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Chemoinformatics Strategies for Leishmaniasis Drug Discovery

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Autor(es):
Ferreira, Leonardo L. G. [1] ; Andricopulo, Adriano D. [1]
Número total de Autores: 2
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos Inst Phys, Ctr Res & Innovat Biodivers & Drug Discovery, Lab Med & Computat Chem, Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo de Revisão
Fonte: FRONTIERS IN PHARMACOLOGY; v. 9, NOV 1 2018.
Citações Web of Science: 2
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Leishmaniasis is a fatal neglected tropical disease (NTD) that is caused by more than 20 species of Leishmania parasites. The disease kills approximately 20,000 people each year and more than 1 billion are susceptible to infection. Although counting on a few compounds, the therapeutic arsenal faces some drawbacks such as drug resistance, toxicity issues, high treatment costs, and accessibility problems, which highlight the need for novel treatment options. Worldwide efforts have been made to that aim and, as well as in other therapeutic areas, chemoinformatics have contributed significantly to leishmaniasis drug discovery. Breakthrough advances in the comprehension of the parasites' molecular biology have enabled the design of high-affinity ligands for a number of macromolecular targets. In addition, the use of chemoinformatics has allowed highly accurate predictions of biological activity and physicochemical and pharmacokinetics properties of novel antileishmanial compounds. This review puts into perspective the current context of leishmaniasis drug discovery and focuses on the use of chemoinformatics to develop better therapies for this life-threatening condition. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 13/07600-3 - CIBFar - Centro de Inovação em Biodiversidade e Fármacos
Beneficiário:Glaucius Oliva
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Centros de Pesquisa, Inovação e Difusão - CEPIDs
Processo FAPESP: 13/25658-9 - Planejamento e desenvolvimento de candidatos a fármacos para a Doença de Chagas
Beneficiário:Leonardo Luiz Gomes Ferreira
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado