Evolutionary Diversity as a Source for Anticancer Molecules

Evolutionary Diversity as a Source for Anticancer Molecules
Author: Akhileshwar Kumar Srivastava,Vinod Kumar Kannaujiya,Rajesh Kumar Singh,Divya Singh
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2020-09-30
ISBN 10: 0128216980
ISBN 13: 9780128216989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolutionary Diversity as a Source for Anticancer Molecules Book Review:

Evolutionary Diversity as a Source for Anticancer Molecules discusses evolutionary diversity as source for anticancer agents derived from bacteria, algae, bryophytes, pteridophytes, and gymnosperms. The book goes over the isolation of anticancer agents and the technologyenabled screening process used to develop anticancer drugs. The book also includes discussion of the nutraceuticals and natural products derived from invertebrates that can be used as part of cancer treatment. Evolutionary Diversity as a Source for Anticancer Molecules also deals with some of the current challenges in the prevention of cancer as well as the side effects of conventional drugs used for cancer patients. This book is a valuable resource for cancer researchers, oncologists, biotechnologists, pharmacologists, and any member of the biomedical field interested in understanding more about natural products with anticancer potential. Discusses the application of natural products in place of conventional drugs to minimize the side effects in cancer treatment Explains the relation between evolutionary mechanisms and climate change for production of secondary metabolites

Advances in Cyanobacterial Biology

Advances in Cyanobacterial Biology
Author: Prashant Kumar Singh,Ajay Kumar,Alok Kumar Shrivistava,Vipin Kumar Singh
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2020-02-28
ISBN 10: 0128193115
ISBN 13: 9780128193112
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Cyanobacterial Biology Book Review:

Advances in Cyanobacterial Biology presents the novel, practical, and theoretical aspects of cyanobacteria, providing a better understanding of basic and advanced biotechnological application in the field of sustainable agriculture. Chapters have been designed to deal with the different aspects of cyanobacteria including their role in the evolution of life, cyanobacterial diversity and classification, isolation, and characterization of cyanobacteria through biochemical and molecular approaches, phylogeny and biogeography of cyanobacteria, symbiosis, Cyanobacterial photosynthesis, morphological and physiological adaptation to abiotic stresses, stress-tolerant cyanobacterium, biological nitrogen fixation. Other topics include circadian rhythms, genetics and molecular biology of abiotic stress responses, application of cyanobacteria and cyanobacterial mats in wastewater treatments, use as a source of novel stress-responsive genes for development of stress tolerance and as a source of biofuels, industrial application, as biofertilizer, cyanobacterial blooms, use in Nano-technology and nanomedicines as well as potential applications. This book will be important for academics and researchers working in cyanobacteria, cyanobacterial environmental biology, cyanobacterial agriculture and cyanobacterial molecular biologists. Summarizes the various aspects of cyanobacterial research, from primary nitrogen fixation, to advanced nano-technology applications Addresses both practical and theoretical aspects of the cyanobacterial application Includes coverage of biochemical and molecular approaches for the identification, use and management of cyanobacteria

Natural Products and Cancer Drug Discovery

Natural Products and Cancer Drug Discovery
Author: Farid A. Badria
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 9535133136
ISBN 13: 9789535133131
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Products and Cancer Drug Discovery Book Review:

This book, Natural Products and Cancer Drug Discovery, is written by leading experts in natural products in cancer therapy. The first two sections describe new applications of common herbs and foods for treatment of cancer. Section 3 deals with the development of new chemotherapeutics from Cannabis and endophytic fungi. Section 4 presented formulations of natural products for treatment of malignant melanoma. Made-to-order anticancer therapy from natural products using computational and tissue engineering approaches is addressed in the fifth section. It is our hope that this book may motivate readers to approach the evidence of anticancer natural products with an open mind and thereby spark an interest in making further contributions to the cancer treatment efforts.

Biotechnology and Production of Anti Cancer Compounds

Biotechnology and Production of Anti Cancer Compounds
Author: Sonia Malik
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2017-04-21
ISBN 10: 3319538802
ISBN 13: 9783319538808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biotechnology and Production of Anti Cancer Compounds Book Review:

This book discusses cancers and the resurgence of public interest in plant-based and herbal drugs. It also describes ways of obtaining anti-cancer drugs from plants and improving their production using biotechnological techniques. It presents methods such as cell culture, shoot and root culture, hairy root culture, purification of plant raw materials, genetic engineering, optimization of culture conditions as well as metabolic engineering with examples of successes like taxol, shikonin, ingenol mebutate and podophylotoxin. In addition, it describes the applications and limitations of large-scale production of anti-cancer compounds using biotechnological means. Lastly, it discusses future economical and eco-friendly strategies for obtaining anti-cancer compounds using biotechnology.

