Medicinal Chemistry 2016-12-11T21:13:35+00:00

Medicinal Chemistry

The principles of medicinal chemistry underpin the formulation and function of many drugs; a subject at the heart of modern medicine.

  • Medicinal Chemistry of Antifungal Drugs

Medicinal Chemistry of Antifungal Drugs

November 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

In this section, we offer a comprehensive assessment of the medicinal chemistry of antifungal drugs. Their medicinal chemistry could not [...]

  • Medicinal Chemistry of Macrolides

Medicinal Chemistry of Macrolides

October 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Macrolide antibiotics are of immense importance in the battle against bacterial infections today - even with the ever present rise [...]

  • Medicinal Chemistry of Anticancer Drugs

Medicinal Chemistry of Anticancer Drugs I

October 12th, 2015|0 Comments

This section will describe the medicinal chemistry of anticancer drugs. Sometimes called antineoplastic agents, these drugs are of immense importance [...]

  • Medicinal Chemistry of Antiviral Drugs

Medicinal Chemistry of Antiviral Drugs

December 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

This section takes a look at the medicinal chemistry of antiviral drugs – looking at their fundamental structures to elucidate [...]

  • Medicinal Chemistry of Antimalarial Drugs

Medicinal Chemistry of Antimalarial Drugs

December 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

The following article looks at the medicinal chemistry of antimalarial drugs. It will look at - in detail - quinine [...]

  • Medicinal Chemistry of Beta-Lactam Antibiotics

Medicinal Chemistry of Beta-Lactam Antibiotics

December 3rd, 2014|5 Comments

This section focuses on the medicinal chemistry of beta-lactam antibiotics; the second part of our series on the medicinal chemistry [...]

  • Medicinal Chemistry of Antibacterial Drugs

Medicinal Chemistry of Antibacterial Drugs

December 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

The medicinal chemistry of antibacterial drugs is, like many fields of the subject, a rapidly evolving subject - not least [...]

  • Medicinal Chemistry of Vitamins — Water Soluble

Medicinal Chemistry of Vitamins — Water Soluble

December 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

This section takes a detailed look at the medicinal chemistry of vitamins; specifically analysing the water-soluble vitamins and how they [...]

  • Medicinal Chemistry of Vitamins — Fat Soluble

Medicinal Chemistry of Vitamins — Fat Soluble

December 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

This section takes a detailed look at the medicinal chemistry of vitamins - this time focussing on fat-soluble vitamins. Vitamins [...]

  • Medicinal Chemistry of Radiopharmaceuticals

Medicinal Chemistry of Radiopharmaceuticals

December 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

This section presents an overview of the medicinal chemistry of radiopharmaceuticals - those that are typically used in nuclear medicine. [...]

  • Medicinal Chemistry of Herbs

Medicinal Chemistry of Herbs

December 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

This section takes a look at the medicinal chemistry of herbs; introducing you to the very basics of phytochemistry. Introduction [...]

  • Medicinal Chemistry — Understanding Drug Metabolism

Medicinal Chemistry — Understanding Drug Metabolism

December 3rd, 2014|1 Comment

This section is a continuation of a previous article on drug metabolism. This article focusses on structural changes that occur [...]

  • Medicinal Chemistry - Understanding Enzyme Kinetics

Medicinal Chemistry — Understanding Enzyme Kinetics

December 2nd, 2014|0 Comments

Here, we continue our understanding of drug targets, this time focusing on enzyme kinetics. Enzymes are biological macromolecules that act [...]

  • Medicinal Chemistry — Understanding Drug Targets

Medicinal Chemistry — Understanding Drug Targets

December 2nd, 2014|0 Comments

This section will go over drug targets in biological systems from a medicinal chemistry perspective. The purpose of this section [...]

Medicinal Chemistry Glossary

December 2nd, 2014|0 Comments

Covering structural features such as functional groups, cyclic aliphatic compounds, and heterocycles found in organic compounds that are used as [...]

  • Drug Design — A Special Case Study on Malaria

Drug Design — A Special Case Study on Malaria

December 2nd, 2014|0 Comments

Human malaria continues to be a major parasitic disease affecting nearly half of the human population. This case study explores [...]

  • Drug Design — The Complete Pharmacokinetics Guide

Drug Design — The Complete Pharmacokinetics Guide

December 2nd, 2014|0 Comments

The following article builds on previous drug design articles. This article mainly focuses on the drug design techniques used by [...]

  • Drug Design: Structure — Activity Relationships

Drug Design: Structure — Activity Relationships

December 2nd, 2014|0 Comments

This is the third medicinal chemistry article, with previous sections focussing on lead compounds as well as providing a general [...]

  • Modern Drug Discovery - Lead Identification

Modern Drug Discovery — Lead Identification

December 2nd, 2014|0 Comments

This section follows on from our overview of medicinal chemistry by focussing its attention on lead identification in modern drug [...]

  • Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry

Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry

December 2nd, 2014|0 Comments

This is the first section in our series on medicinal chemistry - it introduces the subject as well as providing [...]

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