The Pharmacological Potential of Cyanobacteria

The Pharmacological Potential of Cyanobacteria
Author: Graciliana Lopes,Marisa Silva,Vitor Vasconcelos
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2022-02-01
ISBN: 0128214929
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pharmacological Potential of Cyanobacteria Book Excerpt:

The Pharmacological Potential of Cyanobacteria explores the bioactive compounds isolated from cyanobacteria and their relationship to human health and biotechnological applications. The book presents an overview of the chemistry and ecology of cyanobacteria, focusing on culture needs and techniques of biomass production. It is organized according to the different biological activities and biotechnological applications of compounds discovered in recent years. Besides biological activity, the mechanism of action of compounds is explained, along with molecular structure. Finally, compounds already used in therapeutics and biotechnology, as well as those in phases of approval or clinical trials are explored. Each chapter is written by a different research group with expertise in the field and publications in peer reviewed journals. Researchers and students in pharmaceutical academic research, pharmaceutical industrial sector personnel, health professionals, and nutritionists will find this book to be very useful. Covers all the bioactive compounds of cyanobacteria discovered thus far Includes chapters by experts in the field, covering the chemistry and mechanisms of action of cyanobacteria-bioactive compounds Provides a general overview of organisms, from biomass production to compound isolation and evaluation of bioactivities in different cell and cell-free systems

Pharmacological Potential of Selected Natural Compounds in the Control of Parasitic Diseases

Pharmacological Potential of Selected Natural Compounds in the Control of Parasitic Diseases
Author: Gabriela Hrckova,Samuel Velebny
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2012-12-13
ISBN: 3709113253
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pharmacological Potential of Selected Natural Compounds in the Control of Parasitic Diseases Book Excerpt:

The natural world with a large number of terrestrial and marine plants and lower organisms is a great source of bioactive compounds historically used as remedies in various diseases. Within the last decade, such compounds became more attractive targets for pharmacologists and the pharmaceutical industry in drug development projects. This volume presents the pharmacological potential of chemically defined natural compounds obtained from plants, fungi, algae and cyanobacteria with antiparasitic activity, that have been tested against various endo-parasitic protozoan and helminth species. Additionally, the advantages of combined therapy using antiparasitic drugs and natural compounds with selected specific activity are reviewed and explained in the context of host pathology and immunosuppression induced by the parasites. The conclusions of this new book give suggestions for further non-empirical drug development and discuss perspectives of alternative approaches to therapy of parasitic diseases. ​

Extremophilic Cyanobacteria For Novel Drug Development

Extremophilic Cyanobacteria For Novel Drug Development
Author: Sikha Mandal,Jnanendra Rath
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2014-11-24
ISBN: 3319120093
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extremophilic Cyanobacteria For Novel Drug Development Book Excerpt:

This volume presents recent developments in the novel drug development and potential of extremophilic cyanobacteria. It discusses how these tiny organism originated, produce oxygen that leads to evolution of life on the earth, how their survival strategies in extreme climatic conditions lead to diverse metabolic pathways, and the opportunity to use them to develop novel drugs. The book is comprised of five chapters, starting with the origin of cyanobacteria, their survival strategies under extreme conditions, and their capabilities to change metabolic activities.The second chapter explores the different metabolic pathways found in cyanobacteria and examines advances in this field and recent techniques like MALDI-TOF imaging and metagenomics tools as well as in silico techniques for rapid screening of secondary metabolites. Further chapters cover the glycomics of cyanobacteria, anticancer drug development, and some issues and challenges of using cyanobacteria to develop drugs. Extremophilic Cyanobacteria For Novel Drug Development provides insight into future perspectives in drug development and is a key resource for students, researchers and professionals in pharmacy, medicinal chemistry, pharmacognosy biotechnology, biology, and academics.

