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The fifth volume of Frontiers in Natural Product Chemistry is now published

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Bentham Science Publishers

The fifth volume of the series brings seven reviews contributed by experts focusing on natural enzyme inhibitors, polyphenols and taxol developments. Specifically the chapters includes are: inhibition of monoamine oxidase (MAO) via green tea extracts, sesquiterpene lactone cynaropicrin as novel inhibitor of Bcr-Abl fusion oncogene expression, effects of dietary polyphenols on chronic diseases, an overview of past and present developments towards biotechnological and molecular approaches to improve taxol production, cytotoxicity through molecular targets involved in apoptosis, and finally health related enzyme inhibiting natural products from medicinal plants. The therapies in this volume demonstrate possible ways to manage diabetes, hypertension, and Alzheimer's disease. Researchers looking for novel plant-based therapies and molecules will benefit from the information provided in the reviews.

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About The Editor:

Atta-ur-Rahman, Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Cambridge University (1968), has 1232 international publications in several fields of organic chemistry including 771 research publications, 45 international patents, 70 chapters in books and 341 books published largely by major U.S. and European presses. He is the Editor-in-Chief of eight European Chemistry journals. He is Editor of the world's leading encyclopedic series of volumes on natural products Studies in Natural Product Chemistry 60 volumes of which have been published under his Editorship by Elsevier during the last two decades. He is currently professor emeritus at ICCBS and HEJ Research Institute of chemistry at the University of Karachi.

Keywords:

Natural Products, Medicinal Chemistry, Catechins, Green Tea Extracts, Cynara Cardunculus, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, Polyphenol, Acetylcholinesterase, Taxanes, Metabolic engineering, Cancer, Secondary metabolites, Taxol, Apoptosis, Chemoenzymatic Synthesis, α-glucosidase, Glutathione Transferase (GST), Diabetes, Hypertension, Alzheimer's Disease

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