Ocular Transporters and Receptors, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 190881831X
  • ISBN-13: 9781908818317
  • DDC: 612.8
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 276 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Ocular transporters and receptors contains detailed descriptions of major transporters and receptors expressed in the eye, with special emphasis on their role in drug delivery. The complex anatomy and the existence of multiple barriers in the eye pose a considerable challenge to successful drug delivery to the eye. Hence ocular transporters and receptors are important targets for drug delivery. A significant advancement has been made in the field of ocular transport research and their role in drug delivery. In this book the cutting edge research being carried out in this field is compiled and summarized. The book focuses on key areas, including the anatomy and physiology of the eye, biology of ocular transporters and receptors, techniques in characterization of transporters and receptors, transporters and receptors in the anterior and posterior segment in the eye, the role of ocular transporters and receptors in drug delivery, and transporter-metabolism interplay in the eye.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Front Matter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures and Tables.
About the Authors.
1: Eye: Anatomy, Physiology and Barriers to Drug Delivery.
2: Biology of Ocular Transporters: Efflux and Influx Transporters in the Eye.
3: Characterization of Ocular Transporters.
4: Ransporters and Receptors in the Anterior Segment of the Eye.
5: Transporters and Receptors in the Posterior Segment of the Eye.
6: Transporters in Drug Discovery and Delivery: A New Paradigm in Ocular Drug Design.
7: Transporter–Metabolism Interplay in the Eye.