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Main Title Adverse Drug Reactions [electronic resource] /
Author Uetrecht, Jack.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2010
Call Number RM1-950
ISBN 9783642006630
Subjects Medicine ; Immunology ; Toxicology ; Allergy ; Dermatology ; Clinical medicine
Internet Access
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Collation online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Target Organ Toxicity -- Drug-Induced Liver Injury -- Drug Hypersensitivity Reactions Involving Skin -- Adverse Drug Reactions Affecting Blood Cells -- Molecular Mechanisms of Adverse Drug Reactions in Cardiac Tissue -- Mechanisms of Drug-Induced Nephrotoxicity -- Receptor- and Reactive Intermediate-Mediated Mechanisms of Teratogenesis -- Mediators/Biochemical Pathways -- Role of Reactive Metabolites in Drug-Induced Hepatotoxicity -- The Role of Cytokines in the Mechanism of Adverse Drug Reactions -- The Keap1-Nrf2 Cellular Defense Pathway: Mechanisms of Regulation and Role in Protection Against Drug-Induced Toxicity -- Signal Transduction Pathways Involved in Drug-Induced Liver Injury -- Mitochondrial Involvement in Drug-Induced Liver Injury -- Examples/Models -- Mechanisms of Acetaminophen-Induced Liver Necrosis -- Drug-Induced Liver Injury in Humans: The Case of Ximelagatran -- Troglitazone -- Nevirapine Hypersensitivity -- Mechanisms of Adverse Drug Reactions to Biologics -- Risk Factors/Screening Drug Candidates -- Pharmacogenetics of Idiosyncratic Adverse Drug Reactions -- The Danger Hypothesis Applied to Idiosyncratic Drug Reactions -- Approaches for Minimizing Metabolic Activation of New Drug Candidates in Drug Discovery. This book provides the current state of knowledge of basic mechanisms of adverse drug reactions (ADRs). The main focus is on idiosyncratic drug reactions because they are the most difficult to deal with. It starts with a general description of the major targets for ADRs followed by a description of what are presently believed to be mediators and biochemical pathways involved in idiosyncratic drug reactions. There is also a description of several examples of ADRs that serve to illustrate specific aspects of ADR mechanisms. Eventually the book shows that ultimately better methods are needed to predict which drug candidates are likely to cause ADRs and which patients are at increased risk. But at present research seems to be far from this goal.