5. The Impacts of Synthetic Chemistry on Human Health

  1. Prof. Javier Garcia-Martinez2 and
  2. Dr. Elena Serrano-Torregrosa3
  1. René Roy

Published Online: 27 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527635641.ch5

The Chemical Element: Chemistry's Contribution to Our Global Future, First Edition

The Chemical Element: Chemistry's Contribution to Our Global Future, First Edition

How to Cite

Roy, R. (2011) The Impacts of Synthetic Chemistry on Human Health, in The Chemical Element: Chemistry's Contribution to Our Global Future, First Edition (eds J. Garcia-Martinez and E. Serrano-Torregrosa), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527635641.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Alicante, Inorganic Chem. Deptarment, Carretera San Vicente s/n., 03690 Alicante, Spanien

  2. 3

    Dept. Inorganic Chemistry, University of Alicante, Campus de San Vicente, 03690 Alicante, Spanien

Author Information

  1. Université du Québec à Montréal, PharmaQAM, Department of Chemistry, 2101, rue Jeanne-Mance, Montreal, QC, Canada H2X 2J6, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 6 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527328802

Online ISBN: 9783527635641

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Keywords:

  • drugs;
  • vaccines;
  • natural products;
  • cancer;
  • lead discovery;
  • drug resistance

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Molecules at the Origin of Drug Discoveries

  • From Bench to Market Place

  • General Concepts of Drug Design

  • Patent Protection Issues

  • Drug Metabolism and Drug Resistance or Why Make Big Pills?

  • Antibacterial Agents

  • Antiviral Agents: The Flu Virus Story: The Naissance of a Sugar-based Flu Drug

  • The Viagra Story–Serendipity Leading to a Blockbuster Drug

  • Human Vaccines as a Prophylactic Health Remedy

  • Conclusion

  • References