G Protein-Coupled Receptors as Drug Targets: Analysis of Activation and Constitutive Activity, Volume 24
Copyright © 2005 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Editor(s): Roland Seifert, Thomas Wieland
Published Online: 25 APR 2006
Print ISBN: 9783527308194
Online ISBN: 9783527607341
Book Series: Methods and Principles in Medicinal Chemistry
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.