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  • Chemical Hazards in the Organisation / Chris Winder -- Toxicology of Water / Xiaowei Zhang, Steve Wiseman and John Giesy -- Perfluorinated Compounds / Christopher Lau -- Toxicologically Relevant Phthalates in Food / Oliver Kappenstein, Bärbel Vieth, Andreas Luch and Karla Pfaff -- Exposure to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Bulky DNA Adducts and Cellular Responses / Frank Henkler, Kristin Stolpmann and Andreas Luch -- Heavy Metal Toxicity and the Environment / Paul B. Tchounwou, Clement G. Yedjou, Anita K. Patlolla and Dwayne J. Sutton -- Toxicology of Ambient Particulate Matter / Damiën van Berlo, Maja Hullmann and Roel P. F. Schins -- Nanomaterials: A Challenge for Toxicological Risk Assessment? / Andrea Haase, Jutta Tentschert and Andreas Luch -- Immunotoxicology and Its Application in Risk Assessment /; Andrew A. Rooney, Robert W. Luebke, MaryJane K. Selgrade and Dori R. Germolec.; Chemical Sensitization and Allergotoxicology / Rosette L. Van Den Heuvel, Nathalie Lambrechts, Sandra Verstraelen, Inge C. Nelissen and Greet E. R. Schoeters -- Male Reprotoxicity and Endocrine Disruption / Sarah Campion, Natasha Catlin, Nicholas Heger, Elizabeth V. McDonnell and Sara E. Pacheco, et al. -- Interspecies Uncertainty in Molecular Responses and Toxicity of Mixtures / Moiz M. Mumtaz and Hana R. Pohl -- Recent Trends in Statistical QSAR Modeling of Environmental Chemical Toxicity / Alexander Tropsha -- Chirality and Its Role in Environmental Toxicology / Imran Ali, Hassan Y. Aboul-Enein, Mohd Marsin Sanagi and Wan Aini Wan Ibrahim -- Genetic Variability in Molecular Responses to Chemical Exposure / Chirag J. Patel and Mark R. Cullen -- Biomarkers in Toxicology and Risk Assessment / Bruce A. Fowler -- A Personalized Life: Biomarker Monitoring from Cradle to Grave / Harald Jungnickel and Andreas Luch -- On the Role of Low-Dose Effects and Epigenetics in Toxicology / Lena Smirnova, Alexandra Sittka and Andreas Luch -- Hormesis: Improving Predictions in the Low-Dose Zone / E. J. Calabrese.
  • Morphine and metastasis 2013, Springer
    This book would combine chapters written by the most qualified authors around the world whose research encompasses the effect of morphine or other opioids on tumor growth and metastasis. This includes clinicians involved in trials determining which type of post surgical pain management can minimize the risk of recurrence or metastasis, researchers working on animal models and studying the effect of morphine on tumors, and most importantly the mechanism for this effect, and lastly cell biologists. There is currently a lot of research going on trying to reconcile the pro- and anti-cancer aspects of opioids actions.
  • Muscarinic receptors 2012, Springer
    Muscarinic receptor pharmacology and signaling -- Overview of muscarinic receptor subtypes -- Structure-function studies of muscarinic acetylcholine receptors -- Polymorphisms in human muscarinic receptor subtype genes -- Muscarinic receptor trafficking -- Physiological role of G-protein coupled receptor phosphorylation -- Novel muscarinic receptor mutant mouse models -- Muscarinic receptors in the CNS -- Muscarinic receptor pharmacology and circuitry for the modulation of cognition -- Muscarinic agonists and antagonists in schizophrenia -- Muscarinic pain pharmacology: realizing the promise of novel anagesics by overcoming old challenges -- Muscarinic modulation of striatal function and circuitry -- Muscarinic receptors in brain stem and mesopontine cholinergic arousal functions -- Muscarinic receptors in autonomic effector organs -- Muscarinic receptor agonists and antagonists: effects on ocular function -- Muscarinic receptor agonists and antagonists: effects on cardiovascular function -- Muscarinic receptor antagonists: effects on pulmonary function -- Muscarinic agonists and antagonists: effects on gastrointestinal function -- Muscarinic agonists and antagonists: effets on the urinary bladder -- Muscarinic receptors and mediation of hormonal effects of acetylcholine -- Muscarinic receptor agonists and antagonists: effects on inflammation and immunity -- Muscarinic receptor agonists and antagonists: effects on keratinocyte functions -- Muscarinic receptor agonists and antagonists: effects on cancer -- Activation of muscarinic receptors by non-neuronal acetylcholine.
  • Part 1.Natural Product Drugs and Cancer Therapeutics --The Impact of Natural Products Upon Cancer Chemotherapy /A. Ganesan --Identification and Development of Vascular Disrupting Agents: Natural Products That Interfere with Tumor Growth /Andrea T. Hooper, Frank Loganzo, Chad May and Hans-Peter Gerber --Discodermolide: Past, Present, and Future /Ross E. Longley --HDAC Inhibitors and Other Histone Modifying Natural Products as Emerging Anticancer Agents /Lilibeth A. Salvador and Hendrik Luesch --Natural Product Cytotoxins as Payloads for Antibody Drug Conjugates /Frank E. Koehn --Part 2.Advances in Natural Product Cancer Drug Discovery --Natural Product Scaffolds in Cancer Therapy /Christian P. Mang and Lars Ole Haustedt --The Role of Genetic Engineering in Natural Product-Based Anticancer Drug Discovery /Claudia Eva-Maria Unsin, Scott R. Rajski and Ben Shen --Accessing Anti-cancer Natural Products by Plant Cell Culture /Lisa M. Leone and Susan C. Roberts --Natural Products as Tools for Discovering New Cancer Targets /John A. Beutler.
  • Natural products and drug discovery / Arnold L. Demain and Lixin Zhang -- Integrated approaches for discovering novel drugs from microbial natural products / Lixin Zhang -- Automated analyses of HPLC profiles of microbial extracts: a new tool for drug discovery screening / Jose R. Tormo and Juan B. Garcia -- Manipulating microbial metabolites for drug discovery and production / C. Richard Hutchinson -- Improving drug discovery from microorganisms / Chris M. Farnet and Emmanuel Zazopoulos -- Developments in strain improvement technology: evolutionary engineering of industrial microorganisms through gene, pathway, and genome shuffling / Stephen B. del Cardayr -- The discovery of anticancer drugs from natural sources / David J. Newman and Gordon M. Cragg -- Case studies in natural product optimization: novel antitumor agents derived from Taxus brevifolia and Catharanthus roseus / Jian Hong and Shu-Hui Chen --Terpenoids as therapeutic drugs and pharmaceutical agents / Guangyi Wang, Weiping Tang and Robert R. Bidigare -- Challenges and opportunities in the Chinese herbal drug industry / Wei Jia and Lixin Zhang -- Arsenic trioxide and leukemia: from bedside to bench / Guo-Qiang Chen ... [et al.] -- New methods to access microbial diversity for small molecule discovery / Karsten Zengler, Ashish Paradkar, and Martin Keller -- Accessing the genomes of uncultivated microbes for novel natural products / Asuncion Martinez ... [et al.] -- New natural product diversity from marine actinomycetes / Paul R. Jensen and William Fenical -- Novel natural products from rainforest endophytes / Gary Strobel, Bryn Daisy, and Uvidelio Castillo -- Biological, economic, ecological, and legal aspects of harvesting traditional medicine in Ecuador / Alexandra Guevara-Aguirre and Ximena Chiriboga.
