BACE inhibitors and their use in the treatment of Alzheimer's DiseaseBACE (-site of APP cleaving enzyme) is a critical component in Alzheimer's Disease (AD), and the development of BACE inhibitors shows great potential as a therapy for the disease. BACE: Lead Target for Orchestrated Therapy of Alzheimer's Disease covers virtually all aspects of BACE from initial identification, discovery of inhibitors, and challenges in clinical development, while providing a global understanding essential for productive and successful drug discovery.This book details the story of the discovery of BACE and its role in AD and comprehensively discusses:The development of BACE inhibitors as therapeutics for Alzheimer's diseaseThe research that led to the identification of BACENew BACE inhibitors currently being clinically testedADME (absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion) and clinical trial designtopics not addressed in current field literatureCutting-edge technology such as high-throughput screening, structure-based drug design, and QSAR in context of BACE inhibitors and Alzheimer's drug discoveryOther approaches to BACE inhibition based on interaction with the precursor protein APPBy enhancing the reader's understanding of the various aspects of the BACE drug-discovery process, this much-needed reference will serve as a key resource for all scientists involved in Alzheimer's researchand inspire new approaches to treatment of AD.

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