Advances in drug resistance research

Advances in drug resistance research. Edited by Christudas Morais New York, United States: Nova Biomedical, 2014.

Title Advances in drug resistance research
Place of Publication New York, United States
Publisher Nova Biomedical
Publication year 2014
Sub-type Edited book
Series Public Health in the 21st Century
ISBN 9781631171314
Language eng
Editor Christudas Morais
Start page 1
End page 264
Total number of pages 246
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Drug resistance continues to be a major problem in the effective treatment of many diseases. Resistance to chemotherapy, whether intrinsic or extrinsic, is the result of at least three well defined mechanisms: prevention of the interaction of drug with the target, decreased intracellular concentration of the drug due to an increased efflux or a decreased influx, and enzymatic modification or destruction of the drug. With the advancement in technology, the molecular mechanisms of drug resistance have been unravelling at a rapid rate. This book is a timely review of such advances in drug resistance research. The nine chapters of this book, written by a group of clinicians and scientists, elegantly summarises recent advances in our understanding of this important clinical problem with emphasis on cisplatin, fibroblasts, natural compounds, erythropoiesis-stimulating agents, prostate cancer and kidney cancer. This book will be an important contribution to science, and an invaluable tool for researchers who are interested in drug resistance.
Keyword Drug resistance
Renal cell carcinoma
Prostate cancer
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Mon, 03 Mar 2014, 00:28:13 EST by Dr Christudas Morais on behalf of Medicine - Princess Alexandra Hospital