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Drug Design

Methodology, Concepts, and Mode-of-Action

  • Gerhard Klebe
  • Unique reference work on the subject of drug design

  • Full colours throughout

  • Intelligibly written and illustrated containing over 100 computer graphics

  • Including an index of about 5,000 items

Reference work

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Part I Fundamentals in Drug Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
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  3. Part II The Search for the Lead Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-112
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      Pages 113-128
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  4. Part III Experimental and Theoretical Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-210
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About this book


Unique work on structure-based drug design, covering multiple aspects of drug discovery and development. Fully colored, many images, computer animations of 3D structures (these only in electronic form). Makes the spatial aspects of interacting molecules clear to the reader, covers multiple applications and methods in drug design. Structures by mode of action, no therapeutic areas. Of high relevance for academia and industrial research. Focus on gene technology in drug design, omics-technologies computational methods experimental techniques of structure determination multiple examples on mode of action of current drugs, ADME-tox properties in drug development, QSAR methods, combinatorial chemistry, biologicals, ribosome, targeting protein-protein interfaces.


Drug Design Hit-to-lead optimization Screening technologies computer methods and modelling drug targets, mode-of-action

Editors and affiliations

  • Gerhard Klebe
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Pharmaceutical ChemistryPhilipps-University MarburgMarburgGermany

About the editors

Well-known author has won a prize for the German edition of this work.

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