Natural Poisons and Venoms: Plant Toxins: Terpenes and Steroids (Paperback)

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Natural Poisons and Venoms: Plant Toxins: Terpenes and Steroids By Eberhard Teuscher, Ulrike Lindequist Cover Image


Biogenic toxins are fascinating natural products characterized by an enormous diversity of chemical structures and pharmacological activities. They not only pose hazards to humans and animals, but they are important components in the interplay of substances and living beings in nature and, moreover, important sources for new drugs.

Numerous images of plants and chemical structural formulas complete the book, as well as extensive references for further reading.

The multivolume reference is an essential resource for physicians, veterinarians, pharmacists, chemists, biochemists, food chemists and biologists, for students in the relevant fields, and maybe for interested laymen.

All aspects of natural toxins based on the latest scientific knowledge are included:

All aspects of the toxicology of all living organisms and natural foods, chemistry, action mechanisms, symptoms of intoxications.

The only book arranged on a strictly scientific base according to the biogenetic origin and chemical structure.

Natural Poisons and Venoms in 5 Volumes:

Volume 2: Plant Toxins: Polyketides, Phenylpropanoids and Further Compounds 2024, ISBN 978-3-11-072851-4

Volume 3: Plant Toxins: Alkaloids and Lectins 2025, ISBN 978-3-11-112740-8

Volume 4: Animal Toxins 2023, ISBN 978-3-11-072854-5

Volume 5: Fungal and Microbial Toxins 2025, ISBN 978-3-11-072856-9

About the Author

Eberhard Teuscher, former Professor for Pharmaceutical Biology at the University of Greifswald, Germany, and former Dean of the Faculty for Natural Sciences. Main fields of his research work were secondary metabolism of fungi, especially of ergot, and of higher plants, the mode of action of essential oils, and pharmacological investigations of the effects of natural compounds on in-vitro cultivated human and animal cells. He is the author of numerous textbooks, monographs and about 150 scientific papers. His books on "Culinary Herbs, Spices, Spice Mixtures and Their Essential Oils" awarded the James A. Duke Award of the American Botanical Society. Ulrike Lindequist, former Professor for Pharmaceutical Biology at the University of Greifswald, Germany, and from 1992 till March 2016 Head of the Department for Pharmaceutical Biology at the Institute for Pharmacy of this University. She became an emeritus professor in Aprile, 2016. Her research focused on isolation, chemistry, pharmacology, and toxicology of natural compounds from plants, microorganisms and mushrooms, quality, pharmacology and applicability of medicinal mushrooms, marine biotechnology and plasma medicine. She has published about 300 scientific papers and several books and monographs. Books published jointly by the two authors include "Biogene Arzneimittel", 8th edition in 2020, and "Biogene Gifte", 3rd edition in 2010.
Product Details
ISBN: 9783110724721
ISBN-10: 3110724723
Publisher: de Gruyter
Publication Date: June 6th, 2023
Pages: 348
Language: English