The thesis of this innovative and challenging book, first published in 2001, is that brain drug development has been restricted by the failure of adequate brain drug targeting, and that this is an increasingly urgent problem as developments in genomics lead to new generations of therapeutic macromolecules. The author, a world leader in the study of the blood-brain barrier and its clinical implications, reviews the field of neurotherapeutics from the point of view of drug targeting. He surveys the scientific and clinical basis of drug delivery across biological membranes, including topics such as genetically engineered trojan horses for drug targeting, antisense neurotherapeutics, and gene therapy of brain disorders. At a time when there are few significant new drug treatments in prospect for common neurological diseases, this authoritative review will encourage a wide range of clinicians and neuroscientists to reexamine the development and use of drugs in treating disorders of the central nervous system.Table of Contents Preface1. Drug targeting, drug discovery, and brain drug development2. Invasive drug delivery3. Lipid-mediated transport and carrier-mediated transport of small molecules4. Receptor-mediated transcytosis of peptides5. Vector discovery: genetically-engineered trojan horses for drug targeting6. Linker strategies: the engineering of multi-functional drug formulations7. Protein neuropathies and peptide radiopharmaceuticals8. Antisense neurotherapeutics and imaging gene expression in vivo9. Gene therapy of the brain10. Blood-brain barrier genomicsEpilogueBibliography.
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Titolo: Brain Drug Targeting - The Future of Brain Drug Development
Editore: Cambridge University Press
Finitura: Copertina flessibile
Misure: 17x24 cm