Camptothecin and Camptothecin Producing Plants

Camptothecin and Camptothecin Producing Plants
Author: T. Pullaiah,P.B. Raghavendra,S. Karuppusamy,V. Raveendran,M. Anuradha
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2020-06-18
ISBN 10: 0128209275
ISBN 13: 9780128209271
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Camptothecin and Camptothecin Producing Plants Book Review:

Camptothecin and Camptothecin Producing Plants: Botany, Chemistry, Anticancer Activity and Biotechnology provides updated information on camptothecin yielding plants, chemical diversity of camptothecin, extraction and exploitation methods, biosynthesis, biotechnological production and enhancement for drug delivery, and the pharmacological properties of the drugs. The book focuses on camptothecin anticancer properties based on recent developments of biotechnology. Topics emphasize anticancer activities, biosynthesis, potent derivatives currently undergoing experimental phases, and biotechnological methods to enhance the production. This book is a valuable source for cancer researchers, oncologists, biotechnologists, pharmacologists and members of the biomedical field who are interested in camptothecin and its applicability in cancer treatment. Provides information on camptothecin producing plants and their anticancer properties for the development of new treatments Discusses new applications of camptothecin based on recent biotechnology advancements Presents comprehensive information on the pharmacology of camptothecin for leveraging new anticancer drugs developments

Exploring Plant Cells for the Production of Compounds of Interest

Exploring Plant Cells for the Production of Compounds of Interest
Author: Sonia Malik
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2021-05-12
ISBN 10: 303058271X
ISBN 13: 9783030582715
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring Plant Cells for the Production of Compounds of Interest Book Review:

Natural compounds obtained from plants represent a tremendous global market due to their use as food additives, cosmetics, in agriculture and in pharmaceuticals. This book provides up-to-date information on various strategies and methods for producing compounds of interest. Leading researchers discuss the latest advances in environmentally friendly natural compound production from plants, making the book a valuable resource for biotechnologists, pharmacists, food technologists and researchers working in the medical and healthcare industries.

Biotechnological Approaches for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

Biotechnological Approaches for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
Author: Nitish Kumar
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 665
Release: 2018-09-11
ISBN 10: 9811305358
ISBN 13: 9789811305351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biotechnological Approaches for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Book Review:

For the majority of the world’s population, medicinal and aromatic plants are the most important source of life-saving drugs. Biotechnological tools represent important resources for selecting, multiplying and conserving the critical genotypes of medicinal plants. In this regard, in-vitro regeneration holds tremendous potential for the production of high-quality plant-based medicines, while cryopreservation – a long-term conservation method using liquid nitrogen – provides an opportunity to conserve endangered medicinal and aromatic plants. In-vitro production of secondary metabolites in plant cell suspension cultures has been reported for various medicinal plants, and bioreactors represent a key step toward the commercial production of secondary metabolites by means of plant biotechnology. Addressing these key aspects, the book contains 29 chapters, divided into three sections. Section 1: In-vitro production of secondary metabolites Section 2: In-vitro propagation, genetic transformation and germplasm conservation Section 3: Conventional and molecular approaches

50 Years of Phytochemistry Research

50 Years of Phytochemistry Research
Author: David R. Gang
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2013-12-03
ISBN 10: 3319005812
ISBN 13: 9783319005812
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

50 Years of Phytochemistry Research Book Review:

This 43rd volume of RAP includes a total of seven articles based on talks presented at the 50th Anniversary meeting of the PSNA, which was held at the Fairmont Orchid, in Waikoloa, Hawai’i, USA. These seven Perspectives give a very good picture of the breadth of plant (bio)chemistry research in North America, which is also indicative of the state of the field worldwide. Each of these articles describes the integration of several different approaches to ask and then answer interesting questions regarding the function of interesting plant metabolites, either in the plant itself or in interactions with the environment (natural setting or human health application). Two Perspectives outline very clearly the power of approaching biological questions from a modern, “omics” or systems biology approach. Beale and Ward outline how metabolomics approaches can be brought to bear on plant biosynthetic questions and quickly lead to important advances in our understanding or how plants produce important metabolites. Zandkarimi et al. outline the integration of ion mobility spectrometry into mass spectrometry-based metabolomics investigations and show clearly how powerful those two spectrometric technologies can be when used together. ​