  • This updated edition of Netter's Illustrated Pharmacology allows you to take a distinct visual approach to understanding both the basic science and clinical applications of pharmacology. Designed to be compatible and used in conjunction with other pharmacology resources, this medical reference book offers a vivid, uniquely effective visual presentation of the pharmacodynamic relationship between drugs and the human body. And with the new addition of Student Consult online access, Netter's Illustrated Pharmacology is even more convenient than ever before! Available online for the first time! Search the full contents of Netter's Illustrated Pharmacology no matter what your location with convenient access to Student Consult.Visually grasp the most important principles in pharmacology with succinct, easy-to-understand presentations of introductory pharmacologic principles based on classic images by Frank Netter, as well as dynamic new illustrations from other talented medical artists.Learn how drugs are used to treat specific disorders in the body, as well as their effects on a particular site, with a format divided by organ system and full-color illustrations of the systems themselves.Access in-depth guidance on the must-know elements of each pharmacologic principle with clear, concise notes located beneath the corresponding image.
  • Neurotrophic factors 2014, Springer
    This book provides critical reviews of the role of neurotrophins and their receptors in a wide variety of diseases including neurodegenerative diseases like Huntington's syndrome, cognitive function, psychiatric disorders such as clinical depression, Rett syndrome, motoneurone disease, spinal cord injury, pain, metabolic disease and cardiovascular disease. It also contains contributions from leaders in the field dealing with the basic biology, transcriptional and post-translational regulation of the neurotrophins and their receptors. The present book will review all recent areas of progress in the study of neurotrophins and their biological roles.
  • New drug development -- The regulatory environment -- Drug discovery -- Nonclinical research -- Designing clinical trials -- Conducting clinical trials I: Experimental methodology -- Conducting clinical trials II: Operational execution -- Statistical analysis -- Statistical significance -- Clinical significance -- Sample size estimation -- General safety assessments -- Efficacy assessment -- Cardiac and cardiovascular safety assessments -- Manufacturing small molecule drugs and biologicals -- Postmarketing surveillance -- Main themes and concluding comments -- References -- Index.
  • Global patterns of nicotine and tobacco consumption / S.K. Hammond -- Nicotine chemistry, metabolism, kinetics and biomarkers / N.L. Benowitz, J. Hukkanen and P. Jacob, 3rd -- Nicotine content and delivery across tobacco products / M.V. Djordjevic and K.A. Doran -- The road to discovery of neuronal nicotinic cholinergic receptor subtypes / A.C. Collins ... [et al.] -- Magnetic resonance imaging studies of cigarette smoking / A. Azizian ... [et al.] -- In vivo brain imaging of human exposure to nicotine and tobacco / A. Sharma and A.L. Brody -- Molecular and cellular mechanisms of action of nicotine in the CNS / J. Barik and S. Wonnacott -- The neuronal pathways mediating the behavioral and addictive properties of nicotine / D.J. Balfour -- Molecular genetics of nicotine metabolism / J.C. Mwenifumbo and R.F. Tyndale -- Sex differences in nicotine action / S. Pogun and G. Yararbas -- Recognising nicotine: the neurobiological basis of nicotine discrimination / J.W. Smith and I.P. Stolerman -- Effects of nicotine in experimental animals and humans: an update on addictive properties / B. Le Foll and S.R. Goldberg -- Discriminative stimulus effects of nicotine in humans / K.A. Perkins -- Rodent models of nicotine withdrawal syndrome / D.H. Malin and P. Goyarzu -- Approaches, challenges, and experience in assessing free nicotine / D.L. Ashley ... [et al.] -- Tobacco industry manipulation of nicotine dosing / G.F. Wayne and C.M. Carpenter -- Pharmacotherapy for tobacco dependence / R.V. Fant ... [et al.] -- Nicotine psychopharmacology: policy and regulatory / J.E. Henningfield and M. Zeller.
  • Machine generated contents note: I.Development of Biophar-Maceuticals Defined as Novel Biologics -- 1.Overview of Biopharmaceuticals and Comparison with Small-molecule Drug Development / Thomas R. Gelzleichter -- Introduction -- History and Evolution of Biopharmaceuticals -- Development of Diverse Biopharmaceutical Modalities -- Comparison of Small-Molecule Drugs to Biopharmaceuticals -- Summary -- References -- 2.Regulatory Guidelines and their Application in the Nonclinical Evaluation of Biological Medicines / Maggie Dempster -- Introduction -- Species Selection -- Study Design Considerations for Repeat-Dose Studies -- Immunogenicity -- Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity -- Genotoxicity and Carcinogenicity -- Special Considerations for Anticancer Drugs -- First-in-Human (Fih) Clinical Trial -- Summary -- References -- 3.Early De-risking Strategy for Novel Biotherapeutics / Beth Hinkle -- Introduction -- Establishing A Safety Profile for Biotherapeutics -- General Safety Considerations Related to Biotherapeutics -- Progress in Evaluation of Immunotoxicity -- Can We Better Address Potential Off-Target Toxicity? -- Summary -- References -- 4.Novel Biopharmaceuticals: Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Bioanalytics / Wolfgang Seghezzi -- Introduction -- Absorption, Distribution and Elimination of Biopharmaceuticals -- Disposition of Modified Molecules -- "Metabolism" and Biodistribution for Biopharmaceuticals -- Immunogenicity and impacts on PK and biodistribution -- Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics -- Preclinical to Clinical Translation -- Bioanalytics -- Drug Assays -- Biomarkers: Target Engagement Assays -- Immunogenicity Assessment: ADA Assays -- Summary -- References -- II.Development of Biosimilars -- 5.Overview of Biosimilar Therapeutics / Danuta J. Herzyk -- Introduction -- The Concept of Biosimilars -- General Considerations for Development of Biosimilars -- Biosimilar Candidates Based on Modality and Therapeutic Class -- Summary -- References -- 6.Regulatory Standards for the Approval of Biosimilar Products: A Global Review / Barbara Mounho-Zamora -- Introduction -- European Union -- Pioneer for the First Regulatory Pathway for Biosimilar Products -- The World Health Organization Guidance on Biosimilars -- Regulatory Pathway for Biosimilar Products in the United States -- Biosimilar Pathways in Other Regions -- Summary -- References -- 7.Early Characterization of Biosimilar Therapeutics / Thomas