Marine Niche Applications in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Marine Niche  Applications in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Author: Neelam M Nathani,Chandrashekar Mootapally,Indra R. Gadhvi,Bharat Maitreya,Chaitanya G. Joshi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2020-11-09
ISBN: 9811550174
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Niche Applications in Pharmaceutical Sciences Book Excerpt:

This book offers a comprehensive study of biological molecules acquired from marine organisms, which have been exploited for drug discovery with the aim to treat human diseases. Biomolecules have potential impacts on a diverse range of fields, including medical and pharmaceutical science, industrial science, biotechnology, basic research, molecular science, environmental science and climate change, etc. To understand and effectively apply medicinally important biomolecules, multidisciplinary approaches are called for. The ocean remains a rich biological resource, and the vast untapped potential of novel molecules from marine bio-resources has caught the interest of more and more researchers. These novel biological compounds have never been found in terrestrial or other ecosystems, but only in this rich niche. Advances in sampling techniques and technologies, along with increased funding for research and nature conservation, have now encouraged scientists to look deeper in the waters. Aquaculture supports both tremendous seafood production and the bulk production of marine-derived drugs. Furthermore, molecular methods are now being extensively employed to explore the untapped marine microbial diversity. With the help of molecular and biotech tools, the ability of marine organisms to produce new biosynthetic drugs can be greatly enhanced. This book provides an extensive compilation of the latest information on marine resources and their undisputedly vital role in the treatment of diverse ailments.

Advances in Cyanobacterial Biology

Advances in Cyanobacterial Biology
Author: Prashant Kumar Singh,Ajay Kumar,Vipin Kumar Singh,Alok Kumar Shrivistava
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2020-02-15
ISBN: 0128193123
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Cyanobacterial Biology Book Excerpt:

Advances in Cyanobacterial Biology presents the novel, practical, and theoretical aspects of cyanobacteria, providing a better understanding of basic and advanced biotechnological application in the field of sustainable agriculture. Chapters have been designed to deal with the different aspects of cyanobacteria including their role in the evolution of life, cyanobacterial diversity and classification, isolation, and characterization of cyanobacteria through biochemical and molecular approaches, phylogeny and biogeography of cyanobacteria, symbiosis, Cyanobacterial photosynthesis, morphological and physiological adaptation to abiotic stresses, stress-tolerant cyanobacterium, biological nitrogen fixation. Other topics include circadian rhythms, genetics and molecular biology of abiotic stress responses, application of cyanobacteria and cyanobacterial mats in wastewater treatments, use as a source of novel stress-responsive genes for development of stress tolerance and as a source of biofuels, industrial application, as biofertilizer, cyanobacterial blooms, use in Nano-technology and nanomedicines as well as potential applications. This book will be important for academics and researchers working in cyanobacteria, cyanobacterial environmental biology, cyanobacterial agriculture and cyanobacterial molecular biologists. Summarizes the various aspects of cyanobacterial research, from primary nitrogen fixation, to advanced nano-technology applications Addresses both practical and theoretical aspects of the cyanobacterial application Includes coverage of biochemical and molecular approaches for the identification, use and management of cyanobacteria

Current Topics in Public Health

Current Topics in Public Health
Author: Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 744
Release: 2013-05-15
ISBN: 9535111213
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Current Topics in Public Health Book Excerpt:

Public Health is regarded as the basis and cornerstone of health, generally and in medicine. Defined as the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals, this discipline has been renewed by the incorporation of multiple actors, professions, knowledge areas and it has also been impacted and promoted by multiple technologies, particularly - the information technology. As a changing field of knowledge, Public Health requires evidence-based information and regular updates. Current Topics in Public Health presents updated information on multiple topics related to actual areas of interest in this growing and exciting medical science, with the conception and philosophy that we are working to improve the health of the population, rather than treating diseases of individual patients, taking decisions about collective health care that are based on the best available, current, valid and relevant evidence, and finally within the context of available resources. With participation of authors from multiple countries, many from developed and developing ones, this book offers a wide geographical perspective. Finally, all these characteristics make this book an excellent update on many subjects of world public health.

Natural Bioactive Compounds

Natural Bioactive Compounds
Author: Rajeshwar P. Sinha,h.c. Donat-P. Häder
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN: 0128206594
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Bioactive Compounds Book Excerpt:

Natural Bioactive Compounds: Technological Advancements deals with the latest breakthroughs in the field of screening, characterization and novel applications of natural bioactive compounds from diverse group of organisms ranging from bacteria, viruses, cyanobacteria, algae, fungi, bryophytes, higher plants, sponges, corals and fishes. Written by some of the most reputed scientists in the field, this book introduces the reader to strategies and methods in the search for bioactive natural products. It is an essential read for researchers and students interested in bioactive natural products, their biological and pharmacological properties, their possible use as chemopreventive or chemotherapeutic agents, and other future potential applications. Explores natural sources of bioactive compounds, including cyanobacteria, bacteria, viruses, fungi and higher plants Discusses the potential applications of biological products, such as their use in medicine (antibiotics, cancer research, immunology), as food additives, supplements and technological substances Analyzes the contributions of emerging or developing technologies for the study of bioactive natural compounds (characterization and purification)

