Hallelujah Moments

Tales of Drug Discovery
Oxford University Press
  • 2. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 20. April 2020
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  • 280 Seiten
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The discovery of novel drugs that fill unmet medical needs is important for the health and well-being of people everywhere. However, the general public knows too little about the pathways through which basic research discoveries are translated into products that protect or restore human health. In the second edition of Hallelujah Moments, Eugene H. Cordes reveals the processes and pitfalls on the route from the laboratory bench to the bedside. These are adventure stories in which wit and grit created several of the most important drugs in human medicine. This new edition adds four new tales of drug discovery: for therapy of cancer, hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, and for weight control. The stories emphasize the integration of basic research in academe and applied research in the pharmaceutical industry and introduce the key scientists. In each case, success resulted from imagination, risk-taking, problem solving, and perseverance. Cordes shares his firsthand knowledge of the drug-discovery world, having spent a long and distinguished career in both academic and industrial settings. The eleven drug discovery tales take the reader from concept to clinic for some of the most important drugs in human health including the statins, ACE inhibitors, antibiotics, avermectins, Januvia, and Taxol. These stories offer exciting insights into the fascinating world of drug discovery.
2. Auflage
  • Englisch
  • Oxford
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  • USA
  • 19,74 MB
978-0-19-008046-4 (9780190080464)
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Eugene H. Cordes previously served as Vice President of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the Research Laboratories of Merck and Company and as President of Research and Development at Sterling Winthrop Pharmaceuticals Inc. During his career, he received awards for his classroom instruction at both Indiana University and the University of Michigan. He is the author of The Tao of Chemistry and Life (OUP 2009) and several biochemistry textbooks.
Preface Acknowledgments 1. Seduced by Drug Discovery 2. Proscar and Propecia: the Gary and Jerry Show 3. Basic research, snake venoms and ACE inhibitors: Ondetti, Cushman and Patchett 4. HIV protease inhibitors: weapons in the way against HIV/AIDS 5. Statins: protection against heart attacks and strokes - Hallelujah 6. The perils of Primaxin 7. The discovery of taxol: Wall, Horwitz, Holton 8. Avermectins: molecules of life battle parasites 9. Fludalanine: nice try but no cigar 10. Diabetes breakthroughs: Thornberry and Weber 11. Take it off! Take it all off! Drugs for weight reduction 12. The conquest of hepatitis C: telaprevir and beyond Appendix A: The small molecules of life: some basics of chemistry Appendix B: The basics of protein structure Appendix C: Proteins perform multiple functions: enzymes, receptors, ion channels Appendix D: The basics of drug discovery and development Appendix E: Structures of key molecules

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