Numerous phenomenal advances have been made towards understanding the role of neurotransmitters in the pathophysiology of neurological disorders, and these have resulted in a large number of novel molecules with the potential to revolutionize the treatment and prevention of such disorders.
This book provides a comprehensive and detailed explanation of brain neurotransmitters and their receptors and associated channels. It includes a basic introduction, and also discusses the functions and recent advances and their pharmacology, highlighting the role of various computer aided drug design (CADD) strategies for the development of therapeutic ligands to modulate these receptors/ion channels. Written in an easy-to-read style, it is intended for neuroscience and pharmaceutical students and researchers working in the area of brain neurotransmitters.
Dr. Puneet Kumar is an Associate Professor at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University, India. He completed his PhD at the University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Panjab University, Chandigarh. His research interests include the pharmacological screening of herbal and semisynthetic and synthetic drugs in animal models of various diseases, such as movement disorders. He has published more than 115 peer-reviewed research and review papers/ book chapters and five books. He has more than 14 years of teaching and research experience, and has completed three major research projects for government-funded agencies. He received the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) fellowship for attending IBRO neuroscience schools and has presented his research at various national and international conferences. Dr. Bansal is member of several highly respected national and international professional societies, such as MNAMSc., NAMSc, APTI, IPS, IAN, IPGA, SNCI, LASA, IBRO, and MDS. Dr. Pran Kishore Deb is currently working as an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Philadelphia University, Jordan. He received his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS), Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. He is an active academic and researcher with 9 years of experience in the field. His key research interests include E-learning innovations, computer-aided drug design (CADD) and the development of new chemical entities (NCEs) targeting adenosine receptors, cyclooxygenase enzymes and TB. He holds one patent on TB and has published more than 75 scientific research and review articles in various peer-reviewed international journals as well as book chapters. He is a recipient of various prestigious national and international awards, including CSIR-SRF (PhD, India), Young Scientist Award, E-Learning GURU Award and Best Faculty Achievement Award. He has also received several national and international research grants from various funding agencies, including the Government of India, Malaysia and Jordan.