Alkaloids Chemical and Biological Perspectives

Written By S.W. Pelletier
Alkaloids  Chemical and Biological Perspectives
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 12 December 1996
  • ISBN : 9780080527000
  • Pages : 392 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Alkaloids Chemical and Biological Perspectives written by S.W. Pelletier which was release on 12 December 1996, this book published by Elsevier. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Volume 11 of this series presents five timely reviews on current research on alkaloids. Chapter 1 by Paul L. Schiff, Jr. is a monumental survey of research that has been carried out over the past decade on the Thalictrum alkaloids. Forty-six new alkaloids are described from fifteen species of the genus Thalictrum, as well as 116 alkaloids of known structure from thirty-six species and subspecies of the genus. The chapter includes discussions of isolation and structure elucidation, analysis, biosynthesis, cell culture, and pharmacology. Also featured are inclusive compilations of botanical sources, alkaloids by alkaloid types, and calculated molecular weights of the Thalictrum alkaloids. Chapter 2 by Giovanni Appendino provides a fascinating treatment of Taxine, a collective name referring to a mixture of diterpenoid alkaloids from the yew tree (genus: Taxus). Taxine is responsible for the toxic properties of the yew tree that has been documented in historical and fictional literature, from Julius Caesar to Shakespeare, and from Agatha Christie to T.S. Eliot. The chapter treats the history, isolation techniques, structure elucidation, chemistry, and pharmacology of Taxine. Chapter 3 by Mary D. Menachery surveys the alkaloids of South American Menispermaceae (moonseed family). Many different structural types are included in this family. The alkaloid-bearing plants are woody-vines, shrubs, or small trees. Several of these species possess potent curare activity. The chemistry as well as pharmacology of these alkaloids is summarized. Chapter 4 by Russell J. Molyneux, Robert J. Nash, and Naoki Asano treats the chemistry and biological activity of the calystegines and related nortropane alkaloids. These polyhydroxylated bicyclic alkaloids represent another class of compounds that inhibit glycosidases, producing profound effects in biological systems by disrupting the essential cellular function of glycoprotein processing. Chapter 5, a related chapter by Robert J. Nash, Naoki Asano, and Alison A. Watson, reviews polyhydroxylated alkaloids that inhibit glycosidases. Topics covered include distribution, ecological significance and toxicity, isolation, synthesis, and biosynthesis.

Alkaloids Chemical and Biological Perspectives

Alkaloids  Chemical and Biological Perspectives
  • Author : S.W. Pelletier
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 1996-12-12
  • Total pages : 392
  • ISBN : 9780080527000
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Summary : Volume 11 of this series presents five timely reviews on current research on alkaloids. Chapter 1 by Paul L. Schiff, Jr. is a monumental survey of research that has been carried out over the past decade on the Thalictrum alkaloids. Forty-six new alkaloids are described from fifteen species of the genus Thalictrum, ...

Alkaloids Chemical and Biological Perspectives

Alkaloids  Chemical and Biological Perspectives
  • Author : S. William Pelletier
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Total pages : 365
  • ISBN : 9780080527000
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Summary : Volume 8 of this series presents four timely reviews on alkaloids: Chapter 1 is a magnificent and monumental review of curare, "a group of dart and/or arrow poisons varying in composition and featuring muscle relaxation as their basic pharmacological action." The fascinating history of curare is recounted, beginning with early encounters ...

The Biochemistry of Alkaloids

The Biochemistry of Alkaloids
  • Author : Trevor Robinson
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-04-17
  • Total pages : 152
  • ISBN : 9780080527000
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Summary : The alkaloids were of great importance to mankind for centuries, long before they were recognized as a chemical class. The influence they have had on literature is hinted at by some of the quotations I have used as chapter headings. Their in fluence on folklore and on medicine has been ...

Alkaloids

Alkaloids
  • Author : Margaret F. Roberts
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 1998-06-30
  • Total pages : 482
  • ISBN : 9780080527000
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Summary : Not since the late 1970s has a single work presented the biology of this heterogenous group of secondary alkaloids in such depth. Alkaloids, a unique treatise featuring leaders in the field, presents both the historical use of alkaloids and the latest discoveries in the biochemistry of alkaloid production in plants ...