The Ecology of Cyanobacteria

The Ecology of Cyanobacteria
Author: B.A. Whitton,Malcolm Potts,M. Potts
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 740
Release: 2000-06-30
ISBN: 9780792347552
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ecology of Cyanobacteria Book Excerpt:

... Begins with an overview of ... blue-green algae ... then looks at their diversity in the geological record and ... their ecology in present environments

Chemical Biology of Natural Products

Chemical Biology of Natural Products
Author: David J. Newman,Gordon M. Cragg,Paul Grothaus
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 622
Release: 2017-09-22
ISBN: 1351643282
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemical Biology of Natural Products Book Excerpt:

Chemical Biology of Natural Products This unique, long-awaited volume is designed to address contemporary aspects of natural product chemistry and its influence on biological systems, not solely on human interactions. The subjects covered include discovery, isolation and characterization, biosynthesis, biosynthetic engineering, pharmaceutical, and other applications of these compounds. Each chapter begins with a brief and simple introduction to the subject matter, and then proceeds to guide the reader towards the more contemporary, cutting-edge research in the field, with the contributing authors presenting current examples from their own work in order to exemplify key themes. Topics covered in the text include genome mining, heterologous expression, natural product synthesis, biosynthesis, glycosylation, chemical ecology, and therapeutic applications of natural products, both current and potential.

Chemicals from Microalgae

Chemicals from Microalgae
Author: Zvi Cohen
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 450
Release: 1999-05-27
ISBN: 9780748405152
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemicals from Microalgae Book Excerpt:

The production of chemicals from microalgae is becoming a significant area of biological research. Chemicals from Microalgae seeks to cover the various aspects that relate to the use of microalgae as a source of chemicals. The chapters discuss the occurrence and physiological role of these chemicals and concentrates on the methods aimed at enhancing their content, as well as large-scale algal biomass production and down-stream processing. This work, written by one of the true pioneers in the field describes the major algal chemicals of interest, namely pigments and lipids.

Pharmacological Testing of Blue green Algae for Constituents Having Therapeutic Value

Pharmacological Testing of Blue green Algae for Constituents Having Therapeutic Value
Author: World Life Research Institute,Bruce W. Halstead
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 13
Release: 1970
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Aphanizomenon
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial Resistance
Author: R Lawrence
Publsiher: ALPHA SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2013-05-13
ISBN: 8184874715
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antimicrobial Resistance Book Excerpt:

In the pursuit of tackling the menace of antimicrobial resistance, egressed this groovy compilation contributed by eminent scientists, medical fraternity, agriculturists, environmentalists, microbiologists, pharmacologists, computational biologists, stakeholders, policy makers and industrialists in this field. As the drivers of antimicrobial resistance are multifarious, the volume illustrates the prevalence of resistance among microbes of human and animal origin, various perspectives in the resistance flux with modern agricultural practices, distribution of resistance genes in the environment, challenges in pharmacodynamic studies, pro-drug delivery systems, computational simulation approaches in drug development against resistant microbial pathogens and regulatory aspects of antimicrobial resistance. The book gives a better understanding to analyse the present scenario of antimicrobial resistance, interpret the trends and identify the strategies to prevent or control the menace. It will be a source of inspiration to the leading drug developers and can also serve as a vehicle for elucidation of national policy guidelines.

Cyanobacteria

Cyanobacteria
Author: Naveen K. Sharma,Ashawani K. Rai,Lucas J. Stal
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2013-11-22
ISBN: 1118769554
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cyanobacteria Book Excerpt:

