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Contributors vii Preface ix Chemistry and Biology of Carbazole Alkaloids Introduction 1 Occurrence, Isolation, and Structure Elucidation 3 Carbazole Alkaloids from Higher Plants 3 Carbazole Alkaloids from Other Sources 96 Biogenesis of Carbazole Alkaloids 159 Carbazole Alkaloids from Higher Plants 159 Carbazole Alkaloids from Other Sources 168 Biological and Pharmacological Activities of Carbazole Alkaloids 181 Anti-Tumor Active Carbazoles 181 Antibiotic Carbazoles 188 Anti-Viral Carbazoles 189 Anti-Inflammatory Carbazoles 190 Anti-Malarial Carbazoles 191 Diverse Pharmacologically Active Carbazoles 191 Chemistry of Carbazole Alkaloids 195 General Methods for Carbazole Construction 195 Total Syntheses of Carbazole Alkaloids 210 Addendum 385 References 391 Cumulative Index of Titles 411 Subject Index 419