Medicinal Natural Products. (A biosynthetic Approach)


Paul M. Dewick


John Wiley & Sons, LTD


2nd Edition




Natural products, herbal, natural metabolites, plant, microbial, animals, biosynthetic pathway, chemicals.


A comprehensive and balanced introduction to natural products from biosynthetic perspective. The book builds upon fundamental chemical principles and guides the reader through a wealth of diverse natural metabolites with particular emphasis on those used in medicine: sources, production methods, used as drugs, semi-synthetic derivatives and synthetic analogues, and modules of action are all extensively covered. Invaluable for students of pharmacy, medicinal chemistry, pharmacognosy, phytochemistry and chemistry. A comprehensive treatment of plant, microbial, animal and natural products in one volume including the latest developments in the field. New material including genetic manipulation of biosynthetic pathways and the mevalonate-independent pathway to terpenoids. Extensive use of chemical schemes with annotated mechanistic explanations.