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Drug Design - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120603084, 9781483216102

Drug Design

1st Edition

Medicinal Chemistry: A Series of Monographs, Vol. 8

Editor: E. J. Ariëns
eBook ISBN: 9781483216102
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1978
Page Count: 440
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Drug Design, Volume VIII covers a critical review and new extensions of quantitative methods in drug design, the design of particular types of agents, such as synthetic sweeteners, and selective ion binding compounds.
The book discusses the advances in the methodology of quantitative drug design; the application of pattern recognition to drug design; and the design of controlled drug delivery systems. The text also describes the use of receptor binding as a tool in the development of new bioactive steroids; the design of synthetic sweeteners; and the prospective assessment of environmental effects of chemicals. The design of selective ion binding macrocyclic compounds and their biological applications are also encompassed.
Chemists, pharmacologists, biochemists, and people involved in drug design and manufacture will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Contents of Other Volumes

Chapter 1. Advances in the Methodology of Quantitative Drug Design

I. How Should the Original Lead Be Used in the Design of Analogs?

II. Which Physical Properties Should Be Related to Potency?

III. Calculation, Measurement, and Meaning of Partition Coefficients

IV. Theoretical Compartment Models for the Relationship between Physical Properties and Biological Potency

V. Mathematical Methods for the Analysis of QSAR

VI. Overview


Chapter 2. The Application of Pattern Recognition to Drug Design

I. Introduction

II. Pattern Recognition: Philosophy and Methodology

III. Pattern Recognition Applications

IV. Conclusions


Chapter 3. The Design of Controlled Drug Delivery Systems

I. Introduction

II. Therapeutic Systems for Controlled Drug Delivery

III. Two Therapeutic Systems for Clinical Use

IV. The ALZET® Osmotic Minipump for Animal Studies

V. Conclusions


Chapter 4. Receptor Binding as a Tool in the Development of New Bioactive Steroids

I. Introduction

II. Characterization of Steroid Hormone Receptors

III. Screening Methodology

IV. Screening Results

V. Conformation Studies

VI. Correlation between Binding Affinity and Biological Potency

VII. Conclusion


Chapter 5. The Design of Synthetic Sweeteners

I. Introduction

II. Design Concepts

III. Current and Future Trends


Chapter 6. The Prospective Assessment of Environmental Effects of Chemicals

I. Introduction

II. Identification of the Problem

III. Types of Tests To Be Carried Out

IV. Choice of Test Organisms

V. Setup of the Test Program

VI. Areas for Further Research

VII. Conclusions


Chapter 7. Design of Selective Ion Binding Macrocyclic Compounds and Their Biological Applications

I. Introduction

II. Historical Perspective

III. Nomenclature and Physical Properties

IV. Biological Applications

V. Synthesis

VI. Organic Reactions

VII. Structural Relationships

VIII. Cation Selectivities

IX. Potential of Macrocyclic Compounds as Drugs




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