Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Drug Repurposing

Hypothesis, Molecular Aspects and Therapeutic Applications

Edited by Farid A. Badria

Mansoura University

Drug repurposing or drug repositioning is a new approach to presenting new indications for common commercial and clinically approved existing drugs. For example, chloroquine, an old antimalarial drug, showed promising results for treating COVID-19, interfering with MDR in several types of cancer, and chemosensitizing human leukemic cells.This book focuses on the hypothesis, risk/benefits, and economic impacts of drug repurposing on drug discovery in dermatology, infectious diseases, neurological disorders, cancer, and orphan diseases. It brings together up-to-date research to provide readers with an informative, illustrative, and easy-to-read book useful for students, clinicians, and the pharmaceutical industry.

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Drug RepurposingHypothesis, Molecular Aspects and Therapeutic ApplicationsEdited by Farid A. Badria

Published: December 2nd 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.83082

ISBN: 978-1-83968-521-7

Print ISBN: 978-1-83968-520-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83968-522-4

Copyright year: 2020

Books open for chapter submissions

4722 Total Chapter Downloads

7 Crossref Citations

2 Web of Science Citations

15 Dimensions Citations


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1. Drug Repurposing (DR): An Emerging Approach in Drug Discovery

By Mithun Rudrapal, Shubham J. Khairnar and Anil G. Jadhav


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2. Risk-Benefit Events Associated with the Use of Aspirin for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disorders

By Deepak Kumar Dash, Vishal Jain, Anil Kumar Sahu, Rajnikant Panik and Vaibhav Tripathi


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3. Drug Repurposing in Dermatology: Molecular Biology and Omics Approach

By Farid A. Badria and Abdullah A. Elgazar


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4. Drug Repurposing and Orphan Disease Therapeutics

By Neha Dhir, Ashish Jain, Dhruv Mahendru, Ajay Prakash and Bikash Medhi


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5. Drug Repurposing in Neurological Diseases: Opportunities and Challenges

By Xiao-Yuan Mao


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6. Drugs Repurposing for Multi-Drug Resistant Bacterial Infections

By Andrea Vila Domínguez, Manuel Enrique Jiménez Mejías and Younes Smani


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7. Drug Repurposing in Oncotherapeutics

By Alkeshkumar Patel


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8. Drug Repositioning for the Treatment of Glioma: Current State and Future Perspective

By Sho Tamai, Nozomi Hirai, Shabierjiang Jiapaer, Takuya Furuta and Mitsutoshi Nakada


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9. Repurposing Infectious Pathogen Vaccines in Cancer Immunotherapy

By Matteo Conti


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10. Salicylic Acid Sans Aspirin in Animals and Man

By James Ronald Lawrence, Gwendoline Joan Baxter and John Robert Paterson


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11. Repurposing Fumaric Acid Esters to Treat Conditions of Oxidative Stress and Inflammation: A Promising Emerging Approach with Broad Potential

By Ravirajsinh N. Jadeja, Folami L. Powell and Pamela M. Martin


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