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Plant-derived Bioactives

Chemistry and Mode of Action

Editors: Swamy, Mallappa Kumara (Ed.)

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  • Describes major phytocompounds, their chemistry, pharmacology and mode of action
  • A comprehensive account of phytocompounds and their industry applications
  • Presents scientific evidence for the use of bioactives in the treatment of diseases
  • Explores the utility of bioactives as alternatives to reduce health risks  
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Plants produce a vast number of bioactive compounds with different chemical scaffolds, which modulate a diverse range of molecular targets and are used as drugs for treating numerous diseases. Most present-day medicines are derived either from plant compounds or their derivatives, and plant compounds continue to offer limitless reserves for the discovery of new medicines. While different classes of plant compounds, like phenolics, flavonoids, saponins and alkaloids, and their potential pharmacological applications are currently being explored, their curative mechanisms are yet to be understood in detail. 

This book is divided into 2 volumes and offers detailed information on plant-derived bioactive compounds, including recent research findings. Volume 1, “Plant-derived Bioactives: Chemistry and Mode of Action” discusses the chemistry of highly valued plant bioactive compounds and their mode of actions at the molecular level. Volume 2, “Plant-derived Bioactives: Production, Properties and Therapeutic Applications” explores the sources, biosynthesis, production, biological properties and therapeutic applications of plant bioactives.

Given their scope, these books are valuable resources for members of the scientific community wishing to further explore various medicinal plants and the therapeutic applications of their bioactive compounds. They appeal to scholars, teachers and scientists involved in plant product research, and facilitate the development of new drugs.


About the authors

Dr. Mallappa Kumara Swamy is a Professor at the Department of Biotechnology at East West First Grade College (Affiliated to Bangalore University), Bengaluru, India. He pursued his postdoctoral research at the Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Serdang, Malaysia from 2014 to 2018. Before that, he worked as an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Biotechnology at Padmashree Institute of Management and Sciences, Bangalore University, Bengaluru, India. He obtained his PhD (Biotechnology) from Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, India in 2013. He has more than 16 years of teaching and research experience in the fields of plant biotechnology, secondary metabolites production, phytochemistry and bioactive studies, and he has published more than 100 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and 25 book chapters. He has edited 10 books with Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group), USA, and Studium Press, India. He is also an editorial board member and reviewer for various high- impact international journals. He currently works in the area of natural product research, plant cell and tissue culture technology for bioactive compounds production and evaluation of their bioactivities. His research also focuses on nanobiotechnology for medical applications.


Table of contents (26 chapters)

Table of contents (26 chapters)
  • Orientin: A C-Glycosyl Flavonoid that Mitigates Colorectal Cancer

    Pages 1-19

    Vaiyapuri, Manju (et al.)

  • Plant Flavonoids Against Colorectal Cancer and Mechanisms of Action

    Pages 21-34

    Thimmarayan, Srivalli (et al.)

  • Plant Neoflavonoids: Chemical Structures and Biological Functions

    Pages 35-57

    Kumar, Padam (et al.)

  • Polyphenols’ Role in Autoimmune and Chronic Inflammatory Diseases and the Advent of Computer-Driven Plant Therapies

    Pages 59-84

    Pereira, Glaucia C.

  • Plant Alkaloids: Structures and Bioactive Properties

    Pages 85-117

    Gutiérrez-Grijalva, Erick Paul (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plant-derived Bioactives
Book Subtitle
Chemistry and Mode of Action
Editors
  • Mallappa Kumara Swamy
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-2361-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-2361-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-2360-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 589
Number of Illustrations
46 b/w illustrations, 82 illustrations in colour
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