different parts and extracts of Bixa Orellana. Chapter 4 of the book focuses on the distribution, cultivation, traditional uses, phytochemistry, pharmacological potential and future prospective of Nilakanthi (Ajuga bracteosa Wall. ex Benth.). In chapter 5, discussion on the synthesis of benzocarbazoles, mostly benzo[a]carbazoles (including the dihydro and tetrahydro derivatives), with interesting properties is present. Chapter 6 of the book contains the anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, and anti-depressant activities of chalcones. The last chapter gives an overview of the new steroid compounds isolated from marine sponges, macroalgae and cucumbers.
 
About the editor:
Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman, Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Cambridge University (1968) has 1,232 international publications (45 international patents and 341 books). He received the following awards: Fellow Royal Society (FRS) London (2006), UNESCO Science Prize (1999), Honorary Life Fellow Kings College, Cambridge University (2007), Academician (Foreign Member) Chinese Academy of Sciences (2015), Highest Civil Award for Foreigners of China (Friendship Award, 2014), High Civil Award Austria (“Grosse Goldene Ehrenzeischen am Bande") (2007), Foreign Fellow Chinese Chemical Society (2013), Sc.D. Cambridge University (UK) (1987), TWAS (Italy) Prize (2009). He was the President of Network of Academies of Sciences of Islamic Countries (NASIC), Vice President TWAS (Italy), Foreign Fellow Korean Academy of Science & Technology, President Pakistan Academy of Sciences (2003-2006) and (2011 – 2014). He was the Federal Minister for Science and Technology of Pakistan (2000 – 2002), Federal Minister of Education (2002) and Chairman Higher Education Commission/Federal Minister (2002-2008), Coordinator General of COMSTECH (OIC Ministerial Committee) (1996-2012), and the Editor-in-Chief of Current Medicinal Chemistry.
Keywords:
Ayurvedic system, Antifungal, Aromatic Polyketides, Atropisomerism, Antioxidant activity, Bixa Orellana, Cytotoxic activity, Norbixin, Phytochemistry, Ajuga bracteosa, Marine macroalgae, Natural steroids
 
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Volume 7 Bentham Science PublishersFrontiers in Natural Product Chemistry – Volume 7 presents recent advances in the chemistry and biochemistry of naturally occurring compounds. The book is a valuable resource for pharmaceutical scientists and postgraduate students seeking updated and critically important information on bioactive natural products. The chapters in this volume are written by eminent…

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