Shagufta Perveen

King Saud University

hagufta Perveen is an Associate Professor at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia. She obtained her Ph.D. from the H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi, Pakistan in 2009, and joined as an Assistant Professor at King Saud University then promoted as an Associate Professor in 2014. She began research on Natural Product Isolation and structure elucidation by different modern ways and techniques. She has published more than sixty original papers and two chapters in different ISI listed journals. She has collaborated with many researchers in Japan, United Kingdom, Unites State, Pakistan and Italy. She is the editor of more than ten journals and reviewer of many journals.

2books edited

4chapters authored

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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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