Phytochemicals In Human Health Protection, Nutrition, And Plant Defense

Hardcover | September 30, 1999

EditorJohn T. RomeobyJohn T. Romeo

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Volume 33 of this excellent series on phytochemistry contains papers presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Phytochemical Society of North America. Topics fall under the areas of: drug discovery and pathway engineering towards new medicinal/neutriceutical targets, roles for polyphenols - biosynthesis and applications, and new chemical prospects and plant defense.

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Volume 33 of this excellent series on phytochemistry contains papers presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Phytochemical Society of North America. Topics fall under the areas of: drug discovery and pathway engineering towards new medicinal/neutriceutical targets, roles for polyphenols - biosynthesis and applications, and new...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:444 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.03 inPublished:September 30, 1999Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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Preface. 1. Natural Product Drug Discovery and Development: The United States National Cancer Institute Role; G.M. Cragg, et al. 2. Taxol Biosynthesis: A Review of Some Determinant Steps; K. Walker, R. Croteau. 3. Role of Lignans in Carcinogenesis; L.U. Thompson. 4. Towards Engineering the Metabolic Pathways of Cancer-Preventing Lignans in Cereal Grains and Other Crops; M.A. Costa, et al. 5. Simple (Bench-Top) Bioassays and the Isolation of New Chemically Diverse Antitumor and Pesticidal Agents from Higher Plants; J.L. McLaughlin, C.-J. Chang. 6. Molecular Controls for Isoflavonoid Biosynthesis in Relation To Plant and Human Health; R.A. Dixon, et al. 7. Medical Potential and Biosynthesis of Plant Coumarins; U. Matern. 8. Biosynthesis, Biodegradation, and Cellular Localization of Hydrolyzable Tannins; G.G. Gross. 9. The Formation of Heartwood and Its Extractives: An Overview; W.E. Hillis. 10. Recent Advances in the Chemistry of Proanthocyanidins; D. Ferreira, et al. 11. Astringency and Polyphenol Protein Interactions; E. Haslam, et al. 12. Phytochemistry of Bryophytes: Biologically Active Terpenoids and Aromatic Compound From Liverworts; Y. Asakawa. 13. Biologically-Active Compounds From Buddleja Species; P.J. Houghton, A.Y. Mensah. 14. Cyanide In Foods: Biology of Cyanogenic Glucosides and Related Nutritional Problems; D. Selmar. 15. Plant Ecochemicals From the Viewpoint of Plant Defense; J. Mizutani.