Progress in Medicinal Chemistry

Series Editor:

  • F.D. King, GlaxoSmithKline, Harlow, Essex, UK
  • G. Lawton, St. Ippolyts, Herts, UK

The Progress in Medicinal Chemistry series spans a wide range of topics of interest to the drug discovery community. This particular volume touches upon the following:* The Herg ion channel * Fluorescence-based high throughput assay * Aprepitant and neurokinin receptors * Muscarinic receptor targets * Gene activation pathways * Malaria and antimalarial drugs * HIV virus mutation and new therapeuticsProgress in Medicinal Chemistry is available online on ScienceDirect — full-text online of volumes 41 onwards.

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Chemists, biologists, doctors, pharmacists and anyone interested in the contemporary controversy about drugs, drug firms, and the community


Book information

  • Published: April 2005
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-51572-8


se for the Series: "...may the Progress in Medicinal Chemistry series continue its invaluable service..."
--Chemistry and Industry

... a valuable source of reference"
--British Medical Journal
...These volumes should be on the shelves of all specialist libraries which claim to cater for chemists, biologists, doctors and pharmacists and should be available to everyone interested in the contemporary controversy about drugs, drug firms and the community."
--Pharmaceutical Journal
...the consistently high standards for this series have been maintained in the present volume. This volume should certainly take its place next to the previous volumes in this series in libraries devoted to medicinal chemistry and drug research..."
--Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

Table of Contents

Preface1. Human Ether-a-go-go Related Gene (Herg): A Chemist's Perspective 2. Fluorescence Based Assays3. Selective and Combined Neurokinin Receptor Antagonists4. Muscarinic Receptor Subtype Pharmacology and Physiology5. The Transcription Factor NF-êB as Drug Target6. Recent Advances in the Search for New Antimarial Agents7. The Discovery of the CCR5 Receptor Antagonist UK-427857. A new agent for the Treatment of HIV infection and AIDS