Secondary Metabolites

Secondary Metabolites
Author: Ramasamy Vijayakumar,Suresh S.S. Raja
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2018-09-05
ISBN 10: 1789236428
ISBN 13: 9781789236422
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secondary Metabolites Book Review:

This book consists of an introductory overview of secondary metabolites, which are classified into four main sections: microbial secondary metabolites, plant secondary metabolites, secondary metabolites through tissue culture technique, and regulation of secondary metabolite production. This book provides a comprehensive account on the secondary metabolites of microorganisms, plants, and the production of secondary metabolites through biotechnological approach like the plant tissue culture method. The regulatory mechanisms of secondary metabolite production in plants and the pharmaceutical and other applications of various secondary metabolites are also highlighted. This book is considered as necessary reading for microbiologists, biotechnologists, biochemists, pharmacologists, and botanists who are doing research in secondary metabolites. It should also be useful to MSc students, MPhil and PhD scholars, scientists, and faculty members of various science disciplines.

Anticancer Research

Anticancer Research
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1999
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCLA:L0078724739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Anticancer Agents from Natural Products

Anticancer Agents from Natural Products
Author: Gordon M. Cragg,David G. I. Kingston,David J. Newman
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2005-06-13
ISBN 10: 1420039652
ISBN 13: 9781420039658
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anticancer Agents from Natural Products Book Review:

Plants, marine organisms, and microorganisms have evolved complex chemical defense and signaling systems that are designed to protect them from predators and provide other biological benefits. These organisms thus produce substances containing novel chemotypes that may have beneficial effects for humans. As collection methods improve and new screen

From Monsoons to Microbes

From Monsoons to Microbes
Author: National Research Council,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Ocean Studies Board,Committee on the Ocean's Role in Human Health
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 1999-05-05
ISBN 10: 9780309173421
ISBN 13: 0309173426
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Monsoons to Microbes Book Review:

What can sharks teach us about our immune system? What can horseshoe crabs show us about eyesight? The more we learn about the ocean, the more we realize how critical these vast bodies of water are to our health and well-being. Sometimes the ocean helps us, as when a marine organism yields a new medical treatment. At other times, the ocean poses the threat of coastal storm surges or toxic algal blooms. From Monsoons to Microbes offers a deeper look into the oceans that surround us, often nurturing yet sometimes harming humankind. This book explores the links among physical oceanography, public health, epidemiology, marine biology, and medicine in understanding what the ocean has to offer. It will help readers grasp such important points as: How the ocean's sweeping physical processes create long-term phenomena such as El Nino and short-term disastrous events such as tsunamis--including what communities can do to prepare. What medicines and nutritional products have come from the ocean and what the prospects are for more such discoveries. How estuaries work--where salt and fresh water meet--and what can go wrong, as in the 7,000 square mile "dead zone" at the out-flow of the Mississippi River. How the growing demand for seafood and the expansion of ocean-going transport has increased our exposure to infectious agents--and how these agents can be tracked down and fought. Why "red tides" of toxic algae suddenly appear in previously unaffected coastal areas, and what happens when algal toxins find their way into our food supply or the air we breathe. The book recommends ways we can implement exciting new technologies to monitor the physics, chemistry, and biology of the ocean to recognize change as it happens. From the impact of worldwide atmospheric warming to the significance of exotic bacteria from submarine hydrothermal vents, the ocean has many depths left to explore.

Promising Drug Molecules of Natural Origin

Promising Drug Molecules of Natural Origin
Author: Rohit Dutt,Anil K. Sharma,Raj K. Keservani,Vandana Garg
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2020-11-05
ISBN 10: 1000765393
ISBN 13: 9781000765397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Promising Drug Molecules of Natural Origin Book Review:

This new volume, Promising Drug Molecules of Natural Origin, explores potential beneficial drug substances derived from nature. It presents the general principles, characteristics, evaluation techniques, and applications involved in drug molecules from natural sources, such as plants and marine life. With chapters from renowned experts from around the world, the chapters in this volume address the challenges of standardization of herbal medicines, methods of characterization of natural medicines and phyto-constituents, and quality control methods for herbal medicines. Several chapters in the book focus on the evolution of phyto-constituents in cancer therapeutics, while others deal with applications for other diseases, such as diabetes and neuroinflammatory disorders. The volume also specifically reviews heterocyclic drugs from plants. This volume will be a valuable resource for faculty and advanced students in pharmaceutics as well as researchers, scientists, and industry professionals in medicine and drug development.

