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Biochem Soc Trans (2019) 47 (1): 281-293.
Published: 15 January 2019
...Tom Ceska; Chun-Wa Chung; Rob Cooke; Chris Phillips; Pamela A. Williams The impact of structural biology on drug discovery is well documented, and the workhorse technique for the past 30 years or so has been X-ray crystallography. With the advent of several technological improvements, including...
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Biochem Soc Trans (2019) 47 (1): 63-76.
Published: 21 December 2018
... investing considerable resources for follow-up activities in a drug discovery project. To simplify this validation process, a graphical scheme — the validation cross — can be used. This simple graphic is a powerful tool for identifying blind spots of a binding hypothesis, for selecting the most informative...
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Biochem Soc Trans (2019) 47 (1): 47-61.
Published: 17 December 2018
...–function relationships. Today, this information is vital to drug discovery and medicine. In the last two decades, many have been the technical advances and breakthroughs in the field of MP structural biology that have contributed to an exponential growth in the number of unique MP structures in the Protein...
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Biochem Soc Trans (2016) 44 (2): 555-561.
Published: 11 April 2016
...Richard Carr, III; Jeffrey L. Benovic For over a decade, pepducins have been utilized to develop unique pharmacological profiles that have been particularly challenging for traditional drug discovery methods. It is becoming increasingly clear that these cell-penetrating lipopeptides can access...
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Biochem Soc Trans (2015) 43 (4): 674-679.
Published: 03 August 2015
... Kelch-like ECH-associated protein 1 (Keap1) drug discovery nuclear factor erytheroid-2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) protein–protein interactions Small molecule inducers of the transcription factor nuclear factor erythroid-2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) have been proposed as potential therapeutic agents...
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Biochem Soc Trans (2013) 41 (4): 1037-1041.
Published: 18 July 2013
... of chemical inhibitors. 1 To whom correspondence should be addressed (email richard.bayliss@le.ac.uk ). 26 4 2013 © The Authors Journal compilation © 2013 Biochemical Society 2013 activation mechanism Aurora-A drug discovery Nek7 protein kinase structural biology...
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Biochem Soc Trans (2012) 40 (3): 573-579.
Published: 22 May 2012
... present paper, we review recent genomic and biochemical evidence implicating Mycobacterium tuberculosis CYP (cytochrome P450) enzymes as exciting potential targets for new classes of anti-tuberculars. We also discuss HTS (high-throughput screening) and fragment-based drug-discovery campaigns that are...
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Biochem Soc Trans (2012) 40 (1): 31-36.
Published: 19 January 2012
... Society 2012 autotaxin cancer drug discovery lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) 4-pentadecylbenzylphosphonic acid (4-PBA) therapy ATX (autotaxin) is a member of the NPP (nucleotide pyrophosphatase/phosphodiesterase) enzyme family and is also known as NPP2 [ 1 , 2 ]. ATX was originally...
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Biochem Soc Trans (2011) 39 (5): 1365-1370.
Published: 21 September 2011
... relationship) data, which can be used to support chemical biology, lead discovery and target selection in drug discovery. The database contains the abstracted structures, properties and biological activities for over 700000 distinct compounds and in excess of more than 3 million bioactivity records abstracted...
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Biochem Soc Trans (2010) 38 (4): 1033-1036.
Published: 26 July 2010
...Claire N. Medine; Sebastian Greenhough; David C. Hay Accurate prediction of human drug toxicity is a vital part of the drug discovery process. However, the safety evaluation process is hindered by the availability and quality of primary human liver models with which to study drug toxicity. In an...
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Biochem Soc Trans (2010) 38 (4): 1046-1050.
Published: 26 July 2010
... similar way and that it was possible to streamline assignment of a compound to a chemical category on the basis of measured cellular features. Modern drug discovery is limited by the lack of suitable models for primary screens. The paradigm of using chemical genetics to uncover fundamental aspects...
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Biochem Soc Trans (2010) 38 (4): 1072-1075.
Published: 26 July 2010
...Daniel J. Maltman; Stefan A. Przyborski Drug discovery programmes require accurate in vitro systems for drug screening and testing. Traditional cell culture makes use of 2D (two-dimensional) surfaces for ex vivo cell growth. In such environments, cells are forced to adopt unnatural characteristics...
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Biochem Soc Trans (2007) 35 (5): 985-990.
Published: 25 October 2007
...D.A. Middleton Structure-based design has gained credibility as a valuable component of the modern drug discovery process. The technique of SSNMR (solid-state NMR) promises to be a useful counterpart to the conventional experimental techniques of X-ray crystallography and solution-state NMR for...
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Biochem Soc Trans (2006) 34 (2): 238-242.
Published: 20 March 2006
...J.G. McCormack Scientists and science in the pharmaceutical industry rely heavily on the more academically orientated basic research carried out at Universities, for first of all training, but also as a source of new ideas and approaches to drug discovery. Progress in the discovery and development...
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Biochem Soc Trans (2006) 34 (2): 313-316.
Published: 20 March 2006
...G.P. Belfield; S.J. Delaney The discipline of molecular biology has become increasingly important in recent times for the process of drug discovery. We describe the impact of molecular biology across the whole process of drug discovery and development, including (i) the identification and...
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Biochem Soc Trans (2005) 33 (4): 553-558.
Published: 01 August 2005
... Alzheimer's disease amyloid drug discovery immunization protease secretase AD (Alzheimer's disease) is a progressive, degenerative brain disorder resulting in cognitive and behavioural decline and is the leading cause of dementia in the Western world. Much effort is currently directed at...
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Biochem Soc Trans (2005) 33 (1): 306-310.
Published: 01 February 2005
... ‘GK-switch’. The case of GK research illustrates how basic science may culminate in therapeutic advances of human medicine. 1 To whom correspondence should be addressed (email matsch@mail.med.upenn.edu ). 2 9 2004 © 2005 The Biochemical Society 2005 drug discovery genetics...
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Biochem Soc Trans (2004) 32 (5): 873-877.
Published: 26 October 2004
... interaction drug discovery G-protein-coupled receptor kinetics ternary complex model The GPCRs (G-protein-coupled receptors) are the largest receptor superfamily and are extremely tractable drug targets. Traditional approaches to drug discovery at GPCRs focus on mimicking or inhibiting the actions...
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Biochem Soc Trans (2003) 31 (3): 631-633.
Published: 01 June 2003
...B.A. Wallace; Robert W. Janes CD spectroscopy is an established and valuable technique for examining protein structure, dynamics and folding. Because of its ability to sensitively detect conformational changes, it has important potential for drug discovery, enabling screening for ligand and drug...