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© 2012

Handbook of Marine Natural Products

  • Ernesto Fattorusso
  • William H. Gerwick
  • Orazio Taglialatela-Scafati
  • The first contemporary handbook to solely feature the broad field of marine product chemistry

  • Handles all dimensions of the field and therefore suitable for organic chemists, biochemists, geneticists, pharmacologists

  • Suitable for undergraduates, graduates and researchers

  • Thirty contributions, average of 40 pages each

  • Contributors from all continents except Africa and South America

Reference work

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Natural Product Trends in Different Groups of Marine Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John Blunt, John Buckingham, Murray Munro
      Pages 3-54
    3. Hyukjae Choi, Alban R. Pereira, William H. Gerwick
      Pages 55-152
    4. Brian T. Murphy, Paul R. Jensen, William Fenical
      Pages 153-190
    5. Sherif S. Ebada, Peter Proksch
      Pages 191-293
    6. Marialuisa Menna, Anna Aiello
      Pages 295-385
  3. Structure Elucidation of Marine Natural Products

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 387-387
    2. John Blunt, Murray Munro, Meg Upjohn
      Pages 389-421
    3. Jaime Rodríguez, Phillip Crews, Marcel Jaspars
      Pages 423-517
    4. Kirk R. Gustafson
      Pages 547-570
    5. Simone Di Micco, Maria Giovanna Chini, Raffaele Riccio, Giuseppe Bifulco
      Pages 571-599
    6. Victoria L. Wilde, Jonathan C. Morris, Andrew J. Phillips
      Pages 601-673
  4. Marine Natural Products and Chemical Ecology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 675-675
    2. Adrianna Ianora, Antonio Miralto, Giovanna Romano
      Pages 711-748
    3. Pei-Yuan Qian, Sharon Ying Xu
      Pages 749-821
    4. Stephen H. Wright, Andrea Raab, Jörg Feldmann, Eva Krupp, Marcel Jaspars
      Pages 861-892

About this book

Introduction

Handbook of Marine Natural Products takes a fresh approach to describing the major themes of research in this rapidly developing field. This two volume reference work begins with a section that provides a taxonomic survey of the secondary metabolites of diverse marine life including microbes, algae, and invertebrates. This is followed by a demonstration of the techniques and strategies employed in modern structure elucidation of complex natural products. The natural roles of marine natural products are then explored in a series of focused chapters which include the topics of symbiosis, anti-predation and antifouling, chemical interactions, and defence against UV stress. Various routes which facilitate the understanding of marine natural product biosynthesis are subsequently explained and these are followed by an extensive set of chapters on the biomedical potential of marine natural products. The latter portion of this section considers the technologies and scientific disciplines necessary for advancing bioactive marine natural product lead compounds into actual pharmaceuticals. The reference work finishes with a selection of chapters describing marine toxins and their impact on public health and seafood resources. Final thoughts presented at the end of the second volume focus on the future of this field of investigation and discovery research.

This publication is presented as a reference handbook and general concepts are emphasized and illustrated with numerous interesting examples, graphical information, and a comprehensive index. Handbook of Marine Natural Products introduces students who are at advanced undergraduate and entry graduate student levels to this fascinating multidisciplinary field. It is an ideal desk companion  for courses focusing on this contemporary area.

The first contemporary handbook to solely feature the broad field of marine product chemistry

Handles all dimensions of the field and therefore suitable for organic chemists, biochemists, geneticists, pharmacologists

Suitable for undergraduates, graduates and researchers

Keywords

Biosynthesis Chemical Ecology Marine Biology Marine Natural Products Marine Toxins Natural Product Chemistry

Editors and affiliations

  • Ernesto Fattorusso
    • 1
  • William H. Gerwick
    • 2
  • Orazio Taglialatela-Scafati
    • 3
  1. 1.Facoltà di Farmacia, Dipto. Chimica delle Sostanze NaturaliUniversità di NapoliNapoliItaly
  2. 2.Scripps Inst. OceanographyUniversity of California, San DiegoLa JollaUSA
  3. 3.Facoltà di Farmacia, Dipto. Chimica delle Sostanze NaturaliUniversità di NapoliNapoliItaly

About the editors

Ernesto Fattorusso; Full Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Naples "Federico II"

William H. Gerwick; Full Professor of Oceanography and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California, San Diego

Orazio Taglialatela-Scafati; Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Naples "Federico II"

All three editors have previously written books:

  1. Modern Alkaloids. Structure, Isolation, Synthesis, and Biology. (E. Fattorusso and O. Taglialatela-Scafati eds.). Wiley Ed., October 2007.
  2. Flavour and Fragrance Chemistry (V. Lanzotti and O. Taglialatela-Scafati eds.). Kluwer Academic Publisher, November 2000.
  3. Oceans and Human Health, Risks and Remedies from the Sea (P.J. Walsh, S.L. Smith, L.E. Fleming, H.M. Solo-Gabriele, W.H. Gerwick) Academic Press (Elsevier) 2008.

Ernesto Fattorusso was assistant professor at the University of Naples (1963-75); in 1975 he became full Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Faculty of Science. In 1980 he moved to the Faculty of Pharmacy, where he was elected Dean twice. In 2002 he won the A. Quilico Award (Società Chimica Italiana) and in 2004 the P. Scheuer Award (Akademie of Erfurt). He has published more than 300 research papers.


Orazio Taglialatela Scafati got the Ph.D. in "Bioactive Natural Products" in 1997, under the supervision of Prof. Fattorusso. Currently, he is Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Naples "Federico II".
His research interests deal with isolation, structure elucidation and semisynthetic transformations of bioactive secondary metabolites from marine invertebrates and terrestrial plants. He is the author of 45 research papers and the editor of the book "Flavour and Fragrance Chemistry".

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