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Drug Bioavailability: Estimation of Solubility, Permeability, Absorption and Bioavailability, Volume 18

Han van de Waterbeemd (Editor), Hans Lennernas (Editor), Per Artursson (Editor), Raimund Mannhold (Series Editor), Hugo Kubinyi (Series Editor), Gerd Folkers (Series Editor)
ISBN: 978-3-527-60515-6
602 pages
March 2006
Drug Bioavailability: Estimation of Solubility, Permeability, Absorption and Bioavailability, Volume 18 (3527605150) cover image
The peroral application (swallowing) of a medicine means that the body must first resorb the active substance before it can begin to take effect. The efficacy of drug uptake depends on the one hand on the chemical characteristics of the active substance, above all on its solubility and membrane permeability. On the other hand, it is determined by the organism's ability to absorb pharmaceuticals by way of specific transport proteins or to excrete them. Since many pharmacologically active substances are poorly suited for oral intake, a decisive criterion for the efficacy of a medicine is its so-called bioavailability.

Written by an international team from academia and the pharmaceutical industry, this book covers all aspects of the oral bioavailability of medicines. The focus is placed on methods for determining the parameters relevant to bioavailability. These range from modern physicochemical techniques via biological studies in vitro and in vivo right up to computer-aided predictions. The authors specifically address possibilities for optimizing bioavailability during the early screening stage for the active substance.
Its clear structure and comprehensive coverage make this book equally suitable for researchers and lecturers in industry and teaching.
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I. STUDIES OF MEMBRANE PERMEABILITY AND ORAL ABSORPTION
Physicochemical Approaches to Drug Absorption
High Throughput Measurement of Membrane Permeability
Biosensors to Study Intestinal Drug Absorption
Cell Cultures in Drug Discovery: An Industrial Perspective
In Vivo Permeability Studies in the GI Tract
II. DRUG DISSOLUTION AND SOLUBILITY
Gastrointestinal Dissolution and Absorption of Drugs
Solubility Screening in Drug Discovery
Impact of Salt/Crystal Forms on Solubility and Permeability
Prediction of Solubility
III. ROLE OF TRANSPORTERS AND METABOLISM IN ORAL ABSORPTION
Transporters in the GI Tract
Role of Transporters in Liver Extraction of Drugs
Gut Wall Metabolism
IV. COMPUTATIONAL APPROACHES TO DRUG ABSORPTION AND BIOAVAILABILITY
2D and 3D Molecular Descriptors in ADME prediction
Simulation of the Absorption Process
Prediction of Bioavailability
V. DRUG DEVELOPMENT ISSUES
Biopharmaceutical Classification System
Prodrugs
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"This is an excellent book, which is very well suited for both teachers and newcomers to the field, who can use it as a starting point for further in-depth studies of the relevant literature. Experienced researchers from different disciplines will get the rapid introduction they desire and learn about the various aspects connected to drug bioavailability."

Sven Grüneberg, Stefan Güssregen, Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Aventis Pharma Deutschland GmbH, Frankfurt a.M.
Angewandte Chemie + Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2/04

"This monograph is without a doubt the most comprehensive and up to date publication on drug bioavailability available today...very highly recommended..."

Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Vol. 47, No. 7

"This is an excellent book, which is very well suited for both teachers and newcomers to the field, who can use it as a starting point for further in-depth studies of the relevant literature. Experienced researchers from different disciplines will get the rapid introduction they desire and learn about the various aspects connected to drug bioavailability."
—Sven Grüneberg, Stefan Güssregen, Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Aventis Pharma Deutschland GmbH, Frankfurt a.M., Angewandte Chemie and Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2/04

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