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  • 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
    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, 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.
  • This book is driven by the considerable progress made by novel imaging techniques in understanding the pathophysiology and evolution of aortic disease and its diagnosis. Despite the lack of symptoms in stable conditions, most aortic diseases have a high morbidity and mortality. New therapeutic strategies such as endovascular treatment and surgical techniques have appeared to improve conventional surgery in advanced phases of the disease, but until recently, medical treatment has focused on the control of cardiovascular risk factors using beta-blockers to reduce aortic wall stress by reducing blood pressure and heart rate. Pharmacotherapy in Aortic Disease updates the reader on the new medical treatment that are changing the natural history of these diseases. Leading experts have created a critical in-depth, yet concise, analysis of the available medical treatments for different aortic disease entities. Both basic research studies and clinical trials discussed in this book serve as a base for improving therapeutic management, delaying the need for surgery, and prolonging survival in these patients.
  • 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.).
  • Placebo 2014
    Due to the recent explosion of placebo research at many levels the Editors believe that a volume on Placebo would be a good addition to the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology series. In particular, this volume will be built up on a meeting on Placebo which will be held in Tuebingen (Germany) in January 2013, and where the most prominent researchers in this field will present and exchange their ideas. The authors who will be invited to write chapters for this volume will be the very same speakers at this meeting, thus guaranteeing high standard and excellence in the topic that will be treated. The approach of the book is mainly pharmacological, including basic research and clinical trials, and the contents range from different medical conditions and systems, such as pain and the immune system, to different experimental approaches, like in vivo receptor binding and pharmacological/behavioral conditioning. Overall, the volume will give an idea of modern placebo research, of timely concepts in both experimental and clinical pharmacology, as well as of modern methods and tools in neuroscience.
  • 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.
  • 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-
  • 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.
  • 1 Challenges and Opportunities for Biotech Quality by Design -- 2 Lessons Learned From Monoclonal Antibody Applications to the Office of Biotechnology Products Quality by Design Pilot Program -- 3 Definitions and Scope of Key Elements of QbD -- 4 An Overview of Quality by Design for Drug Product -- 5 Development of Drug Product Formulations: Molecular Design and Early Candidates Screening -- 6 Approaches for Early Developability Assessment of Proteins to Guide Quality by Design of Liquid Formulations -- 7 Application of QbD Principles to Late-stage Formulation Development for Biological Liquid Products -- 8 Application of QbD Principles for Lyophilized Formulation Development -- 9 Drug Substance Frozen Storage and Thawing -- 10 Quality by Design as Applied to Drug Substance Formulation using Ultrafiltration and Diafiltration -- 11 A QbD Approach in the Development and Scale-up of Mixing Processes -- 12 Application of QbD Elements in the Development and Scale-up of a Commercial Filtration Process -- 13 Application of QbD Elements in the Development and Scale-up of Commercial Filling Process -- 14 Lyophilization Process Design and Development Using QbD Principles -- 15 Visible and Subvisible Protein Particle Inspection Within a QbD-based Strategy -- 16 Quality by Design for Distribution of Environmentally Sensitive Pharmaceutical Products -- 17 Quality by Design for Primary Container Components -- 18 Devices and Combination Products for Biopharmaceuticals -- 19 Applicability of QbD for Vaccine Drug Product Development -- 20 Automation and High Throughput Technologies in Biopharmaceutical Drug Product Development with QbD Approaches -- 21 Critical Quality Attributes, Specifications, and Control Strategy -- 22 Multivariate Analysis for Process Understanding, Monitoring, Control and Optimization in Lyophilization Processes -- 23 Using Mathematical Modeling and Prior Knowledge for QbD in Freeze-drying Processes -- 24 Application of Multivariate Statistical Process Monitoring to Lyophilization Process -- 25 Application of PAT in Real-time Monitoring and Controlling of Lyophilization Process -- 26 Product Homogeneity Assessment during Validation of Biopharmaceutical Drug Product Manufacturing Processes -- 27 Application of Quality by Design Principles to the Drug Product Technology Transfer Process -- 28 Regulatory Considerations For Implementation of the QbD Paradigm for Biologics: Laying the Foundation for Product and Process Lifecycle Management.
