Medicinal Natural Products: A Biosynthetic Approach, Second Edition

Medicinal Natural Products: A Biosynthetic Approach, Second Edition

Author(s): Paul M Dewick

Published Online: 22 NOV 2001

Print ISBN: 9780471496403

Online ISBN: 9780470846278

DOI: 10.1002/0470846275

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Medicinal Natural Products, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide providing information on all classes of natural products in medicine. It builds upon fundamental chemical principles and demonstrates a unique integration of plant, microbial and animal natural products in one volume. The text guides the reader through a wealth of diverse natural metabolites used in medicine with sources, production methods, use as drugs and modes of action all extensively covered. Taking a chemistry based approach it combines traditional pharmacognosy with medicinal chemistry. The structure is user-friendly and includes the acclaimed grey boxes on groups of products and detailed mechanistic explanations.
* Adopts a novel biosynthetic theme rather than a traditional descriptive approach
* Includes extensive further reading at the end of the chapter
* Thoroughly revised and updated to incorporate comprehensive coverage of plant, microbial and animal products
* Includes the latest developments in the field
* New material on genetic manipulation of biosynthetic pathways and non-mevalonate pathway to terpanoids
* User-friendly format including extensive use of chemical schemes with annotated mechanistic explanations

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