This book discusses the topic of naturally occurring phorbol esters. Chapters include; environmental hazards of diterpene esters from plants, multi-stage carcinogenesis and the biological effects of tumor promoters, review of the family euphorbiaceae, biosynthetic and chemosystematic aspects of the euphorbiacea and thymelaeaceae, non-diterpenoid constituents of euphorbiacea, macrocyclic diterpenes of the family euphorbiacea, phorbol: its esters and derivatives, the daphnane polyol esters, the ingenane polyol esters, and the biochemical mechanism of action of phorbol ester.

chapter 1|31 pages

Environmental Hazards of Diterpene Esters from Plants

ByFred J. Evans

chapter 2|29 pages

Multistage Carcinogenesis and the Biological Effects of Tumor Promoters

ByAnne R. Kinsella

chapter 3|23 pages

A Review of the Family Euphorbiaceae

ByA. Radcliffe-Smith

chapter 5|32 pages

Non-Diterpenoid Constituents of Euphorbiaceae and Thymelaeaceae

ByAbdel-Fattah M. Rizk, Mustafa M. El-Missiry

chapter 6|32 pages

Macrocyclic Diterpenes of the Family Euphorbiaceae

ByFred J. Evans

chapter 7|45 pages

Phorbol: Its Esters and Derivatives

ByFred J. Evans

chapter 8|27 pages

The Daphnane Polyol Esters

ByRichard J. Schmidt

chapter 9|25 pages

The Ingenane Polyol Esters

ByRichard J. Schmidt

chapter 10|18 pages

The Biochemical Mechanism of Action of Phorbol Esters

ByAlastair Aitken