Chemoinformatics is paramount to current drug discovery. Structure- and ligand-based drug design strategies have been used to uncover hidden patterns in large amounts of data, and to disclose the molecular aspects underlying ligand-receptor interactions. This Research Topic aims to share with a broad audience the most recent trends in the use of chemoinformatics in drug design. To that end, experts in all areas of drug discovery have made their knowledge available through a series of articles that report state-of-the-art approaches. Readers are provided with outstanding contributions focusing on a wide variety of topics which will be of great value to those interested in the many different and exciting facets of drug design.
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Quantitative structure-activity relationships (QSARs) represent predictive models derived from the application of statistical tools correlating biological activity or other properties of chemicals with descriptors representative of molecular structure and/or property. Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships in Drug Design, Predictive Toxicology, and Risk Assessment discusses recent advancements in the field of QSARs with special reference to their application in drug development, predictive toxicology, and chemical risk analysis. Focusing on emerging research in the field, this book is an ideal reference source for industry professionals, students, and academicians in the fields of medicinal chemistry and toxicology.
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This insightful book represents the experience and understanding of the global experts in the field and spotlights both the structural and medicinal chemistry aspects of drug design. The need to 'encode' the physiological factors of pharmacology, a key area, is explored.
Drug design is a complex, challenging and innovative research area. Structure-based molecular design has transformed the drug discovery approach in modern medicine. Traditionally, focus has been placed on computational, structural or synthetic methods only in isolation. This one-of-akind guide integrates all three skill sets for a complete picture of contemporary structure-based design. This practical approach provides the tools to develop a high-affinity ligand with drug-like properties for a given drug target for which a high-resolution structure exists. The authors use numerous examples of recently developed drugs to present "best practice" methods in structurebased drug design with both newcomers and practicing researchers in mind. By way of a carefully balanced mix of theoretical background and case studies from medicinal chemistry applications, readers will quickly and efficiently master the basic skills of successful drug design. This book is aimed at new and active medicinal chemists, biochemists, pharmacologists, natural product chemists and those working in drug discovery in the pharmaceutical industry. It is highly recommended as a desk reference to guide students in medicinal and chemical sciences as well as to aid researchers engaged in drug design today.
A guide to applying the power of modern simulation tools to better drug design Biomolecular Simulations in Structure-based Drug Discovery offers an up-to-date and comprehensive review of modern simulation tools and their applications in real-life drug discovery, for better and quicker results in structure-based drug design. The authors describe common tools used in the biomolecular simulation of drugs and their targets and offer an analysis of the accuracy of the predictions. They also show how to integrate modeling with other experimental data. Filled with numerous case studies from different therapeutic fields, the book helps professionals to quickly adopt these new methods for their current projects. Experts from the pharmaceutical industry and academic institutions present real-life examples for important target classes such as GPCRs, ion channels and amyloids as well as for common challenges in structure-based drug discovery. Biomolecular Simulations in Structure-based Drug Discovery is an important resource that: -Contains a review of the current generation of biomolecular simulation tools that have the robustness and speed that allows them to be used as routine tools by non-specialists -Includes information on the novel methods and strategies for the modeling of drug-target interactions within the framework of real-life drug discovery and development -Offers numerous illustrative case studies from a wide-range of therapeutic fields -Presents an application-oriented reference that is ideal for those working in the various fields Written for medicinal chemists, professionals in the pharmaceutical industry, and pharmaceutical chemists, Biomolecular Simulations in Structure-based Drug Discovery is a comprehensive resource to modern simulation tools that complement and have the potential to complement or replace laboratory assays for better results in drug design.