Progress in Drug Research

Natural Compounds as Drugs, Volume I

Editors: Petersen, Frank, Amstutz, René (Eds.)

  • Highlights innovative opportunities in drug discovery
  • Overview of strategies and screening methods
  • Compilation of current applicable technology – making this a brilliant reference work
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The use of drug substances derived from plants, fungi, bacteria, and marine organisms has a long tradition in medicine. Together with their derivatives, and synthetic compounds deduced from natural product precursors, they represent a major part of today's pharmaceutical market.

Within the fast developing discipline of molecular biology, natural products also play an important role as tool compounds in pathway screening and validation of target identification concepts. They provide innovative opportunities in drug discovery, leading to a detailed understanding of biological pathways and revealing the functions of involved enzymes or receptors.

This book highlights new trends and aspects in natural products research. It discusses the biodiversity-driven approaches which are now of eminent importance in natural products research, addressing the question why natural products display such a complex chemical information, what makes them often unique and what their characteristics are. Practical questions such as supply of natural substances and production optimization strategies are also covered.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Mother Nature’s gifts to diseases of man: the impact of natural products on anti-infective, anticholestemics and anticancer drug discovery

    Butler, Mark S. (et al.)

    Pages 1-44

  • Drug discovery and development with plant-derived compounds

    Potterat, Olivier (et al.)

    Pages 45-118

  • Evolutionary mechanisms underlying secondary metabolite diversity

    Jenke-Kodama, Holger (et al.)

    Pages 119-140

  • Biodiversity, chemical diversity and drug discovery

    Singh, Sheo B. (et al.)

    Pages 141-174

  • High impact technologies for natural products screening

    Koehn, Frank E.

    Pages 175-210

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Natural Compounds as Drugs, Volume I
Editors
  • Frank Petersen
  • René Amstutz
Series Title
Progress in Drug Research
Series Volume
65
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Birkhäuser Basel
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: CBS Publishers, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-7643-8117-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7643-8117-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7643-8098-4
Series ISSN
0071-786X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 372
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