R. Gelzleichter -- Introduction -- Recombinant Insulins -- Recombinant Human Growth Hormone -- Recombinant Erythropoietins -- Recombinant Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor -- Recombinant Interferons -- Low Molecular Weight Heparins -- Monoclonal Antibodies -- Other Classes -- Summary -- References -- III.Vaccines -- 8.Introduction to Vaccines and Adjuvants / Deborah L. Novicki -- Introduction -- The History of Vaccines -- The Impact of Vaccines on Human Health -- Advancements in Vaccines Technologies -- Advancements in Adjuvant Technologies -- Approved Infectious Disease Vaccines and Diseases for Which Preventive Vaccines are Still Needed -- Therapeutic Vaccines -- Product Complexity From a Quality Perspective -- Nonclinical Testing -- Clinical Testing -- Vaccine Development Using the Animal Rule -- The Anti-Vaccines Movement and Misperceptions About Vaccines and Their Safety -- Summary -- References -- 9.Global Regulatory Guidelines for Vaccines / Lisa M. Plitnick -- Introduction -- Toxicity Assessment -- Additional Toxicity Assessments -- Special Considerations -- Formulation/Delivery Devices -- Alternate Routes of Administration -- Special Considerations for Particular Types of Vaccines -- Summary -- References -- 10.Special Considerations for the Nonclinical Safety Assessment of Vaccines / Jayanthi J. Wolf -- Introduction -- De-risking Strategies for Vaccines -- Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics Assessments -- Differences in the Nonclinical Safety Assessment of Vaccines and Biopharmaceutical Drugs -- Summary -- References -- IV.Specialty Biologics and Indications -- 11.Turning the Corner with Viral-based Gene Therapy -- Development of the Rogue Biopharmaceutical / Timothy K. Maclachlan -- Introduction -- A History and Primer of Gene Therapy -- The Process of Getting Genes into Cells -- Health Authority Regulation of Gene Therapy Products -- Nonclinical Safety Studies and Regulatory Guidance -- Summary -- References -- 12.Blood Products / Vikram Arora -- Introduction -- Plasma-Derived Blood Products -- Blood Products Derived from Recombinant Technologies -- Summary -- References -- 13.Biological Therapies for Cancer / Gautham K. Rao -- Introduction -- Global Regulatory Guidances -- General Principles of Toxicology Assessments -- Nonclinical Studies and Principles of Study Design -- Specialty Toxicology Assessments -- Pharmacokinetics, Immunogenicity, and Pharmacodynamics -- Nonclinical Development of Marketed Biologies -- Recombinant Analogs of Endogeneous Human Proteins (Interferons, Cytokines, Enzymes) -- Summary -- References -- 14.Nonclinical Development of Multi-targeting Biopharmaceuticals / Anu V. Connor -- Introduction -- Scientific Rationale for Multi-Targeting Biopharmaceuticals (MTBs) -- Evolution of Technology Platforms -- General Challenges and Considerations -- Summary of Challenges -- T Cell-Dependent Bispecific Antibody (TDB) Biotherapeutics -- Dual-Targeting Antibodies -- Summary -- References -- 15.Considerations in the Development of Pluripotent Stem Cell-based Therapies / Joy A. Cavagnaro -- Introduction -- Early Decisions -- Nonclinical Development -- Translating Preclinical Data to Clinical Application -- Global Regulatory Guidance -- Summary -- References.
  • A survey of novel molecular targets for anticancer drug discovery -- Microarrays: small spots produce major advances in pharmacogenomics -- Strategies to target chemotherapeutics to tumors -- QSAR and pharmacophore mapping strategies in novel anticancer drug discovery -- Applications of nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometry to anticancer drug discovery -- Antisense strategies for the development of novel cancer therapeutics -- Antibodies and vaccines as novel cancer therapeutics -- Inhibitors as targets for cancer therapy -- Preclinical testing and validation of novel anticancer agents -- Surrogate end points and biomarkers for early trials of novel anticancer agents -- Regulatory considerations in clinical trials of novel anticancer drugs -- Improving the efficacy and safety of anticancer agents: the role of pharmacogenetics -- Imaging of pharmacodynamic end points in clinical trials -- Devising proof-of-concept strategies in oncology clinical trials -- Clinical trial designs for cytostatic agents and agents directed at novel molecular targets -- Cancer gene therapy clinical trials: from the bench to the clinic -- Molecular targets for radiosensitization -- Patient accrual to clinical trials.
  • This volume tries to put current therapy - achievements, shortcomings, remaining medical needs - and emerging new targets into the context of increasing knowledge regarding the genetic and neurodevelopmental contributions to the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Some of the chapters also deal with respective experimental and clinical methodology, biomarkers, and translational aspects of drug development. The volume concentrates on reviewing the ongoing research attempting to identify novel treatments for the cognitive deficits and negative symptoms of schizophrenia, which are not treated adequately by current antipsychotic medications.
  • Preface -- Steroid Receptor Coactivators (SRCs) as Integrators of Multiple Signaling Pathways in Cancer Progression -- Role of Alteration/Deficiency in Activation (ADA) Complex in the Cell Cycle, Genomic Instability and Cancer -- RUNX2 Transcriptional Regulation in Development and Disease -- Epigenetic Mechanisms of Cancer Metastasis -- Regulatory Effects of Arsenic on Cellular Signaling Pathways: Biological Effects and Therapeutic Implications -- Nuclear Factors Linking Cancer and Inflammation -- Regulation of the Jak/STATs Pathways by Histone Deacetylases -- Receptor Tyrosine Kinases in the Nucleus: Nuclear Functions and Therapeutic Implications in Cancers -- Nucleolar Signaling Determines Cell Fate The RP-Mdm2-p53 Axis Fine-Tunes Cellular Homeostasis -- Transcriptional Regulation of Lipogenesis as a Therapeutic Target for Cancer Treatment -- Selective Inhibition of Acetyl-Lysine Effector Domains of the Bromodomain Family in Oncology -- Domain Specific Targeting of Cancer -- The Potential of Targeting Splicing for Cancer Therapy -- Exploiting Cell Cycle Pathways in Cancer Therapy: New (and Old) Targets and Potential Strategies -- Histone Demethylases in Prostate Cancer -- Therapeutic Significance of Chromatin Remodeling Complexes in Cancer -- Index.
  • 1Antibacterial agents --2Antifungal agents --3Antiviral agents --4Antiparasitic agents --5Antiglaucoma agents --6Neuro-ophthalmology --7Anti-inflammatory agents --8Mydriates, cycloplegics, and reversal agents --9Lubricants and viscoelastics --10Miscellaneous conditions --11Anti-angiogenesis agents --12Contact lens.