  • 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.
  • What is pharmacology? -- How drugs act : general principles -- How drugs act : molecular aspects -- How drugs act : cellular aspects, excitation, contraction and secretion -- Cell proliferation, apoptosis, repair and regeneration -- Cellular mechanisms : host defence -- Method and measurement in pharmacology -- Absorption and distribution of drugs -- Drug metabolism and elimination -- Pharmacokinetics -- Individual variation, pharmacogenomics and personalised medicine -- Chemical mediators and the autonomic nervous system -- Cholinergic transmission -- Noradrenergic transmission -- 5-Hydroxytryptamine and the pharmacology of migraine -- Purines -- Local hormones 1 : histamine and the biologically active lipids -- Local hormones 2 : peptides and proteins -- Cannabinoids -- Nitric oxide and related mediators -- The heart -- The vascular system -- Atherosclerosis and lipoprotein metabolism -- Haemostasis and thrombosis -- Haemopoietic system and treatment of anaemia -- Anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant drugs -- Skin -- Respiratory system -- The kidney and urinary system -- The gastrointestinal tract -- The control of blood glucose and drug treatment of diabetes mellitus -- Obesity -- The pituitary and the adrenal cortex -- The thyroid -- The reproductive system -- Bone metabolism -- Chemical transmission and drug action in the central nervous system -- Amino acid transmitters -- Other transmitters and modulators -- Neurodegenerative diseases -- General anaesthetic agents -- Analgesic drugs -- Local anaesthetics and other drugs affecting sodium channels -- Anxiolytic and hypnotic drugs -- Antiepileptic drugs -- Antipsychotic drugs -- Antidepressant drugs -- CNS stimulants and psychotomimetic drugs -- Drug addiction, dependence and abuse -- Basic principles of antimicrobial chemotherapy -- Antibacterial drugs -- Antiviral drugs -- Antifungal drugs -- Antiprotozoal drugs -- Anthelmintic drugs -- Anticancer drugs -- Harmful effects of drugs -- Lifestyle drugs and drugs in sport -- Biopharmaceuticals and gene therapy -- Drug discovery and development.
  • 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.
  • "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.
  • This book is designed for advanced students and researchers in cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, medicine in general, and cancer in particular. It provides the latest data on the transcriptome of the mammary gland in order to establish the molecular and cellular biology of differentiation leading to cancer prevention. The authors have based their work on the epidemiological evidence that early first full term pregnancy is a protective factor in humans against breast cancer and using this knowledge have developed in vivo and in vitro experimental systems that have demonstrated mechanistically how the differentiation takes place. The transcriptoma analysis of the female breast shows that an early first full term pregnancy reprograms the organ by imprinting a genomic signature that differs according to reproductive history. This reprogramming takes place at the chromatin level by changing the transcriptional process. The modification of the transcriptional control is due to the expression of non-coding RNA sequences and post-transcriptional control driven by the spliceosome. The plasticity of the genome of the human breast makes possible this reprogramming that is not only induced by the physiological process of pregnancy but by the use of hormones mimicking pregnancy. The role of stem cells and their reprogramming during differentiation are presented as a new paradigm in breast cancer prevention.
  • "This book covers the regulatory required evaluation and study of the potentially adverse pharmacological effects of new drugs, from the general regulatory requirements to the specific studies that must be done and how they are performed and interpreted. Based on more than 30 years of direct experience, the author describes tricks and practical insights for making studies work and understanding why they don't. The second edition includes current regulations (US FDA and international especially Europe and Japan) and updated test methods, interpretation, and science"--Provided by publisher.
