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The Brain as a Drug Target - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123855060, 9780123855077

The Brain as a Drug Target, Volume 98

1st Edition

Editor: Shafiqur Rahman
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123855060
eBook ISBN: 9780123855077
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 12th January 2011
Page Count: 468
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Table of Contents

1. Monoamine Transporters: Vulnerable and Vital Doorkeepers
Zhicheng Lin, Juan J. Canales, Thröstur Björgvinsson, Morgane M. Thomsen, Hong Qu, Qing-Rong Liu, Gonzalo E. Torres, and S. Barak Caine
2. Therapeutic Targets in Alzheimer Disease and Related Tauopathies
Christopher P. Corbo and Alejandra del C. Alonso
3. Therapeutic Targets for Neuroprotection and/or Enhancement of Functional Recovery Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Matthew L. Kelso and James R. Pauly
4. Insulin, Synaptic Function, and Opportunities for Neuroprotection
John G. Mielke and Yu-Tian Wang
5. Molecular Alterations in Glioblastoma: Potential Targets for Immunotherapy
Azizul Haque, Naren L. Banik, and Swapan K. Ray
6. Molecular Signaling and Translational Significance of the Corticotropin Releasing Factor System
Patrick J. Ronan, and Cliff H. Summers
7. Molecular targets of alcohol action: translational research for pharmacotherapy development and screening
Giorgio Gorini, Richard L. Bell, and R. Dayne Mayfield
8. Brain Nicotinic Receptors as Emerging Targets for Drug Addiction: Neurobiology to Translational Research
Shafiqur Rahman
9. Glutamatergic Neuroplasticity in Cocaine Addiction
Joachim D. Uys and Kathryn J. Reissner
10. Role of the serotonergic system in alcohol dependence: from animal models to clinics
Verity R. Johnson, Jason M. Weedman, Youssef Sari


The brain is protected by the blood-brain barrier and this barrier prevents many drugs from entering the brain. This volume discusses various drug delivery and targeting strategies that are being developed to enhance the transport and distribution of drugs into the brain.

Key Features

  • Discusses new discoveries, approaches, and ideas
  • Contributions from leading scholars and industry experts
  • Reference guide for researchers involved in molecular biology and related fields


Researchers, professors and graduate students in biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, and medicine


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"Full of interest not only for the molecular biologist--for whom the numerous references will be invaluable--but will also appeal to a much wider circle of biologists, and in fact to all those who are concerned with the living cell." --British Medical Journal

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About the Editor

Shafiqur Rahman

Professor Shafiqur Rahman works at the South Dakota State University, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, USA