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Structural Biology in Drug Discovery Methods, Techniques, and Practices

Structural Biology in Drug Discovery Methods, Techniques, and Practices

Author: Jean-Paul Renaud Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/01/2020

With the most comprehensive and up-to-date overview of structure-based drug discovery and using experimental and computational approaches, this book covers principles, methods, applications, and emerging paradigms of structural biology as a tool for more efficient drug development. Presents the benefits, limitations, and potentiality of novel techniques in the field, like complex crystallization, X-ray diffraction, NMR, mass spectrometry, and computational chemistry Assesses macromolecular structures with experimental, analytical, and therapeutic approaches to reveal a successful, multidisciplinary perspective to drug development Includes detailed chapters on concepts, like protein dynamics, structure-based chemogenomics and polypharmacology, and fragment-based drug design Illustrates advances in biomolecular targeting using case studies and emerging examples: epigenetic proteins, HCV inhibitors, HIV-1 inhibitors, ribosomes, and antibodies

Dermal Drug Delivery From Innovation to Production

Dermal Drug Delivery From Innovation to Production

Author: Tapash K. (The Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, Maryland, USA) Ghosh Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/12/2019

With the continued advancement of better-quality control and patient outcome reporting systems, changes in the development, control, and regulation of all pharmaceutical delivery systems including transdermal and topical products have been happening on a continuous basis. In light of various quality issues that have been reported by patients and practitioners resulting in the recall or removal of products from the market, both the pharmaceutical industries and regulatory agencies have been adopting new measures to address these issues. With chapters written by experts in this field, this book takes a 21st century multidisciplinary and cross-functional look at these dosage forms to improve the development, design, manufacturing, quality, clinical performance, safety, and regulation of these products. This book offers a wealth of up-to-date information organized in a logical sequence corresponding to various stages of research, development, and commercialization of dermal drug delivery products. The authors have been carefully selected from different sectors of pharmaceutical science for their expertise in their selected areas to present objectively a balanced view of the current state of these products development and commercialization via regulatory approval. Their insights will provide useful information to others to ensure the successful development of the next generation dermal drug products. Key Features: Presents current advancements including new technologies of transdermal and topical dosage forms. Presents challenges in the development of the new generation of transdermal and topical dosage forms. Introduces new technologies and QbD (quality by design) aspects of manufacturing and control strategies. Includes new perspectives on pre-clinical and clinical development, regulatory considerations, safety and quality. Discusses regulatory challenges, gaps, and future considerations for dermal drug delivery systems.

Natural Polymers for Pharmaceutical Applications, 3-volume set Volume 1: Plant-Derived Polymers, Volume 2: Marine- and Microbiologically Derived Polymers, and Volume 3: Animal-Derived Polymers

Natural Polymers for Pharmaceutical Applications, 3-volume set Volume 1: Plant-Derived Polymers, Volume 2: Marine- and Microbiologically Derived Polymers, and Volume 3: Animal-Derived Polymers

Author: Amit Kumar Nayak Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/12/2019

Polymers of natural origins have been explored for their variety of uses and applications in pharmaceuticals, medical diagnostic aids, and materials science. In nature, a huge quantity of natural polymers is obtained from different sources such as plants, animals, and also from marine environments. These are abundantly present in nature and are considered excellent excipients because of their nontoxic, stable, and biodegradable properties. Natural Polymers for Pharmaceutical Applications (3-volume set) discusses the research innovations that have been made on applications of natural polymers in drug delivery and biomedicines. Volume 1 focuses on plant-derived polymers, while volume 2 covers marine- and microbiologically derived polymers. Volume 3 looks at polymers derived from animal sources. These three volumes provide a thorough exploration into natural polymers chemistry, including collection, chemical modifications, characterizations, and applications of natural polymers for drug delivery and other pharmaceutical applications.

Drug Discovery and Development, Third Edition

Drug Discovery and Development, Third Edition

Author: James J. O'Donnell Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/12/2019

The Process of New Drug Discovery and Development, Third Edition presents up-to-date scientific information for maximizing the ability of a multidisciplinary research team to discover and bring new drugs to the marketplace. It explores many scientific advances in new drug discovery and development for areas such as screening technologies, biotechnology approaches, and evaluation of efficacy and safety of drug candidates through preclinical testing. This book also greatly expands the focus on the clinical pharmacology, regulatory, and business aspects of bringing new drugs to the market and offers coverage of essential topics for companies involved in drug development. Historical perspectives and predicted trends are also provided. Features: Highlights emerging scientific fields relevant to drug discovery such as the microbiome, nanotechnology, and cancer immunotherapy; and novel research tools such as CRISPR and DNA-encoded libraries Case study detailing the discovery of the anti-cancer drug, lorlatinib Venture capitalist commentary on trends and best practices in drug discovery and development Comprehensive review of regulations and their impact on drug development, highlighting special populations, orphan drugs, and pharmaceutical compounding Multidiscipline functioning of an Academic Research Enterprise, plus a chapter on Ethical Concerns in Research Contributions by 70+ experts from industry and academia specialists who developed and are practitioners of the science and business

