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Protein Targeting with Small Molecules: Chemical Biology Techniques and Applications

Protein Targeting with Small Molecules: Chemical Biology Techniques and Applications

Hiroyuki Osada

ISBN: 978-0-470-49501-8

Aug 2009

304 pages


Discover the link between the latest chemical biology approaches and novel drug therapies!

Protein Targeting with Small Molecules: Chemical Biology Techniques and Applications takes readers beyond the use of chemical biology in basic research, providing a highly relevant look at techniques that can address the challenges of biology and drug design and development.

This indispensable bench companion features up-to-date coverage of advances in chemistry and assesses their impact on developing new therapeutics, making it ideal for chemical biologists and medicinal chemists who are developing small molecule drugs to target proteins and treat diseases. In addition, the book examines the full range of complex biological systems and their interrelationship with chemistry, from the interaction of biological response modifiers with proteins to the chemical biology of cell surface oligosaccharides.

Distinguished by an overview of chemical biology that is reinforced and clarified by detailed examples and descriptions of techniques, Protein Targeting with Small Molecules: Chemical Biology Techniques and Applications:

  • Introduces key technologies and methods of chemical biology designed to detect the interactions of small molecules and proteins
  • Facilitates the discovery of small molecules that bind to proteins and describes the molecules' application in the investigation of biological processes
  • Presents timely coverage of the development of fluorescent probes for small molecules, as well as the generation of small molecule ligands and inhibitors
  • Reviews important techniques such as chemical genomics, target profiling, immobilization technology, detection methods, chemical inhibition, and structure-based targeting
  • Offers a compelling synopsis of data that underscores the recent progress made in the area of targeting proteins by small molecules


Chapter 1: Chemical biology based on the small molecule-protein interaction (Hiroyuki Osada).

Chapter 2: Target Profiling of Small Molecules (Leonid L. Chepelev, and Michel Dumontier).

Chapter 3: Novel application of affinity beads (Yasuaki Kabe, Mamoru Hatakeyama, Satoshi Sakamoto, Kousuke Nishio, and Hiroshi Handa).

Chapter 4: Immolization of small molecules on solid phase (Naoki Kanoh, and Hiroyuki Osada).

Chapter 5: Application of phage display technique to identify the target protein (Yoon Sun Cho and Ho Jeong Kwon).

Chapter 6: Development of fluorescent probes for small molecules (Adrian P. Neal, and Carsten Schultz).

Chapter 7: Development of small molecule ligands and inhibitors (Leonid L. Chepelev, Nikolai L. Chepelev, Hooman Shadnia, William G. Willmore, James S. Wright, and Michel Dumontier).

Chapter 8: Interaction of biological response modifier with proteins (Yuichi Hashimoto).

Chapter 9: Chemical biology of cell motility inhibitors (Tatsuro Kawamura, Mitsuhiro Kitagawa, and Masaya Imoto).

Chapter 10: Chemical biology of cell surface oligosaccarides (Prabhani U. Atukorale, Sean S. Choi, Udayanath Aich, Christopher T. Campbell, M. Adam Meledeo, and Kevin J. Yarema).

Chapter 11: Chemical genomics based on yeast genetics (Shinichi Nishimura, and Yoko Yashiroda Minoru Yoshida).

Chapter 12: Data Fact of small molecules and their target proteins (Takeo Usui, Akiko Saito, and Hiroyuki Osada).