  • Oral mucositis 2012, Springer
    Treatment tolerance is a challenge for most cancer patients, and it is therefore essential that healthcare professionals (HCP) are quick to recognize adverse events and implement management strategies to address them. This pocket book provides an in-depth guide to the epidemiology, diagnosis and management of oral mucositis, a common adverse event of chemotherapy.
  • Pasteurella multocida: Diseases and Pathogenesis /I. W. Wilkie, M. Harper, J. D. Boyce and B. Adler --Pathogenomics of Pasteurella multocida /J. D. Boyce, T. Seemann, B. Adler and M. Harper --The Key Surface Components of Pasteurella multocida: Capsule and Lipopolysaccharide /Marina Harper, John D. Boyce and Ben Adler --Pasteurella multocida and Immune Cells /Katharina F. Kubatzky --Molecular Biology of Pasteurella multocida Toxin /Joachim H. C. Orth and Klaus Aktories --Pasteurella multocida Toxin Interaction with Host Cells: Entry and Cellular Effects /Brenda A. Wilson and Mengfei Ho --Swine Atrophic Rhinitis Caused by Pasteurella multocida Toxin and Bordetella Dermonecrotic Toxin /Yasuhiko Horiguchi --The Pasteurella multocida Toxin: A New Paradigm for the Link Between Bacterial Infection and Cancer /Alistair Lax.
  • The Path from Biomarker Discovery to Regulatory Qualification is a unique guide that focuses on biomarker qualification, its history and current regulatory settings in both the US and abroad. This multi-contributed book provides a detailed look at the next step to developing biomarkers for clinical use and covers overall concepts, challenges, strategies and solutions based on the experiences of regulatory authorities and scientists. Members of the regulatory, pharmaceutical and biomarker development communities will benefit the most from using this book-it is a complete and practical guide to biomarker qualification, providing valuable insight to an ever-evolving and important area of regulatory science. Contains a collection of experiences of different groups taking different types of biomarkers to different levels of qualification and provides insightful case studies of an important area of regulatory science Focuses on practical advice, concepts, strategies and overall outcomes to support those working toward biomarker qualification for clinical use Offers a valuable resource for members of the regulatory, pharmaceutical and biomarker development communities.
  • Peptide-based drug design 2008, Springer Protocols
    Peptide-based drug design : here and now / Laszlo Otvos, Jr. -- Strategies for the discovery, isolation, and characterization of natural bioactive peptides from the immune system of invertebrates / Philippe Bulet -- Sequence analysis of antimicrobial peptides by tandem mass spectrometry / Christin Stegemann and Ralf Hoffmann -- The spot technique : synthesis and screening of peptide macroarrays on cellulose membranes / Dirk F.H. Winkler and William D. Campbell -- Analysis of A[beta] interactions using ProteinChip technology / Eleni Giannakis ... [et al.] -- NMR in peptide drug development / Jan-Christoph Westermann and David J. Craik -- Molecular dynamics simulations of peptides / Jeffrey Copps, Richard F. Murphy and Sandor Lovas -- Short linear cationic antimicrobial peptides : screening, optimizing, and prediction / Kai Hilpert, Christopher D. Fjell and Artem Cherkasov -- Investigating the mode of action of proline-rich antimicrobial peptides using a genetic approach : a tool to identify new bacterial targets amenable to the design of novel antibiotics / Marco Scocchi ... [et al.] -- Serum stability of peptides / Håvard Jenssen and Stein Ivar Aspmo -- Preparation of glycosylated amino acids suitable for Fmoc solid-phase assembly / Mare Cudic and Gayle D. Burstein -- Synthesis of O-phosphopeptides on solid phase / David Singer and Ralf Hoffmann -- Peptidomimetics : Fmoc solid-phase pseudopeptide synthesis / Predrag Cudic and Maciej Stawikowski -- Synthesis of toll-like receptor-2 targeting lipopeptides as self-adjuvanting vaccines / Brandon Y. Chua, Weiguang Zeng and David C. Jackson -- Synthesis of a multivalent, multiepitope vaccine construct / Laszlo Otvos, Jr. -- Cysteine-containing fusion tag for site-specific conjugation of therapeutic and imaging agents to targeting proteins / Marina V. Backer ... [et al.].
  • Translational medicine: a paradigm shift in modern drug discovery and development: the role of biomarkers / Mark Day, J. Lynn Rutkowski, and Giora Z. Feuerstein -- Natural products in drug discovery: present status and perspectives / Gabriella Molinari -- Protein pharmaceuticals: discovery and preclinical development / Davinder S. Gill -- The role of nanobiotechnology in drug discovery / Kewal K. Jain -- Conotoxin venom peptide therapeutics / Richard J. Lewis -- Shark novel antigen receptors: the next generation of biologic therapeutics? / Caroline Barelle, Davinder Gill, and Keith Charlton -- Immune interventions of human diseases through toll-like receptors / Cevayir Coban, Ken J. Ishii, and Shizuo Akira -- Genome-based vaccine development: a short cut for the future / Danilo Gomes Moriel ... [et al.] -- The antigenome: from protein subunit vaccines to antibody treatments of bacterial infections? / Carmen Giefing, Eszter Nagy, and Alexander von Gabain -- HSV as a vector in vaccine development and gene therapy / Peggy Marconi ... [et al.] -- Virus-like particles as a vaccine delivery system: myths and facts / Polly Roy and Rob Noad -- Applications of bacterial ghosts in biomedicine / Petra Lubitz, Ulrike Beate Mayr, and Werner Lubitz -- Immune modulators with defined molecular targets: cornerstone to optimize rational vaccine design / Thomas Ebensen and Carlos A. Guzmøn -- Innovative approaches to develop prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines against HIV/AIDS / Aurelio Cafaro ... [et al.] -- New strategies to overcome the drawbacks of currently available flu vaccines / Epifanio Fichera ... [et al.].
  • Contains proceedings of the AAPS Stability Workshop.
