Editor: Atta-ur-Rahman,

Frontiers in Natural Product Chemistry

Volume 6

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Printed Copy: US $119
Library License: US $396
ISSN: 1574-0897 (Print)
ISSN: 2212-3997 (Online)
ISBN: 978-981-14-4844-7 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-14-4846-1 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2020
DOI: 10.2174/97898114484611200601


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 sixth volume of the series brings five reviews covering these topics:

- Plant protein hydrolyzates from underutilized agricultural and agroindustrial sources: production, characterization and bioactive properties

- New developments in the quinolone class of antibacterial drugs

- Structure of fine starch prepared via a compressed hot water process

- Major metabolites of certain marketed plant alkaloids

- Natural products in cancer chemoprevention and chemotherapy


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. The book is a valuable resource for pharmaceutical scientists and postgraduate students seeking updated and critically important information on bioactive natural products.

The five chapters in this volume are written by eminent authorities in the field. Chapter 1 presents an overview of different ways of production to obtain bioactive peptides from different underutilized plant sources, including from food, brewing and bioethanol industries. Chapter 2 deals with the research on the design of new fluoroquinolones with improved features by molecular hybridization technique. Chapter 3 deals with a pathway for waxy rice starch hydrolysis by a compressed hot water process. Chapter 4 deals with the most important marketed plant alkaloidal drugs and their metabolites. Chapter 5 provides an insight into the molecular basis of preventive and therapeutic effects of natural bioactive substances against cancer diseases.

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

Atta-ur-Rahman, FRS
Kings College
University of Cambridge


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