Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products 108

  • A. Douglas Kinghorn
  • Heinz Falk
  • Simon Gibbons
  • Jun'ichi Kobayashi
  • Yoshinori Asakawa
  • Ji-Kai Liu

Part of the Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products book series (POGRCHEM, volume 108)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Rachel Mata, Mario Figueroa, Andrés Navarrete, Isabel Rivero-Cruz
    Pages 1-142
  3. Serena Fiorito, Francesco Epifano, Francesca Preziuso, Vito Alessandro Taddeo, Salvatore Genovese
    Pages 143-205
  4. Darlon Irineu Bernardi, Fernanda Oliveira das Chagas, Afif Felix Monteiro, Gabriel Franco dos Santos, Roberto Gomes de Souza Berlinck
    Pages 207-296

About this book


The first contribution summarizes current trends in research on medicinal plants in Mexico with emphasis on work carried out at the authors' laboratories. The most relevant phytochemical and pharmacological profiles of a selected group of plants used widely for treating major national health problems are described. The second contribution provides a detailed survey of the so far reported literature data on the capacities of selected oxyprenylated phenylpropanoids and polyketides to trigger receptors, enzymes, and other types of cellular factors for which they exhibit a high degree of affinity and therefore evoke specifice responses. And the third contribution discusses aspects of endophytic actinobacterial biology and chemistry, including biosynthesis and total synthesis of secondary metabolites produced in culture. It also presents perspectives fo the future of microbial biodiscovery, with emphasis on the seondary metabolism of endophytic actinobacteria.


endophytic actinobacteria polyketide total synthesis alkaloid total synthesis Apiaceae biological targets Coumarins antidiabetic plants chemical diversity analgesic and anti-inflammatory agents

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.College of PharmacyThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Organic ChemistryJohannes Kepler UniversityLinzAustria
  3. 3.UCL School of PharmacyUniversity College London, ResearchLondonUK
  4. 4.Grad. School of Pharmaceutical ScienceHokkaido UniversityFukuokaJapan
  5. 5.Faculty of Pharmaceutical SciencesTokushima Bunri UniversityTokushimaJapan
  6. 6.School of Pharmaceutical SciencesSouth-Central Univ. for NationalitiesWuhanChina

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