Dimensions in Health Research: Search for the Medicines of Tomorrow is a collection of papers presented at the 1977 Symposium on Dimensions in Health Research: Search for the Medicines of Tomorrow, held in Basel, Switzerland, sponsored by the Roche Research Foundation for Scientific Exchange and Biomedical Collaboration. This symposium is organized in honor to Professor Alfred Pletscher, a known neurobiologist who led the discovery of drugs for the treatment of various central nervous disorders.
This book is organized into three section encompassing 28 chapters. The first section covers the molecular biological aspects of gene expression; the biosynthesis of human interferon; the concept of DNA damage and repair; and the link between advances in molecular genetics and medicine. The second section discusses the pertinent advances in understanding the mechanism of immune system and its components. The third section surveys the trends in pharmacotherapy based on monoaminergic, adenosine triphosphate, gamma-amino butyric acid, amino acid, and peptide mechanisms. This book will prove useful to researchers in the fields of molecular biology, immunology, and neurobiology.
Participants Preface Welcoming Address Introduction Session I: Molecular Biology Presented Molecular Events Involved in the Expression of Genetic Information Introductory Remarks on Molecular Biology Human Interferon: The Proteins, the mRNA, the Genes, the Future Discussion Repair and Expression of DNA Damage Discussion Molecular Genetics and the Future of Medicine Discussion Session II: Immunology Presented Introduction to Immunology Past Achievements and Future Prospects of Applied Immunology-An Introduction Some Challenges for Practical Immunologists Lymphocyte Control Discussion Application of Recent Discoveries in Immunology Discussion Session III: Neurobiology Presented Neurobiology: Introductory Remarks Remarks on Neurobiology Current Trends in Pharmacotherapy Based on Monoaminergic Mechanisms Evidence for ATP as a Neurotransmitter-Possible Therapeutic Implications Discussion GABA as a Neurotransmitter and Target for Drugs Discussion Amino Acids and Peptides in CNS-Prospects for Design of Novel Psychotropic Drugs Discussion Concluding Remarks Closing Address Index
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Roche Institute of Molecular Biology, Roche Research Center, Nutley, New Jersey, U.S.A.