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Medicinal Chemistry of Antifungal Drugs

In this section, we offer a comprehensive assessment of the medicinal chemistry of antifungal drugs. Their medicinal chemistry could not be more important, not least because fungal skin infections are now the fourth most common disease in the world today – afflicting up to 1 billion people. We begin by explaining the structural features that [...]

By | 2016-12-06T02:28:12+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|Medicinal Chemistry|0 Comments

Medicinal Chemistry of Macrolides

Macrolide antibiotics are of immense importance in the battle against bacterial infections today - even with the ever present rise of resistance. Here, we take a comprehensive glance at the medicinal chemistry of macrolides - a bacteriostatic group of drugs whose structure tells us much about how they work. About Macrolides As the name suggests, [...]

By | 2016-12-06T02:28:31+00:00 October 18th, 2015|Medicinal Chemistry|0 Comments

Medicinal Chemistry of Anticancer Drugs I

This section will describe the medicinal chemistry of anticancer drugs. Sometimes called antineoplastic agents, these drugs are of immense importance to society. This section will focus on, specifically, DNA-interactive drugs. Cancer and Chemotherapy Contrary to popular belief, cancer is not a single disease. Cancer is the generic term used to describe a large group of [...]

By | 2016-12-06T02:28:38+00:00 October 12th, 2015|Medicinal Chemistry|0 Comments

Medicinal Chemistry of Antiviral Drugs

This section takes a look at the medicinal chemistry of antiviral drugs – looking at their fundamental structures to elucidate more about their functional properties. Viruses are infectious agents that are capable of replicating only when inside the living cells of living organisms. Diseases such as influenza (flu), measles, mumps, rubella, SARS, AIDS, and chicken [...]

By | 2016-12-06T02:28:43+00:00 December 3rd, 2014|Medicinal Chemistry|0 Comments

Medicinal Chemistry of Antimalarial Drugs

The following article looks at the medicinal chemistry of antimalarial drugs. It will look at - in detail - quinine and quinine-related drugs. In a previous article, we briefly described malaria and artemisinin as a lead compound for new antimalarials. We now turn our attention to the other antimalarial drugs. Understanding the chemistry of these [...]

By | 2016-12-06T02:28:51+00:00 December 3rd, 2014|Medicinal Chemistry|0 Comments
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