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Combating the Threat of Pandemic Influenza PDF

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Drug discovery for influenza antivirals

Priorities for combating pandemic influenza include rapid detectionand identification, the quick administration of available drugs totreat the infection, the development of new antivirals, and thedevelopment of vaccines. Since lead-time may be required to producean effective vaccine, antivirals would serve as a key first line ofdefense in containing an outbreak. Diverse antivirals, actingthrough different mechanisms, would help stay the development ofresistant viruses. Thus, drug discovery for influenza antivirals isan important public health-related endeavor.

With chapters contributed by leading international specialists,this guide gets readers up to speed on the latest advances andtechnologies in diverse approaches to drug discovery,covering:
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Existing antivirals, including broadly effective anti-respiratoryvirus agents
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The development of high-throughput screening assays
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IFN resistance
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The development of nucleic acid-based antiviral drugs
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Antiviral RNAi strategies targeting influenza virus
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Other promising antiviral drug discovery strategies

Combating the Threat of Pandemic Influenza: Drug DiscoveryApproaches consolidates the latest information on diverseapproaches into one comprehensive resource. It is an invaluable,hands-on reference for researchers in medicinal chemistry,pharmaceutical chemistry, drug discovery, biochemistry, virology,microbiology, and public health.

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