  • This is the very first book to deal with sex and gender differences in drug therapy - an increasingly recognized medical need. It starts with an overview on S/G in clinical syndromes and a documentation of the medical and socioeconomic damage caused by gender specific adverse drug effects. Part I covers S/G differences in pharmacokinetics. Researchers will be satisfied by the detailed discussion of the mechanisms of S/G differences in drug effects that represents cutting edge science and includes interaction of drugs with sex hormones, genomic and epigenetic mechanisms. It also covers S/G in drug development, in animal models and clinical development and S/G in drug prescriptions. Part II targets S/G differences in drug effects in cardiovascular, pulmonary, CNS, neuromuscular, neuropsychiatric and metabolic diseases, in cancer, inflammation, and rheumatic diseases, in bacterial and retroviral infections, thrombosis, embolism. New drugs will be discussed.
  • Sphingolipids are lipid components of the plasma membrane in eukaryotic cells. They have an important function in signaling mechanisms in the cell. This book on sphingolipids provides insights into the basics of sphingolipid biology and drug development, with a particular emphasis on the sphingolipid derivative ceramide. In the first part basic functions of sphingolipids are described, as well as the genetics of important enzymes, sphingolipid metabolism and synthesis. The second part of this first volume focuses on drug development and pharmacology. The book is intended for scientists in pharmacology, biochemistry and cell biology with a focus on biomedical research as well as for clinicians working in pharmacology, oncology, cardiology, neurology and infectious disease. Together with Volume 216 by the same editors, the collection represents a unique, comprehensive work on sphingolipids, providing information on both sphingolipids' basic biology (including synthesis, metabolism and cell biology) and their important function in a (patho-)physiological context.
  • Sphingolipids in Cancer. Sphingosine Kinase/Sphingosine 1-Phosphate Signaling in Cancer Therapeutics and Drug Resistance / Shanmugam Panneer Selvam, Besim Ogretmen -- Using ASMase Knockout Mice to Model Human Diseases / Guoqiang Hua, Richard Kolesnick -- New Perspectives on the Role of Sphingosine 1-Phosphate in Cancer / Susan Pyne, Nigel J. Pyne -- Sphingolipids and Response to Chemotherapy / Marie-Thérèse Dimanche-Boitrel, Amélie Rebillard -- Lung Cancer and Lung Injury: The Dual Role of Ceramide / Tzipora Goldkorn, Samuel Chung, Simone Filosto -- Sphingolipids' Role in Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer / Carla Hajj, Adriana Haimovitz-Friedman -- Sphingolipids in Cardio-Reno-vascular Diseases. Sphingolipid Metabolism and Atherosclerosis / Xian-Cheng Jiang, Jing Liu -- Cardiovascular Effects of Sphingosine-1-Phosphate (S1P) / Bodo Levkau -- Cross Talk Between Ceramide and Redox Signaling: Implications for Endothelial Dysfunction and Renal Disease / Pin-Lan Li, Yang Zhang -- Sphingolipids in Inflammation, Infection and Lung Diseases. Sphingolipids in Lung Endothelial Biology and Regulation of Vascular Integrity / Taimur Abbasi, Joe G. N. Garcia -- Sphingolipids in Acute Lung Injury / Stefan Uhlig, Yang Yang -- The Involvement of Sphingolipids in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases / Irina Petrache, Daniela N. Petrusca -- Ceramide in Cystic Fibrosis / Heike Grassmé, Joachim Riethmüller, Erich Gulbins -- Regulation of the Sphingosine Kinase/Sphingosine 1-Phosphate Pathway / K. Alexa Orr Gandy, Lina M. Obeid -- Bacterial Infections and Ceramide / Heike Grassmé, Katrin Anne Becker -- Viral Infections and Sphingolipids / Jürgen Schneider-Schaulies, Sibylle Schneider-Schaulies -- Ceramide in Plasma Membrane Repair / Annette Draeger, Eduard B. Babiychuk -- Sphingolipids and Inflammatory Diseases of the Skin / Burkhard Kleuser, Lukasz Japtok -- Sphingolipids in Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, and Metabolic Disease / S. B. Russo, J. S. Ross, L. A. Cowart -- Sphingolipids in Neuro-psychiatry and Muscle Diseases. Neuronal Forms of Gaucher Disease / Einat B. Vitner, Anthony H. Futerman Sphingolipids in Neuroinflammation / Laura Davies, Klaus Fassbender, Silke Walter -- Sphingolipids in Psychiatric Disorders and Pain Syndromes / C. Mühle, M. Reichel, E. Gulbins, J. Kornhuber -- Role of Sphingosine 1-Phosphate in Skeletal Muscle Cell Biology / Paola Bruni, Chiara Donati.