  • Challenges, opportunities, and evolving landscapes in pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine : an industry perspective / Nadine Cohen and Theresa Frangiosa -- Implementation of pharmacogenomic sample collection in clinical trials / Deborah Sokol Ricci and Monique Franc -- Pharmacogenomics : the regulatory environment and labeling implications / Myong-Jin Kim ... [et al.] -- Applications of pharmacogenomics in drug discovery / Duncan McHale -- Applications of pharmacogenomics in clinical trials / Monique Franc -- Pharmacogenomics applications in drug metabolism : from genotyping to drug label-challenges? / Ann K. Daly -- The genetics of adverse drug reactions : promises and problems / Martin Armstrong -- Strategies and resources for marker selection and genotyping in genetic association studies / Nicole Soranzo, Dong-Jing Fu, and Qingqin S. Li -- Study design and statistical issues in pharmacogenetics research : from candidate genes to genome-wide screens / Nicholas J. Schork, Nathalie Malo, and Eric J. Topol -- Holy SNP, Batman! / Reyna Favis -- Predictive biomarker classifiers in the design of pivotal clinical trials / Richard Simon -- Translation of biomarkers into clinical utility / William L. Trepicchio and George Mulligan -- Pharmacogenomic study feasibility assessment and pharmaceutical business decision-making / Monique Franc and Theresa Frangiosa -- Co-development of drugs and pharmacogenomics-based diagnostics in oncology / Jeffrey S. Ross -- Pharmacogenomics applications in epilepsy / Chantal Depondt -- Pharmacogenomics in Alzheimer's disease / Ramón Cacabelos -- Pharmacogenomics applications in psychiatric disorders / Todd Lencz and Anil K. Malhotra -- Pharmacogenomics in HIV disease / Amalio Telenti -- Pharmacogenomics and cardiovascular drugs / Gérard Siest ... [et al.] -- Pharmacogenomic applications in children / Susan F.A. Grant and Hakon Hakonarson -- Pharmacogenomics of rare and monogenic disorders / Paul D. Maher.
  • Pharmacogenomics principles : introduction to personalized medicine / Parvaz Madadi, and Gideon Koren -- Traditional therapeutic drug monitoring and pharmacogenomics : are they complementary? / Christine Snozek, Loralie J. Langman, and Amitava Dasgupta -- Pharmacogenomics aspect of warfarin therapy / Matthew D. Krasowski -- Pharmacogenetics and cancer chemotherapy / Christine L.H. Snozek -- Pharmacogenomic considerations in anesthesia and pain management / Christine Formea, Wayne T. Nicholson -- Pharmacogenomics of immunosuppressants / Nicolas Picard and Pierre Marquet -- Pharmacogenomics of cardiovascular drugs / Linnea M. Baudhuin -- Pharmacogenomics aspect of antiretroviral therapy / Natella Y. Rakhmanina and John N. van den Anker -- Pharmacogenetics of psychoactive drugs / Jorge L. Sepulveda -- Pharmacogenomic aspects of adverse drug-drug interactions / Loralie J. Langman and Christine Snozek -- Microarray technology and other methods in pharmacogenomics testing / Jorge L. Sepulveda -- Pharmacogenetic testing in the clinical laboratory environment / Mark P. Borgman and Mark W. Linder.
  • Pharmacogenomics methods and protocols 2005, Springer Protocols
  • Ch. 1. Pharmacogenomics principles of alcohol and DOA / Christine L.H. Snozek and Loralie J. Langman -- ch. 2. Alcohol : use and abuse / Amitava Dasgupta -- ch. 3. Slate and trait makers of alcohol abuse / Joshua Bornhorst ... [et al.] -- ch. 4. Introduction to drugs of abuse / Larry Broussard and Catherine Hammett-Stabler -- ch. 5. Pharmacogenomics of amphetamine and related drugs / Steven C. Kazmierczak -- ch. 6. Pharmacogenomics of cocaine / Loralie J. Langman and Christine L.H. Snozek -- ch. 7. Genetic aspect of marijuana metabolism and abuse / Pradip Datta -- ch. 8. Genetic aspect of opiate metabolism and addiction / Jorge L. Sepulveda -- ch. 9. Pharmacogenomics aspects of addiction treatment / F. Gerard Moeller -- ch. 10. Methodologies in pharmacogenetics testing / Jorge L. Sepulveda.
  • ch. 1. Physicochemistry -- ch. 2. Pharmacokinetics -- ch. 3. Absorption -- ch. 4. Distribution -- ch. 5. Clearance -- ch. 6 Renal clearance -- ch. 7. Metabolic (hepatic) clearance -- ch. 8. Toxicity -- ch. 9. Inter-species -- ch. 10. High(er) throughput ADME studies.
  • SECTION I. Basic Principles -- Chapter 1. Basic Principles / Ronald D. Schoenwald -- SECTION II. Industrial and Regulatory Applications -- Chapter 2. PK/PD Approach / Honghui Zhou -- Chapter 3. Pharmacokinetics and Metabolism in Drug Discovery and Preclinical Development / Nishit B. Modi -- Chapter 4. Phase I, II, and III FDA Submissions / Mark G. Eller -- Chapter 5. Bioavailability and Bioequivalence / Veneeta Tandon -- SECTION III. Clinical Applications -- Chapter 6. General Approaches to Clinical Pharmacokinetic Monitoring / Ronald A. Herman -- Chapter 7. Aminoglycosides and Other Antibiotics / Michael E. Klepser and Erika J. Ernst -- Chapter 8. Cardiovascular Agents / John M. Dopp and Bradley G. Phillips -- Chapter 9. Psychotropic Agents / Paul J. Perry -- Chapter 10. Theophylline / Bernd Meibohm -- Chapter 11. Anticonvulsant Agents / Gail D. Anderson -- SECTION IV. Research Applications -- Chapter 12. Classical Modeling / David W A. Bourne -- Chapter 13. Noncompartmental Modeling: An Overview / Ronald A. Herman -- Chapter 14. Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Models / James M. Gallo -- Chapter 15. Population Pharmacokinetics / Jeffrey S. Barrett -- Chapter 16. The Linear Systems Approach / Peter Veng-Pedersen -- Index.
  • The natural world with a large number of terrestrial and marine plants and lower organisms is a great source of bioactive compounds historically used as remedies in various diseases. Within the last decade, such compounds became more attractive targets for pharmacologists and the pharmaceutical industry in drug development projects. This volume presents the pharmacological potential of chemically defined natural compounds obtained from plants, fungi, algae and cyanobacteria with antiparasitic activity, that have been tested against various endo-parasitic protozoan and helminth species. --Source other than Library of Congress.
  • Cardiovascular pharmacotherapy is a fast-moving and complex discipline within cardiology in general. New studies, trials and indications are appearing on a regular basis. This series, and this particular title within the series, is designed to establish the baseline level of knowledge that a cardiovascular professional needs to know on a day-to-day basis. The information within is designed to allow readers to learn quickly and with certainty the mode of action, the possible adverse effects, and the management of patients prescribed these drugs.
  • Pharmacology -- Pharmacokinetic Principles -- Introduction to Specialist Therapeutics.
  • Fulltext ClinicalKey
    "Better understand the complexities of pharmacology and physiology relevant to your practice with the brand-new medical reference book, Anesthetic Pharmacology and Physiology. Drs. Hugh Hemmings and Talmage Egan provide the clinical insights you need to effectively administer anesthesia, ensuring patient safety and the most optimal outcomes. Access comprehensive, continually updated research on the physiology of organ systems and clinical topics in the pharmacology of anesthetic drugs. Quickly and easily reference the information you need through user-friendly tables, figures, and algorithms, all presented in lavish full color throughout. Understand the molecular mechanism of drug actions and identify key drug interactions that may complicate anesthesia with dedicated sections on these key areas"--Provided by publisher.
