Medicinal Chemistry for Pharmacy Students

Medicinal Chemistry for Pharmacy Students

Fundamentals of Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Metabolism

The primary objective of this 4-volume book series is to educate PharmD students on the subject of medicinal chemistry. The book set serves as a reference guide to pharmacists on aspects of chemical ...
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Review of Bioorganic Chemistry

Pp. 13-75 (63)

M. O. Faruk Khan and Ashim Malhotra

Abstract

This chapter is a brief review of the important organic functional groups and biomolecules. After study of this chapter, students will be able to: • Identify important organic functional groups in any drug structure • Identify major biomolecules: proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids • Apply chemical principles in all four classes of biomolecules • Define monomer units of the biomolecules and their chemical properties • Evaluate the structures of important heterocycles occurring in drugs and biomolecules • Summarize the significance of of biomolecules

Keywords:

Biomolecules, Carbohydrates, Eicosanoids, Fats, Functional groups, Nucleic acids, Proteins.

Affiliation:

Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, California Northstate University, Elk Grove, CA, USA.