Item description for Pseudo-peptides in Drug Discovery by Peter E. Nielsen...
Peptides are among the most versatile bioactive molecules, yet the do not make good drugs, because they are quickly degraded or modified in the body.
To overcome this problem, stable and at the same time biologically active pseudo-peptides have been developed. These novel compounds open up new perspectives in drug design by providing an entire range of highly specific and non-toxic pharmaceuticals.
This is the first work devoted to the topic and draws together knowledge gained on different types of peptidomimetics and other pseudo-peptides with drug properties. As such, it includes peptoids, beta-peptides, polyamide DNA binders as well as peptide nucleic acids.
The expert authors and editor discuss chemical properties and stability, biological activity and reactivity, as well as practical aspects of synthesis, making this a prime resource for drug developers and bioorganic chemists working with these compounds.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.5" Width: 6.8" Height: 0.7" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Apr 29, 2004
ISBN 3527306331 ISBN13 9783527306336
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More About Peter E. Nielsen
Peter E. Nielsen has been affiliated with the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) since 1980, and he became full professor at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Genetics in 1995. He is one of the inventors of peptide nucleic acid (1991), and has further studied and developed this DNA mimic during the last 12 years. In 1998 he co-founded Pantheco A/S (now Santaris A/S), a small biotech company based in Denmark. Peter Nielsen is the co-author of more than 275 scientific papers and 30 patents and patent applications. He received his Ph.B. in 1980 from the University of Copenhagen and an honoroary doctoral degree in 1990. He has also received several scientific awards and is a member of EMBO.
Peter E. Nielsen was born in 1951 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Copenhagen, Denmark.