Natural Products

Natural Products
Author: Anne Osbourn,Rebecca Goss,Guy T. Carter
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2014-04-02
ISBN 10: 1118794605
ISBN 13: 9781118794609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Products Book Review:

Natural Products: Discourse, Diversity andDesign provides an informative and accessible overview ofdiscoveries in the area of natural products in the genomic era,bringing together advances across the kingdoms. As genomicsdata makes it increasingly clear that the genomes of microbes andplants contain far more genes for natural product synthesis thanhad been predicted from the numbers of previously identifiedmetabolites, the potential of these organisms to synthesize diversenatural products is likely to be far greater than previouslyenvisaged. Natural Products addresses notonly the philosophical questions of the natural role of thesemetabolites, but also the evolution of single and multiplepathways, and how these pathways and products may be harnessed toaid discovery of new bioactives and modes of action. Edited by recognized leaders in the fields of plant andmicrobial biology, bioorganic chemistry and natural productschemistry, and with contributions from researchers at top labsaround the world, Natural Products isunprecedented in its combination of disciplines and the breadth ofits coverage. Natural Produces: Discourse, Diversity andDesign will appeal to advanced students andexperienced researchers, from academia to industry, in diverseareas including ecology, industrial biotechnology, drug discovery,medicinal chemistry, agronomy, crop improvement, and naturalproduct chemistry.

Bioactive Natural Products for Pharmaceutical Applications

Bioactive Natural Products for Pharmaceutical Applications
Author: Dilipkumar Pal,Amit Kumar Nayak
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 862
Release: 2020-12-14
ISBN 10: 3030540278
ISBN 13: 9783030540272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioactive Natural Products for Pharmaceutical Applications Book Review:

This book covers the recent innovations relating to various bioactive natural products (such as alkaloids, glycosides, flavonoids, anthraquinones, steroids, polysaccharides, tannins and polyphenolic compounds, volatile oils, fixed oils, fats and waxes, proteins and peptides, vitamins, marine products, camptothecin, piperines, carvacrol, gedunin, GABA, ginsenosides) and their applications in the pharmaceutical fields related to academic, research and industry.

Anticancer Plants Natural Products and Biotechnological Implements

Anticancer Plants  Natural Products and Biotechnological Implements
Author: Mohd Sayeed Akhtar,Mallappa Kumara Swamy
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2018-07-02
ISBN 10: 981108064X
ISBN 13: 9789811080647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anticancer Plants Natural Products and Biotechnological Implements Book Review:

This volume provides summarized scientific evidence of the different classes of plant-derived phytocompounds, their sources, chemical structures, anticancer properties, mechanisms of action, methods of extraction, and their applications in cancer therapy. It also discusses endophyte-derived compounds as chemopreventives to treat various cancer types. In addition, it provides detailed information on the enhanced production of therapeutically valuable anticancer metabolites using biotechnological interventions such as plant cell and tissue culture approaches, including in vitro-, hairy root- and cell-suspension culture; and metabolic engineering of biosynthetic pathways. Anticancer Plants: Natural Products and Biotechnological Implements – Volume 2” explores the natural bioactive compounds isolated from plants as well as fungal endophytes, their chemistry, and preventive effects to reduce the risk of cancer. Moreover, it highlights the genomics/proteomics approaches and biotechnological implementations. Providing solutions to deal with the challenges involved in cancer therapy, the book benefits a wide range of readers including academics, students, and industrial experts working in the area of natural products, medicinal plant chemistry, pharmacology, and biotechnology.

Secondary Metabolites of Medicinal Plants

Secondary Metabolites of Medicinal Plants
Author: Bharat Singh,Ram Avtar Sharma
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-03-06
ISBN 10: 3527825584
ISBN 13: 9783527825585
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secondary Metabolites of Medicinal Plants Book Review:

