This book includes 49 chapters presented as plenary , invited lectures and posters at the conference. Six plenary lectures have published in an issue of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Vol. 79, No. 12, 2007; the titles of these presentations are given as an Annex at the end of the book. I thank all contrib utors for the preparation of their presentations. It is sad to report that Professor Hitoshi Ohtaki, one of the founders of the Eurasia conferences and contributors passed away on November 5, 2006. Professor Ohtaki enthusiastically promoted international cooperation and took it upon himself to p- licize Japanese science to the wider world. His contribution in this book will serve as a memorable contribution to that goal. He will be missed by all of us. This book is dedicated to his memory. Professor Dr . Bilge S ¸ ener Editor Memorial Tribute to Professor Dr. Hitoshi Ohtaki Curriculum Vitae of Hitoshi Ohtaki Date of Birth September 16, 1932 Place of Birth T ok yo, Japan Date of Decease November 5, 2006 (at the age of 74) Addr ess 3-9-406 Namiki-2-chome, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama, Japan Institution Chair Professor of The Research Organization of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University Guest Professor of Yokohama City University Education Bachelor of Science, Nagoya University, 1955 Master of Science, Nagoya University, 1957 Doctor of Science, Nagoya University, 1961 ix x Memorial Tribute to Professor Dr.
Excellent issue for a rich scientific diversity in the field of Chemistry and Biology
The chapters on molecular biology, bioinformatics, carbohydrate chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry and natural products make it of interest to a wide scientific diversity
The first book on chemical biology having chapters on special topics written by well–known scientists from all over the world
The growing role of chemistry, combined with the contribution of chemical and pharmaceutical industries to the science of mankind, are continuously advancing. The system for training researchers in the various areas of chemistry has maintained a largely traditional and single disciplinary focus, although many investigators have broadened their selection of research techniques to encompass organized and integrated programs. As a multidisciplinary, Chemical Biology is one of the fastest expanding areas of science during this century. The interdisciplinary study of molecules in living systems at a health science campus aids the integration of the traditional disciplines of chemistry and biology. This is achieved through understanding the molecular mechanisms of biological processes, which provides the opportunity to manipulate them in a defined and predictable way. Looking forward to the next century, we will witness many more remarkable achievements within Chemistry with its application to different fields, resulting in countless benefits to human health and standards of living.
This book will be an excellent addition to the fields of Chemistry and Biology, in terms of both academic depth and scientific range. The focus of this book is on the chemical and molecular aspects of Chemical Biology. The interpretation of Chemistry in Biology is to some extent broader than what is commonly referred to as Chemical Biology, as it also includes topics associated with molecular biology, biochemistry, ecology, semiochemicals, and environmental and material sciences. Chemical biologists may be especially interested in chapters concerning analytical chemistry, biochemical technology, bioinformatics, catalysis and nanotechnology, carbohydrate chemistry, bioorganic and bioinorganic chemistry. The Eurasia Conference is a key component in realising the development and advancement of chemical sciences in Asia, in cooperation with European countries, as originally initiated by Prof. Dr. Hitoshi Ohtaki. In belonging to the 9th Eurasia Conference, this book encapsulates the progress being made in the field of Chemical Biology, and is therefore a fitting tribute to Prof. H. Ohtaki’s memory.
