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
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
Debarshi Kar Mahapatra, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Dadasaheb Balpande College of Pharmacy, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, India. He has published research, book chapters, reviews, and case studies in various reputed journals and has presented his work at several international conferences. He has also authored the book titled Drug Design. Presently, he is serving as a reviewer and editorial board member for several journals of international repute.
Swati Gokul Talele, PhD, is Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics at Sandip Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharashtra, India. She has 18 years of experience in research along with teaching. She has published more than 20 research papers in international and national journals as well as more than 30 review papers. She has also presented research work at several conferences. She has authored the book titled Natural Excipients and has many chapters and books currently in progress.
Tatiana G. Volova, DSc, is Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology at Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, Russia. She is the creator and head of the Laboratory of Chemoautotrophic Biosynthesis at the Institute of Biophysics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Professor Volova is the author of more than 300 scientific works, including monographs, inventions, and a series of textbooks for universities.
A. K. Haghi, PhD, is the author and editor of over 200 books, as well as over 1000 published papers in various journals and conference proceedings. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering and Polymers Research Journal and is on the editorial boards of many international journals. He is also a member of the Canadian Research and Development Center of Sciences and Cultures. Dr. Haghi has received several grants, consulted for a number of major corporations, and is a frequent speaker to national and international audiences.