  • "This volume focuses on the role of sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) and its analogs in the induced sequestration of lymphocytes in secondary lymphoid organs or in the microenvironment of tissues involved in infection or autoimmune disease. Initial chapters define the pathways to understand S1P signaling. They cover the organization of signaling systems, the structural biology of the S1P1 receptor, and the chemical and genetic tools that are available and useful to explore this area of research and therapeutics. The later chapters highlight S1P and endothelial integrity, lymphocyte migration in the spleen, and S1P agonist in controlling immunopathologic manifestations of acute respiratory influenza virus infection (in the lung), and its accompanying cytokine storm as well as immunopathologic disease of the central nervous system, including the beginning of treatments in multiple sclerosis. One chapter reveals the possible involvement of other lipid molecules, their use for better understanding lipid signaling, and their potential in the modulation of immune responses."--Publisher's website.
  • This comprehensive book encompasses various facets of sterile product development. Key concepts relevant to the successful development of sterile products are illustrated through case studies and are covered under three sections in this book: Formulation approaches that discuss a variety of dosage forms including protein therapeutics, lipid-based controlled delivery systems, PEGylated biotherapeutics, nasal dosage form, and vaccines, Process, container closure and delivery considerations including freeze-thaw process challenges, best practices for technology transfer to enable commercial product development, innovations and advancement in aseptic fill-finish operations, approaches to manufacturing lyophilized parenteral products, pen / auto-injector delivery devices, and associated container closure integrity testing hurdles for sterile product closures, Regulatory and quality aspects in the areas of particulate matter and appearance evaluation, sterile filtration, admixture compatibility considerations, sterilization process considerations, microbial contamination investigations and validation of rapid microbiological methods, and dry and moist heat sterilizers This book is a useful resource to scientists and researchers in both industry and academia, and it gives process and product development engineers insight into current industry practices and evolving regulatory expectations for sterile product development.
  • Tamoxifen is a pioneering medicine for the treatment and prevention of breast cancer. It is the first drug targeted therapy in cancer to be successful. Tamoxifen targets the tumor estrogen receptor. The therapy is known to have saved the lives of millions of women over the past 40 years. This monograph, written by V. Craig Jordan - known as the "father of tamoxifen" - and his Tamoxifen Team at the Georgetown University Washington DC, illustrates the journey of this milestone in medicine. It includes a personal interview with V. Craig Jordan about his four decades of discovery in breast cancer research and treatment. V. Craig Jordan was there for the birth of tamoxifen as he is credited for reinventing a "failed morning after contraceptive" to become the "gold standard" for the treatment of breast cancer. He contributed to every aspect of tamoxifen application in therapeutics and all aspects of tamoxifen's pharmacology. He discovered the selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) and explored the new biology of estrogen-induced apoptosis.
