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Terpenes and Terpenoids

Edited by Shagufta Perveen

King Saud University


Areej Al-Taweel

King Saud University

Terpenes belong to the diverse class of chemical constituents isolated from materials found in nature (plants, fungi, insects, marine organisms, plant pathogens, animals and endophytes). These metabolites have simple to complex structures derived from Isopentyl diphosphate (IPP), dimethyl allyl diphosphate (DMAPP), mevalonate and deoxyxylulose biosynthetic pathways. Terpenes play a very important role in human health and have significant biological activities (anticancer, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiallergic, skin permeation enhancer, anti-diabetic, immunomodulatory, anti-insecticidal). This book gives an overview and highlights recent research in the phytochemical and biological understanding of terpenes and terpenoid and explains the most essential functions of these kinds of secondary metabolites isolated from natural sources.

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Terpenes and TerpenoidsEdited by Shagufta Perveen

Published: December 19th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71175

ISBN: 978-1-78984-777-2

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-776-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-529-5

Copyright year: 2018

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9763 Total Chapter Downloads

18 Crossref Citations

23 Web of Science Citations

34 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Terpenes and Terpenoids

By Shagufta Perveen


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2. Chemistry of South African Lamiaceae: Structures and Biological Activity of Terpenoids

By Ahmed A. Hussein


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3. Terpenes as Potential Antimalarial Drugs

By Heloisa Berti Gabriel, Rodrigo AC Sussmann, Emila A Kimura, Adriana Alejandra Marin Rodriguez, Ignasi Bofill Verdaguer, Gabriela Carolina Fernandes Leite and Alejandro Miguel Katzin


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4. Terpenes from Natural Products with Potential Anti-Inflammatory Activity

By Roberto José Serrano Vega, Nimsi Campos Xolalpa, Angel Josabad Alonso Castro, Cuauhtémoc Pérez González, Julia Pérez Ramos and Salud Pérez Gutiérrez


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5. Recent Developments in Selected Sesquiterpenes: Molecular Rearrangements, Biosynthesis, and Structural Relationship among Congeners

By Shashikumar K. Paknikar and Kamlesh Pai Fondekar


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6. Diterpenes from Different Fungal Sources and Their 13C-NMR Data

By Fozia Farhat, Arneeb Tariq, Annam Zikrea and Riffat Nasim Fatima


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