G Protein-Coupled Receptors as Drug Targets: Analysis of Activation and Constitutive Activity, Volume 24

G Protein-Coupled Receptors as Drug Targets: Analysis of Activation and Constitutive Activity, Volume 24

Editor(s): Roland Seifert, Thomas Wieland

Published Online: 25 APR 2006

Print ISBN: 9783527308194

Online ISBN: 9783527607341

DOI: 10.1002/352760734X

Series Editor(s): Raimund Mannhold, Hugo Kubinyi, Gerd Folkers

About this Book

With its particular emphasis on the constitutive activity of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs)s, this book comprehensively discusses an important biological process that has not yet been covered in such depth in any other existing books on GPCRs. The international team of highly distinguished authors addresses in detail current models and concepts, to introduce medicinal chemists, physiologists, pharmacologists, and medical researchers into the advances in the understanding of GPCR activation and constitutive activity. In addition, the book provides an overview on methods of investigating constitutive GPCR activity. The text is well illustrated by selected experimental data and schemes._The chaptes are all cross-referenced with each other and cover general mechnisms, methodological approaches and cover selected important GPCR sysstems, the consequences for drug action, including, side effects, and rational drug design for GPCR targets. A highly recommended reference for researchers in academia and industry.

authors addresses in detail current models and concepts, so as to introduce pharmaceutical chemists, physiologists and medical researchers to the advances in the understanding of GPCR activation and constitutive activity, and provides an overview of the methods of investigating GPCR activity. The text is backed by abundant case studies and methodological advice for analyzing GPCRs, covering selected pharmacologically relevant GPCR systems, the consequences for drug action, including unwanted side effects, and rational drug design for GPCR targets.
A highly practical reference for researchers in academia and industry.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: General Concepts

    1. Chapter 8

      Methodological Approaches (pages 81–120)

      Prof. Thomas Wieland and Prof. Roland Seifert

  2. Part II: Constitutive Activity of Selected GPCR Systems

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