  • This book provides an unprecedented overview of targeted therapies for acute myeloid leukemias. The volume provides comprehensive coverage of the diverse therapeutic strategies that have been developed during the last decade and are now being evaluated in early clinical trials. Authoritative chapters are written by leading research scientists and clinicians, who explain basic concepts and the clinical translation of topics that include the underlying genetic and proteomic abnormalities of AML. The chapter topics include the development of novel nucleoside analogues, the roles of microRNAs, apoptosis regulators Bcl-2 and p53, and of critical cell signaling proteins such as PIM, FLT3, Raf/MEK, PI3K/AKT/mTOR and aurora kinases. In addition, chapters on epigenetic mechanisms, nuclear receptors, cell surface antigens, the hypoxic leukemia microenvironment, stem cells, and leukemia metabolism, provide insight into leukemia cell vulnerabilities. Cell therapies utilizing T-, NK- and mesenchymal stem cells and progress in hematopoietic transplantation strategies complete the overview of the multi-dimensional therapeutic landscape, where leukemia specialists develop treatment strategies, which are expected to bring forth critical breakthroughs in the field of leukemia.
  • Basics of Personalized Medicine -- Molecular Diagnostics as Basis of Personalized Medicine -- Role of Biomarkers in Personalized Medicine -- Pharmacogenetics -- Pharmacogenomics -- Role of Pharmacoproteomics -- Role of Metabolomics in Personalized Medicine -- Personalized Biological Therapies -- Development of Personalized Medicine -- Personalized Therapy for Cancer -- Personalized Management of Neurological Disorders -- Personalized Therapy of Cardiovascular Diseases -- Personalized Management of Miscellaneous Disorders -- Personalized Preventive Medicine -- Organization of Personalized Medicine -- Ethical and Regulatory Aspects of Personalized Medicine -- Economics of Personalized Medicine -- Future of Personalized Medicine.
  • Setting up a Kinase Discovery and Development Project / Gideon Bollag -- Drug Efficacy Testing in Mice / William Y. Kim, Norman E. Sharpless -- Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors / Cristina Antonescu -- EGFR Mutant Lung Cancer / Yixuan Gong, William Pao -- Targeting Oncogenic BRAF in Human Cancer / Christine A. Pratilas, Feng Xing, David B. Solit -- Beyond BRAF in Melanoma / Adil Daud, Boris C. Bastian -- JAK-Mutant Myeloproliferative Neoplasms / Ross L. Levine -- Will Kinase Inhibitors Make it as Glioblastoma Drugs? / Ingo K. Mellinghoff, Nikolaus Schultz, Paul S. Mischel -- Predictive Genomic Biomarkers / Rakesh Kumar, Rafael G. Amado -- Epigenetic Biomarkers / Timothy A. Chan, Stephen B. Baylin -- Adjuvant Trials of Targeted Agents: The Newest Battleground in the War on Cancer / Robert L. Cohen.
  • Overview of drug development / James A. Popp and Jeffery A. Engelhardt -- Nonclinical safety evaluation of drugs / Thomas M. Monticello and Jeanine L. Bussiere -- Toxicokinetics and drug metabolism : relating toxicity to compound exposure and disposition / David D. Christ -- Introduction to toxicologic pathology / Judit E. Markovits ... [et al.] -- Routine and special techniques in toxicologic pathology / Daniel J. Patrick, Peter C. Mann -- Principles of clinical pathology / Robert L. Hall -- Toxicogenomics in toxicologic pathology / Mark J. Hoenerhoff and David E. Malarkey -- Spontaneous lesions in control animals used in toxicity studies / Robert C. Johnson, Robert H. Spaet, Daniel L. Potenta -- Gastrointestinal tract / Judit E. Markovits -- Liver, gall bladder, and exocrine pancreas / Russell C. Cattley, James A. Popp, Steven L. Vonderfecht -- Respiratory system / David J. Lewis and Tom P. McKevitt -- Urinary system / Kendall S. Frazier and John Curtis Seely -- Hematopoietic system / Kristin Henson, Glenn Elliott, Gregory S. Travlos -- The lymphoid system / Patrick J. Haley -- Bone, muscle, and tooth / John L. Vahle ... [et al.] -- The cardiovascular system / Calvert Louden, David Brott -- Endocrine glands / Sundeep Chandra, Mark Hoenerhoff, Richard Peterson -- Reproductive system and mammary gland / Justin D. Vidal ... [et al.] -- Skin / Zbigniew Wojcinski ... [et al.] -- Nervous system / Mark T. Butt, Robert Sills, Alys Bradley -- Special senses : eye and ear / James A. Render, Kenneth A. Schafer, Richard A. Altschuler.