Foreword; Preface; Memorial Tribute to Professor Dr. Hitoshi Ohtaki; Contributors; 1. Development of Chemistry in Asia with the Cooperation of European Countries, Hitoshi Ohtaki; 2. Functional Peptidomics: Recent Developments and State of Art, Vadim T. et al.; 3. Structural Bioinformatics in the Discovery of Novel Drugs, Mahmud Tareq et al.; 4. Chemical and Biological Studies with an Aconitum and a Delphinium Species, Ayhan Ulubelen et al.; 5. Novel Bioactive Natural Products from Marine and Terrestrial Sources, Athar Ata; 6. Bioactive Turkish Plant Extracts and Their Constituents, Gülaçtý Topçu et al.; 7. Chamomile Biodiversity of the Essential Oil Qualitative-Quantitative Characteristics, Ivan Salamon; 8. Recent Progress on Bioactivity Studies on Turkish Lycopodium clavatum L, Ilkay Orhan et al.; 9. Separation and Characterization of the Vanillin Compound from Soda Lignin, Mohamad Nasir et al.; 10. Recent Development of Ring Closing Metathesis Approach to Bioactive Heterocycles: Synthesis of Nakadomarin, A, Quinolines et al.; 11. Effect of Molecular Structure on Polymorphic Nucleation of BPT Derivatives, Mitsutaka Kitamura et al.; 12. The Golden Ratio in the Creations of Nature Arises in the Architecture of Atoms and Ions, Raji Heyrovská; 13. Interaction of Thioamides, Selenoamides and Amides with Di-iodine: A Study of the Mechanism of Action of Anti-thyroid Drugs, Sotiris K. Hadjikakou et al.; 14. Catalytic Properties of Polyamido Dendrimers, Metin Tülü; 15. Swell Ratio Parameter for Prediction of Chemically Crosslinked Low Density Polyethylene Foam Expansion Characteristics, Coswald Stephan Sipaut et al.; 16. Ruthenium Tris-bypyridine/Zeolite-Y/Titanium Dioxide Nano-Assembly: ‘Ship-in-a-Bottle’ Synthesis and Application in Heterogeneous Photodegradation of 2,4-xylidine, Leon M. Jr. Payawan et al.; 17. Infrared Spectroelectrochemical Analysis of the Binuclear Rhenium Complex of the Form, [Re(CO) 3 Cl] 2 (tpbq), Arnie R. de Leon et al.; 18. MicrobialSynthesis of Poly (3-Hydroxybutyrateco-4-Hydroxybutyrate) by Cupriavidus sp. USMAA1020 Isolated from Malaysian Environment, Amirul A. Abdullah et al.; 19. Rust Phase Transformation in the Presence of Mangrove Tannins, Afidah A. Rahim et al.; 20. Treatment of Oil-Water Mixture Using Illite Clay Mineral, Fatma Turak et al.; 21. Removal of Catechol and Resorcinol from Aqueous Solutions by Adsorption onto High Area Activated Carbon Cloth, Numan Hoda et al.; 22. Removal of Metobromuron Pesticide from Aqueous Solutions by Adsorption at High Area Activated Carbon Cloth, Numan Hoda et al.; 23. Effects of Thermal Treatment and Storage on Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) Content and Diastase Activity of Honeys Collected from Middle Anatolia in Turkey, Kadir Turhan; 24. The Degradation Kinetics of Phenol Solutions with Ozone, Kadir Turhan et al.; 25. Determination of Some Trace Metals in Edible Mushrooms Samples Using Atomic Absorption Spectrometry, Kadir Turhan et al.; 26. Sorption of Zn(II) and Pb(II) Ions by a New Resin Synthesized from Sumac Tannin and Gelatin, Kadir Turhan Fatma Turak et al.; 27 In Quest of Friendly Free Radicals: Reactions of Iodine Atom Free Radicals with Some Biologically Important Compounds; M. Mohammad et al.; 28. Adsorption of Cu(II) from Aqueous Solutions by Sumac ( Rhus coriaria L.) Tannins; Ahmet Lütfi Uður, Mahmure Üstün Özgür et al.; 29. Sorption of Pb(II) and Zn(II) Ions from Aqueous Solution by Tannin Resins; Fatma Turak et al.; 30. Determination of Ibuprofen, Pseudoephedrine HCl, Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Nipagen by Liquid Chromatography and Fractional Factorial Design; Bürge Aþçý et al.; 31. Comparison of Derivative Spectrophotometry and Partial Least Squares (PLS-1) Calibration for the Determination of Caffeine in Energy Drinks; Özlem Aksu Dönmez et al.; 32. Simultaneous Spectrophotometric Determination of Food Additives (Benzoic Acid, Caffeine, Aspartame and Acesulfame-K) in Cola Drinks by PLS Multivariate Calibration Method;