Medicinal Chemistry for Pharmacy Students

Volume: 1

Review of Bioorganic Chemistry

Author(s): M. O. Faruk Khan and Ashim Malhotra

Pp: 13-75 (63)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681086873118010005

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This chapter is a brief review of the important organic functional groups and biomolecules. After study of this chapter, students will be able to: • Identify important organic functional groups in any drug structure • Identify major biomolecules: proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids • Apply chemical principles in all four classes of biomolecules • Define monomer units of the biomolecules and their chemical properties • Evaluate the structures of important heterocycles occurring in drugs and biomolecules • Summarize the significance of of biomolecules

Keywords: Biomolecules, Carbohydrates, Eicosanoids, Fats, Functional groups, Nucleic acids, Proteins.

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