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Medicinal Natural Products
A Biosynthetic Approach
Third Edition
by Paul M. Dewick

Medicinal Natural Products provides a comprehensive and balanced introduction to natural products from a biosynthetic perspective, focussing 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.

Medicinal Natural Products has been extended and fully updated in this new edition to reflect and explain new developments and other advances in the field.

It retains the user-friendly style and highly acclaimed features of previous editions:

  • a comprehensive treatment of plant, microbial, and animal natural products in one volume
  • extensive use of chemical schemes with annotated mechanistic explanations
  • cross-referencing to emphasize links and similarities
  • boxed topics giving further details of medicinal materials, covering sources, production methods, use as
  • drugs, semi-synthetic derivatives and synthetic analogues, and modes of action


1. About this Book and How to Use It

  • The Subject
  • The Aim
  • The Approach
  • The Topics
  • The Figures
  • Conventions Regarding Acids, Bases, and Ions
2. Secondary Metabolism: The Building Blocks and Construction Mechanisms
  • Primary and Secondary Metabolism
  • The Building Blocks
  • The Construction Mechanisms
  • Alkylation Reactions: Nucleophilic Substitution
  • Dehydrogenases
  • Oxidases
  • Monooxygenases
  • Dioxygenases
  • Amine Oxidases
  • Baeyer-Villiger Monooxygenases
  • Some Vitamins Associated with the Construction Mechanisms
  • Elucidating Biosynthetic Pathways
3. The Acetate Pathway: Fatty Acids and Polyketides
  • Fatty Acid Synthase: Saturated Fatty Acids
  • Unsaturated Fatty Acids
  • Uncommon Fatty Acids
  • Prostaglandins
  • Thromboxanes
  • Leukotrienes
  • Polyketide Synthases: Generalities
  • Polyketide Synthases: Macrolides
  • Macrolide Antibiotics, Erythromycins, Oleandomycin and Spiramycin, Tylosin, Avermectins, Polyene Antifungals, Tacrolimus and Sirolimus, Rifamycins
  • Polyketide Synthases: Linear Polyketides and Polyethers
  • Diels-Alder Cyclizations
  • Polyketide Synthases: Aromatics
  • Senna, Hypericum / St John?s Wort, Mycophenolic acid, Khellin and Cromoglicate, Griseofulvin
  • Poison Ivy and Poison Oak, Cannabis, Aflatoxins, Tetracyclines, Anthracycline Antibiotics
4. The Shikimate Pathway: Aromatic Amino Acids and Phenylpropanoids
  • Aromatic Amino Acids and Simple Benzoic Acids
  • Phenylpropanoids
  • Cinnamic Acids and Esters
  • Lignans and Lignin
  • Phenylpropenes
  • Benzoic Acids from C6C3 Compounds
  • Coumarins
  • Aromatic Polyketides
  • Styrylpyrones, Diarylheptanoids
  • Flavonoids and Stilbenes
  • Flavonolignans
  • Isoflavonoids
  • Terpenoid Quinones
5. The Mevalonate and Methylerythritol Phosphate Pathways: Terpenoids and Steriods
  • Mevalonic Acid and Methylerythritol Phosphate
  • Hemiterpenes
  • Monoterpenes
  • Irregular Monoterpenes
  • Iridoids
  • Sesquiterpenes
  • Artemisinin, Gossypol, Trichothecenes
  • Diterpenes
  • Sesterterpenes
  • Triterpenes
  • Steroids
  • Stereochemistry and Nomenclature
  • Cholesterol
  • Phytosterols
  • Vitamin D
  • Steroidal Saponins
  • Cardioactive Glycosides
  • Bile Acids
  • Adrenocortical Hormones/Corticosteroids
  • Semi-Synthesis of Corticosteroids
  • Progestogens
  • Oestrogens
  • Androgens
  • Tetraterpenes
  • Higher Terpenoids
  • Further Reading
6. Alkaloids
  • Alkaloids Derived from Ornithine
  • Alkaloids Derived from Lysine
  • Alkaloids Derived from Nicotinic Acid
  • Alkaloids Derived from Tyrosine
  • Phenylethylamines and Simple Tetrahydroisoquinoline Alkaloids
  • Modified Benzyltetrahydroisoquinoline Alkaloids
  • Phenethylisoquinoline Alkaloids
  • Terpenoid Tetrahydroisoquinoline Alkaloids
  • Amaryllidaceae Alkaloids
  • Alkaloids Derived from Tryptophan
  • Simple Indole Alkaloids
  • Simple - Carboline Alkaloids
  • Terpenoid Indole Alkaloids
  • Quinoline Alkaloids
  • Pyrroloindole Alkaloids
  • Ergot Alkaloids
  • Alkaloids Derived from Anthranilic Acid
  • Alkaloids Derived From Histidine
  • Alkaloids Derived by Amination Reactions
  • Acetate-Derived Alkaloids
  • Phenylalanine-Derived Alkaloids
  • Terpenoid Alkaloids
  • Steroidal Alkaloids
  • Purine Alkaloids
7. Peptides, Proteins, and Other Amino Acid Derivatives

  • Peptides and Proteins
  • Ribosomal Peptide Biosynthesis
  • Peptide Hormones
  • Thyroid Hormones
  • Hypothalamic Hormones
  • Hormone, Growth Hormone-releasing Hormone/Factor, Somatostatin
  • Anterior Pituitory Hormones
  • Posterior Pituitory Hormones
  • Pancreatic Hormones
  • Interferons
  • Opioid Peptides.
  • Ribosomal Peptide Toxins
  • Death Cap (Amanita phalloides), Ricin, Botulinum Toxin, Conotoxins, Snake Venoms, Gila Monster Venom
  • Enzymes
  • Nonribosomal Peptide Biosynthesis
  • Bacitracins, Capreomycin, Polymyxins, Daptomycin, Cyclosporins, Vancomycin and Teicoplanin, Bleomycin, Streptogramins, Dactinomycin, Cycloserine
  • Modified Peptides: Penicillins, Cephalosporins and Other ?-Lactams
  • Cyanogenic Glycosides
  • Glucosinolates
  • Cysteine Sulphoxides
8. Carbohydrates
  • Monosaccharides
  • Oligosaccharides
  • Polysaccharides
  • Aminosugars and Aminoglycosides
  • Aminoglycoside Antibiotics, Streptamine-containing Antibiotics, 2-Deoxystreptamine-containing Antibiotics, Acarbose, Lincomycin and Clindamycin

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Medicinal Natural Products
A Biosynthetic Approach
Third Edition
by Paul M. Dewick

2009 • 539 pages • $169.00 + shipping
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