Pharmaceutical Chemistry: Therapeutic Aspects of Biomacromolecules

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 3, 2002 - Medical - 221 pages
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Providing a broad introduction to the growing field, this book explores the way in which peptides, proteins, nucleic acids and carbohydrates used therapeutically. With help of numerous illustrations, it covers both the compounds and how therapeutics exert their influence throuhg an understanding of biological processes.
* Includes the latest developments in the field
* Covers the various strategies behind the development and production of a range of key clinically useful compounds
* Focuses on the concepts and ideas of why compounds are developed as pharmaceuticals
* Provides many examples and problems
Invaluable to all students of chemistry, medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacy and pharmacology. Will also be of interest to researchers and professionals needing a concise, up-to-date account of this subject.
 

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Contents

Endogenous Peptides and Proteins
7
Modification of Endogenous Peptides and Proteins
55
The Immune System
95
Oligonucleotides
135
Oligosaccharides
169
Appendix
191
Index
215
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