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Hallelujah moments : tales of drug discovery

Author: Eugene H Cordes
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2014]
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Tells stories of pharmaceutical drug discovery, and reveals how drugs are made, from the idea stage through public availability.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eugene H Cordes
ISBN: 9780199337149 0199337144
OCLC Number: 896897372
Notes: Index: pages 237-243.
Description: xiv, 243 pages, [8] pages de planches : illustrations en partie en couleur ; 25 cm
Contents: Seduced by drug discovery --
The small molecules of life --
Proteins : molecular wonders in three dimensions --
Proteins perform multiple functions : enzymes, receptors, ion channels --
Drug discovery and development : the road from an idea to promoting human health --
Finasteride : the Gary and Jerry show --
Basic research, snake venoms, and ACE inhibitors : Ondetti, Cushman, and Patchett --
Statins : protection against heart attacks and strokes --
The perils of primaxin --
Avermectins : molecules of life battle parasites --
Fludalanine : nice try but no hallelujah --
Diabetes breakthrough : Januvia and Janumet.
Responsibility: Eugene H. Cordes.


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