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Antiviral Drug Discovery and Development

Editors: Liu, X., Zhan, P., Menéndez-Arias, L., Poongavanam, V. (Eds.)

  • Summarizes antiviral drug design and discovery approaches
  • Provides the latest update in the field of antiviral therapeutics
  • Includes antiviral research of coronaviruses
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About this book

This book summarizes state-of-the-art antiviral drug design and discovery approaches starting from natural products to de novo design, and provides a timely update on recently approved antiviral drugs and compounds in advanced clinical development. Special attention is paid to viral infections with a high impact on the world population or highly relevant from the public health perspective (HIV, hepatitis C, influenza virus, etc.).  In these chapters, limitations associated with adverse effects and emergence of drug resistance are discussed in detail. In addition to classical antiviral strategies, chapters will be dedicated to discuss the non-classical drug development strategies to block viral infection, for instance, allosteric inhibitors, covalent antiviral agents, or antiviral compounds targeting protein–protein interactions. Finally, current prospects for producing broad-spectrum antiviral inhibitors will be also addressed.

The book is distinctive in providing the most recent update in the rapidly evolving field of antiviral therapeutics. Authoritative reviews are written by international scientists well known for their contributions in their topics of research, which makes this book suitable for researchers not only within the antiviral research community but also attractive to a broad audience in the drug discovery field.

This book covers molecular structures and biochemical mechanisms mediating the antiviral effects, while discussing various ligand design strategies, which include traditional medicinal chemistry, computational chemistry, and chemical biology approaches. The book provides a comprehensive review of antiviral drug discovery and development approaches, particularly focusing on current innovations and future trends.

About the authors

Luis Menéndez-Arias

Luis Menéndez-Arias received his Ph.D. in biology from the Complutense University of Madrid and was trained as a postdoctoral fellow at the Frederick Cancer Research and Development Center (Frederick, Maryland, USA). Currently, he is a research professor in the Spanish National Research Council and group leader at the Centro de Biología Molecular “Severo Ochoa” in Madrid.  His research is mainly devoted to understanding structure–activity relationships in human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) reverse transcriptase (RT), elucidating mechanisms of HIV resistance to antiretroviral drugs, and understanding HIV replication fitness.  Dr. Menéndez-Arias has co-authored more than 120 peer-reviewed papers and is a member of the editorial boards of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Antiviral Research, Antiviral Therapy, Journal of Biological Chemistry, PLoS One, Virus Research, and Viruses. 

Xinyong Liu

Xinyong Liu received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shandong University. Then, he worked at the Instituto de Quimica Medica (CSIC) in Madrid, Spain, as a senior visiting scholar. Dr. Liu obtained his Ph.D. from Shandong University. He is currently a full professor at the Institute of Medicinal Chemistry, Shandong University. His research interests include rational drug design, synthesis, and antiviral evaluation of a variety of molecules that interact with specific enzymes and receptors in the viral life cycle. Other ongoing programs include studies of the molecular modification and structure−activity relationships of some natural products used to treat cardiovascular diseases and drug delivery research using PEGylated small-molecular agents.

Peng Zhan

Peng Zhan obtained his B.S. and M.Sc. degrees and a Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from Shandong University, China. Then, he joined the research group of Professor Xinyong Liu as a lecturer. Later, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow funded by JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) in the Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan. Currently, he is a full professor at the Institute of Medicinal Chemistry, Shandong University. His research interests involve the discovery of novel antiviral, anticancer, and neurodegenerative diseases-related agents based on rational drug design and combinatorial chemistry approaches.

Vasanthanathan Poongavanam

Vasanthanathan Poongavanam obtained his Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, working on computational modeling of cytochrome P450-ligand interactions. He conducted his postdoctoral research at the University of Vienna (Austria), University of Southern Denmark (Denmark), and Uppsala University (Sweden). Currently, he is a researcher (Forskare) at Uppsala University (Sweden). His current research activities involve the basic understanding of biomolecular recognition using computer simulations, with emphasis on the prediction of cellular permeability, ligand-binding, molecular properties of compounds in bRo5 space, cheminformatics, and computer-assisted drug design.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Antiviral Drug Discovery and Development
Editors
  • Xinyong Liu
  • Peng Zhan
  • Luis Menéndez-Arias
  • Vasanthanathan Poongavanam
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
1322
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-16-0267-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-16-0267-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-16-0266-5
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 357
Number of Illustrations
78 b/w illustrations, 64 illustrations in colour
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