Biodiversity

Biodiversity
Author: Oscar Grillo
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2014-05-14
ISBN 10: 9535113151
ISBN 13: 9789535113157
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodiversity Book Review:

The current world biodiversity consists of an inestimable amount of living forms, that at all levels, from genes to biomes, from individuals to populations, from species to communities, are in constant pursuit of the best strategies to react to the natural and anthropic environmental changes. The arrangement of new and dynamic ecosystems balanced by the formation and the vanishing of species, is the direct consequence of these changes. This book contains comprehensive overviews and original studies focused on ecological and ecosystem functioning studies, hazards and conservation management, assessment of environmental variables affecting species diversity, also considering species richness and distribution, in order to identify the best management strategies to face and solve the conservation problems.

Environmental and Health Risk Assessment and Management

Environmental and Health Risk Assessment and Management
Author: Paolo Ricci
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2006-01-27
ISBN 10: 1402037767
ISBN 13: 9781402037764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental and Health Risk Assessment and Management Book Review:

This book is about the legal, economical, and practical assessment and management of risky activities arising from routine, catastrophic environmental and occupational exposures to hazardous agents. It includes a discussion of aspects of US and European Union law concerning risky activities, and then develops the economic analyses that are relevant to implementing choices within a supply and demand framework. The book also discusses exposure-response and time-series models used in assessing air and water pollution, as well as probabilistic cancer models, including toxicological compartmental, pharmaco-kinetic models and epidemiological relative risks and odds ratios-based models. Statistical methods to measure agreement, correlation and discordance are also developed. The methods and criteria of decision-analysis, including several measures of value of information (VOI) conclude the expositions. This book is an excellent text for students studying risk assessment and management.

Using Old Solutions to New Problems

Using Old Solutions to New Problems
Author: Marianna Kulka
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2013-06-19
ISBN 10: 9535111582
ISBN 13: 9789535111580
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Using Old Solutions to New Problems Book Review:

The medicinal use of plants, animals and microorganisms has been a part of human evolution and likely began before recorded history. Is it possible that this knowledge can be used to create powerful new drugs and solve some of the human health problems facing us today? This book is a collection of an expert team of agronomists, chemists, biologists and policy makers who discuss some of the processes involved in developing a naturally-sourced bioactive compound into a drug therapy. These experts define a natural compound and elucidate the processes required to find, extract and define a naturally-derived bioactive molecule. Finally, they describe the necessity for understanding the fundamental mechanisms of disease before applying bioactive molecules in bioassay-guided drug discovery platforms.

Biodiversity and Human Health

Biodiversity and Human Health
Author: Francesca Grifo,Joshua Rosenthal
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 379
Release: 1997-02
ISBN 10: 9781559635004
ISBN 13: 1559635002
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodiversity and Human Health Book Review:

Biodiversity and Human Health brings together leading thinkers on the global environment and biomedicine to explore the human health consequences of the loss of biological diversity.

Medicinal Plant Research in Africa

Medicinal Plant Research in Africa
Author: Victor Kuete
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 916
Release: 2013-06-19
ISBN 10: 0124059368
ISBN 13: 9780124059368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medicinal Plant Research in Africa Book Review:

The pharmacopoeias of most African countries are available and contain an impressive number of medicinal plants used for various therapeutic purposes. Many African scholars have distinguished themselves in the fields of organic chemistry, pharmacology, and pharmacognosy and other areas related to the study of plant medicinal plants. However, until now, there is no global standard book on the nature and specificity of chemicals isolated in African medicinal plants, as well as a book bringing together and discussing the main bioactive metabolites of these plants. This book explores the essence of natural substances from African medicinal plants and their pharmacological potential. In light of possible academic use, this book also scans the bulk of African medicinal plants extract having promising pharmacological activities. The book contains data of biologically active plants of Africa, plant occurring compounds and synthesis pathways of secondary metabolites. This book explores the essence of natural substances from African medicinal plants and their pharmacological potential The authors are world reknowned African Scientists.

