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Molecular Docking and Structure-Based Drug Design Strategies

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Author(s):
Ferreira, Leonardo G. [1] ; dos Santos, Ricardo N. [1] ; Oliva, Glaucius [1] ; Andricopulo, Adriano D. [1]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Fis Sao Carlos, Lab Quim Med & Comp, Ctr Pesquisa & Inovacao Biodiversidade & Farm, Av Joao Dagnone 1100, BR-13563120 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Review article
Source: Molecules; v. 20, n. 7, p. 13384-13421, JUL 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 193
Abstract

Pharmaceutical research has successfully incorporated a wealth of molecular modeling methods, within a variety of drug discovery programs, to study complex biological and chemical systems. The integration of computational and experimental strategies has been of great value in the identification and development of novel promising compounds. Broadly used in modern drug design, molecular docking methods explore the ligand conformations adopted within the binding sites of macromolecular targets. This approach also estimates the ligand-receptor binding free energy by evaluating critical phenomena involved in the intermolecular recognition process. Today, as a variety of docking algorithms are available, an understanding of the advantages and limitations of each method is of fundamental importance in the development of effective strategies and the generation of relevant results. The purpose of this review is to examine current molecular docking strategies used in drug discovery and medicinal chemistry, exploring the advances in the field and the role played by the integration of structure-and ligand-based methods. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/07600-3 - CIBFar - Center for Innovation in Biodiversity and Drug Discovery
Grantee:Glaucius Oliva
Support type: Research Grants - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers - RIDC
FAPESP's process: 13/25658-9 - Design and development of drug candidates for Chagas Disease
Grantee:Leonardo Luiz Gomes Ferreira
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate