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TRP Channels

Michael X. Zhu
September 12, 2017

The rapid expansion of the TRP field has generated a large amount of excellent original work across many different research fields. However, investigators are not necessarily familiar with the pros and cons of the variety of methods used to study TRP channels. Because of functional and genetic...

Copper Amine Oxidases: Structures, Catalytic Mechanisms and Role in Pathophysiology

Giovanni Floris, Bruno Mondovi
September 12, 2017

Although the amount of research on copper amine oxidases has grown rapidly and substantially in the past decade, the field unfortunately suffers from lack of cohesion and significant confusion surrounds aspects as simple as confirmation of enzyme identities. This book describes the structure of the...

Dermatokinetics of Therapeutic Agents

S. Narasimha Murthy
September 12, 2017

Novel drug delivery technologies strive to bypass challenging biological layers to elicit desired pharmacological activity. The skin, one of our key defensive barriers, allows certain topically applied substances and toxins to pass. The dermatokinetics of a drug determines the efficacy of...

Carrier-Mediated Dermal Delivery: Applications in the Prevention and Treatment of Skin Disorders

Andreia Ascenso, Helena Ribeiro, Sandra Simões
August 18, 2017

This book presents new approaches for skin aging and photocarcinogenesis and topical formulations based on nanocarrier systems for skin disorders. It discusses cosmeceuticals, laser, photodynamic therapy, and melatonin-based treatments as important strategies for photoaging management. Photodynamic...

In Silico Drug Discovery and Design: Theory, Methods, Challenges, and Applications

Claudio N. Cavasotto
July 26, 2017

In Silico Drug Discovery and Design: Theory, Methods, Challenges, and Applications provides a comprehensive, unified, and in-depth overview of the current methodological strategies in computer-aided drug discovery and design. Its main aims are to introduce the theoretical framework and algorithms,...

Targeted Delivery of Small and Macromolecular Drugs

Ajit S. Narang, Ram I. Mahato
July 26, 2017

Site-specific drug delivery and targeting attracts much research interest from both academia and industry, but because of the many challenges faced in the development of these systems, only a handful of targeted therapies have successfully made it into clinical practice. Focusing on the delivery...

Drug Delivery: An Integrated Clinical and Engineering Approach

Yitzhak Rosen, Pablo Gurman, Noel Elman
July 07, 2017

Integrating the clinical and engineering aspects of drug delivery, this book offers a much needed comprehensive overview and patient-oriented approach for enhanced drug delivery optimization and advancement. Starting with an introduction to the subject and pharmacokinetics, it explores advances for...

Advances in Chromatographic Techniques for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

Amitava Dasgupta
June 16, 2017

For drugs with a narrow therapeutic index, therapeutic drug monitoring methods are essential for patient management. Although immunoassays are commercially available for many drugs and most laboratories use these assays for routine therapeutic monitoring, they have many limitations which hinder...

In Vitro Bioassay Techniques for Anticancer Drug Discovery and Development

Dhanya Sunil, Pooja R Kamath, Raghu Chandrashekhar H
May 01, 2017

This comprehensive and useful handbook represents a definitive up-to-date compendium of key in vitro bioassay methods that are employed to quantify and validate the anticancer activity of a drug candidate before it makes its way in to animal or clinical trials. In Vitro Bioassay Techniques for...

Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Data Analysis: Concepts and Applications, Fifth Edition

Johan Gabrielsson, Daniel Weiner
January 26, 2017

Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Data Analysis: Concepts and Applications teaches everyday biological data analysis to the undergraduate and graduate levels. Through numerous examples and over 100 tutorials, scientists learn how to use PK/PD seamlessly in a variety of practical areas, from...

Biosimilar Clinical Development: Scientific Considerations and New Methodologies

Kerry B. Barker, Sandeep M. Menon, Ralph B. D'Agostino, Sr., Siyan Xu, Bo Jin, PhD
January 17, 2017

Biosimilars have the potential to change the way we think about, identify, and manage health problems. They are already impacting both clinical research and patient care, and this impact will only grow as our understanding and technologies improve. Written by a team of experienced specialists in...

Advances in Pulmonary Drug Delivery

Philip Chi Lip Kwok, Hak-Kim Chan
December 20, 2016

The respiratory tract has been used to deliver biologically active chemicals into the human body for centuries. However, the lungs are complex in their anatomy and physiology, which poses challenges to drug delivery. Inhaled formulations are generally more sophisticated than those for oral and...

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