Alkaloids: A Treasury Of Poisons And Medicines

Paperback | October 30, 2017

byShinji Funayama, Geoffrey A. Cordell

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Alkaloids are a large group of structurally complex natural products displaying a wide range of biological activities. The purpose of Alkaloids: A Treasury of Poisons and Medicines is to classify, for the first time, the alkaloids isolated from the natural sources until now. The book classifies all of the alkaloids by their biosynthetic origins. Of interest to the organic chemistry and medicinal chemistry communities involved in drug discovery and development, this book describes many alkaloids isolated from the medicinal plants, including those used in Japanese Kampo medicine. Classifies and lists alkaloids from natural sources Occurrence and biosynthetic pathways of alkaloids Indicates key uses and bioactivity of alkaloids

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Alkaloids are a large group of structurally complex natural products displaying a wide range of biological activities. The purpose of Alkaloids: A Treasury of Poisons and Medicines is to classify, for the first time, the alkaloids isolated from the natural sources until now. The book classifies all of the alkaloids by their biosyntheti...

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Alkaloids: A Treasury of Poisons and Medicinesoffers an accessible history and summary of the diversity, importance, and biosynthesis of alkaloids. This book is an expanded English version of the original, popular Japanese title. Alkaloids represent one of the major classes of biologically active natural products, occurring widely in n...

Professor Shinji Funayama obtained his Ph.D. in natural product chemistry at Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan) in 1980. After three years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Pharmacognosy and Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) under the supervision of Professor Geoffrey A. Cordell, he j...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:294 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 30, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:012810175X

ISBN - 13:9780128101759

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Alkaloids Derived from Phenylalanine and Tyrosine

Chapter 2: Alkaloids Derived from Tryptophan

Chapter 3: Alkaloids Derived from Ornithine (Arginine)

Chapter 4: Alkaloids Derived from Lysine

Chapter 5: Alkaloids Derived from Proline

Chapter 6: Alkaloids Derived from Glutamic Acid

Chapter 7: Alkaloids Derived from Histidine

Chapter 8: Alkaloids Derived from 2,3-Diaminopropionic Acid

Chapter 9: Alkaloids Derived from Anthranilic Acid

Chapter 10: Alkaloids Derived from Nicotinic Acid

Chapter 11: Alkaloids Derived from Nucleic Acids and Related Compounds

Chapter 12: Alkaloids Possessing the Porphine Skeleton

Chapter 13: Alkaloids Derived from am-C7N Unit

Chapter 14: Alkaloids Derived from Terpenoids

Chapter 15: Alkaloids Derived from Polyketides