About the Book :
This third edition provides a comprehensive and balanced introduction to natural products from a biosynthetic perspective, focusing on the metabolic sequences leading to various classes of natural products. 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. There have been rapid advances in biosynthetic understanding over the past decade through enzymology, gene isolation and genetic engineering. Medicinal Natural Products has been extended and fully updated in this new edition to reflect and explain these developments and other advances in the field.
Interesting Facts :
New edition of this bestselling textbook. First two editions sold over 10,000 copiesProvides a comprehensive introduction to the field written in an accessible and readable styleFully updated to reflect recent developments, particularly discoveries arising from a decade's worth of gene isolation and genetic engineeringIncorporates a novel biosynthetic theme throughout the book which develops students' skills in deductive reasoningCompetitively priced for the student market
About This Book, And How To Use It.Secondary Metabolism: The Building Blocks and Construction Mechanisms.The Acetate Pathway: Fatty Acids and Polyketides.The Shikimate Pathway: Aromatic Amino Acids and Phenylpropanoids.The Mevalonate and Methylerythritol Phosphate Pathways: Terpenoids and Steroids.Alkaloids.Peptides, Proteins, and Other Amino Acid Derivatives.Carbohydrates.Index.