Diploma in Drug Development
Learn about biosynthesis and anti-ulcer drugs in drug development with this free online diploma course.
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This course on polyketide biosynthesis and the development of anti-ulcer drugs starts with a concise discussion of secondary metabolites as well as the biosynthesis of macrolide polyketides in connection to erythromycin and their characteristic features. Next, you will be introduced to viruses and the design strategy of anti-viral drugs. This will follow with a look at the chemistry and biology of cancer, anticancer agents, aromatase inhibition and anti-ulcer drugs.
You will then be introduced to hypertension, which is a cholesterol-related illness and the biosynthesis of cholesterol. You will also be introduced to the next stage in the drug validation process after the preclinical trials, which is the study of the drug pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics properties as well as QSAR (quantitative structure-activity relationship) principles and their importance.
This course will be of great interest to professionals working in the pharmaceutical industry such as chemists, biochemists, chemical biologists and pharmacists. It will equally benefit any learner who would like to have a career in the pharmaceutical sector. So, check out the course now and kickstart an exciting career in the field of drug development today.Start Course Now
Polyketide Biosynthesis and Anti-Cancer Drugs
Polyketide Biosynthesis and Anti-cancers Drugs - Learning Outcomes
Biosynthesis of Macrolide Polyketides and Introduction to Virus
Cancer and Chemotherapy
Polyketide Biosynthesis and Anti-cancer Drugs - Lesson Summary
Anti-Ulcer Drugs and QSAR Principles
Anti-ulcer Drugs and QSAR Principles - Learning Outcomes
Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
Aromatase Inhibition and Anti-Ulcer Drugs
Cholesterol Lowering Agents
Anti-ulcer Drugs and QSAR Principles - Lesson Summary
Having completed this module, you should be able to:
Distinguish primary metabolites from secondary metabolites
Explain the characteristic feature of polyketides or secondary metabolites
Discuss the two major classes of polyketide synthase
Discuss the mechanism of action of DNA virus, RNA virus, and retrovirus
Explain why it is difficult to get a cure for cancer
Discuss the steps involved in the development of anticancer drugs
Discuss how DNA can be the drug target
State the steps to follow in order to develop a much better antacid which will be targeting the actual cause of the hyperacidity
State the importance of the QSAR principle
Discuss pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and how they are determined
State the importance of the QSAR principle
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