Science & Medicine
Home | Current Issue | Archives | Subscriptions | Contact Us

Log In | Search | Author Index | Advertising

Natural Products: Reassessing Biosynthetic Strategies

Gerard D. Wright, Sherry S. Lamb
From: Science & Medicine: Volume 10 Number 3: Page 194 (June 2005)

View Full TextAdd To BasketPurchase Images

Abstract: Natural products represent a rich source of highly potent, bioactive compounds that have long been prized by drug discoverers. Bioactivity is a hallmark of many natural products, as are the chemical strategies of their assembly, chirality, and accessory functional groups that add chemical complexity. Although synthetic chemists have used combinatorial chemistry to mimic natural biosynthetic processes and high-throughput screening to identify active compounds, these advances have not produced dramatic increases in the identification of bioactive compounds or new drugs. The result has been a renewed interest in the study of natural products and their source organisms in order to explore and exploit their biosynthetic strategies and accessorizing reactions.

Back to Table of Contents



Science & Medicine, Inc.
P.O. Box 313, Narberth, PA 19072
(610) 660-8097       (800) 888-0028
fax (610) 660-0348
e-mail editor@sciandmed.com
See our other journal: Medical Problems of Performing Artists.
Home | Current Issue | Archives | Subscriptions | Contact Us

Log In | Search | Author Index | Advertising

Copyright © 2002-2019, Science & Medicine, Inc.

Powered by Pliner Solutions, Inc.
Web Development by Pliner Solutions, Inc.