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Smith and Williams' Introduction to the Principles of Drug Design and Action

4th Edition

By H. John Smith, Hywel Williams

CRC Press

720 pages

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Advances in knowledge and technology have revolutionized the process of drug development, making it possible to design drugs for a given target or disease. Building on the foundation laid by the previous three editions, Smith and Williams’ Introduction to the Principles of Drug Design and Action, Fourth Edition includes the latest information on topics such as gene therapy, computer-aided design, and molecular techniques including proteomics. Using real-world examples that illustrate the principles of drug design, the author explores the discovery of lead compounds and their manipulation in the production of non-toxic, metabolically stable drug candidates that will interact with target receptors in a predicted fashion.

See what’s new in the Fourth Edition:

Fully updates and expands the contents

Coverage of agonists and antagonists of neuro-transmitters

Information on the design of stable peptide-like drugs

The human genome and its impact on drug discovery and development

Advances in therapy and pharmacokinetics

Adopting a from-the-bench-to-the-marketplace approach, the book provides a thorough grounding in rational drug design. It emphasizes principles and elucidates a framework for basic drug design into which current and, more importantly, future drugs will fit.

Reviews

“This book consists of 17 chapters on a variety of topics related to drug design and action. … This book is intended as a possible text for undergraduate chemistry students interested in medicinal chemistry, or for graduate students as a means to learn the basics of medicinal chemistry. … classical approaches are described for drug design with the inclusion of the more recent context of the human genome project … In summary, some medicinal chemists in academia or the pharmaceutical industry may find this book instructive for certain classes of biomolecules or classical approaches to drug design. It should probably be included in most comprehensive library collections of medicinal chemistry texts and monographs.”

— Bruce L. Currie, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Loma Linda University, California, in Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, , Vol. 50, No. 1, 2007

“The fourth edition of this book includes the latest information on topics such as gene therapy, computer-aided design, and molecular techniques including proteomics. … real-world examples that illustrate the principles of drug design … New features of this edition include: coverage of agonists and antagonists of neurotransmitters; the design of stable peptide-like drugs; the human genome and its impact on drug discovery and development; advances in therapy and pharmacokinetics.”

— In Anticancer Research, Vol. 26, 2006

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Table of Contents

Contents

Processes of Drug Handling by the Body, M. Gumbleton

The Design of Drug Delivery Systems, I.W. Kellaway

Fundamental Pharmacokinetics, G. Taylor

Intermolecular Forces and Molecular Modeling, R.H. Davies

Drug Chirality and its Pharmacological Consequences, A.J. Hutt

Quantitative Structure–Activity Relationships (QSAR) in Drug Design, J.C. Dearden and M.T.D. Cronin

Prodrugs, A.W. Lloyd

From Program Sanction to Clinical Trials: A Partial View of the Quest for Arimidex, A Potent, Selective Inhibitor of Aromatase, P.N. Edwards

Design of Enzyme Inhibitors as Drugs, A. Patel, H.J. Smith, and T. Steinmetzer

Peptide Drug Design, D.J. Barlow

Combinatorial Chemistry: A Tool for Drug Discovery, B. Kellam

Recombinant DNA Technology: Monoclonal Antibodies, F.J. Rowell

The Human Genome and its Impact on Drug Discovery and Therapy, F.J. Rowell

The Chemotherapy of Cancer, D.E. Thurston

Neurotransmitters, Agonists, and Antagonists, R.D.E. Sewell, H.J. Smith, H. Stark, W. Schunack, and P.G. Strange

Design of Antibacterial, Antifungal, and Antiviral Agents, C. Simons and A.D. Russell

Pharmaceutical Applications of Bioinorganic Chemistry, D.M. Taylor and D.R. Williams Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED071000
MEDICAL / Pharmacology
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General