Alkaloids Secrets of Life

Alkaloids   Secrets of Life
  • Author : Tadeusz Aniszewski
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2007-03-22
  • Total pages : 334
  • ISBN : 9780080527000
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Summary : Alkaloids, represent a group of interesting and complex chemical compounds, produced by the secondary metabolism of living organisms in different biotopes. They are relatively common chemicals in all kingdoms of living organisms in all environments. Two hundred years of scientific research has still not fully explained the connections between alkaloids ...

The Alkaloids

The Alkaloids
  • Author : Geoffrey A. Cordell
  • Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Release Date : 2005-08-23
  • Total pages : 292
  • ISBN : 9780080527000
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Summary : Provides coverage of the field of the chemotaxonomy, structure elucidation, synthesis, biosynthesis, and biology of various classes of alkaloids from higher and lower plants, marine organisms, and various terrestrial animals. Each volume provides a detailed coverage of particular classes or sources of alkaloids....

Ergot Alkaloids and Related Compounds

Ergot Alkaloids and Related Compounds
  • Author : B. Berde,H.O. Schild
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Total pages : 1006
  • ISBN : 9780080527000
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Summary : With contribution by numerous experts...

The Alkaloids

The Alkaloids
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2012-12-31
  • Total pages : 306
  • ISBN : 9780080527000
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Summary : This series is world-renowned as the leading compilation of current reviews of this vast field. Internationally acclaimed for more than 40 years, The Alkaloids, founded by the late Professor R.H.F. Manske, continues to provide outstanding coverage of this rapidly expanding field. Each volume provides, through its distinguished authors, up-to-date ...

Chromatography of Alkaloids Part A

Chromatography of Alkaloids  Part A
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-08-26
  • Total pages : 531
  • ISBN : 9780080527000
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Summary : Chromatography of Alkaloids, Part A...

Alkaloids

Alkaloids
  • Author : Tadeusz Aniszewski
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2015-04-25
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9780080527000
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Summary : Alkaloids - Secrets of Life: Alkaloid Chemistry, Biological Significance, Applications and Ecological Role, Second Edition provides knowledge on structural typology, biosynthesis and metabolism in relation to recent research work on alkaloids, considering an organic chemistry approach to alkaloids using biological and ecological explanation. The book approaches several questions and unresearched ...

Plant Alkaloids

Plant Alkaloids
  • Author : Robert F Raffauf,Lyle E Craker
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 1996-09-12
  • Total pages : 279
  • ISBN : 9780080527000
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Summary : Plant Alkaloids: A Guide to Their Discovery and Distribution serves as a record of both the positive and negative results obtained in the screening of more than 20,000 plant species for alkaloids in a forty-year search for new medicinal agents and other pharmacological substances. Designed to increase general knowledge of the ...

The Alkaloids

The Alkaloids
  • Author : R. H. F. Manske,H. L. Holmes
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-05-12
  • Total pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780080527000
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Summary : The Alkaloids: Chemistry and Physiology, Volume IV contains an account of the chemistry and biosynthesis of the various classes of isoquinolines. This book discusses the extraction and separation of the anhalonium alkaloids, other natural simple isoquinolines, and anhalonium isoquinolines. The location of the alkaloids in tissues of the cacti, monophenolic ...

Modern Alkaloids

Modern Alkaloids
  • Author : Ernesto Fattorusso,Orazio Taglialatela-Scafati
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2008-01-08
  • Total pages : 689
  • ISBN : 9780080527000
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Summary : This book presents all important aspects of modern alkaloid chemistry, making it the only work of its kind to offer up-to-date and comprehensive coverage. While the first part concentrates on the structure and biology of bioactive alkaloids, the second one analyzes new trends in alkaloid isolation and structure elucidation, as ...

Alkaloids Chemical and Biological Perspectives

Alkaloids  Chemical and Biological Perspectives
  • Author : S.W. Pelletier
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2001-12-03
  • Total pages : 656
  • ISBN : 9780080527000
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Summary : Alkaloids: Chemical and Biological Perspectives, the 15th volume of the ACBP series, features four important reviews of research on alkaloids. Chapter 1 is the first comprehensive review of the carbon-13 and proton NMR shift assignments and physical constants of diterpene alkaloids and their derivatives. In addition to the catalogue of spectral ...

Encyclopedia of the Alkaloids

Encyclopedia of the Alkaloids
  • Author : John Glasby
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Total pages : 520
  • ISBN : 9780080527000
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Summary : Volume 3 of the Encyclopedia of the Alkaloids covers the literature to the end of October 1976 and includes a large number of these compounds which have been discovered since the first two volumes were published in 1975. There are some entries where recent work has resulted in new structures being put forward ...