The Practice of Consumer Exposure Assessment

The Practice of Consumer Exposure Assessment

Author: Gerhard Heinemeyer Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/12/2019

This book closes a current gap by providing the scientific basis for consumer exposure assessment in the context of regulatory risk assessment. Risk is defined as the likelihood of an event occurring and the severity of its effects. The margin between the dose that leads to toxic effects and the actual dose of a chemical is identified by estimating population exposure. The objective of this book is to provide an introduction into the scientific principles of consumer exposure assessment, and to describe the methods used to estimate doses of chemicals, the statistics applied and computer tools needed. This is presented through the backgrounds of the special fields in exposure analysis, such as exposure via food and by the use of consumer products, toys, clothing and other items. As a general concept, human exposure is also understood to include exposure via the environment and from the work setting. In this context, the specific features of consumer exposure are pointed out and put into the context of regulation, in particular food safety, chemicals safety (REACh) and consumer product safety. The book is structured into three parts: The first part deals with the general concepts of consumer exposure as part of the overall risk analysis framework of risk characterization, risk assessment and risk communication. It describes the three basic features of exposure assessment (i) the exposure scenario (ii) the exposure model and (iii) the exposure parameters, addressing external and internal exposure. Also, the statistical presentation of data to characterize populations, in connection with variability, uncertainty and quality of information and the presentation of exposure evaluation results is described. The second part deals with the specific issues of exposure assessment, exposure via food consumption, exposure from use of consumer products, household products, toys, cosmetic products, textiles, pesticides and others. This part also covers methods for acquisition of data for exposure estimations, including the relevant information from regulations needed to perform an accurate exposure assessment. The third part portrays a prospect for further needs in the development and improvement of consumer exposure assessment, as well as international activities and descriptions of the work of institutions that are involved in exposure assessment on the regulatory and scientific level. And conversely, it creates the rationale for the exposure assessment details necessary to satisfy regulatory needs such as derivation of upper limits and risk management issues.

Pharmaceutical Calculations A Conceptual Approach

Pharmaceutical Calculations A Conceptual Approach

Author: Michalakis Savva Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Pharmaceutical Calculations: A Conceptual Approach, is a book that combines conceptual and procedural understanding for students and will guide you to master prerequisite skills to carry out accurate compounding and dosage regimen calculations. It is a book that makes the connection between basic sciences and pharmacy. It describes the most important concepts in pharmaceutical sciences thoroughly, accurately and consistently through various commentaries and activities to make you a scientific thinker, and to help you succeed in college and licensure exams. Calculation of the error associated with a dose measurement can only be carried out after understanding the concept of accuracy versus precision in a measurement. Similarly, full appreciation of drug absorption and distribution to tissues can only come about after understanding the process of transmembrane passive diffusion. Early understanding of these concepts will allow reinforcement and deeper comprehension of other related concepts taught in other courses. More weight is placed on the qualitative understanding of fundamental concepts, like tonicity vs osmotic pressure, diffusion vs osmosis, crystalloids vs colloids, osmotic diuretics vs plasma expanders, rate of change vs rate constants, drug accumulation vs drug fluctuation, loading dose vs maintenance dose, body surface area (BSA) vs body weight (BW) as methods to adjust dosages, and much more, before considering other quantitative problems. In one more significant innovation, the origin and physical significance of all final forms of critical equations is always described in detail, thus, allowing recognition of the real application and limitations of an equation. Specific strategies are explained step-by-step in more than 100 practice examples taken from the fields of compounding pharmacy, pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacology and medicine.

Protein Allostery in Drug Discovery

Protein Allostery in Drug Discovery

Author: Jian Zhang Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/11/2019

The book focuses on protein allostery in drug discovery. Allosteric regulation, 'the second secret of life', fine-tunes virtually most biological processes and controls physiological activities. Allostery can both cause human diseases and contribute to development of new therapeutics. Allosteric drugs exhibit unparalleled advantages compared to conventional orthosteric drugs, rendering the development of allosteric modulators as an appealing strategy to improve selectivity and pharmacodynamic properties in drug leads. The Series delineates the immense significance of protein allostery-as demonstrated by recent advances in the repertoires of the concept, its mechanistic mechanisms, and networks, characteristics of allosteric proteins, modulators, and sites, development of computational and experimental methods to predict allosteric sites, small-molecule allosteric modulators of protein kinases and G-protein coupled receptors, engineering allostery, and the underlying role of allostery in precise medicine. Comprehensive understanding of protein allostery is expected to guide the rational design of allosteric drugs for the treatment of human diseases. The book would be useful for scientists and students in the field of protein science and Pharmacology etc.

