The vast and exciting Brazilian flora biodiversity is still underexplored. Several research groups are devoted to the study of the chemical structure richness found in the different Biomes. This volume presents a comprehensive account of the research collated on natural products produced from Brazilian medicinal plants and focuses on various aspects of the field. The authors describe the key natural products and their extracts with emphasis upon sources, an appreciation of these complex molecules and applications in science. Many of the extracts are today associated with important drugs, nutrition products, beverages, perfumes, cosmetics and pigments, and these are highlighted.
Presents Brazilian biodiversity: its flora, its people, and its research Describes the emergence of natural products research in Brazil Emphasizes the increasing global interests in botanical drugs Aids the international natural product communities to better understand the herbal resources in Brazil Discusses Brazilian legislation to work with native plants
Introduction to Book Series Preface Editors Contributors Chapter 1 Unraveling the Complexities of Brazilian Regulations for Medicinal Plants and Herbal Medicinal Products Ana Cecilia Bezerra Carvalho, Melina Cossote Kumoto, and Joao Paulo Silverio Perfeito Chapter 2 Physico-Chemical Methods for the Quality Control of Medicinal Plants, Plant Derivatives and Phytomedicines in Brazil Paula Carolina Pires Bueno and Alberto Jose Cavalheiro Chapter 3 The Widening Panorama of Natural Products Chemistry in Brazil Maria Fatima das Gracas Fernandes da Silva, Joao Batista Fernandes, Moacir Rossi Forim, Michelli Massaroli da Silva, and Jessica Cristina Amaral Chapter 4 Molecular Biology Tools to Boost the Production of Natural Products: Potential Applications for Brazilian Medicinal Plants Luzia Valentina Modolo, Samuel Chaves-Silva, Thamara Ferreira da Silva, and Cristiane Jovelina da-Silva Chapter 5 Diversity of Endophytes and Biotechnological Potential Daiani Cristina Savi and Chirlei Glienke Chapter 6 Environmental Factors Impacting Bioactive Metabolite Accumulation in Brazilian Medicinal Plants Camila Fernanda de Oliveira Junkes, Franciele Antonia Neis, Fernanda de Costa, Anna Carolina Alves Yendo, and Arthur Germano Fett-Neto Chapter 7 Brazilian Bryophytes and Pteridophytes as Rich Sources of Medicinal Compounds Adaises Simone Maciel-Silva and Lucas Vieira Lima Chapter 8 Chemical and Functional Properties of Amazonian Fruits Elaine Pessoa, Josilene Lima Serra, Herve Rogez, and Sylvain Darnet Chapter 9 Plant Species from the Atlantic Forest Biome and Their Bioactive Constituents Rebeca Previate Medina, Carolina Rabal Biasetto, Lidiane Gaspareto Felippe, Lilian Cherubin Correia, Marilia Valli, Afif Felix Monteiro, Alberto Jose Cavalheiro, Angela Regina Araujo, Ian Castro-Gamboa, Maysa Furlan, Vanderlan da Silva Bolzani, and Dulce Helena Siqueira Silva Chapter 10 Plants from the Caatinga Biome with Medicinal Properties Maria da Conceicao Ferreira de Oliveira, Mary Anne Sousa Lima, Francisco Geraldo Barbosa, Jair Mafezoli, Mary Anne Medeiros Bandeira, and Wellyda Rocha Aguiar Chapter 11 Natural Products Structures and Analysis of the Cerrado Flora in Goias Lucilia Kato, Vanessa Gisele Pasqualotto Severino, Aristonio Magalhaes Teles, Aline Pereira Moraes, Vinicius Galvao Wakui, Nubia Alves Mariano Teixeira Pires Gomides, Rita de Cassia Lemos Lima, and Cecilia Maria Alves de Oliveira Chapter 12 Total Synthesis of Some Important Natural Products from Brazilian Flora Leonardo da Silva Neto, Breno Germano de Freitas Oliveira, Wellington Alves de Barros, Rosemeire Brondi Alves, Adao Aparecido Sabino, and Angelo de Fatima Index
Luzia Valentina Modolo: 2017 - present: Associate Professor of the Department of Botany at UFMG, Minas Gerais, Brazil 2015 - present: Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Advanced Research 2015 - 2017: Head of the Department of Botany at UFMG, Minas Gerais, Brazil 2012 - 2014: Guest editor of the Recent Patents on Biotechnology 2011 - 2014: Vice-head of the Department of Botany at UFMG, Minas Gerais, Brazil 2009 - 2017: Assistant Professor at UFMG, Minas Gerais, Brazil Mary Ann Foglio: 2015 - Present: Full Professor, UNICAMP, School of Pharmacy, Campinas, Brazil 2002 - 2015: Researcher UNICAMP, CPQBA, Paulinia, Brazil 1987 - 2002: Assistant Researcher UNICAMP, CPQBA, Paulinia, Brazil