Drug Design and Discovery in Alzheimer's Disease

Drug Design and Discovery in Alzheimer's Disease

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Drug Design and Discovery in Alzheimer's Disease includes expert reviews of recent developments in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and neurodegenerative disease research. Originally published by Bentham as Frontiers in Drug Design and Discovery, Volume 6and now distributed by Elsevier, this compilation of the sixteen articles, written by leading global researchers, focuses on key developments in the understanding of the disease at molecular levels, identification and validation of molecular targets, as well as innovative approaches towards drug discovery, development, and delivery. Beginning with an overview of AD pharmacotherapy and existing blockbuster drugs, the reviews cover the potential of both natural and synthetic small molecules; the role of cholinesterases in the on-set and progression of AD and their inhibition; the role of beta-site APP clearing enzyme-1 (BACE-1) in the production of ss-amyloid proteins, one of the key reasons of the progression of AD; and other targets identified for AD drug discovery.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 784 pages
  • 190 x 230 x 38mm | 1,619.97g
  • Bentham Science Publishers
  • United States
  • English
  • 0128039590
  • 9780128039595

Table of contents

1. Pharmacotherapy of Alzheimer's Disease: Current State and Future Perspectives 2. Challenges in Designing Therapeutic Agents for Treating Alzheimer's Disease-from Serendipity to Rationality 3. Enzyme Inhibitors Involved in the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease 4. Towards Small Molecules as Therapies for Alzheimer's Disease and Other Neurodegenerative Disorders 5. Multifunctional Enzyme Inhibition for Neuroprotection - A Focus on MAO, NOS, and AChE Inhibitors 6. Specific Cholinesterase Inhibitors: A Potential Tool to Assist in Management of Alzheimer Disease 7. Role of Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors and Alzheimer Disease 8. Research Strategies Developed for the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease. Reversible and Pseudo-Irreversible Inhibitors of Acetylcholinesterase: Structure-Activity Relationships and Drug Design 9. Modulation of BACE1 Activity as a Potential Therapeutic Strategy for Treating Alzheimer's Disease 10. BACE1 Inhibitors: Attractive Therapeutics for Alzheimer's Disease 11. Combining BACE1 Inhibition with Metal Chelation as Possible Therapy for Alzheimer's Disease 12. Somatostatin Receptor-4 Agonists as Candidates for Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease 13. Neprilysin Inhibitors Provide Insight into its Specificity and Therapeutic Potential 14. Targeting the GSK3ss/ss-catenin Signaling to Treat Alzheimer's Disease: Plausible or Utopic? 15. Targets and Small Molecules Against Tauopathies. Part 1: From Genes to Soluble, Aggregation-Prone Tau Proteins 16. Nanomedicine Based Drug Targeting in Alzheimer's Disease: High Impact of Small Carter
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Review quote

"... comprehensive compilation of the current knowledge about Alzheimer's disease...recommended to anyone who will be working intensively on the subject..." (translated from German) --MTA Dialog
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About Atta-Ur-Rahman

Atta-ur-Rahman, Professor Emeritus, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (H. E. J. Research Institute of Chemistry and Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research), University of Karachi, Pakistan, was the Pakistan Federal Minister for Science and Technology (2000-2002), Federal Minister of Education (2002), and Chairman of the Higher Education Commission with the status of a Federal Minister from 2002-2008. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London (FRS) and an UNESCO Science Laureate. He is a leading scientist with more than 930 publications in several fields of organic chemistry. Muhammad Choudhary, PhD, is a Professor of the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, (H. E. J. Research Institute of Chemistry and Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research), University of Karachi, Pakistan. He is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London; American Chemical Society; International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC); American Society of Pharmacology; New York Academy of Sciences; Federation of Asian Chemical Societies (FACS); and he serves on the executive board of the Asian Network of Research on Anti Diabetic Plants (ANRAP). He is a recipient of the National Book Foundation's Prize for Chemistry and the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Award in Education, 2006, given by the President of Azerbaijan. He has published 24 books, more than 570 papers, and 20 patents.
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