Covers the structurally diverse secondary metabolites of medicinal plants, including their ethnopharmacological properties, biological activity, and production strategies Secondary metabolites of plants are a treasure trove of novel compounds with potential pharmaceutical applications. Consequently, the nature of these metabolites as well as strategies for the targeted expression and/or purification is of high interest. Regarding their biological and pharmacological activity and ethnopharmacological properties, this book offers a comprehensive treatment of 100 plant species, including Abutilon, Aloe, Cannabis, Capsicum, Jasminum, Malva, Phyllanthus, Stellaria, Thymus, Vitis, Zingiber, and more. It also discusses the cell culture conditions and various strategies used for enhancing the production of targeted metabolites in plant cell cultures. Secondary Metabolites of Medicinal Plants: Ethnopharmacological Properties, Biological Activity and Production Strategies is presented in four parts. Part I provides a complete introduction to the subject. Part II looks at the ethnomedicinal and pharmacological properties, chemical structures, and culture conditions of secondary metabolites. The third part examines the many strategies of secondary metabolites production, including: biotransformation; culture conditions; feeding of precursors; genetic transformation; immobilization; and oxygenation. The last section concludes with an overview of everything learned. -Provides information on cell culture conditions and targeted extraction of secondary metabolites confirmed by relevant literature -Presents the structures of secondary metabolites of 100 plant species together with their biological and pharmacological activity -Discusses plant species regarding their distribution, habitat, and ethnopharmacalogical properties -Presents strategies of secondary metabolites production, such as organ culture, pH, elicitation, hairy root cultures, light, and mutagenesis Secondary Metabolites of Medicinal Plants is an important book for students, professionals, and biotechnologists interested in the biological and pharmacological activity and ethnopharmacological properties of plants.

Biotechnological Production of Plant Secondary Metabolites

Biotechnological Production of Plant Secondary Metabolites
Author: Ilkay Erdogan Orhan
Publsiher: Bentham Science Publishers
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1608051145
ISBN 13: 9781608051144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biotechnological Production of Plant Secondary Metabolites Book Review:

Modern techniques have been developed to overcome problems associated with the extraction of natural products from plants. These techniques include production of secondary metabolites by biotechnological methods such as plant tissue culture and microbial

Bioactive Compounds from Natural Sources

Bioactive Compounds from Natural Sources
Author: Corrado Tringali
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2011-09-27
ISBN 10: 1439870667
ISBN 13: 9781439870662
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioactive Compounds from Natural Sources Book Review:

The first edition of Bioactive Compounds from Natural Sources was published in a period of renewed attention to biologically active compounds of natural origin. This trend has continued and intensified-natural products are again under the spotlight, in particular for their possible pharmacological applications. Largely focusing on natural products

Plant Biotechnology and Transgenic Plants

Plant Biotechnology and Transgenic Plants
Author: Kirsi-Marja Oksman-Caldentey,Wolfgang H. Barz
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2002-08-14
ISBN 10: 9780203910849
ISBN 13: 0203910842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Biotechnology and Transgenic Plants Book Review:

Contains case studies illustrating the cell culture production of pigments, flavors, and antineoplastic compounds Plant Biotechnology and Transgenic Plants covers topics that range from food to fragrances to fuel. It includes discussions of technologies and research on the engineering, synthesis, utilization, and control of primary and secondary plant metabolites such as carbohydrates, amino acids, lipids, polymers, proteins, and phytochemicals for industrial, pharmaceutical, and food and feed applications. The editors put the emphasis on recent methods in farming, plant propagation, and breeding and modern procedures to formulate more effective biopharmaceuticals.

Chemistry of Plant Natural Products

Chemistry of Plant Natural Products
Author: Sunil Kumar Talapatra,Bani Talapatra
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1180
Release: 2015-03-05
ISBN 10: 3642454100
ISBN 13: 9783642454103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemistry of Plant Natural Products Book Review:

Aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate students and researchers working with natural products, Professors Sunil and Bani Talapatra provide a highly accessible compilation describing all aspects of plant natural products. Beginning with a general introduction to set the context, the authors then go on to carefully detail nomenclature, occurrence, isolation, detection, structure elucidation (by both degradation and spectroscopic techniques) stereochemistry, conformation, synthesis, biosynthesis, biological activity and commercial applications of the most important natural products of plant origin. Each chapter also includes detailed references (with titles) and a list of recommended books for additional study making this outstanding treatise a useful resource for teachers of chemistry and researchers working in universities, research institutes and industry.