  • "Circulation of blood is vital for the survival of vertebrates, including man. Mainly, it plays an important role in carrying food nutrients and oxygen to every tissue and organ and in removing all waste products and carbon dioxide. Any imbalance in the hemostatic and cardiovascular systems can lead to death and severe debility. A number of animals have developed mechanisms to target these systems and exploit the vulnerability. In some species (for example, snakes), such mechanisms are used to immobilize and kill the victim/prey, whereas in others (for example, insects, such as leaches, mosquitoes and ticks), they are used to provide a continuous supply of blood. These mechanisms include, but are not limited to, procoagulant and anticoagulant actions that affect the coagulation cascade and platelet aggregation, as well as altering vasodilatory responses. In all these various animals, these mechanisms have evolved to perfection over millions of years to support their survival. In last 3-4 decades, due to the efforts of scientists from various backgrounds including biology, protein chemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology, hematology, and structural biology, significant progress in understanding the structure-function relationships, as well as the mechanism of action have been made in a number of exogenous factors that affect blood coagulation, platelet aggregation and vasodilation from various animals. These exogenous factors have contributed significantly to the development of research tools as well as providing new therapeutic agents."
  • "Skin, once thought to be an impenetrable barrier, is an extremely active organ capable of interacting with its environment. Advancements in science combined with the need for diverse drug delivery modalities have introduced a variety of transdermal and intradermal products for existing drugs at a fraction of the cost of new drug development. Commercialization of transdermal drug delivery requires technology from many disciplines beyond pharmaceutical sciences, such as polymer chemistry, adhesion sciences, mass transport, web film coating, printing, and medical technology. A comprehensive discussion of these technologies and practices, Transdermal and Intradermal Delivery of Therapeutic Agents: Application of Physical Technologies, covers: Commercial development of devices and products based on transdermal physical enhancement technologies, Selecting optimal enhancement technology for a specific drug molecule using case studies that cover physicochemical properties as well as practical commercial considerations related to cost, unmet clinical needs, marketing, or intellectual property protection, Technologies such as microneedles, iontophoresis, electroporation, and sonophoresis with examples for delivery of small molecules, cosmeceuticals, proteins, and vaccines, Practical information on experimental procedures and challenges related to skin irritation and safety issues. Up-to-date and accessible to researchers and industry experts, this book provides a comprehensive discussion of the physical approaches and practical considerations for the laboratory and marketplace"--Provided by publisher.
  • This book aims to aid the selection of the most appropriate techniques for use in early phase (1 and 2) clinical studies of new drugs for diabetes, obesity, and related cardiometabolic disease. Clinical research methods for assessing the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of new diabetes drugs, e.g. the euglycaemic clamp technique, have become well-established in proof-of-mechanism studies; however, selection of the best techniques is by no means straightforward. This book will aid the understanding of the need for new pharmacotherapies for type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and obesity and the molecular targets of drugs currently in development. Emerging technologies including the omics disciplines are considered together with practical and ethical issues of early phase clinical trials in subjects with cardiometabolic disorders. Translational Research Methods for Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiometabolic Drug Development will be of interest to biomedical scientists, pharmacologists, academics involved in metabolic research and clinicians practicing in these specialties.
  • Transporters in Drug Development is a corner stone in a high profile book series on advances in pharmaceutical sciences initiated by AAPS, Springer and Professor Daan Crommelin as series Editor. Transporters in Drug Development: Discovery, Optimization, Clinical Study and Regulation list chapters written by leading researchers in the transporter field from academia, pharmaceutical industry and medicines agencies. The book encompasses examples and advises on how membrane transporters can be dealt with in academic industrial drug discovery and pharmaceutical development as well as from a regulatory perspective. Methods and examples of in vitro characterization of single transporters in intestine, liver and kidney are described as well as characterization of substrate overlap between various transporters. Furthermore, probes and biomarkers are suggested for studies of the transporters impact on the pharmacokinetics of drug substrates/candidates interacting on transporters. The challenges of translating in vitro observed interaction of transporters into in vivo relevance are discussed as well as the perspectives of applying targeted proteomics and mechanistic modelling in this process.
