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Title Influenza virus sialidase-- a drug discovery target / Mark von Itzstein, editor
Published Basel : Springer, ©2012


Description 1 online resource (ix, 178 pages) : illustrations
Series Milestones in drug therapy
Milestones in drug therapy.
Contents Influenza Virus Virology -- Investigating the interaction between influenza and sialic acid -- making and breaking the link -- Enzymology of Influenza Virus Sialidase -- Influenza Virus Sialidase and Structure-Based Drug Design -- The Development of Carbohydrate-based Influenza Virus Sialidase Inhibitors -- The Development of Non-carbohydrate-based Influenza Virus Sialidase Inhibitors -- Clinical Experience with Influenza Virus Sialidase Inhibitors -- Resistance Development to Influenza Virus Sialidase Inhibitors
Summary Influenza continues to be an ongoing problem despite the existence of vaccines and drugs. Disease outbreaks can occur relatively quickly as witnessed with the recent emergence of the influenza virus A/H1N1 pandemic. The development of new anti-influenza drugs is thus a major challenge. This volume describes all aspects of the virus structure and function relevant to infection. The focus is on drug discovery of inhibitors to the enzyme sialidase, which plays a key role in the infectious lifecycle of the virus. Following an overview of the influenza virus, the haemagglutinin, the interactions with the cell receptors and the enzymology of virus sialidase, recent results in drug design are presented. These include a full coverage of the design, synthesis and evaluation of carbohydrate as well as non-carbohydrate influenza virus sialidase inhibitors. Further reviews of the clinical experience with influenza virus sialidase inhibitors and of the development of resistance to these inhibitor drugs complement the topic
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject Drugs -- Design.
Influenza vaccines.
Drug targeting.
Orthomyxoviridae -- enzymology
Drug Design
Influenza, Human -- drug therapy
Neuraminidase -- antagonists & inhibitors
Influenza Vaccines
Drug Delivery Systems
MEDICAL -- Drug Guides.
MEDICAL -- Nursing -- Pharmacology.
MEDICAL -- Pharmacology.
MEDICAL -- Pharmacy.
Drug targeting
Drugs -- Design
Influenza vaccines
Form Electronic book
Author Itzstein, Mark von.
ISBN 9783764389277