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Biologically Active Natural Products
Microbial Technologies and Phyto-Pharmaceuticals in Drug Development

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ISBN 9781771889049
December 15, 2020 Forthcoming by Apple Academic Press
344 Pages - 69 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Biologically active natural products and their substructures have long been valuable starting points for medicinal chemistry and drug discovery. This new volume explores biologically active natural products and their use in microbial technologies and as phyto-pharmaceuticals in drug development. It presents detailed scientific principles and recent research on applications of nanotechnology in diagnostics and drug delivery.

Topics include pharmacotherapeutically active proteins and peptides; the biotechnological potential of hydrogen-oxidizing bacteria; synthesis and production; synthetic colorants, pigments, dyes, and lakes; and more. The use of various plants is discussed in several chapters, including Artemisia, Asteraceae, Abutilon indicum, Prosopis juliflora, Acacia arabica, Aloe barbadensis, Tabermontana divaricate Linn., among others.

With the information presented in Biologically Active Natural Products: Microbial Technologies and Phyto-Pharmaceuticals in Drug Development, scientists, faculty, and graduate students will gain a unique insight into nanotechnology and natural pharmaceuticals today with practical implementation in various industrial sectors.

Table of Contents

1. Azadirachta indica:Imperative Mini-Opinions on an Ethnopharmacological Savior

Anshda Bhatnagar and Debarshi Kar Mahapatra

2. Arsenals of Pharmacotherapeutically Active Proteins and Peptides: Old Wine in a New Bottle

Kirti Dubli

3. Biotechnological Potential of Hydrogen-Oxidizing Bacteria

Tatiana G. Volova, Evgeniy G. Kiselev, and Ekaterina I. Shishatskaya

4. Abutilon indicum, Prosopis juliflora, and Acacia Arabicaas Antibacterial Agents against Xanthomonas axonopodis Pv. Punicae

Aishwarya A. Andhare and Ravindra S. Shinde

5. Microbial Biotechnology: Synthesis, Production, Challenges, and Opportunities

Akshada A. Bakliwal et al.

6. Pharmaceutical Natural and Synthetic Colorants, Pigments, Dyes, and Lakes: Applications, Perspectives, and Regulatory Aspects

Debarshi Kar Mahapatra and Sanjay Kumar Bharti

7. Microbial Pigments: A Green Microbial Technology

Eknath Ahire, Swati G. Talele, and Gokul S. Talele

8. Ethnopharmacological Perspectives of the Traditional Herb Tabermontana divaricate Linn.

Seema Wakodkar et al.

9. A Closer View on Various Reported Therapeutically Active Formulations Containing Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis)

Vaibhav Shende and Debarshi Kar Mahapatra

10. Sesquiterpenes in Artemisia and Development of Drugs from Asteraceae

Francisco Torrens and Gloria Castellano

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Debarshi Kar Mahapatra, PhD, is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Dadasaheb Balpande College of Pharmacy, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.

Swati Gokul Talele, PhD, is currently serving as an Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics at Sandip Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Tatiana G. Volova, DSc, is Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology at Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

A. K. Haghi, PhD, is the author and editor of over 165 books, as well as over 1000 published papers in various journals and conference proceedings.