Natural Products in Chemical Biology
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Editor(s): Natanya Civjan
Published Online: 14 MAY 2012 08:42AM EST
Print ISBN: 9781118101179
Online ISBN: 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.