The Art of Drug Synthesis illustrates how chemistry, biology, pharmacokinetics, and a host of other disciplines come together to produce successful medicines. The authors have compiled a collection of 21 representative categories of drugs, from which they have selected as examples many of the best-selling drugs on the market today. An introduction to each drug is provided, as well as background to the biology, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and drug metabolism, followed by a detailed account of the drug synthesis. Edited by prominent scientists working in drug discovery for Pfizer Meets the needs of a growing community of researchers in pharmaceutical R&D Provides a useful guide for practicing pharmaceutical scientists as well as a text for medicinal chemistry students An excellent follow-up to the very successful first book by these editors, Contemporary Drug Synthesis, but with all new therapeutic categories and drugs discussed.
For many people, taking some form of medication is part of everyday life, whether for mild or severe illness, acute or chronic disease, to target infection or to relieve pain. However for most it remains a mystery as to what happens once the drug has been taken into the body: how do the drugs actually work? Furthermore, by what processes are new drugs discovered and brought to market?An Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry, sixthedition, provides an accessible and comprehensive account of this fascinating multidisciplinary field. Assuming little prior knowledge, the text is ideal for those studying the subject for the first time. Inaddition to covering the key principles of drug design and drug action, the text also discusses important current topics in medicinal chemistry. The subject is brought to life throughout by engaging case studies highlighting particular classes of drugs, and the stories behind their discovery and development.
NEW TO THIS EDITION Updated throughout with the latest descoveries Five new chapters covering * the molecular structure of receptors and the mechanisms of signal transduction *combinatorial synthesis * the role of computers in drug design * adrenergics * drug discovery and drug development
This book covers all aspects of the medicinal chemistry of the latest drugs, and the cutting-edge science associated with them. Following the editors’ 3 successful drug synthesis books, this provides expert analysis of the pros and cons of different synthetic routes and demystifies the process of modern drug discovery for practitioners and researchers. Summarizes for each drug: respective disease area, important properties and SAR (structure-activity relationship), and chemical synthesis routes / options Includes case studies in each chapter Illustrates how chemistry, biology, pharmacokinetics, and a host of disciplines come together to produce successful medicines Explains the advantages of process synthesis versus the synthetic route for drug discovery
'Introduction to Drug Synthesis' explores the central role played by organic synthesis in the process of drug design and development - from the generation of novel drug structures to the improved efficiency of large scale synthesis.
Medicinal Chemistry: An Introduction, Second Edition provides a comprehensive, balanced introduction to this evolving and multidisciplinary area of research. Building on the success of the First Edition, this edition has been completely revised and updated to include the latest developments in the field. Written in an accessible style, Medicinal Chemistry: An Introduction, Second Edition carefully explains fundamental principles, assuming little in the way of prior knowledge. The book focuses on the chemical principles used for drug discovery and design covering physiology and biology where relevant. It opens with a broad overview of the subject with subsequent chapters examining topics in greater depth. From the reviews of the First Edition: "It contains a wealth of information in a compact form" ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE, INTERNATIONAL EDITION "Medicinal Chemistry is certainly a text I would chose to teach from for undergraduates. It fills a unique niche in the market place." PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND EDUCATIONAL REVIEWS
The Book Entitled, An Introduction To Drug Design Aims To Optimize The Discovery Of Drugs At A Low Cost And On Occasions To Change Their Pharmacokinetic And Pharmacodyanamic Properties. The Introductory Chapter Which Forms The Basis Of Drug Discovery Is Followed By The Present-Day Thinking Regarding The Best Approaches To Drug Discovery Are Considered. Similarly, There Have Been Major Advances In The Employment Of Computers In Structure-Activity Analysis, And A Discussion Of The State Of The Art In This Area Is Also Included.The Chapter On Qsar Highlights The Role Of Physico-Chemical Parameters In Predicting The Future Course Of Drug Discovery With Rational Drug Design. The Role Of Enzymes In Drug Action Is Well Established, And A Chapter On Design Of Enzyme Inhibitors Is Well Documented. In Addition, The Increased Understanding Of The Design And Utilisation Of Prodrugs Has Led To A Discussion Of The Relevant Issues In This Text.Thus The Book Will Fill The Need Of A Text For Designing New Drugs And The Principles Of New Drug Discovery.
Organic chemistry concerns the properties and synthesis of carbon-based molecules. Carbon atoms can concatenate into long chains and cyclic compounds, bonding with a variety of other elements, so the possible structures are almost limitless. Graham Patrick explores the world of organic chemistry and its wide applications.
Providing a general introduction to this fascinating subject, this book is aimed at those studying advanced undergraduate and postgraduate courses in medicinal chemistry.
