Chemokine Receptors as Drug Targets. Methods and Principles in Medicinal Chemistry

  • ID: 2179871
  • Book
  • 408 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Chemokines are hormone–like signaling molecules secreted by cells to signal infection and guide the immune response. Following a decade of basic chemokine research, the pharmaceutical industry has now begun to exploit this crucial signaling pathway for the development of innovative drugs against AIDS, cancer, neural and autoimmune diseases. Here is the first reference focusing on these novel drug development opportunities.

Opening with a general introduction on chemokine function and chemokine receptor biology, the second part covers the known implications of these signaling molecules in human diseases, such as cancer, neural disorders, and viral infection, including AIDS. The third part systematically surveys current drug development efforts at targeting individual chemokine receptors, as well as other chemokine interaction partners, including up–to–date reports from the pharmaceutical industry.

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Structural Aspects of Chemokines, and their Interactionss with Receptors and GAGs

Structural Insights for Homology Modeling of Chemokine Receptors

Signaling Events Involved in Chemokine–Directed T Lymphocyte Migration

The Atypical Chemokine Receptors

Targeting Chemokine Receptor Dimers: Are there Two (or More) to Tango?


Chemokine Receptors in Inlammatory Diseases

Chemokines and their Receptors in Central Nervous System Disease

Chemokines and Cancer Metastasis

Constitutively Active Viral Chemokine Receptors: Tools for Immune Subversion and Pathogenesis


CCR5 Antagonists in HIV

CXCR4 as therapeutic target

Low–Molecular Weight CXCR2 Antagonists as Promising Therapeutics

Therapeutic Targeting of the CXCR3 Receptors

Targeting CCR1

Targeting CCR3

Chemokine–Binding Proteins as Therapeutics
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"This is an excellent introduction to the topic of chemokine receptors as drug targets. Authors from both academia and the pharmaceutical industry provide updates on the progress in the research on chemokines and their receptors leading to a new approach of drug discovery to target many diseases." (Doody′s, 14 October 2011)

"This book covers chemokine receptors more thoroughly than any other that I have seen to date. This is an ideal text for researchers seeking to understand the full spectrum of chemokine receptor biology, recent and historical progress towards receptor inhibitors, and insights and perspectives for future research directions." (ChemMedChem, 1 August 2011)

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