Editor: Atta-ur-Rahman

Frontiers in Natural Product Chemistry

Volume 4

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ISSN: 1574-0897 (Print)
ISSN: 2212-3997 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-726-9 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-725-2 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2018
DOI: 10.2174/97816810872521180401

Introduction

Frontiers in Natural Product Chemistry is a book series devoted to publishing monographs that highlight important advances in natural product chemistry. The series covers all aspects of research in the chemistry and biochemistry of naturally occurring compounds, including research on natural substances derived from plants, microbes and animals. Reviews of structure elucidation, biological activity, organic and experimental synthesis of natural products as well as developments of new methods are also included in the series.

The fourth volume of the series brings seven reviews covering these topics: - natural antiamoebic medicines, analgesics and antimalarials - essential oils and cognitive performance - cannabis and drug development - lectins in biosensors - brassinosteroids

Preface

Frontiers in Natural Product Chemistry presents recent advances in the chemistry and biochemistry of naturally occurring compounds. It covers a range of topics including important researches on natural substances of plants, microbes and animals. The book is a valuable resource for pharmaceutical scientists and postgraduate students seeking updated and critically important information in natural product chemistry. The chapters are written by eminent authorities in the field and are mainly focused on plant-based anti-amoebic natural products, the role of natural products in analgesic drug development, and in essential oils in cognitive performance. The chapters also highlight the importance of modern medicines derived from cannabis, lectins, brassinosteroids, and plant derived antimalarials.

I hope that the readers will find these reviews valuable and thought provoking so that they may trigger further research in the quest for the new and novel therapies against various diseases. I am grateful for the timely efforts made by the editorial personnel, especially Mr. Shehzad Naqvi (Editorial Manager Publications) and Mr. Mahmood Alam (Director Publications) at Bentham Science Publishers.

Atta-ur-Rahman, FRS
Honorary Life Fellow
Kings College
University of Cambridge
Cambridge
UK

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