»Hari vereint präzise Recherche mit einer zutiefst menschlichen Erzählung. Dieses Buch wird eine dringend notwendige Debatte auslösen.« Glenn Greenwald Der Krieg gegen die Drogen gilt inzwischen als gescheitert, der Handel mit Drogen ist ein blühendes Geschäft, alle Maßnahmen gegen den Konsum sind weitgehend erfolglos. Woran liegt das? Der britische Journalist Johann Hari begibt sich auf eine einzigartige Reise – von Brooklyn über Mexiko bis nach Deutschland – und erzählt die Geschichten derjenigen, deren Leben vom immerwährenden Kampf gegen Drogen geprägt ist: von Dealern, Süchtigen, Kartellmitgliedern, den Verlierern und Profiteuren. Mit seiner grandiosen literarischen Reportage schreibt Hari sowohl eine Geschichte des Krieges gegen Drogen als auch ein mitreißendes und streitbares Plädoyer zum Umdenken. »Hervorragender Journalismus, packend erzählt.« Naomi Klein »Phantastisch!« Noam Chomsky
An integrated and insightful look at successful drug synthesis intoday's drug discovery market The pharmaceutical industry is unquestionably vibrant today,with drug synthesis making a vital contribution. Whether in theearly developmental stages of identifying and optimizing a lead, orthe latter stages of process development and cost-effectivescale-up, the ability to design elegant and economical syntheticroutes is often a major factor in the eventual viability andcommercial success of a drug. Contemporary Drug Synthesis examines how leadingresearchers and manufacturers have integrated chemistry, biology,pharmacokinetics, and a host of other disciplines in the creationand development of leading drugs. Authored by four of the pharmaceutical industry's most respectedscientists, this timely volume: Focuses on the processes that resulted in high-profile drugsincluding Lipitor, Celebrex, Viagra, Gleevec, Nexium, Claritin, andover a dozen others Provides an in-depth introduction to each drug, followed by adetailed account of its synthesis Organizes the drugs into fourteen therapeutic areas for clarityand ease of use Process chemists provide an essential bridge between chemistry andthe marketplace, creating scientifically practical drug processeswhile never losing sight of the commercial viability of thoseprocesses. Contemporary Drug Synthesis meets the needs of agrowing community of researchers in pharmaceutical research anddevelopment, and is both a useful guide for practicingpharmaceutical scientists and an excellent text for medicinal andorganic chemistry students.
Organic chemistry is the chemistry of compounds of carbon. The ability of carbon to link together to form long chain molecules and ring compounds as well as bonding with many other elements has led to a vast array of organic compounds. These compounds are central to life, forming the basis for organic molecules such as nucleic acids, proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids. In this Very Short Introduction Graham Patrick covers the whole range of organic compounds and their roles. Beginning with the structures and properties of the basic groups of organic compounds, he goes on to consider organic compounds in the areas of pharmaceuticals, polymers, food and drink, petrochemicals, and nanotechnology. He looks at how new materials, in particular the single layer form of carbon called graphene, are opening up exciting new possibilities for applications, and discusses the particular challenges of working with carbon compounds, many of which are colourless. Patrick also discusses techniques used in the field. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Ein neuer Stern am Lehrbuch-Himmel: Organische Chemie von Clayden, Greeves, Warren - der ideale Begleiter für alle Chemiestudenten. Der Schwerpunkt dieses didaktisch durchdachten, umfassenden vierfarbigen Lehrbuches liegt auf dem Verständnis von Mechanismen, Strukturen und Prozessen, nicht auf dem Lernen von Fakten. Organische Chemie entpuppt sich als dabei als ein kohärentes Ganzes, mit zahlreichen logischen Verbindungen und Konsequenzen sowie einer grundlegenden Struktur und Sprache. Dank der Betonung von Reaktionsmechanismen, Orbitalen und Stereochemie gewinnen die Studierenden ein solides Verständnis der wichtigsten Faktoren, die für alle organisch-chemischen Reaktionen gelten. So lernen sie, auch Reaktionen, die ihnen bisher unbekannt waren, zu interpretieren und ihren Ablauf vorherzusagen. Der direkte, persönliche, studentenfreundliche Schreibstil motiviert die Leser, mehr erfahren zu wollen. Umfangreiche Online-Materialien führen das Lernen über das gedruckte Buch hinaus und vertiefen das Verständnis noch weiter.