  • Everything you need to know about all of today's drugs in a coherent, easy-to-use format - from the underlying science through innovation, translation, regulation, and clinical implementation. This multimedia resource fills a critical need for a more clinically focused, user-friendly pharmacology reference. Evidence-based therapeutic guidelines facilitate decision making; and coverage of pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics, regenerative pharmacology, stem cell therapies, and the emerging field of individualized medicine keeps you at the forefront of the latest developments.
  • The double page spreads in this book each cover a discrete topic and broadly correspond to the chapters of the main textbook 'Pharmacology' by Rang et al. Each spread includes at least one summary diagram and a small amount of text plus a 'clinical use' box.
  • Chapter 1. Pharmacology: The Chemical Control of Physiology -- Chapter 2. Drug Affinity and Efficacy -- Chapter 3. Predicting Agonist Effect -- Chapter 4. Drug Antagonism: Orthosteric Drug Effects -- Chapter 5. Allosteric Drug Effects -- Chapter 6. Enzymes as Drug Targets -- Chapter 7. Pharmacokinetics I: Permeation and Metabolism -- Chapter 8. Pharmacokinetics II: Distribution and Multiple Dosing -- Chapter 9. In Vivo Pharmacology -- Chapter 10. Safety Pharmacology -- Chapter 11. Answers to Chapter Questions -- Chapter 12. Derivations and Proofs.
  • "This work is the first monograph devoted solely to Bombax ceiba, popularly known as the Red Silk Cotton Tree. Consisting of seven chapters, it covers all relevant aspects of this plant, from its historical and spiritual importance, to its botanical characterization, pharmacognostical details and ethnobiological uses, to its scientific validation in various animal and human studies. Each part of the tree is of medicinal value and possesses many novel chemical constituents such as shamimicin, bombasin, bombamalone, bombamaloside etc. along with other bioactive secondary metabolites. The book presents the chemical structures of the most important constituents and highlights various pharmacological activities, predominantly antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-mutagenic, hypoglycemic, hypotensive, hepatoprotective and fibrinolytic, which may prove to be a source for the development of a novel phyto-pharmaceutical agent to treat diabetes, heart disease and cancer. In addition, separate chapters deal with the commercial and ecological significance of B. ceiba, as well as a case study on its conservation. Numerous color illustrations are included to identify the plant and to justify its nickname, the “Little Bird's Cafeteria”."--Publisher's website.
  • What is pharmacology? -- How different tissues process drug response -- Drug-receptor theory -- Pharmacological assay formats : binding -- Agonists : the measurement of affinity and efficacy in functional assays -- Orthosteric drug antagonism -- Allosteric drug antagonism -- The process of drug discovery -- Pharmacokinetics -- Target- and system-based strategies for drug discovery -- "Hit" to drug : lead optimization -- Statistics and experimental design -- Selected pharmacological methods -- Exercises in pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics.
  • Pharmacology. 4th ed. 2013, ClinicalKey
    Pharmacology, 4th Edition helps you master the "must-know" concepts in this subject and how they apply to everyday clinical problem solving and decision making. This concise yet comprehensive text clearly explains and illustrates challenging concepts and helps you retain the material - from course exams and the USMLE Step 1 right through to clinical practice. Quickly reference essential information thanks to abundant tables throughout, and drug classification boxes at the beginning of each chapter. See how pharmacology applies to practice with real-world case studies. Prepare for exams with self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter. Understand complex concepts visually with the aid of superb full-color illustrations. Access the complete contents online at www.studentconsult.com, along with an additional glossary, chapter-by-chapter summaries and case studies, a full list of featured drugs, 150 USMLE-style questions, animations, and more.
  • Although more than 10 new antiepileptic drugs have been developed in the past decade, epilepsy remains resistant to drug therapy in about one-third of patients, many of whom struggle with the disease their entire lives. Managing these patients is a challenge and requires a structured multidisciplinary approach. The book includes chapters on all issues related to pharmacoresistance in epilepsy, and describes recent developments in the pathogenesis and treatment of this disorder. It addresses abnormalities in inhibitory mechanisms, epilepsy-related changes to the immune system, development of pharmacoresistance caused by chronic exposure to antiepileptic drugs, and novel therapeutic strategies for preventing or slowing down the progression of the disease. Clinicians and basic scientists alike will find up-to-date information on the development of pharmacoresistance, as well as reviews of mechanisms associated with epilepsy that may help them consider novel strategies for preventing the development of pharmacoresistance in the first place. The book also features information on new therapeutic strategies for control of epilepsy, such as transcutaneous electrical stimulation and virtual screening of new antiepileptic drugs. Pharmacoresistance in Epilepsy: From Genes and Molecules to Promising Therapies is useful to anyone working in the field, whether they're studying epilepsy in the lab or treating it in a doctor's office.
  • Definition and classification of pulmonary hypertension / Marc Humbert, David Montani, Oleg V. Evgenov, and Gérald Simonneau -- Pulmonary hypertension: pathophysiology and signaling pathways / Bradley A. Maron and Joseph Loscalzo -- Pulmonary hypertension: pathology / Peter Dorfmüller -- Pulmonary hypertension: biomarkers / Christopher J. Rhodes, John Wharton, and Martin R. Wilkins -- Rodent models of group 1 pulmonary hypertension / John J. Ryan, Glenn Marsboom, and Stephen L. Archer -- General supportive care / Ioana R. Preston -- Calcium-channel blockers in pulmonary arterial hypertension / Marie-Camille Chaumais, Elise Artaud Macari, and Olivier Sitbon -- Prostacyclins / Horst Olschewski -- Endothelin Receptor Antagonists / Martine Clozel, Alessandro Maresta, and Marc Humbert -- Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors / Barbara A. Cockrill and Aaron B. Waxman -- Inhaled nitric oxide for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension / Steven H. Abman -- Soluble guanylate cyclase stimulators in pulmonary hypertension / Johannes-Peter Stasch and Oleg V. Evgenov -- Therapeutics targeting of dysregulated redox equilibrium and endothelial dysfunction / Michael G. Risbano and Mark T. Gladwin -- Rho-kinase inhibitors / Yoshihiro Fukumoto and Hiroaki Shimokawa -- Serotonin transporter and serotonin receptors / Serge Adnot, Amal Houssaini, Shariq Abid, Elisabeth Marcos, and Valérie Amsellem -- Targeting of platelet-derived growth factor signaling in pulmonary arterial hypertension / Eva Berghausen, Henrik ten Freyhaus, and Stephan Rosenkranz -- Emerging molecular targets for anti-proliferative strategies in pulmonary arterial hypertension / Ly Tu and Christophe Guignabert -- Anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive agents in PAH / Jolyane Meloche, Sébastien Renard, Steeve Provencher, and Sébastien Bonnet -- Vasoactive peptides and the pathogenesis of pulmonary hypertension: role and potential therapeutic application / Reshma S. Baliga, Raymond J. MacAllister, and Adrian J. Hobbs -- Pulmonary hypertension: novel pathways and emerging therapies inhibitors of cGMP and cAMP metabolism / Yassine Sassi and Jean-Sébastien Hulot -- Pulmonary hypertension: old targets revisited (statins, PPARs, beta-blockers) / Geoffrey Watson, Eduardo Oliver, Lan Zhao, and Martin R. Wilkins -- Pulmonary hypertension: current management and future directions / Lewis J. Rubin.