  • TRP channels in drug discovery v.1-2=, 2012
    Springer Protocols
    2nd ed., 2014 Springer Protocols
    V. 1. Introduction to TRPs : a quest for novel drug targets / Bernd Nilius -- TRP-mediated cytoskeletal reorganization : implications for disease and drug development / Chandan Goswami -- TRPA1 in drug discovery / Jun Chen, Steve McGaraughty, and Philip R. Kym -- Canonical transient receptor potential channel expression, regulation, and function in vascular and airway diseases / Brij B. Singh, Christina M. Pabelick, and Y.S. Prakash -- TRPM2 function and potential as a drug target / Barbara A. Miller -- Ca2+-activated monovalent cation-selective channels TRPM4 and TRPM5 / Barbara Colsoul ... [et al.] -- Emerging role of TRPM7 in the regulation of magnesium homeostasis / Vladimir Chubanov ... [et al.] -- TRPM8 channels as potential therapeutic targets for pain, analgesia, and thermoregulation / David D. McKemy -- TRPML channels in function, disease, and prospective therapies / David A. Zeevi -- TRPP signaling module : TRPP2/polycystin-1 and TRPP2/PKD1L1 / Alexis Hofherr -- TRPV1 as a polymodal sensor : potential to discover TRPV1 antagonists selective for specific activating modalities / Olivier Radresa ... [et al.] -- Nociceptive and nonnociceptive roles of TRPV3 and its "druggability" / Sungjae Yoo and Sun Wook Hwang -- TRPV4 and drug discovery / Fabien Vincent and Matthew A.J. Duncton -- TRP expression and function in the lung airways / Alexander Dietrich and Thomas Gudermann -- Hypoxia-dependent TRP channel function in pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells / Beate Fuchs ... [et al.] -- Endotoxin-induced airway inflammation and asthma models / Zsuzsanna Helyes and Zsofia Hajna -- Enhanced cough, animal models / Raffaele Gatti ... [et al.] -- Capsaicin inhalation test in man / Eva Millqvist -- TRP channels in the genitourinary tract / Ana Charrua and Francisco Cruz -- Animal models of cystitis / Celia D. Cruz and Antonio Avelino -- Overactive bladder models / Roberto Soler ... [et al.] V. 2. TRPs to cardiovascular disease / José C. González-Cobos, Xuexin Zhang, Rajender K. Motiani, Kelly E. Harmon, and Mohamed Trebak -- Anemic zebrafish models of cardiomyopathy / Xiaojing Sun and Xiaolei Xu -- Methods to study the effects of TRP channel drugs on vascular endothelial cell function / Yan Ma, Yung-Wui Tjong, and Xiaoqiang Yao -- Atherosclerosis models with cell-mediated calcification / Beili Zhu -- Models of hypertension and blood pressure recording / Luciana Aparecida Campos and Ovidiu Constantin Baltatu -- Balloon injury in rats as a model for studying TRP channel contribution to vascular smooth muscle remodeling / Wei Zhang and Mohamed Trebak -- TRP channels in the brain / Antonio Reboreda -- Investigation of the possible role of TRP channels in schizophrenia / Loris A. Chahl -- Investigating diseases of dopaminergic neurons and melanocytes using zebrafish / Amanda Decker and Robert Cornell -- A practical guide to evaluating anxiety-related behavior in rodents / Caitlin J. Riebe and Carsten T. Wotjak -- Rodent models of conditioned fear: behavioral measures of fear and memory / Jennifer L. McGuire, Jennifer L. Coyner, and Luke R. Johnson -- Chick anxiety-depression screening model / Stephen W. White and Kenneth J. Sufka -- A clinically relevant thromboembolic stroke model in the aged rat / Ryan C. Turner, Alisa S. Elliott, Jason D. Huber, and Charles L. Rosen -- Use of cell-stretch system to examine the characteristics of mechanosensor channels: axonal growth/neuroregeneration studies / Koji Shibasaki -- Methods in neuronal