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Computational Chemistry in Blood Brain Barrier penetration for CNS Drug Discovery

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The challenges of CNS Drug Discovery  In the last decades, few clinically active drugs for brain disorders were identified, and many research projects have been abandoned because of drawbacks in the drug discovery pipeline. One of the main CNS drug discovery challenges, is to understand the mechanisms that govern blood–brain barrier permeability. This is mainly due to the physical restriction of the membrane as well as the activity of efflux transporters present, that create an obstacle to drug delivery into […]

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Are you considering tautomerism, ionization and chirality when identifying new hits?

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Tautomerism, ionization and chirality are important factors to consider when building a compound library or when finding new hits. Tautomerism and ionization The interactions between a ligand and a target protein can be significantly affected as a result of tautomerism and ionization, potentially having a direct impact when identifying new hits for a given receptor. Hence, […]

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Alignment of PIM-1 Inhibitors with PharmScreen

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Pim-1 is an oncogene-encoded serine/threonine kinase. Originally identified in Maloney murine leukaemia, it is involved in several cellular functions associated with survival an proliferation which confers a selective advantage during tumorigenesis [1,2]. Given this implication, it has been used as a cancer drug target [3]. IYZ and LY2 are two bioactive inhibitors of Pim-1. The […]

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Are medicinal chemistry CRO complementing their technology with computational chemistry?

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Computational chemistry has been embraced by drug discovery as a key complementary technology to medicinal and organic chemistry [1]. For instance, several big pharmaceutical companies arrange research divisions into smaller groups of cross-disciplinary researchers including computational chemists as primary stakeholders operating in a biotech environment [2]. Medicinal chemistry CROs and computational chemistry What is the […]