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Triggle et al. 2006. Voltage-Gated Ion Channels as Drug Targets

  February, 28 2006 20:55
new and historical books in bioscience and medicine
David J. Triggle (Editor), Murali Gopalakrishnan (Editor), David Rampe (Editor), Wei Zheng (Editor), Raimund Mannhold (Series Editor), Hugo Kubinyi (Series Editor), Gerd Folkers (Series Editor)
ISBN: 3-527-31258-7
Hardcover - 492 pages
April 2006 - Wiley-VCH, Weinheim

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Edited by the most prominent person in the field and top researchers at US pharmaceutical companies, this is a unique resource for drug developers and physiologists seeking a molecular-level understanding of ion channel pharmacology.
After an introduction to the topic, the authors evaluate the structure and function of ion channels, as well as related drug interaction. A section on assay technologies is followed by a section each on calcium, sodium and potassium channels. Further chapters cover genetic and acquired channelopathies, before the book closes with a look at safety issues in ion channel drug development.
For medicinal and pharmaceutical chemists, biochemists, molecular biologists and those working in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Table of Contents

Structure and Function of Ion Channels
Drug Interaction at Ion Channels
Assay Technologies
Binding Studies
Ion Fluxes
Fluorescence Studies
Patch Clamping
Calcium Channels
T-type Channels
L-type Channels
N-type Channels
Sodium Channels
Channel Subtype Selectivity
Potassium Channels
Ca-activated channels
Genetic and Acquired Channelopathies
Long QT Syndrome
Safety Issues in Ion Channel Drug Development

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