growth cone biology / Robert J. Gasperini and Lisa Foa -- Transient receptor potential channels and pruritus / Heike Benecke, Janine Wäring, Tobias Lotts, and Sonja Ständer -- Skin sensitivity studies / Laurent Misery -- Hair follicle culture / Michael P. Philpott -- Animal models for type 1 diabetes / Anish Suri and Matteo Levisetti -- Type 2 diabetes models / Dorte X. Gram -- Using diet to induce metabolic disease in rodents / Angela M. Gajda, Michael A. Pellizzon, and Matthew R. Ricci -- Rodent models to evaluate anti-obesity drugs / Sharon C. Cheetham and Helen C. Jackson -- Experimental colitis models / Patrick A. Hughes, Stuart M. Brierley, Joel Castro, Andrea M. Harrington, and L. Ashley Blackshaw -- Tumor xenograft models to study the role of TRP channels in Tumorigenesis / V'yacheslav Lehen'kyi, Sergii Khalimonchyk, Albin Pourtier, Maylis Raphaël, and Natalia Prevarskaya -- Methods to study thermonociception in rodents / Kata Bölcskei -- Methods for the assessment of heat perception in humans / Michael F. Crutchlow and Joel D. Greenspan -- Collagen antibody-induced arthritis: a disease-relevant model for studies of persistent joint pain / Katalin Sandor, Kutty Selva Nandakumar, Rikard Holmdahl, and Camilla I. Svensson -- Animal models of muscular dystrophy / Yuko Iwata and Shigeo Wakabayashi -- Concluding remarks.
  • Strategies and techniques for bioanalytical assays as part of new drug discovery / Walter A. Korfmacher -- The drug discovery process: from molecules to drugs / Mike S. Lee, Steven E. Klohr -- PK principles and PK/PD applications / Hong Mei, Richard A. Morrison -- Mass spectrometry for in vitro ADME screening / Inhou Chu -- Metabolite identification strategies and procedures / Ragu Ramanathan, S. Nilgün Çömezoǧlu, W. Griffith Humphreys -- Reactive metabolite screening and covalent-binding assays / Gérard Hopfgartner -- Fast metabolite screening in a discovery setting / Xiaoying Xu -- Fast chromatography with UPLC and other techniques / Sam Wainhaus -- Supercritical fluid chromatography-mass spectrometry / Yunsheng Hsieh -- Biomarkers of efficacy and toxicity: discovery and assay / Joanna R. Pols -- Imaging mass spectrometry for small molecules / Fangbiao Li -- MALDI IMS for proteins and biomarkers / Michelle L. Reyzer, Richard M. Caprioli -- Ambient ionization methods and their early applications in ADME studies / Jing-Tao Wu -- Pharmaceutical applications of accelerator mass spectrometry / Lan Gao, Swapan Chowdhury.
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  • A number of techniques to study ion channels have been developed since the electrical basis of excitability was first discovered. Ion channel biophysicists have at their disposal a rich and ever-growing array of instruments and reagents to explore the biophysical and structural basis of sodium channel behavior. Armed with these tools, researchers have made increasingly dramatic discoveries about sodium channels, culminating most recently in crystal structures of voltage-gated sodium channels from bacteria. These structures, along with those from other channels, give unprecedented insight into the structural basis of sodium channel function. This volume of the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology will explore sodium channels from the perspectives of their biophysical behavior, their structure, the drugs and toxins with which they are known to interact, acquired and inherited diseases that affect sodium channels and the techniques with which their biophysical and structural properties are studied.

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