Author(s): Aronov AM
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Abstract hERG-mediated sudden death as a side effect of non-antiarrhythmic drugs has been receiving increased regulatory attention. Perhaps owing to the unique shape of the ligand-binding site and its hydrophobic character, the hERG channel has been shown to interact with pharmaceuticals of widely varying structure. Several in silico approaches have attempted to predict hERG channel blockade. Some of these approaches are aimed primarily at filtering out potential hERG blockers in the context of virtual libraries, others involve understanding structure-activity relationships governing hERG-drug interactions. This review summarizes the most recent efforts in this emerging field.
This article was published in Drug Discov Today
and referenced in Natural Products Chemistry & Research