Natural Products in Chemical Biology

Natural Products in Chemical Biology

Editor(s): Natanya Civjan

Published Online: 14 MAY 2012 08:42AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781118101179

Online ISBN: 9781118391815

DOI: 10.1002/9781118391815

About this Book

Based on the award winning Wiley Encyclopedia of Chemical Biology, this book provides a general overview of the unique features of the small molecules referred to as "natural products", explores how this traditionally organic chemistry-based field was transformed by insights from genetics and biochemistry, and highlights some promising future directions. The book begins by introducing natural products from different origins, moves on to presenting and discussing biosynthesis of various classes of natural products, and then looks at natural products as models and the possibilities of using them in medicine.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Chemical Diversity of Natural Products

    1. Chapter 3

      Microbial Natural Products (pages 65–108)

      Sergio Sanchez, Silvia Guzmán-Trampe, Mariana Ávalos, Beatriz Ruiz, Romina Rodríguez-Sanoja and Manuel Jiménez-Estrada

  2. Part II: Biosynthesis of Natural Products

    1. Chapter 7

      Modular Polyketide Synthases (pages 163–187)

      Tonia J. Buchholz, Jeffrey D. Kittendorf and David H. Sherman

    2. Chapter 10

      Cofactors (pages 239–267)

      Ilka Haase, Markus Fischer, Adelbert Bacher, Wolfgang Eisenreich and Felix Rohdich

  3. Part III: Natural Products in Medicine

    1. Chapter 14

      Plant-Derived Natural Products Research in Drug Discovery (pages 351–388)

      Kuo-Hsiung Lee, Hideji Itokawa, Toshiyuki Akiyama and Susan L. Morris-Natschke

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