THE ECDYSONE HANDBOOK
(3rd Edition, 2002)
René LAFONT, Juraj HARMATHA, Fréderic MARION-POLL, Laurence DINAN, Ian D. WILSON
The " Ecdysone Handbook " was originally created by René Lafont and Ian D. Wilson and published in 1992 by the Chromatographic Society (Nottingham, U.K.). Its aim was to provide general data on all natural ecdysteroids described so far. Each data sheet contained (whenever available) spectroscopic (UV, IR, MS and NMR) and chromatographic data together with a few selected general references. As the ecdysteroid family continued to increase, a second enlarged edition was published in 1996, but the number of compounds is still growing (more than 300 compounds were described at the onset of year 2000).
Owing to the limited number of people interested by such a Handbook, a printed version is no longer justified, and moreover the problem of updating content was a major one. This led to the idea of developing a new concept, making a proper use of modern communication tools. A decision was taken to transform the Handbook in a database made freely available on the web to anyone interested in ecdysteroids.
Summary by 李晓霞 on 2003-04-28
Last updated by 李晓霞 on 2003-04-28