  • v. 2, 2011 Springer
    Vol. 1 / (ix, 306 p.) -- v. 2. / (x, 301 p.).
  • Plant vaccines: an immunological perspective / D.C. Hooper -- Display of peptides on the surface of tobacco mosaic virus particles / M.L. Smith ... [et al.] -- Chloroplast-derived vaccine antigens and biopharmaceuticals: expression, folding, assembly and functionality / S. Chebolu and H. Daniell -- Production of antibodies in plants: approaches and perspectives / K. Ko, R. Brodzik and Z. Steplewski -- Plant production of veterinary vaccines and therapeutics / R.W. Hammond and L.G. Nemchinov -- Plant-based oral vaccines: results of human trials / C.O. Tacket.
  • Polymers in drug delivery 2006, CRCnetBASE
  • Although monotherapy is generally recommended as the treatment of choice, treatment resistance of patients with psychosis, cognitive, mood and anxiety disorders represents a significant clinical problem. In this context, augmentation and combination strategies are commonly employed to address this problem. Although multiple medication use common in psychiatric practice, reasons, efficacy and safety for polypharmacy, and augmentative strategies have remained unclear. It remains unclear if there is an evidence base to support polypharmacy. Furthermore, excessive and inappropriate use of psychotropic medications has been recognized as a public health problem.
  • Written by the founders of the SPARK program at Stanford University, this book is a practical guide designed for professors, students and clinicians at academic research institutions who are interested in learning more about the drug development process and how to help their discoveries become the novel drugs of the future. Often many potentially transformative basic science discoveries are not pursued because they are deemed "too early" to attract industry interest. There are simple, relatively cost-effective things that academic researchers can do to advance their findings to the point that they can be tested in the clinic or attract more industry interest.
  • Progress in drug research v. 62-, 2005-, Springer
  • The misfolding and aggregation of specific proteins is an early and obligatory event in many of the age-related neurodegenerative diseases of humans, and appears to occur many years before the onset of clinical symptoms. The initial cause of this pathogenic cascade and the means whereby disease spreads through the nervous system, remain uncertain. A recent surge of research, first instigated by pathologic similarities between prion disease and Alzheimer's disease, has increasingly implicated corruptive protein templating, or seeding, as a prime factor in the neurodegenerative process. The prion-like corruption of proteins also characterizes such clinically and etiologically diverse neurological disorders as Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and frontotemporal lobar degeneration. Understanding the misfolding, aggregation, trafficking and pathogenicity of affected proteins thus could reveal universal principles and common therapeutic targets for some of the most devastating and intractable human brain disorders.
  • Establishment of adventitious root cultures of Echinacea purpurea for the production of caffeic acid derivatives / K.Y. Paek, H.N. Murthy and E.J. Hahn -- In vitro propagation of Rauwolfia serpentina using liquid medium, assessment of genetic fidelity of micropropagated plants, and simultaneous quantitation of reserpine, ajmaline, and ajmalicine / M.K. Goel ... [et al.] -- Medicinal properties, in vitro protocols and secondary metabolite analyses of Scots pine / H. Haggman ... [et al.] -- Saussurea medusa cell suspension cultures for flavonoid production / C.Z. Liu and P.K. Saxena -- Large-scale in vitro multiplication of Crataeva nurvala / S.B. Babbar, N. Walia and A. Kaur -- Bilberry in vitro protocols and analyses of phenolic compounds / L. Jaakola ... [et al.] -- In vitro propagation of two tuberous medicinal plants: Holostemma ada-kodien and Ipomoea mauritiana / S.P. Geetha ... [et al.] -- In vitro production of gymnemic acid from Gymnema sylvestre (Retz) R. Br. Ex Roemer and Schultes through callus culture under abiotic stress conditions / A.B. Ali Ahmed, A.S. Rao and M.V. Rao -- Establishment of plant regeneration and cryopreservation system from zygotic embryo-derived embryogenic cell suspension cultures of Ranunculus kazusensis / S.W. Kim and M.J. Oh -- In vitro culture and secondary metabolite isolation in bryophytes / A. Sabovljevic, M. Sabovljevic and N. Jockovic -- Micropropagation and in vitro conservation of vanilla (Vanilla planifolia Andrews) / M. Divakaran and K.N. Babu -- Protocol for in vitro regeneration and marker glycoside assessment in Swertia chirata Buch-Ham / S. Koul ... [et al.] -- Protocols for establishment of an in vitro collection of medicinal plants in the genus Scutellaria / I.B. Cole, F.T. Farooq and S.J. Murch -- Protocols for in vitro culture and phytochemical analysis of Phyllanthus species (Euphorbiaceae) / E. Catapan ... [et al.] -- In vitro clonal propagation of Asparagus racemosus, a high value medicinal plant / S. Saxena and N. Bopana -- Micropropagation of Penthorum chinense through axillary buds / J. Yang and Z.S. Peng -- Spontaneous plant regeneration and production of secondary metabolites from hairy root cultures of Centaurium erythraea Rafn / A. Subotic ... [et al.] -- Transgenic Hypericum perforatum / G. Franklin, M.M. Oliveira and A.C. Dias -- Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of Ruta graveolens L / K. Lievre ... [et al.] -- Gene expression profiling in Taxus baccata L. seedlings and cell cultures / K. Brun akova and J. Kosuth -- Catapol production in Chinese foxglove (Rehmannia glutinosa Libos.) hairy roots transformed with Agrobacterium rhizogenes ATCC15834 / S.J. Hwang -- Identification of medicinal plants and plant sequences: multiplexed MLPA assay / R.A. Barthelson -- Isolation of microsatellites from Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don using enriched libraries / S. Bhatia and B. Shokeen -- Production of cinnamyl glycosides in compact callus aggregate cultures of Rhodiola rosea through biotransformation of cinnamyl alcohol / Z. Gyorgy and A. Hohtola -- Spearmint plantlet culture system as a means to study secondary metabolism / B. Tisserat, M. Berhow and S.F. Vaughn -- Bioreactor production of secondary metabolites from cell cultures of periwinkle and sandalwood / J.V. Valluri -- Camptothecin production by in vitro cultures and plant regeneration in Ophiorrhiza species / T. Asano ... [et al.] -- Metabolomic analysis of Ocotea odorifera cell cultures: a model protocol for acquiring metabolite data / M. Maraschin ... [et al.] -- Production of 9-methoxycanthin-6-one from callus cultures of (Eurycoma longifolia Jack) Tongkat Ali / M. Maziah and N. Rosli -- Plant secondary metabolism in altered gravity / L.K. Tuominen, L.H. Levine and M.E. Musgrave -- The role of biotechnology in the production of the anticancer compound podophyllotoxin / H. Lata, C.S. Mizuno and R.M. Moraes.