Written by leading experts in the field, Cyanobacteria: AnEconomic Perspective is a comprehensive edited volume coveringall areas of an important field and its application to energy,medicine and agriculture. Issues related to environment, food and energy have presentedserious challenge to the stability of nation-states. Increasingglobal population, dwindling agriculture and industrial production,and inequitable distribution of resources and technologies havefurther aggravated the problem. The burden placed by increasingpopulation on environment and especially on agriculturalproductivity is phenomenal. To provide food and fuel to such amassive population, it becomes imperative to find new ways andmeans to increase the production giving due consideration tobiosphere’s ability to regenerate resources and provideecological services. Cyanobacteria are environment friendly resource for commercialproduction of active biochemicals, drugs and future energy(biodiesel, bioethanol and hydrogen). Topics on isolation, identification and classification ofcyanobacteria are discussed, as well as further sections on:summarizing a range of useful products synthesized bycyanobacteria, ecological services provided by cyanobacteriaincluding their harmful effect in water bodies and associated floraand fauna. Chapter on tools, techniques, and patents also focus onthe economic importance of the group. This book also provides aninsight for future perspectives in each particular field and anextensive bibliography. This book will be a highly useful resource for students,researchers and professionals in academics in the life sciencesincluding microbiology and biotechnology.

Water Treatment for Purification from Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins

Water Treatment for Purification from Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins
Author: Anastasia E. Hiskia,Theodoros M. Triantis,Maria G. Antoniou,Triantafyllos Kaloudis,Dionysios D. Dionysiou
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-07-17
ISBN: 1118928660
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Treatment for Purification from Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins Book Excerpt:

Provides a comprehensive overview of key methods for treating water tainted by cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins Toxigenic cyanobacteria are one of the main health risks associated with water resources. Consequently, the analysis, control, and removal of cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins from water supplies is a high priority research area. This book presents a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art research on water treatment methods for the removal of cyanobacteria, taste and odor compounds, and cyanotoxins. Starting with an introduction to the subject, Water Treatment for Purification from Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins offers chapters on cyanotoxins and human health, conventional physical-chemical treatment for the removal of cyanobacteria/cyanotoxins, removal of cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins by membrane processes, biological treatment for the destruction of cyanotoxins, and conventional disinfection and/or oxidation processes. Other chapters look at advanced oxidation processes, removal/destruction of taste and odour compounds, transformation products of cyanobacterial metabolites during treatment and integrated drinking water processes. Provides a comprehensive overview of key methods for treating water tainted by cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins Bridges the gap between basic knowledge of cyanobacteria/cyanotoxins and practical management guidelines Includes integrated processes case studies and real-life examples Developed within the frame of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)–funded CYANOCOST A must-have resource for every water treatment plant, Water Treatment for Purification from Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins is a valuable resource for all researchers in water chemistry and engineering, environmental chemistry as well as water companies and authorities, water resource engineers and managers, environmental and public health protection organizations.

Bioactive Compounds from Natural Sources Second Edition

Bioactive Compounds from Natural Sources  Second Edition
Author: Corrado Tringali
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2011-09-27
ISBN: 1439822298
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioactive Compounds from Natural Sources Second Edition Book Excerpt:

The first edition of Bioactive Compounds from Natural Sources was published in a period of renewed attention to biologically active compounds of natural origin. This trend has continued and intensified—natural products are again under the spotlight, in particular for their possible pharmacological applications. Largely focusing on natural products as lead compounds in drug discovery, Bioactive Compounds from Natural Sources, Second Edition: Natural Products as Lead Compounds in Drug Discovery is actually a completely new volume containing surveys of selected recent advances in an interdisciplinary area covering chemistry of natural products, medicinal chemistry, biochemistry, and other related topics. Written by some of the most reputed scientists in the field, this second edition includes new chapters from authors who contributed to the first edition as well as many chapters compiled by new authors. Introducing the reader to strategies and methods in the search for bioactive natural products, this book covers topics including: Natural sources of bioactive compounds such as aquatic cyanobacteria, filamentous fungi, and tropical plants, The tremendous potentiality of metabolic engineering of natural products biosynthesis The contribution of emerging or developing technologies to the study of bioactive natural compounds, namely computational methods and circular dichroism The potential of natural or natural-derived compounds for specific therapeutic applications: treatment of viral diseases, regulation of hypoxia-inducible factor, antimalarials, modulation of angiogenesis, and antitumor and wound-healing activity Selected examples of natural product families and related synthetic analogues, namely polyphenols and campthotecins Compiled for researchers and Ph.D. students working in interdisciplinary fields, this book will also be appreciated by readers without a background in chemistry interested in bioactive natural products, their biological and pharmacological properties, and their possible use as chemopreventive or chemotherapeutic agents. Conversely, the biological and pharmacological data and methods are accessible by chemists.

