Medicinal Chemistry of Nucleic Acids

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Li-He Zhang, Zhen Xi, Jyoti Chattopadhyaya
Wiley, Aug 2, 2011 - Medical - 480 pages
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Complete, up-to-date coverage of the broad area of nucleic acid chemistry and biology

Assembling contributions from a collection of authors with expertise in all areas of nucleic acids, medicinal chemistry, and therapeutic applications, Medicinal Chemistry of Nucleic Acids presents a thorough overview of nucleic acid chemistry—a rapidly evolving and highly challenging discipline directly responsible for the development of antiviral and antitumor drugs. This reliable resource delves into a multitude of subject areas involving the study of nucleic acids—such as the new advances in genome sequencing, and the processes for creating RNA interference (RNAi) based drugs—to assist pharmaceutical researchers in removing roadblocks that hinder their ability to predict drug efficacy. Offering the latest cutting-edge science in this growing field, Medicinal Chemistry of Nucleic Acids includes:

  • In-depth coverage of the development and application of modified nucleosides and nucleotides in medicinal chemistry

  • A close look at a large range of current topics on nucleic acid chemistry and biology

  • Essential information on the use of nucleic acid drugs to treat diseases like cancer

  • A thorough exploration of siRNA for RNAi and the regulation of microRNA, non-coding RNA (ncRNA), a newly developing and exciting research area

Thorough in its approach and promising in its message, Medicinal Chemistry of Nucleic Acids probes the new domains of pharmaceutical research—and exposes readers to a wealth of new drug discovery opportunities emerging in the dynamic field of nucleic acid chemistry.

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About the author (2011)

LI-HE ZHANG is President of the academic committee of State Key Laboratory of Natural and Biomimetic Drugs, as well as Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at Peking University. He is also a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, former vice president of the Chinese Pharmaceutical Association, and past president of the Asian Federation of Medicinal Chemistry.

ZHEN XI, PhD, is Deputy Director of the State Key Laboratory of Elemento-organic Chemistry, as well as Professor of Pesticide Science and Chemical Biology, and Vice Dean of the College of Chemistry at Nankai University. He holds seven patents and has written a number of reviews and book chapters and sixty-four original research articles.

JYOTI CHATTOPADHYAYA, PhD, DSc, is the University Chair of Bioorganic Chemistry and the chair of the Chemical Biology Program at Uppsala University. He is a guest professor of chemistry at both Jilin University and Nankai University. He has written over 410 peer-reviewed original research articles and is also on the editorial boards of several international journals.

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