Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

New Insight on Terpenes and Terpenoids

Muhammad Shahzad Aslam

Xiamen University Malaysia

Dr. Aslam was listed as the top 1% reviewer in clinical medicine (PUBLONS), has reviewed more than 441 articles, and handled 253 articles as an academic editor in journals such as PLOS One, Medicine, and Frontiers in Clinical Diabetes and Healthcare.


Biotherapeutics Terpenoids Terpene Mechanism Systematic Analysis Computational Literature Reposition Extraction Biosynthesis Biochemistry Pharmacology

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The book will deal with herbs and higher plants containing terpene and terpenoids. Terpene and terpenoids are responsible for giving some important medicine such as taxol and artemisinin. Terpene and terpenoids possess anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory pharmacological activities. The objective of the book is to determine the bio-therapeutics of terpene and terpenoids. The book will review the current status of pharmacological active bio compounds under this class and will provide an update to present knowledge. The book intends to identify new bioactive compounds using the drug-repositioning methodology and computational and systematic analysis of available literature. The book will also investigate available resources among terpene and terpenoids to treat rare diseases such as neurological disorders and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT). It will review the clinical trial status of biomolecules and tentatively give a new direction to extract terpenes and terpenoids, which can cut the cost of extraction. Finally, the biosynthesis of terpenes will be reviewed with a view to understanding their biochemical mechanism.

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Date completed: May 5th 2022

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Deadline for chapter proposals: June 2nd 2022

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Deadline for full chapters: August 1st 2022

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Review results due: October 20th 2022

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Expected publication date: December 19th 2022

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About the editor

Muhammad Shahzad Aslam

Xiamen University Malaysia

I had completed my degree as a Doctor of Pharmacy from Baqai Medical University, Pakistan in 2010. After, I worked in different pharmaceutical companies as a Quality control analyst. In 2011 I started my further studies for M.phil in the field of Pharmaceutical chemistry, where I got specialization in natural product chemistry and biological activities. In 2013 I started my academic job as a lecturer in Lahore Pharmacy College, Pakistan where I taught pharmaceutical chemistry, instrumentation, and organic chemistry. I had persuaded my Ph.D. in Bioprocess Engineering with specialization in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) from 2014 to 2017 and had worked on the natural products, polyherbal and their interactions in wound healing. I was awarded a scholarship by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia under the Malaysian International Scholarship (MIS) to pursue my Ph.D. My area of expertise is phytochemistry, pharmacognosy, green extraction technique, wound healing studies, animal modeling, novel plant extraction methods, and green solvents. I have more than 85 published articles in international peer-review referred journals and an i10-index of 15. Currently, I am working on new extraction techniques, green extraction methods, and identifying new material in the healing wound. I am currently working as Assistant Professor at Xiamen University, Malaysia.

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