Annual Reports in Medicinal Chemistry

Annual Reports in Medicinal Chemistry

by Manoj C Desai

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ISBN-13: 9780124171510
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 09/13/2013
Series: Annual Reports in Medicinal Chemistry , #48
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 672
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Dr. Manoj Desai began his career in the pharmaceutical industry at Pfizer Inc, Central Research Division, Groton, CT (1986-1994) before moving to Chiron Corporation (1994-2003) as Director of medicinal chemistry; he was promoted to Vice President, lead discovery and medicinal chemistry (2000). In October 2003, he was appointed Vice President of medicinal chemistry at Gilead Sciences. At Pfizer, he was responsible for the medicinal chemistry efforts that lead to the discovery of oral Substance P antagonist CP-99994 which became the basis for the discovery of the new anti-emetics. At Chiron he formulated macrobead technology for the synthesis and screening of compound libraries for HTS and built the medicinal chemistry department with focus on kinase inhibitors. At Gilead, he was an active proponent to develop a pharmacoenhancer devoid of antiviral activity to improve the pharmacokinetics of integrase inhibitor elvitegravir. These efforts led to the discovery of Cobicistat which is one of components of StribildTM that was approved by FDA in August 2012 for the treatment of HIV infection. He is co-inventor on patents of Cobicistat (US 8,148,374), StribildTM and Ledipasvir (US 8,273,341; Phase III). Furthermore, his group at Gilead has advanced numerous compounds into clinical development for the treatment of antiviral diseases, cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

Dr. Desai obtained Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the M.S. University of Baroda in 1981 working with Dr. Sukh Dev and then carried out post-doctoral fellowships at Purdue University working with Professor Herbert C. Brown (19981-1983) and at Harvard University with Professor Elias J. Corey (1983-1986). During his postdoctoral studies, he worked on natural product isolation, development of asymmetric synthetic methods using organoboranes and total synthesis of complex natural products such as retigeranic acid, β-trans bergamotene and ginkgolide B.

He has co-authored >60 publications in peer reviewed journals and is an inventor on >25 issued patents. Furthermore, Dr. Desai is Editor-in-Chief for Annual Reports in Medicinal chemistry (2012-current), and have co-edited Comprehensive Medicinal Chemistry II (volume 7). In 2013, he co-edited book titled “Successful Strategies for the Discovery of Antiviral Drugs”.

Table of Contents

  1. A Personal Essay: My Experiences in the Pharmaceutical Industry
  2. Adventures in Medicinal Chemistry - A Career in Drug Discovery
  3. Natural and Synthetic Neuroactive Steroid (NAS) Modulators of GABAA and NMDA Receptors
  4. Development of LRRK2 Kinase Inhibitors for Parkinson’s Disease
  5. Stimulating Neurotrophin Receptors in the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disorders
  6. Small Molecule Modulators of GPR40 (FFA1)
  7. Recent Advances in the Development of P2Y12 Receptor Antagonists as Antiplatelet Agents
  8. Current Approaches to the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  9. Advances in the Discovery of Small Molecule IRAK4 Inhibitors
  10. H4 Receptor Antagonists and Their Potential Therapeutic Applications
  11. Urate Crystal Deposition Disease and Gout - New Therapies for an Old Problem
  12. p53 - MDM2 and MDMX Antagonists
  13. Modulators of Atypical Protein Kinase C as Anticancer Agents
  14. Advancement of Cell Wall Inhibitors in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
  15. Nucleosides and Nucleotides for the Treatment of Viral Diseases
  16. Advances in Inhibitors of Penicillin Binding Proteins and ß-lactamases as Antibacterial Agents
  17. Tumor Microenvironment as Target in Cancer Therapy
  18. Novel Screening Paradigms for the Identification of Allosteric Modulators and /or Biased Ligands for Challenging G-Protein-Coupled Receptors (GPCRs)
  19. Mer Tyrosine Kinase Receptor: Therapeutic Opportunities in Oncology, Virology and Cardiovascular Indications
  20. Disease Modifying Agents for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis
  21. Advancements in Stapled Peptide Drug Discovery and Development
  22. Cytochrome P450 Enzyme Metabolites in Lead Discovery and Development
  23. Case History: ForxigaTM (Dapagliflozin), a Potent Selective SGLT2 Inhibitor for Treatment of Diabetes
  24. Case History: Kalydeco® (VX-770, Ivacaftor), a CFTR Potentiator for the Treatment of Patients with Cystic Fibrosis and the G551D-CFTR Mutation
  25. Case History: XeljanzTM (Tofacitinib Citrate), A First-In-Class Janus Kinase (JAK) Inhibitor for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
  26. New Chemical Entities Entering Phase III Trials in 2013
  27. To Market, To Market – 2013

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