CBM

CBM
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Marine biology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biochemistry of the Algae and Cyanobacteria

Biochemistry of the Algae and Cyanobacteria
Author: Phytochemical Society of Europe
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Algae
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biochemistry of the Algae and Cyanobacteria Book Excerpt:

This book is the proceedings of an International Symposium in April 1987 concerned with the biochemistry of the algae and cyanobacteria. It covers topics such as the flexibility and variety of algal metabolism, bioenergetics, metabolic control, and aspects of biotechnology.

Marine Microbiology

Marine Microbiology
Author: Se-Kwon Kim
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 580
Release: 2013-06-21
ISBN: 3527665277
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Microbiology Book Excerpt:

Deliberately breaking with the classical biology-centered description of marine organisms and their products, this reference emphasizes microbial technology over basic biology, setting it apart from its predecessors. As such, it systematically covers the technology behind high-value compounds for use as pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals or cosmetics, from prospecting to production issues. Following a definition of the field, the book goes on to address all industrially important aspects of marine microbial biotechnology. The first main part contains a description of the major production organisms, from archaebacteria to cyanobacteria to algae and symbionts, including their genetic engineering. The remaining four parts look at commercially important compounds produced by these microorganisms together with their applications. Throughout, the emphasis is on technological considerations, and the future potential of these organisms or compound classes is discussed. A valuable and forward-looking resource for innovative biotechnologists in industry as well as in academia.

Insights on Antimicrobial Peptides

Insights on Antimicrobial Peptides
Author: Shymaa Enany,Jorge Masso-Silva,Anna Savitskaya
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2022-07-06
ISBN: 183969713X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insights on Antimicrobial Peptides Book Excerpt:

Modern medicine is impossible without antibiotics, but global antibiotic usage has led to the development of increasing numbers of multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria. Thus, we still have problems with infectious disease treatment despite an arsenal of antibiotics. This has forced researchers to develop new drugs that will be effective against resistant bacteria. Some of these prospective molecules are antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), which are an important component of the innate immune system of various organisms in nature. Currently, more than 3,000 AMPs have been reported with different activities against different bacterial species including resistant phenotype bacteria. AMPs display remarkable structural and functional diversity that is not completely understood. As such, this book presents a comprehensive overview of AMPs and their mechanism of action against MDR bacteria.

Industrial Exploitation of Microorganisms

Industrial Exploitation of Microorganisms
Author: R. Saravanamuthu
Publsiher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2010-05-13
ISBN: 9380026536
Category: Industrial microorganisms
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Industrial Exploitation of Microorganisms Book Excerpt:

This book embodies 21 review articles contributed by subject experts of various areas of industrial microbiology. The articles are devoted to pharma industries, food and enzyme industries, textile industry, agro-industry and cottage industry. Yeast is one of the important microorganisms which have been used to produce beverages, alcohols and fermented food commodities for a very long time. In recent years, it has been the first choice among eukaryotes to use in recombinant technology. Yeast and Spirulina are being used and marketed as Single Cell Protein (SCP). Mushrooms have been used by humans down the ages. In addition to a rich source of mycoprotein, they have medicinal values also against many ailments. Number of bioactive novel compounds is increasing with the discovery of microbial species and newer groups of microorganisms. Some chapters are devoted to microbial bioinoculants used as biofertilizers because they are rich source of nitrogen and phosphorus for both legumes and non-legumes. They are being manufactured and sold in market with different trade names. In addition, several microbial enzymes have been produced and commercialized by various industries, but highly active and potential enzymes produced through recombinant DNA technology hold much importance. For example, microbial proteases find application in detergent leather, food and pharma industries and provide eco-friendly technology for bioremediation. Laccase has been worked out to be a good tool for bioremediation of non-degradable wastes and xenobiotic chemicals. Besides, laccase-based biosensors have also been constructed which can be used for phenol determination, monitoring of lignin and plant flavonoids. Various microbial phytases as feed supplemented have been used in freshwater and marine aquaculture for improving the growth performance of fishes. Nowadays aquaculture is growing rapidly to meet increasing food demand throughout the world for high quality fish. More than 16,000 bioactive compounds have been isolated from actinomycetes alone including antibiotics, enzymes, vitamins, amino acids, siderophores and nanoparticles. Biosynthesis of nanoparticles by bacteria, actinomycetes and algae has been reported and work is being done nationally and internationally.