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Bioactive Natural products in Drug Discovery

Editors: Singh, Joginder, Meshram, Vineet, Gupta, Mahiti (Eds.)

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  • Explores bioactive natural products derived from medicinal plants
  • Describes recent advances in drug discovery from natural sources to treat human diseases
  • Summarizes the current strategies employed to discover new natural products using recent advances in genomics and fermentation
  • Reviews important biotechnological applications of natural products
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This book highlights different natural products that are derived from the plants and microbes that have shown potential as the lead compounds against infectious diseases and cancer. Natural products represent an untapped source of strikingly diverse chemotypes with novel mechanisms of action and the potential to serve as anticancer and anti-infective agents.

The book discusses a range of biotechnologically valuable bioactive compounds and secondary metabolites that have been derived from plant and microorganisms from various ecological niches. It also reviews the latest developments in the field of genomics, bioinformatics and industrial fermentation for harnessing the microbial products for commercial applications. In turn, the book’s closing section reviews important biotechnological applications of various natural products. Combining the expertise of specialists in this field, the book’s goal is to promote the further investigation of natural sources for the development of standardized, safe and effective therapies.

About the authors

Dr. Joginder Singh is presently working as a Professor at the Department of Microbiology, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India. His training and research experience prepared him to work with microbial consortium formulation and study its ecology. His particular areas of competence include planning and execution of R&D facilities at scientist level. He is an active member of various scientific societies and organizations, including Indian Science Congress Association, the Association of Microbiologists of India, K. K. Nanda Foundation for Advancement of Plant Sciences, Indian Society of Salinity Research Scientists, Indian Society for Radiation Biology, Hong Kong Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society, and European Federation of Biotechnology. The Academy of Plant Sciences, India (2016) conferred him certificate of excellence in the field of Microbial Technology. He serves as a reviewer for many prestigious journals and has published more than 60 research and review articles in peer-reviewed journals, edited 4 books, and authored/co-authored 25 book chapters.

Dr. Vineet Meshram is currently working as a Visiting Scientist at the Department of Plant Pathology and Weed Research, the Volcani Centre, Agriculture Research Organization, Israel. He previously served as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biochemistry, DAV University, India (2016-17). He has over 10 years of research experience in microbial secondary metabolites, microbial biochemistry, biological control, mycology, and drug discovery. His research work has resulted in over 15 referred journal articles, 21 abstracts and, three book chapters. He is also a founder member of the International Society for Fungal Conservation. In recognition of his contributions, the Mycological Society of India (2012) and European Mycological Society (2015) selected him for a Young Scientist Award. Recently, he has been awarded Karsons's award (2019) by The Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel, for his studies on plant-microbe interactions.

Dr. Mahiti Gupta is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biotechnology, Lovely Professional University, India. Her research interests are in natural products and drug discovery, enzyme inhibitors, protein purification, and characterization. She is currently working on endophytes and Stevia. She has been honored with a UGC Meritorious Fellowship and a Young Scientist Award. She has published seven research articles in peer-reviewed international and national journals and has authored and co-authored several book chapters. She is a member of numerous scientific societies, including the Indian Science Congress.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

Table of contents (26 chapters)
  • The Artemisia Genus: Panacea to Several Maladies

    Pages 3-95

    Koul, Bhupendra (et al.)

  • Bacopa monnieri: The Neuroprotective Elixir from the East—Phytochemistry, Pharmacology, and Biotechnological Improvement

    Pages 97-126

    Nandy, Samapika (et al.)

  • Current Knowledge of Cinnamomum Species: A Review on the Bioactive Components, Pharmacological Properties, Analytical and Biotechnological Studies

    Pages 127-164

    Pandey, Devendra Kumar (et al.)

  • Swertia spp.: A Potential Source of High-Value Bioactive Components, Pharmacology, and Analytical Techniques

    Pages 165-213

    Kaur, Prabhjot (et al.)

  • The Genus Calophyllum: Review of Ethnomedicinal Uses, Phytochemistry and Pharmacology

    Pages 215-242

    Gupta, Shiv (et al.)

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eBook 117,69 €
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Hardcover 155,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bioactive Natural products in Drug Discovery
Editors
  • Joginder Singh
  • Vineet Meshram
  • Mahiti Gupta
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-1394-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-1394-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-1393-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 733
Number of Illustrations
64 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
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