Dimensions In Health Research: Search For The Medicines Of Tomorrow

Dimensions In Health Research: Search For The Medicines Of Tomorrow

1st Edition - January 1, 1978

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  • Editor: Herbert Weissbach
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323159548

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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.

Table of Contents

  • Participants


    Welcoming Address


    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


    Repair and Expression of DNA Damage


    Molecular Genetics and the Future of Medicine


    Session II: Immunology Presented

    Introduction to Immunology

    Past Achievements and Future Prospects of Applied Immunology-An Introduction

    Some Challenges for Practical Immunologists

    Lymphocyte Control


    Application of Recent Discoveries in Immunology


    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


    GABA as a Neurotransmitter and Target for Drugs


    Amino Acids and Peptides in CNS-Prospects for Design of Novel Psychotropic Drugs


    Concluding Remarks

    Closing Address


Product details

  • No. of pages: 236
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1978
  • Published: January 1, 1978
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323159548

About the Editor

Herbert Weissbach

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Roche Institute of Molecular Biology, Roche Research Center, Nutley, New Jersey, U.S.A.

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