Screening and Drug Design

Structure-based drug design is the design and optimization of a chemical structure with the goal of identifying a compound suitable for clinical testing — a drug candidate. It is based on knowledge of the drug’s three-dimensional structure and how its shape and charge cause it to interact with its biological target, ultimately eliciting a medical effect.

The field of structure-based drug design is a rapidly growing area in which many successes have occurred in recent years. The explosion of genomic, proteomic, and structural information has provided hundreds of new targets and opportunities for future drug lead discovery. This review summarizes the process of structure-based drug design and includes, primarily, the choice of a target, the evaluation of a structure of that target, the pivotal questions to consider in choosing a method for drug lead discovery, and evaluation of the drug leads. Key principles in the field of structure-based drug design will be illustrated through a case study that explores drug design for AmpC β-lactamase.

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