  • Overview of quantitative drug design -- Noncovalent interactions in biological systems -- Preparation of 3D structures of molecules for 3D QSAR -- Calculating physical properties of molecules -- Biological data -- Form of equations that relate potency and physical properties -- Statistical basis of regression and partial least-squares analysis -- Strategy for the statistical evaluation of a data set of related molecules -- Detailed examples of QSAR calculations on erythromycin esters -- Case studies -- Methods to approach other structure-activity problems.
  • "This comprehensive overview details the process of radiopharmaceutical development, from cellular studies to animal experiments to the design and implementation of clinical trials. It examines the relative benefits of various radiopharmaceuticals and provides guidance on dose estimation and agent selection. Utilizing figures of merit for quantitative assessment, it covers standard medical internal radiation dose (MIRD), absorbed dose method for imaging agents, vivo methods for obtaining activity data, errors of activity estimation techniques, phantom-based and patient-based dose estimates and their associated uncertainties, and options available to clinical physicists. Supported by numerous examples from clinical trials, it discusses two and three dimensional estimation processes, including modern hybrid scanners such as SPECT/CT and PET/CT"--Provided by publisher.
  • This edition sets out a clear route through pharmacology for the reader, from a molecular understanding of receptors and drug actions to the clinical use of the most important groups of drugs. It contains everything students need to know about pharmacology in their early years.
  • 1. Pharmacokinetics -- 2. Pharmacodynamics -- 3. Introduction to Autonomic and Neuromuscular Pharmacology -- 4. Cholinergic Drugs -- 5. Adrenergic Drugs -- 6. Muscle Relaxants -- 7. CNS Introduction, and Sedative-Hypnotic and Anxiolytic Drugs -- 8. Anesthetics -- 9. Anticonvulsant Drugs -- 10. Psychotherapeutic Drugs -- 11. Drugs Used in the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease -- 12. Antiarrhythmic Drugs -- 13. Antihypertensive Drugs -- 14. Other Cardiovascular Drugs -- 15. Diuretics -- 16. Drugs Used in the Treatment of Coagulation Disorders -- 17. Hematopoietic Drugs -- 18. Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs and other Nonopioid Analgesic-Antipyretic Drugs -- 19. Opioid Analgesics and Antagonists -- 20. Drugs Used in the Treatment of Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Allergies -- 21. Drugs Used in the Treatment of Gastrointestinal Disorders -- 22. Immunosuppressive Drugs and Drugs Used in the Treatment of Rheumatic Disorders and Gout -- 23. Drugs Used in the Treatment of Hypothalamic, Pituitary, Thyroid, and Adrenal Disorders -- 24. Drugs Used in the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus and Errors of Glucose Metabolism -- 25. Drugs Used in the Treatment of Bone and Calcium Disorders -- 26. Drugs Used in Reproductive Endocrinology -- 27. Antimicrobial Drugs -- 28. Other Anti-Infective Drugs -- 29. Chemotherapeutic Drugs -- 30. Toxicology and Drugs of Abuse Common Laboratory Values.
  • "Razoxane and dexrazoxane are two novel drugs with some uniquely useful features. They block cell division at the G2/M border, but nowhere else, so that they have a low toxicity profile. They suppress tumor metastasis and haemorrhages through normalization of pathological blood vessels. Razoxane potentiates radiotherapy especially in the treatment of soft tissue sarcomas and gastrointestinal neoplasms. They protect normal tissues against toxic chemicals, e.g. the myocardium against anthracyclines or subcutaneous tissue against injuries caused by incidental extravasations of anthracyclines. Dexrazoxane is the only drug approved by the FDA/EMEA for the specific purpose of preventing cardiac damage when giving the widely used and effective antitumor anthracyclines. The reduction of cardiotoxicity is achieved without response reduction or reducing of time to progression of tumors. While the full analysis of their actions at the molecular level is not yet completely understood, it seems most likely that it is via an inhibition on the topoisomerase II a. Moreover, the drugs have the ability to chelate several metals including iron, copper or zinc. The protection of normal tissues is nowhere more important than that of brain, and there are indications that the proteins thought to be responsible for the ravages of Alzheimer's disease could be stabilized by one or both these drugs."--P. [4] of cover.
  • This book describes the techniques, strategies, and drugs that have been demonstrated by well-documented randomized trials to influence survival in the perioperative setting. It takes into consideration all types of adult surgery and will be relevant to the evaluation of any patient undergoing an operative procedure. Each chapter focuses on a specific procedure, device, or drug. The scope is accordingly wide, with coverage of topics as diverse as chlorhexidine oral rinse, clonidine therapy, insulin infusion, intra-aortic balloon pump support, leukodepletion, neuraxial anesthesia, and noninvasive respiratory support, to name but a few. In addition, the risks and benefits of using a web-based consensus process (as in this book) to identify effective means of reducing perioperative mortality are discussed. The clear text is supported by "how to do" sections and "key points" boxes that provide easily accessible practical information. Written by acknowledged international experts, Reducing Mortality in the Perioperative Period will be of interest for a wide variety of specialists, including surgeons, cardiologists, anesthesiologists, and intensivists.
  • Regenerative pharmacology 2013, Cambridge
    "Regenerative medicine is broadly defined as the repair or replacement of damaged cells, tissues, and organs. It is a multidisciplinary effort in which technologies derive from the fields of cell, developmental, and molecular biology; chemical and material sciences (i.e., nanotechnology); engineering; surgery; transplantation; immunology; molecular genetics; physiology; and pharmacology. As regenerative medicine technologies continue to evolve and expand across the boundaries of numerous scientific disciplines, they remain at the forefront of the translational research frontier with the potential to radically alter the treatment of a wide variety of disease and dysfunction. The goal of this book is to draw attention to the critical role that the pharmacological sciences will undeniably play in the advancement of these treatments. This book is invaluable for advanced students, postdoctoral fellows, researchers new to the field of regenerative medicine/tissue engineering, and experienced investigators looking for new research avenues. This is the first state-of-the-art book in this rapidly evolving field of research"--Provided by publisher.
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