New Light on Alkaloid Biosynthesis and Future Prospects

New Light on Alkaloid Biosynthesis and Future Prospects
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-07-27
ISBN 10: 0080994113
ISBN 13: 9780080994116
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Light on Alkaloid Biosynthesis and Future Prospects Book Review:

Advances in Botanical Research publishes in-depth and up-to-date reviews on a wide range of topics in plant sciences. Currently in its 68th volume, the series features varied reviews by recognized experts on all aspects of plant genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, physiology and ecology. This thematic volume features reviews on a new light on alkaloid biosynthesis and future prospects. In-depth and up-to-date reviews on a wide range of topics in plant sciences Features varied reviews by recognized experts on all aspects of plant genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, physiology and ecology Features reviews on biosynthesis of alkaloids in plants

Transgenic Crop Plants

Transgenic Crop Plants
Author: Chittaranjan Kole,Charles Michler,Albert G. Abbott,Timothy C. Hall
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 807
Release: 2010-01-13
ISBN 10: 3642048099
ISBN 13: 9783642048098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transgenic Crop Plants Book Review:

Development of transgenic crop plants, their utilization for improved agriculture, health, ecology and environment and their socio-political impacts are currently important fields in education, research and industries and also of interest to policy makers, social activists and regulatory and funding agencies. This work prepared with a class-room approach on this multidisciplinary subject will fill an existing gap and meet the requirements of such a broad section of readers. Volume 1 with ten chapters contributed by 31 eminent scientists from nine countries deliberates on the basic concepts, strategies and tools for development of transgenic crop plants, including topics such as: explants used for the generation of transgenic plants, gene transfer methods, organelle transformation, selection and screening strategies, expression and stability of transgenes, silencing undesirable genes, transgene integration, biosynthesis and biotransformation and metabolic engineering of pathways and gene discovery.

Frontiers in Natural Product Chemistry

Frontiers in Natural Product Chemistry
Author: Atta-ur-Rahman
Publsiher: Bentham Science Publishers
Total Pages: 365
Release: 2017-08-11
ISBN 10: 1681085348
ISBN 13: 9781681085340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frontiers in Natural Product Chemistry Book Review:

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 coverage of work on natural substances of land and sea and of 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 included. The third volume of the series brings seven reviews covering natural products from marine plant sources, natural oligosaccharides, topical sesquiterpenes for pain treatment, biological activity of piperidinols and much more.

Endophytes for a Growing World

Endophytes for a Growing World
Author: Trevor R. Hodkinson,Fiona M. Doohan,Brian R. Murphy,Matthew J. Saunders
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2019-03-31
ISBN 10: 1108471765
ISBN 13: 9781108471763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Endophytes for a Growing World Book Review:

Discusses the role of endophytes in food security, forestry and health. It outlines their general biology, spanning theory to practice.

OMICS

OMICS
Author: Debmalya Barh,Vasudeo Zambare,Vasco Azevedo
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 713
Release: 2013-03-26
ISBN 10: 1466562838
ISBN 13: 9781466562837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

OMICS Book Review:

With the advent of new technologies and acquired knowledge, the number of fields in omics and their applications in diverse areas are rapidly increasing in the postgenomics era. Such emerging fields—including pharmacogenomics, toxicogenomics, regulomics, spliceomics, metagenomics, and environomics—present budding solutions to combat global challenges in biomedicine, agriculture, and the environment. OMICS: Applications in Biomedical, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences provides valuable insights into the applications of modern omics technologies to real-world problems in the life sciences. Filling a gap in the literature, it offers a broad, multidisciplinary view of current and emerging applications of omics in a single volume. Written by highly experienced active researchers, each chapter describes a particular area of omics and the associated technologies and applications. Topics covered include: Proteomics, epigenomics, and pharmacogenomics Toxicogenomics and the assessment of environmental pollutants Applications of plant metabolomics Nutrigenomics and its therapeutic applications Microalgal omics and omics approaches in biofuel production Next-generation sequencing and omics technology for transgenic plant analysis Omics approaches in crop improvement Engineering dark-operative chlorophyll synthesis Computational regulomics Omics techniques for the analysis of RNA splicing New fields, including metagenomics, glycomics, and miRNA Breast cancer biomarkers for early detection Environomics strategies for environmental sustainability This timely book explores a wide range of omics application areas in the biomedical, agricultural, and environmental sciences. Throughout, it highlights working solutions as well as open problems and future challenges. Demonstrating the diversity of omics, it introduces readers to state-of-the-art developments and trends in omics-driven research.

