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Metabolism of Trace Metals in Man Vol. I (1984): Developmental Aspects

Owen M. Rennert, Chan Wai-Yee
September 20, 2017

A vast literature exists dealing with trace metals and a number of outstanding monographs deal with the biological, biochemical, or clinical effects of a specific trace metal or trace metals in general. However, newer aspects of trace metal research, i.e. the developmental aspects and generic...

Chemical Biology of Natural Products

David J. Newman, Gordon M. Cragg, Paul Grothaus
September 18, 2017

Chemical Biology of Natural Products This unique, long-awaited volume is designed to address contemporary aspects of natural product chemistry and its influence on biological systems, not solely on human interactions. The subjects covered include discovery, isolation and characterization,...

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...

Integrins – The Biological Problems

Yoshikazu Takada
August 29, 2017

This book represents the most current, comprehensive, and authoritative study of integrins on the market today. It provides an overview of the diverse biological functions of integrins, including: The structure and functions of integrin cytoplasmic domains, the role of b2 integrins in...

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...

CRC Handbook of Eicosanoids, Volume II: Prostaglandins and Related Lipids

A. L. Willis
July 13, 2017

Building upon the extensive compilation of biochemical data featured in Volume I of the Handbook of Eicosanoids, the new Volume II describes the past, present, and potential future impact of eicosanoid research on new drug development. The reader is taken from a historical perspective through...

Delivery Strategies for Antisense Oligonucleotide Therapeutics

Saghir Akhtar
July 13, 2017

With contributions from leading experts, this book is the first to focus solely on addressing the problems and reviewing the strategies currently being used to improve the delivery of antisense nucleic acids. Important delivery issues, such as improving biological stability, improving cell-specific...

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...

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