Editor: Shazia Anjum

Frontiers in Natural Product Chemistry

Volume 11

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Library License: US $276
ISSN: 1574-0897 (Print)
ISSN: 2212-3997 (Online)
ISBN: 978-981-5136-60-9 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5136-59-3 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2023
DOI: 10.2174/97898151365931231101


Frontiers in Natural Product Chemistry is a book series devoted to important advances in natural product chemistry. The series features volumes that cover 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.

Volume 11 of the series brings together 5 reviews:

  • - Medicinal importance of turmeric (curcuma longa) and its natural products
  • - Novel natural compounds for hepatocellular carcinoma treatment
  • - Herbal drug substitution (abhava-pratinidhi dravya): a key to stopping economic adulteration of botanical ingredients
  • - Synthetic and natural agents as bacterial biofilm inhibitors
  • - Quercetin chemistry, structural modifications, SAR studies and therapeutic applications: an update

Audience: Pharmaceutical scientists, medicinal chemists, drug discovery researchers, ethnobotanists, analytical chemists


The 11 th volume of Frontiers in Natural Product Chemistry maintains the tradition of publishing updated knowledge on the subject. Leading scientists contributed 05 extensive book chapters in this volume including advanced methods of isolation, syntheses, computational studies and SARs. Each chapter bears a uniqueness that will definitely attract readers’ and postgraduate students’ attention.

For instance, in Chapter 01, Kumar et al. discussed the medicinal importance of Turmeric ( Curcuma Longa)- a blessed plant and its phytochemicals that have diverse medicinal properties.

While Öneri and Çolak reviewed some novel natural compounds for hepatocellular carcinoma treatment. The authors have discussed the effect of these natural compounds on the genetic hallmarks of various signaling pathways and important cellular metabolism molecules of hepatocellular carcinoma.

Shivakumar et al. in Chapter 03, explained the prevention of overexploited herbs for balancing a sustainable ecosystem. It has been emphasized that in the Ayurvedic system of medicine, there is an in-depth biochemical classification of herbs, based on which substitutes can be deduced. Moreover, ancient texts also describe alternate herbs for some key ingredients.

Microbial control is an ever-increasing economic burden that is disturbing human beings and as well as animals. Radhakrishnan and Benny, in Chapter 04, discussed the over-smartness of bacteria by forming some biofilms as safety walls for their existence. Therefore, the multi-drug resistance of bacterial biofilm has constantly challenged the existing anti-bacterial drugs. This chapter deals with a few methods by which biofilm inhibition can be achieved by making use of various synthetic and natural compounds.

The updated review on quercetin chemistry, its structural modifications, SARs and therapeutic applications by Banday et al. can be found in Chapter 05. Quercetin is a naturally occurring flavone with tremendous medicinal potential and it has a wider scope in medicines as evidenced from this chapter.

It is hoped that this volume will be thought-provoking and trigger further research in the quest for new and novel natural therapies. I am indebted for the great efforts of the entire editorial team, especially Mr. Mahmood Alam (Director Publications) and Ms. Asma Ahmed (Editorial Manager Publications) at Bentham Science Publishers.

Shazia Anjum
Dean, Faculty of Chemical & Biological Science
The Islamia University of Bahawalpur