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants VII

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants VII
Author: Professor Dr. Y. P. S. Bajaj
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 475
Release: 2013-11-11
ISBN 10: 3662303698
ISBN 13: 9783662303696
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants VII Book Review:

27 chapters cover the distribution, economic importance, conventional propagation, micropropagation, tissue culture studies, and in vitro production of important medicinal and other pharmaceutical compounds in various species of Anchusa, Brucea, Catharanthus, Chrysanthemum, Coleus, Corydalis, Coreopsis, Emilia, Ginkgo, Gloriosa, Hypericum, Inonotus, Leucosceptrum, Lilium, Linum, Mosses, Nandina, Penstemon, Prunus, Pteridium, Quassia, Ribes, Senecio, Taraxacum, Thermopsis, Vanilla, and Vitiveria. Like the previous five volumes on medicinal and aromatic plants (Volumes 4, 7, 15, 21, and 24), this book contains a wealth of useful information for advanced students and researchers in the field of plant biotechnology and chemical engineering, pharmacy, botany and tissue culture.

Anticancer plants Properties and Application

Anticancer plants  Properties and Application
Author: Mohd Sayeed Akhtar,Mallappa Kumara Swamy
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2018-06-29
ISBN 10: 981108548X
ISBN 13: 9789811085482
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anticancer plants Properties and Application Book Review:

Cancer is one of the leading death cause of human population increasingly seen in recent times. Plants have been used for medicinal purposes since immemorial times. Though, several synthetic medicines are useful in treating cancer, they are inefficient and unsafe. However, plants have proved to be useful in cancer cure. Moreover, natural compounds from plants and their derivatives are safe and effective in treatment and management of several cancer types. The anticancer plants such as Catharanthus roseus, Podophyllum peltatum, Taxus brevifolia, Camptotheca acuminate, Andrographis paniculata, Crateva nurvala, Croton tonkinensis, Oplopanax horridus etc., are important source of chemotherapeutic compounds. These plants have proven their significance in the treatment of cancer and various other infectious diseases. Nowadays, several well-known anticancer compounds such as taxol, podophyllotoxins, camptothecin, vinblastine, vincristine, homoharringtonine etc. have been isolated and purified from these medicinal plants. Many of them are used effectively to combat cancer and other related diseases. The herbal medicine and their products are the most suitable and safe to be used as an alternative medicine. Based on their traditional uses and experimental evidences, the anticancer products or compounds are isolated or extracted from the medicinally important plants. Many of these anticancer plants have become endangered due to ruthless harvesting in nature. Hence, there is a need to conserve these species and to propagate them in large scale using plant tissue culture. Alternatively, plant cell tissue and organ culture biotechnology can be adopted to produce these anticancer compounds without cultivation. The proper knowledge and exploration of these isolated molecules or products could provide an alternative source to reduce cancer risk, anti-tumorigenic properties, and suppression of carcinogen activities. Anticancer plants: Volume 1, Properties and Application is a very timely effort in this direction. Discussing the various types of anticancer plants as a source of curative agent, their pharmacological and neutraceutical properties, cryo-preservations and recent trends to understand the basic cause and consequences involved in the diseases diagnosis. We acknowledge the publisher, Springer for their continuous inspiration and valuable suggestions to improvise the content of this book. We further extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our book contributors for their support, and assistance to complete this assignment. I am sure that these books will benefit the scientific communities including academics, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and medical practitioners.

Natural Compounds as Drugs Volume I

Natural Compounds as Drugs  Volume I
Author: Frank Petersen,René Amstutz
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2007-12-27
ISBN 10: 3764381175
ISBN 13: 9783764381172
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Compounds as Drugs Volume I Book Review:

In a real tour de force of pharmacological literature, this edited volume’s chapters highlight the biodiversity-driven approaches which are now of eminent importance in natural products research. It addresses the question why natural products display such complex chemical information, what makes them unique, as they often are, and what their characteristics are. Practical questions such as supply of natural substances and production optimization strategies are also covered.