Chemistry/Biology 491 "Pharmacognosy and How Drugs
Biochemistry Resources: Biochemistry is
at the heart of pharmacology. Here are some basic metabolism and biochemistry
Here is a great site covering all basic aspects of biochemistry and metabolism.
The Protein Data Bank. Search here
to find out if there is a known structure for a given drug target protein.
OMIM (Online Mendelian
Inheritance In Man). The ultimate genetic disorder resource. EVERYTHING
aspirin works. Here is a structural resource requiring CHIME. This
is a classic system for understanding SAR(Structure Activity Relationships).
Go to the contents page and then "studying protein structures" and you
will be rewarded with CHIME aminmations of various medically important
protein targets including G-proteins and the HIV protease.