Carbonic Anhydrase: Its Inhibitors and Activators

Carbonic Anhydrase: Its Inhibitors and Activators
CRC Press | ISBN: 0415306736 | 2005-05-27 | PDF | 376 pages | 8.59 Mb | RS
Carbonic anhydrases (CAs) are metalloenzymes that regulate important physiological functions in organisms throughout the plant and animal kingdoms. These enzymes are found in numerous forms, and in numerous tissues, and present an attractive target for the design of inhibitors and activators with therapeutic value. CA inhibitor-based drugs have been approved for the treatment of glaucoma, and show promise in the areas of oncology, gastroenterology, neurology, nephrology and dermatology; CA activators may prove useful in treating Alzheimer's disease and memory disorders. Carbonic Anhydrase: Its Inhibitors and Activators provides a state-of-the-art overview of the latest developments and challenges in carbonic anhydrase research. Authors describe the mechanisms of action of specific inhibitors in relation to physiological function, and present previously unpublished research on CA activators. Written by a team of internationally recognized experts, this authoritative edition is a leading reference for bioscientists across many disciplines, as well as novices interested in the latest developments in this complex field. An understanding of the mechanisms through which carbonic anhydrases interact with their inhibitors and activators in complex biological environments is essential in developing novel therapeutic agents for the treatment of disease.