Chemical Biology of Natural Products

David J. Newman, Gordon M. Cragg, Paul Grothaus

September 18, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 622 Pages - 41 Color & 156 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439841938 - CAT# K11952


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  • Contributions from leading scientists in the field
  • Focuses on the chemical biology and biological chemistry of natural products
  • Covers the discovery and modification of novel natural product chemotypes from multiple sources and interactions with biological processes
  • Addresses a relatively neglected area of scientific publishing in book format


Chemical Biology of Natural Products
This unique, long-awaited volume is designed to address contemporary aspects of natural product chemistry and its influence on biological systems, not solely on human interactions. The subjects covered include discovery, isolation and characterization, biosynthesis, biosynthetic engineering, pharmaceutical, and other applications of these compounds.

Each chapter begins with a brief and simple introduction to the subject matter, and then proceeds to guide the reader towards the more contemporary, cutting-edge research in the field, with the contributing authors presenting current examples from their own work in order to exemplify key themes.

Topics covered in the text include genome mining, heterologous expression, natural product synthesis, biosynthesis, glycosylation, chemical ecology, and therapeutic applications of natural products, both current and potential.