Titel: Drug Development
Molecular Targets for GI Diseases.
Herausgegeben von Timothy S. Gaginella, Antonio Guglietta
1. September 1999 - gebunden - 292 Seiten
The application of molecular techniques to gastroenterology continues to yield important advances in the development of drugs to treat gastrointestinal disorders. Important new drugs have emerged through the collaborative and complementary efforts of basic scientists, clinicians, and clinical researchers in academia and the pharmaceutical industry. The challenge has been exciting, with a few surprises along the way. Consider peptic ulcer disease as an example. The discovery of H receptors and the availability of potent and 2 selective H-receptor antagonists signaled the beginning of a new era 2 in the treatment of gastric hypersecretory states and peptic ulcers. Introduction of proton pump inhibitors offered another therapeutic option. Though H-receptor antagonists and proton pump inhibitors 2 are important and useful drugs, the discovery of the link between H. pylori infection and peptic ulcer disease has led to even more effective pharmacotherapeutic regimens. Our intent in Drug Development: Molecular Targets for GI Diseases is to bring together hands-on experts to review promising areas of gastrointestinal pharmacology. The contemporary topics covered, from a mechanistic viewpoint, are relevant to gastrointestinal inflammation and motility disorders. Authoritative opinions are offered on both future research directions and potential applications for new therapies.
The Arachidonic Acid Pathway: New Molecules and Enzymes, John L. Wallace. Therapeutic Implications of the Nitric Oxide Pathway in Gastrointestinal Diseases, B. L. Tepperman and B. J. R. Whittle. Cytokines: Opportunities for Therapeutic Intervention, Alan D. Levine and Claudio Fiocchi. Peptide Growth Factors in Gastrointestinal Disorder Therapeutics, Antonio Guglietta and Marija Veljaca. Tachykinins: From Basic Concepts to Therapeutic Implications, Peter Holzer. CCKA Receptors in Gastrointestinal Disorders: New Therapeutic Implications, Massimo D'Amato, Francesco Makovec, and Lucio C. Rovati. 5-HT3/5-HT4 Receptors in Motility Disorders: New Therapeutic Agents, Sushil K. Sarna, Michel R. Briejer, and Jan A. J. Schuurkes. Opioid Receptors: Targets for New Gastrointestinal Drug Development, Pierre J. M. Rivière and Jean-Louis Junien. The Histamine H3 Receptor: Pharmacotherapy Targets in Gastrointestinal Disorders, Gabriella Coruzzi, Enzo Poli, Giuseppina Morini, and Giulio Bertaccini. Index.
"The book focuses on specific molecules and the drugs that act on them, their receptors, metabolism or synthesis. . . a useful text for investigators of GI function and for pharmacologists interested in therapeutic compounds, their actions and targets."-Trends in Pharmaceutical Sciences