Drug Design and Discovery in Alzheimer's Disease by Muhammad Iqbal Atta-ur-rahmanDrug Design and Discovery in Alzheimer's Disease by Muhammad Iqbal Atta-ur-rahman

Drug Design and Discovery in Alzheimer's Disease

byMuhammad Iqbal Atta-ur-rahmanEditorMuhammad Iqbal Choudhary

Paperback | June 2, 2015

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Drug Design and Discovery in Alzheimer's Diseaseincludes expert reviews of recent developments in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and neurodegenerative disease research. Originally published by Bentham asFrontiers in Drug Design and Discovery, Volume 6and now distributed by Elsevier, this compilation of the sixteen articles, written by leading global researchers, focuses on key developments in the understanding of the disease at molecular levels, identification and validation of molecular targets, as well as innovative approaches towards drug discovery, development, and delivery. Beginning with an overview of AD pharmacotherapy and existing blockbuster drugs, the reviews cover the potential of both natural and synthetic small molecules; the role of cholinesterases in the on-set and progression of AD and their inhibition; the role of beta-site APP clearing enzyme-1 (BACE-1) in the production of ß-amyloid proteins, one of the key reasons of the progression of AD; and other targets identified for AD drug discovery.

  • Edited and written by leading experts in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other neurodegenerative disease drug development
  • Describes existing drugs for AD and current molecular understanding of the condition
  • Reviews recent advances in the field, including coverage of cholinesterases, BACE-1, and other drug development targets
Atta-ur-Rahman, Professor Emeritus, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (H. E. J. Research Institute of Chemistry and Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research), University of Karachi, Pakistan, was the Pakistan Federal Minister for Science and Technology (2000-2002), Federal Minister of Educati...
Title:Drug Design and Discovery in Alzheimer's DiseaseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:784 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:June 2, 2015Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Pharmacotherapy of Alzheimer's Disease: Current State and Future Perspectives 2. Challenges in Designing Therapeutic Agents for Treating Alzheimer's Disease-from Serendipity to Rationality 3. Enzyme Inhibitors Involved in the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease 4. Towards Small Molecules as Therapies for Alzheimer's Disease and Other Neurodegenerative Disorders 5. Multifunctional Enzyme Inhibition for Neuroprotection - A Focus on MAO, NOS, and AChE Inhibitors 6. Specific Cholinesterase Inhibitors: A Potential Tool to Assist in Management of Alzheimer Disease 7. Role of Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors and Alzheimer Disease 8. Research Strategies Developed for the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease. Reversible and Pseudo-Irreversible Inhibitors of Acetylcholinesterase: Structure-Activity Relationships and Drug Design 9. Modulation of BACE1 Activity as a Potential Therapeutic Strategy for Treating Alzheimer's Disease 10. BACE1 Inhibitors: Attractive Therapeutics for Alzheimer's Disease 11. Combining BACE1 Inhibition with Metal Chelation as Possible Therapy for Alzheimer's Disease 12. Somatostatin Receptor-4 Agonists as Candidates for Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease 13. Neprilysin Inhibitors Provide Insight into its Specificity and Therapeutic Potential 14. Targeting the GSK3ß/ß-catenin Signaling to Treat Alzheimer´s Disease: Plausible or Utopic? 15. Targets and Small Molecules Against Tauopathies. Part 1: From Genes to Soluble, Aggregation-Prone Tau Proteins 16. Nanomedicine Based Drug Targeting in Alzheimer's Disease: High Impact of Small Carter

Editorial Reviews

"... comprehensive compilation of the current knowledge about Alzheimer's disease.recommended to anyone who will be working intensively on the subject." (translated from German)--MTA Dialog, Drug Design and Discovery in Alzheimer's Disease