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Title Ion channels and their inhibitors / Satya Prakash Gupta, editor
Published Berlin ; Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, [2011]
©2011
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 348 pages)
Contents Structural and Functional Discrimination of Membrane -- Proteins -- Pharmacology of Hyperpolarization-Activated Cyclic Nucleotide-Gated (HCN) Channels -- Advanced Molecular Modeling Techniques Applied to Ion Channels Blockers -- Advances in Design and Development of Sodium Channel Blockers -- Potassium Channel Blockers as Anti-arrhythmic Agents.- hERG Potassium Channels in Drug Discovery and Development -- Prediction of hERG Channel Inhibition Using in silico Techniques -- Advances in Structure-Activity Relationship Studies on Potassium Channel Modulators -- Calcium Ion Channels and Their Blockers -- Therapeutic Potential of N-type Voltage Gated Ca2+ Channel -- Chloride Ion Channels: Structure, Functions, and Blockers
Summary Being the crucial components of living cells, ion channels are important targets of therapeutic agents. Historically, it has been challenging to develop drugs on this target class. A major issue with target based ion channel drug development is the identification of effective small chemical leads for medicinal chemistry optimization to the clinical candidate status. Thus enough attention has been paid to the study of structure and functions of ion channels and their potential inhibitors. The present book compiles important chapters authored by eminent workers in the field to cover important recent advances in the studies of the structure and functions of ion channels and their inhibitors, such as sodium ion, potassium ion, chloride ion, calcium ion channel inhibitors. The book may be of great use to the students and scientists working in the area of molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, neurobiology, and medicinal chemistry
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Ion channels.
Ion Channels.
Membrane Transport Modulators.
Form Electronic book
Author Gupta, Satya Prakash.
LC no. 2011931782
ISBN 3642199216
3642199224 (electronic bk.)
9783642199219
9783642199226 (electronic bk.)