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Biologically Active Natural Products: Pharmaceuticals

Edited by Horace G Cutler and Stephen J Cutler 
CRC Press  July 1999  



Hardback  296 pages  ISBN 9780849318870      £121.00

This book outlines the relationships between agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals and explores the use of plants and plant products in the formulation and development of pharmaceuticals. Experts from around the world examine a multitude of topics, including evaluation of extracts from tropical plants for potential anticancer activity and cancer chemopreventive activity; use of Chinese lacquer tree sap products as pharmaceutical intermediates; and new approaches to drug discovery from the rainforest.

Contents

CONNECTIONS BETWEEN AGROCHEMICALS AND PHARMACEUTICALS -David E. Wedge and N. Dwight Camper
FRACTIONATION OF PLANTS TO DISCOVER SUBSTANCES TO COMBAT CANCER -A.D. Kinghorn, et. al.
THERAPETUIC POTENTIAL OF PLANT-DERIVED COMPOUNDS: REALIZING THE POTENTIAL -J.S. Miller and R.E. Gereau
BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND DRUG DISCOVERY IN SURINAME -D.G.I. Kingston, et. al.
RECENT TRENDS IN THE USE OF NATURAL PRODUCTS AND THEIR DERIVATIVES AS POTENTIAL PHARMACEUTICAL AGENTS -G. Majetich
HIGHLIGHTS OF RESEARCH ON PLANT-DERIVED NATURAL PRODUCTS AND THEIR ANALOGS WITH ANTITUMOR, ANTI-HIV, AND ANTIFUNGAL ACTIVITY -K-H. Lee
DISCOVERY OF ANTIFUNGAL AGENTS FROM NATURAL SOURCES: VIRULENCE FACTOR TARGETS -A.M. Clark and L.A. Walker
REACTIVE QUINONES: FROM CHEMICAL DEFENSE MECHANISMS IN PLANTS TO DRUG DESIGN -R.A. Hudson and L.V.M. Tillekeratne
STRUCTURE-ACTIVITY RELATIONSHIPS OF PEROXIDE BASED ARTEMISININ ANTIMALARIALS -M.A. Avery, G. McLean, G. Edwards, and A. Ager
NATURALLY OCCURRING ANTIMUTAGENIC AND CYTOPROTECTIVE AGENTS -L.A. Mitscher S.P. Pillai, S.R. Menon, C.A. Pillai, and D.M. Shankel
LOBELINE: A NATURAL PRODUCT WITH HIGH AFFINITY FOR NEURONAL NICOTINIC RECEPTORS AND A VAST POTENTIAL FOR USE IN NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS -C.R. McCurdy, R.L. Miler, and J.W. Beach
PROTEIN KINASE C INHIBITORY PHENYLPROPANOID GLYCOSIDES FROM POLYGONUM SPECIES -A.T. Sneden
THWARTING RESISTANCE: ANNONACEOUS ACETOGENINS AS NEW PESTICIDAL AND ANTITUMOR AGENTS -H.A. Johnson, N.H. Oberlies, F.Q. Alali, and J.L. McLaughlin
A STRATEGY FOR RAPID IDENTIFICATION OF NOVEL THERAPEUTIC LEADS FROM NATURAL PRODUCTS -K. A. Alvi
DYNAMIC DOCKING STUDY OF THE BINDING OF 1-CHLORO-2, 4-DINITROBENZENE IN THE PUTATIVE ELECTROPHILE BINDING SITE OF NATURALLY OCCURRING HUMAN GLUTATHIONE S-TRANSFERASE PI ALLELO-POLYMORPHIC PROTEINS -J.K. Buolamwini and F. Ali-Osman
PANAX GINSENG: STANDARDIZATION AND BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY -F. Soldati
MARINE NATURAL PRODUCTS AS LEADS TO DEVELOP NEW DRUGS AND INSECTICIDES -K.A. ElSayed, D.C. Dunbar, P. Bartzel, J.K. Zjawiony, W. Day, and M.T. Hamann
COMMERCIALIZATION OF PLANT-DERIVED NATURAL PRODUCTS AS PHARMACEUTICALS: A VIEW FROM THE TRENCHES -J.D. McChesney

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