Pieces of the Global Puzzle

Pieces of the Global Puzzle
Author: Anne M. Blackburn
Publsiher: Fulcrum Pub
Total Pages: 204
Release: 1986
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4177166
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pieces of the Global Puzzle Book Review:

The collected thoughts of global environmental leaders.

Marine Compounds and Cancer

Marine Compounds and Cancer
Author: Friedemann Honecker,Sergey A. Dyshlovoy
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2018-06-26
ISBN 10: 3038427659
ISBN 13: 9783038427650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Compounds and Cancer Book Review:

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Marine Compounds and Cancer" that was published in Marine Drugs

An Evolutionary Theory of Economic Change

An Evolutionary Theory of Economic Change
Author: Richard R. Nelson
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2009-06
ISBN 10: 9780674041431
ISBN 13: 0674041437
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Evolutionary Theory of Economic Change Book Review:

This book contains the most sustained and serious attack on mainstream, neoclassical economics in more than forty years. Nelson and Winter focus their critique on the basic question of how firms and industries change overtime. They marshal significant objections to the fundamental neoclassical assumptions of profit maximization and market equilibrium, which they find ineffective in the analysis of technological innovation and the dynamics of competition among firms. To replace these assumptions, they borrow from biology the concept of natural selection to construct a precise and detailed evolutionary theory of business behavior. They grant that films are motivated by profit and engage in search for ways of improving profits, but they do not consider them to be profit maximizing. Likewise, they emphasize the tendency for the more profitable firms to drive the less profitable ones out of business, but they do not focus their analysis on hypothetical states of industry equilibrium. The results of their new paradigm and analytical framework are impressive. Not only have they been able to develop more coherent and powerful models of competitive firm dynamics under conditions of growth and technological change, but their approach is compatible with findings in psychology and other social sciences. Finally, their work has important implications for welfare economics and for government policy toward industry.

Natural Compounds as Drugs

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

Natural Compounds as Drugs 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.

Industrial Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Industrial Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Author: Heinrich Klefenz
Publsiher: Wiley-VCH
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2002-04-22
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015055598992
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Industrial Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Book Review:

This volume focuses on pharmaceutical biotechnology as a key area of life sciences. The complete range of concepts, processes and technologies of biotechnology is applied in modern industrial pharmaceutical research, development and production. The results of genome sequencing and studies of biological-genetic function are combined with chemical, micro-electronic and microsystem technology to produce medical devices and diagnostic biochips. A multitude of biologically active molecules is expanded by additional novel structures created with newly arranged gene clusters and bio-catalytic chemical processes. New organisational structures in the co-operation of institutes, companies and networks enable faster knowledge and product development and immediate application of the results of research and process development. This book is the ideal source of information for scientists and engineers in research and development, for decision-makers in biotech, pharma and chemical corporations, as well as for research institutes, but also for founders of biotech companies and people working for venture capital corporations.

Advances in Endophytic Research

Advances in Endophytic Research
Author: Vijay C. Verma,Alan C. Gange
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2013-11-12
ISBN 10: 8132215753
ISBN 13: 9788132215752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Endophytic Research Book Review:

​In recent years there has been significant attention paid on the endophytic research by various groups working within this domain. Mutualistic endophytic microbes with an emphasis on the relatively understudied fungal endophytes are the focus of this special book. Plants are associated with micro-organisms: endophytic bacteria and fungi, which live inter- and intra-cellularly without inducing pathogenic symptoms, but have active biochemical and genetic interactions with their host. Endophytes play vital roles as plant growth promoters, biocontrol agents, biosurfactant producers, enzymes and secondary metabolite producers, as well as providing a new hidden repertoire of bioactive natural products with uses in pharmaceutical, agrochemical and other biotechnological applications. The increasing interest in endophytic research generates significant progress in our understanding of the host-endophyte relationship at molecular and genetic level. The bio-prospection of microbial endophytes has led to exciting possibilities for their biotechnological application as biocontrol agent, bioactive metabolites, and other useful traits. Apart from these virtues, the microbial endophytes may be adapted to the complex metabolism of many desired molecules that can be of significant industrial applications. These microbes can be a useful alternative for sustainable solutions for ecological control of pests and diseases, and can reduce the burden of excess of chemical fertilizers for this purpose. This book is an attempt to review the recent development in the understanding of microbial endophytes and their potential biotechnological applications. This is a collection of literature authored by noted researchers having signatory status in endophytic research and summarizes the development achieved so far, and future prospects for further research in this fascinating area of research.