Highlighting 15 selected chiral structures, which represent candidate or marketed drugs, and their chemical syntheses, the authors acquaint the reader with the fascinating achievements of synthetic and medicinal chemistry. The book starts with an introduction treating the discovery and development of a new drug entity. Each of the 15 subsequent chapters presents one of the target structures and begins with a description of its biological profile as well as any known molecular mechanisms of action, underlining the importance of its structural and stereochemical features. This section is followed by detailed discussions of synthetic approaches to the chiral target structure, highlighting creative ideas, the scaling-up of laboratory methods and their replacement by efficient modern technologies for large-scale production. Nearly 60 synthetic reactions, most of them stereoselective, catalytic or biocatalytic, as well as chiral separating methodologies are included in the book. Vitomir Sunjic and Michael J. Parnham provide an invaluable source of information for scientists in academia and the pharmaceutical industry who are actively engaged in the interdisciplinary development of new drugs, as well as for advanced students in chemistry and related fields.
This innovative partial version of INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL, ORGANIC, AND BIOCHEMISTRY gives students a solid foundation of the chemistry of the human body, consistently demonstrating that a strong background in molecular structure and properties leads to better understanding of biochemical interactions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
A practical road map to the key families of biomaterials and their potential applications in clinical therapeutics, Introduction to Biomaterials, Second Edition follows the entire path of development from theory to lab to practical application. It highlights new biocompatibility issues, metrics, and statistics as well as new legislation for intellectual property. Divided into four sections (Biology, Biomechanics, Biomaterials Interactions; Biomaterials Testing, Statistics, Regulatory Considerations, Intellectual Property; Biomaterials Compositions; and Biomaterials Applications), this dramatically revised edition includes both new and revised chapters on cells, tissues, and signaling molecules in wound healing cascades, as well as two revised chapters on standardized materials testing with in vitro and in vivo paradigms consistent with regulatory guidelines. Emphasizing biocompatibility at the biomaterial-host interface, it investigates cell-cell interactions, cell-signaling and the inflammatory and complement cascades, specific interactions of protein-adsorbed materials, and other inherent biological constraints including solid-liquid interfaces, diffusion, and protein types. Unique in its inclusion of the practicalities of biomaterials as an industry, the book also covers the basic principles of statistics, new U.S. FDA information on the biomaterials-biology issues relevant to patent applications, and considerations of intellectual property and patent disclosure. With nine completely new chapters and 24 chapters extensively updated and revised with new accomplishments and contemporary data, this comprehensive introduction discusses 13 important classes of biomaterials, their fundamental and applied research, practical applications, performance properties, synthesis and testing, potential future applications, and commonly matched clinical applications. The authors include extensive references, to create a comprehensive, yet manageable didactic work that is an invaluable desk references and instructional text for undergraduates and working professionals alike.
This book is designed as an introductory text in neuroendocrinology; the study of the interaction between the brain and endocrine system and the influence of this on behaviour. The endocrine glands, pituitary gland and hypothalamus and their interactions and hormones are discussed. The action of steroid and thyroid hormone receptors and the regulation of target cell response to hormones is examined. The function of neuropeptides is discussed with respect to the neuroendocrine system and behaviour. The neuroimmune system and lymphokines are described and the interaction between the neuroendocrine and neuroimmune systems discussed. Finally, methods for studying hormonal influences on behaviour are outlined. Each chapter has review and essay questions designed for advanced students and honours or graduate students with a background in neuroscience, respectively.
An Introduction to Mechanisms in Pharmacology and Therapeutics aims to provide some extra information and background reading on modes of action of drugs, but it is not meant to replace existing pharmacology textbooks. It also attempts to show the connection between cell biology and the practice of clinical medicine. This book is organized into 13 chapters that discuss drug-receptor interactions and the influence of drugs on the nervous, respiratory, circulatory, and alimentary systems. They also explain the concepts of pharmacogenetics, intracellular control mechanisms, chemotherapy, and the different types of drugs. This book will be of interest to preclinical and clinical medical students and those preparing for Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacology and others interested in understanding how drugs work.
The classic reference on the synthesis of medicinal agents -- now completely updated The seventh volume in the definitive series that provides a quick yet thorough overview of the synthetic routes used to access specific classesof therapeutic agents, this volume covers approximately 220 new non-proprietary drug entities introduced since the publication of Volume 6. Many of these compounds represent novel structural types firstidentified by sophisticated new cell-based assays. Specifically, a significant number of new antineoplastic and antiviral agents are covered. As in the previous volumes, materials are organized by chemical class and syntheses originate with available starting materials. Organized to make the information accessible, this resource covers disease state, rationale for method of drug therapy, and the biological activities of each compound and preparation. The Organic Chemistry of Drug Synthesis, Volume 7 is a hands-on reference for medicinal and organic chemists, and a great resource for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in organic and medicinal chemistry.

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