[CHEM 365] Medicinal Chemistry
This course examines the organic chemistry of drug design, development, and action with an emphasis on the chemical mechanisms of biologically important reactions. Particular attention is paid to the interaction between a drug and its receptor, looking in detail at enzyme inhibition and inactivation and interactions between drugs and DNA. Drug metabolism and drug delivery are also discussed. Specific classes of drugs and current literature in medicinal chemistry are the basis of student-led presentations throughout the semester.