Biosynthesis, pharmacology, organic synthesis and more: the pick of 2012’s Natural Product Reports articles

In 2012 Natural Product Reports published critical and thought-provoking reviews across a broad range of areas of natural products research, including biosynthesis, synthesis, pharmacology, marine & terrestrial natural products, carbohydrates and analytical chemistry. Below are some of the most-accessed articles from 2012:

Marine natural products
John W. Blunt , Brent R. Copp , Robert A. Keyzers , Murray H. G. Munro and Michèle R. Prinsep
Nat. Prod. Rep., 2012, 29, 144-222

The chemical ecology of cyanobacteria
Pedro N. Leão , Niclas Engene , Agostinho Antunes , William H. Gerwick and Vitor Vasconcelos
Nat. Prod. Rep., 2012, 29, 372-391

Electrophilic natural products and their biological targets
Malte Gersch , Johannes Kreuzer and Stephan A. Sieber
Nat. Prod. Rep., 2012, 29, 659-682

Angucyclines: Biosynthesis, mode-of-action, new natural products, and synthesis
Madan K. Kharel , Pallab Pahari , Micah D. Shepherd , Nidhi Tibrewal , S. Eric Nybo, Khaled A. Shaaban and Jürgen Rohr
Nat. Prod. Rep., 2012, 29, 264-325

Advances in Aspergillus secondary metabolite research in the post-genomic era
James F. Sanchez , Amber D. Somoza , Nancy P. Keller and Clay C. C. Wang
Nat. Prod. Rep., 2012, 29, 351-371

Sesquiterpene synthases: Passive catalysts or active players?
David J. Miller and Rudolf K. Allemann
Nat. Prod. Rep., 2012, 29, 60-71

Synthetic approaches toward sesterterpenoids
Daniel T. Hog , Robert Webster and Dirk Trauner
Nat. Prod. Rep., 2012, 29, 752-779

Strained cyclophane natural products: Macrocyclization at its limits
Tanja Gulder and Phil S. Baran
Nat. Prod. Rep., 2012, 29, 899-934

Natural stilbenoids: distribution in the plant kingdom and chemotaxonomic interest in Vitaceae
Céline Rivière , Alison D. Pawlus and Jean-Michel Mérillon
Nat. Prod. Rep., 2012, 29, 1317-1333

NMR in natural products: understanding conformation, configuration and receptor interactions
Teresa Carlomagno
Nat. Prod. Rep., 2012, 29, 536-554

Rare and unusual glycosylation of peptides and proteins
Pierre Lafite and Richard Daniellou
Nat. Prod. Rep., 2012, 29, 729-738

The structures of type I polyketide synthases
Adrian T. Keatinge-Clay
Nat. Prod. Rep., 2012, 29, 1050-1073

And why not preview some of the first articles in 2013?:

Ribosomally synthesized and post-translationally modified peptide natural products: overview and recommendations for a universal nomenclature
Wilfred A. van der Donk et al.
Nat. Prod. Rep., 2013,  DOI: 10.1039/c2np20085f

The enzymes of β-lactam biosynthesis
Refaat B. Hamed, J. Ruben Gomez-Castellanos, Luc Henry, Christian Ducho, Michael A. McDonough and Christopher J. Schofield
Nat. Prod. Rep., 2013, DOI: 10.1039/C2NP20065A

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