Buschmann, Helmut

Neglected Tropical Diseases: Drug Discovery and Development

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A drug discovery reference to the crippling tropical diseases that affect more than 1 billion people.

Neglected Tropical Diseases is the first book of its kind to offer a guide that follows the World Health Organization?s list of neglected tropical diseases. The authors?all are experts on the topic?address the development of effective treatments for 12 crippling infectious diseases that affect almost 20% of the world?s popluation.

The book includes information on the common approaches and the most important factors that lead to the development of new drugs for treating tropical diseases. Individual chapters review 12 neglected tropical diseases that are grouped by infectious agent, from viruses to bacteria to eukaryotic parasites. For each of these diseases, the book explains the unmet medical need and explores the current and potential drug discovery strategies. The book also includes information on potential drug compounds derived from natural products. This important book:

-Ties together information from different sources for developing novel treatsments forneglected tropical diseases
-Is aligned with WHO?s initiative to eradicate tropical diseases
-Outlines current and potential drugs for treating tropical diseases
-Provides a standard reference for the entire field

Written for medicinal chemists, pharmaceutical chemists, pharmaceutical industry, virologists, parasitologists, and specialists on tropics medicine, Neglected Tropical Diseases offers an essential guide and a systematic reference for the development of successful treatments for 12 crippling infectious diseases.


Guide to neglected tropical diseases; understanding neglected tropical diseases; resource to neglected tropical diseases; text on neglected tropical diseases; drugs for treating neglected tropical diseases; developing drugs to treat neglected tropical diseases; Chagas disease; Dengue; Helminths; African trypanosomiasis; sleeping sickness; Leishmaniasis; parasitic disease; Leprosy; Hansen’s disease; mycobacterium leprea; Lymphatic filariasis; nematodes; diseases transmitted my mosquitoes; malaria; protozoan parasites; Anopheles mosquitoes; Onchocerciasis; river blindness; parasitic worm; schistosomiasis; snail fever; hookworm; ancylostoma duodenale; necator americanus; trichuriasis; trichuris trichiura; treponematoses; treponema pallidum pertenue; treponema pallidum; endemicum; treponema pallidum; buruli ulcer; mycobacterium ulcerans; human African trypanosomiasis; trypanosome brucei; trypanosomoa gambiense; Dracunculiasis; Dracunculus medinensis; Leptospirosis; Leptospira

, Infectious Disease, Microbiology & Virology, Infectious Disease, Microbiology & Virology
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
Methods and Principles in Medicinal Chemistry
Page amount
392 pages
Medicine, Health Care, Mode
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