The Impact of Self-Assembly in Medicine and Pharmacology

Author(s): Mahnaz Derakhshan, Hamid R. Ansarian, Makoto Takafuji, Toshihiko Sakurai, Hirotaka Ihara

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Analysis

Volume 2 , Issue 1 , 2006

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The concept, molecular self-assembly, especially considering molecule-molecule interaction as an informationprocessing phenomenon, have a profoundly novel effect on thoughts and efforts related to Medicine and Pharmacology. This new style of thinking is still too novice to be used solely and independently for explanation of disease mechanisms and appropriate treatment strategies. However it calls for a range of new researches based on new predictions about disease mechanisms (especially Autoimmune diseases, Endocrinopathies, and Neoplasms) and relevant treatment strategies (superstructural drugs).

Keywords: Self-assembly, Non-covalent interaction, Cell membrane, Autoimmunity, Anti-viral drugs, Sickle cell anemia

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Year: 2006
Page: [79 - 83]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/157341206775473990

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