Editors: Atta-ur-Rahman, M. Iqbal Choudhary

Anti-Obesity Drug Discovery and Development

Volume 2

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ISSN: 2467-9615 (Print)
ISSN: 2210-2698 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-915-7 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-914-0 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2014
DOI: 10.2174/97816080591401140201

Introduction

"Obesity is a complex health problem, caused by a number of factors such as excessive food intake, lack of physical activity, genetic predisposition, endocrine disorders, medications and psychiatric illnesses. Onset of obesity in both the developing and the developed world has reached epidemic proportions. In response to this, efforts to control and treat obesity have also been vigorously pursued, ranging from raising awareness about lifestyle changes to the discovery and development of safe and effective anti-obesity drugs.

Anti-obesity Drug Discovery and Development is focused on this very important area of healthcare research. Fifteen well written reviews make this special volume an excellent compilation of recent developments in anti-obesity treatment. The reviews cover a variety of topics including the development of specific, safe and effective receptor antagonists, the role of epithelial endocrine cells and post operative treatment strategies. This book should be useful to clinicians and medicinal chemists involved in anti-obesity research and therapy.

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Contributors

Editor(s):
Atta-ur-Rahman
Kings College
University of Cambridge
Cambridge
UK


M. Iqbal Choudhary
H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry
International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences
University of Karachi
Karachi
Pakistan




Contributor(s):
Alcira Andrés
Endothelium and Cardiometabolic Medicine Unit
Internal Medicine Service
Ramón y Cajal Hospital
Madrid
Spain


Ana Alonso-Pacho
Endothelium and Cardiometabolic Medicine Unit
Internal Medicine Service
Ramón y Cajal Hospital
Madrid
Spain


Cristina de la Puerta González-Quevedo
Endothelium and Cardiometabolic Medicine Unit
Internal Medicine Service
Ramón y Cajal Hospital
Madrid
Spain


Delia Barrio
Endothelium and Cardiometabolic Medicine Unit
Internal Medicine Service
Ramón y Cajal Hospital
Madrid
Spain


Essam Abdel-Sattar
Pharmacognosy Department
College of Pharmacy
Cairo University
Cairo, 11562
Egypt


Jameela Banu
Coordinated Program in Dietetics and Department of Biology
University of Texas-Pan American
1201, W. University Dr.
Edinburg
TX 78539-2999
USA


José Sabán-Ruíz
Endothelium and Cardiometabolic Medicine Unit
Internal Medicine Service
Ramón y Cajal Hospital
Madrid
Spain


Maha M. Salama
Pharmacognosy Department
College of Pharmacy
Cairo University
Cairo, 11562
Egypt


Martin Fabregate-Fuente
Endothelium and Cardiometabolic Medicine Unit
Internal Medicine Service
Ramón y Cajal Hospital
Madrid
Spain


Nataliya A. Babenko
Department of Physiology of Ontogenesis
Institute of Biology
Kharkov Karazin National University
4 Svobody pl.
61077 Kharkov
Ukraine


Rosa Fabregate-Fuente
Endothelium and Cardiometabolic Medicine Unit
Internal Medicine Service
Ramón y Cajal Hospital
Madrid
Spain


Sara M. Reyna
Department of Medicine and Medical Research Division
Edinburg Regional Academic Health Center
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1214, W Schunior
Edinburg
TX 78541
USA


Soheir M. El Zalabani
Pharmacognosy Department
College of Pharmacy
Cairo University
Cairo, 11562
Egypt


Susana Tello Blasco
Endothelium and Cardiometabolic Medicine Unit
Internal Medicine Service
Ramón y Cajal Hospital
Madrid
Spain


Zsuzsanna Suba
National Institute of Oncology
Department of Surgical and Molecular Pathology
Budapest
Hungary




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