Studies in Natural Products Chemistry, Volume 55 covers rapid developments in spectroscopic techniques, also presenting advances in high-throughput screening techniques, including the new potential to isolate and determine the structures and biological activity of natural products and their applications in the field of new drug development. This ongoing series covers the synthesis, testing and recording of the medicinal properties of natural products, providing cutting-edge accounts of fascinating developments in the isolation, structure elucidation, synthesis, biosynthesis and pharmacology of a diverse array of bioactive natural products.
Atta-ur-Rahman, Professor Emeritus, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (H. E. J. Research Institute of Chemistry and Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research), University of Karachi, Pakistan, was the Pakistan Federal Minister for Science and Technology (2000-2002), Federal Minister of Education (2002), and Chairman of the Higher Education Commission with the status of a Federal Minister from 2002-2008. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London (FRS) and an UNESCO Science Laureate. He is a leading scientist with more than 930 publications in several fields of organic chemistry.
1. Conventional and bio-inspired syntheses of monoterpene indole alkaloids 2. Stereoselective synthesis of natural products promoted by titanocene (III) 3. Macrocyclic bisbibenzyls: Properties and synthesis 4. Selected phyto and marine bioactive compounds: Alternatives for the treatment of type 2 diabetes 5. Cyclopropyl lactone-containing marine oxylipins 6. Natural polyphenols and terpenoids for depression treatment: Current status 7. Isolation and physical characterization of bioactive lipopolysaccharides (lipid A) from nontoxic E. coli of human origin 8. Hydroxycinnamic acids: Natural sources, biosynthesis, possible biological activities and roles in Islamic medicine 9. Natural acylated anthocyanins and other related flavonoids: Structure elucidation of ipomoea cairica compounds and QSAR studies including multidrug resistance 10. Endothelial protective effects of dietary phytochemicals, Focus on polyphenols and carotenoids 11. Ivy and licorice triterpene glycosides - promising molecular containers for some drugs and biomolecules 12. Amicoumacins and related compounds: Chemistry and biology