Exploring Life Phenomena Exploring Life Phenomena

Exploring Life Phenomena Exploring Life Phenomena

Author: Fumio Hirata Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/11/2019

In a living body, a variety of molecules are working in a concerted manner to maintain its life, and to carry forward the genetic information from generation to generation. A key word to understand such processes is water, which plays an essential role in life phenomena. This book sheds light on life phenomena, which are woven by biomolecules as warp and water as weft, by means of statistical mechanics of molecular liquids, the RISM and 3D-RISM theories, both in equilibrium and non-equilibrium. A considerable number of pages are devoted to basics of mathematics and physics, so that students who have not majored in physics may be able to study the book by themselves. The book will also be helpful to those scientists seeking better tools for the computer-aided-drug-discovery. Explains basics of the statistical mechanics of molecular liquids, or RISM and 3D-RISM theories, and its application to water. Provides outline of the generalized Langevin theory and the linear response theory, and its application to dynamics of water. Applies the theories to functions of biomolecular systems. Applies the theories to the computer aided drug design. Provides a perspective for future development of the method.

Allosteric Modulation for Drug Discovery

Allosteric Modulation for Drug Discovery

Author: Huailing Zhong, Lauren T. May Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/11/2019

A bridge for industrial and academic collaborations, this book overviews the concepts and therapeutic application of allosteric modulation to control protein function - explaining why it has gained strong momentum in drug discovery, technologies and methodologies to discover allosteric modulators, and allosteric modulator compounds. * Collects into one single resource the details on allosteric modulation of key drug targets, making for an encyclopedic coverage from basics to drug discovery applications * Describes methods to detect and analyze allosterism * Lets readers compare how allosteric modulators function and used across different platforms * Includes the major drug target classes with demonstrated allosteric modulation * Features a companion website with color images and protocols that readers can access

Pharmaceutical Biocatalysis Chemoenzymatic Synthesis of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

Pharmaceutical Biocatalysis Chemoenzymatic Synthesis of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

Author: Peter Grunwald Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

This volume provides an insight into the future strategies for commercial biocatalysis with a focus on sustainable technologies, together with chemoenzymatic and biotechnological approaches to synthesize various types of approved and new active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) via proven and latest synthetic routes using single-step biocatalytic or enzyme cascade reactions. Many of these drugs act as enzyme inhibitors, as discussed in a chapter with a variety of examples. The targeted enzymes are involved in diseases such as different cancers, metastatic and infectious diseases, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disorders. The biocatalysts employed for API synthesis include hydrolytic enzymes, alcohol dehydrogenases, laccases, imine reductases, reductive aminases, peroxygenases, cytochrome P450 enzymes, polyketide synthases, transaminases, and halogenases. Many of them have been improved with respect to their properties by engineering methods. The book discusses the syntheses of drugs, including alkaloids and antibiotics, non-ribosomal peptides, antimalarial and antidiabetic drugs, prenylated xanthones, antioxidants, and many important (chiral) intermediates required for the synthesis of pharmaceuticals.

Basic Principles and Practices in Analytical Techniques

Basic Principles and Practices in Analytical Techniques

Author: Radhika Chelamalla Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2019

The present textbook serves the practical requirements of the analysts. This context is mostly helpful for converting theory to practical knowledge. The product quality can be improved all along during manufacturing or in process time, i.e., initially from the raw material to the finished product, during this process the frequent analysis is needed due to which the analytical role has been increased. For this, high skilled analysts like those who have proper analytical knowledge are required. I am sure that it can be attained by knowing about the analytical methodologies mentioned in this handbook. In recent days it is easy to gain the theoretical knowledge through a number of books and suggestions from teachers but it is little bit hard to apply the same in developing the analytical methodologies which has a prominent role in the development of newer drugs and regular analysis. The book stands as a firm support to carry out Good Laboratory Practices as it holds the matter about standard operating procedures as well as the calibration of various equipment. Details about instrumentation and chemical analysis principles are not covered but this contains methodologies which are helpful for the analysis of different dosage forms. The context is provided in simple language and is also explained by appropriate diagrams wherever needed. This book will be accepted by the students and also teachers of pharmacy. Hope this brings special interest not only in the subject but also in the field of analysis. Additionally, it also serves to the postgraduates, researchers and also analytical chemists in various departments of pharmacy.

Natural Polymers for Pharmaceutical Applications Volume 3: Animal-Derived Polymers

Natural Polymers for Pharmaceutical Applications Volume 3: Animal-Derived Polymers

Author: Amit Kumar Nayak Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2019

In recent years, many animal-derived polymers have emerged as an attractive category of naturally derived polymers because of their advantageous physicochemical, chemical, and biological properties. The important biological properties of these natural polymers derived from animals are biocompatibility and biodegradation. These polymers are generally composed of repeated units of amino acids. Moreover, these polymers can be modified physically and/or chemically to improve their biomaterial properties. Natural Polymers for Pharmaceutical Applications, Volume 3: Animal-Derived Polymers looks at how these polymers can be exploited as pharmaceutical excipients in various pharmaceutical dosage forms, like microparticles, nanoparticles, ophthalmic preparations, gels, implants, etc. The commonly used animal-derived polymers used as pharmaceutical excipients are hyaluronic acid (hyaluronan), albumin, collagen, gelatin, chondroitin, etc.