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Pharmaceutical and Bioactive Natural Products : Marine Biotechnology - David H. Attaway

Pharmaceutical and Bioactive Natural Products

Marine Biotechnology

By: David H. Attaway (Editor), Oskar R. Zaborsky (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st March 1993
ISBN: 9780306441745
Number Of Pages: 500

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Biotechnology may be defined as the application of scientific and engineering principles to the processing of materials by biological agents to provide goods and services (Bullet al. , 1982, p. 21) or as any technique that uses living organisms (or parts of organisms) to make or modify products, to improve plants or animals, or to develop microorganisms for specific use (OTC, 1988). In line with these broad definitions we can consider marine biotechnology as the use of marine organisms or their constituents for useful purposes in a controlled fashion. This series will explore a range of scientific advances in support of marine biotechnology. It will provide information on advances in three categories: (1) basic knowledge, (2) ap- plied research and development, and (3) commercial and institutional issues. We hope the presentation of the topics will generate interest and interaction among readers in the academic world, government, and industry. This first volume examines chemical and biological properties of some natural products that are useful or potentially useful in research and in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. One chapter describes a system for producing such substances on a large scale. Biotechnology incorporates molecular biology in order to go beyond tradi- tional biochemical technology such as the production of antibiotic drugs from bacterial cultures in bioreactors. Development of the technology for production of antibiotics in this way resulted from fundamental advances in chemistry, phar- macology, microbiology, and biochemical engineering.

Biomedical Potential of Marine Natural Products
Isolation, Structural, and Mode of Action Studies on Bioactive Marine Natural Products
Pharmacological Studies of Novel Marine Metabolites
Eicosanoids and Related Compounds from Marine Algae
Marine Proteins in Clinical Chemistry
Medical and Biotechnological Applications of Marine Macroalgal Polysaccharides
Antitumor and Cytotoxic Compounds from Marine Organisms
Antiviral Substances
The Search for Antiparsitic Agents from Marine Animals
Dinoflagellates as Sources of Bioactive Molecules
Academic Chemistry and the Discovery of Bioactive Marine Natural Products
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Index
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ISBN: 9780306441745
ISBN-10: 0306441748
Series: Marine Biotechnology : Book 1
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 500
Published: 31st March 1993
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.1  x 3.45
Weight (kg): 0.88
Edition Number: 22

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