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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340400/pharmacoinformatics-exploration-of-polyphenol-oxidases-leading-to-novel-inhibitors-by-virtual-screening-and-molecular-dynamic-simulation-study
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Mubashir Hassan, Qamar Abbas, Zaman Ashraf, Ahmed A Moustafa, Sung-Yum Seo
Polyphenol oxidases (PPOs)/tyrosinases are metal-dependent enzymes and known as important targets for melanogenesis. Although considerable attempts have been conducted to control the melanin-associated diseases by using various inhibitors. However, the exploration of the best anti-melanin inhibitor without side effect still remains a challenge in drug discovery. In present study, protein structure prediction, ligand-based pharmacophore modeling, virtual screening, molecular docking and dynamic simulation study were used to screen the strong novel inhibitor to cure melanogenesis...
March 15, 2017: Computational Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339199/structure-based-discovery-of-new-antagonist-and-biased-agonist-chemotypes-for-the-kappa-opioid-receptor
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Zhong Zheng, Xi-Ping Huang, Thomas J Mangano, Rodger Zou, Xin Chen, Saheem Zaidi, Bryan L Roth, Raymond C Stevens, Vsevolod Katritch
The ongoing epidemics of opioid overdose raises an urgent need for effective anti-addiction therapies and addiction-free painkillers. The κ-opioid receptor (KOR) has emerged as a promising target for both indications, raising demand for new chemotypes of KOR antagonists, as well as G-protein-biased agonists. We employed the crystal structure of the KOR-JDTic complex and ligand-optimized structural templates to perform virtual screening of available compound libraries for new KOR ligands. The prospective virtual screening campaign yielded a high 32% hit rate, identifying novel fragment-like and lead-like chemotypes of KOR ligands...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337329/antiparasitic-lead-discovery-toward-optimization-of-a-chemotype-with-activity-against-multiple-protozoan-parasites
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William Devine, Sarah M Thomas, Jessey Erath, Kelly A Bachovchin, Patricia J Lee, Susan E Leed, Ana Rodriguez, Richard J Sciotti, Kojo Mensa-Wilmot, Michael P Pollastri
Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), Chagas disease, and leishmaniasis present a significant burden across the developing world. Existing therapeutics for these protozoal neglected tropical diseases suffer from severe side effects and toxicity. Previously, NEU-1045 (3) was identified as a promising lead with cross-pathogen activity, though it possessed poor physicochemical properties. We have designed a library of analogues with improved calculated physicochemical properties built on the quinoline scaffold of 3 incorporating small, polar aminoheterocycles in place of the 4-(3-fluorobenzyloxy)aniline substituent...
March 9, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336957/next-generation-sequencing-enables-the-discovery-of-more-diverse-positive-clones-from-a-phage-displayed-antibody-library
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Wonjun Yang, Aerin Yoon, Sanghoon Lee, Soohyun Kim, Jungwon Han, Junho Chung
Phage display technology provides a powerful tool to screen a library for a binding molecule via an enrichment process. It has been adopted as a critical technology in the development of therapeutic antibodies. However, a major drawback of phage display technology is that because the degree of the enrichment cannot be controlled during the bio-panning process, it frequently results in a limited number of clones. In this study, we applied next-generation sequencing (NGS) to screen clones from a library and determine whether a greater number of clones can be identified using NGS than using conventional methods...
March 24, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335605/opportunistic-sampling-of-roadkill-as-an-entry-point-to-accessing-natural-products-assembled-by-bacteria-associated-with-non-anthropoidal-mammalian-microbiomes
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Jeremy L Motley, Blake W Stamps, Carter A Mitchell, Alec T Thompson, Jayson Cross, Jianlan You, Douglas R Powell, Bradley S Stevenson, Robert H Cichewicz
Few secondary metabolites have been reported from mammalian microbiome bacteria despite the large numbers of diverse taxa that inhabit warm-blooded higher vertebrates. As a means to investigate natural products from these microorganisms, an opportunistic sampling protocol was developed, which focused on exploring bacteria isolated from roadkill mammals. This initiative was made possible through the establishment of a newly created discovery pipeline, which couples laser ablation electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (LAESIMS) with bioassay testing, to target biologically active metabolites from microbiome-associated bacteria...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333914/genome-scale-crispr-cas9-knockout-and-transcriptional-activation-screening
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Julia Joung, Silvana Konermann, Jonathan S Gootenberg, Omar O Abudayyeh, Randall J Platt, Mark D Brigham, Neville E Sanjana, Feng Zhang
Forward genetic screens are powerful tools for the unbiased discovery and functional characterization of specific genetic elements associated with a phenotype of interest. Recently, the RNA-guided endonuclease Cas9 from the microbial CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) immune system has been adapted for genome-scale screening by combining Cas9 with pooled guide RNA libraries. Here we describe a protocol for genome-scale knockout and transcriptional activation screening using the CRISPR-Cas9 system...
April 2017: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333338/drug-discovery-for-male-subfertility-using-high-throughput-screening-a-new-approach-to-an-unsolved-problem
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Sarah J Martins da Silva, Sean G Brown, Keith Sutton, Louise V King, Halil Ruso, David W Gray, Paul G Wyatt, Mark C Kelly, Christopher L R Barratt, Anthony G Hope
STUDY QUESTION: Can pharma drug discovery approaches be utilized to transform investigation into novel therapeutics for male infertility? SUMMARY ANSWER: High-throughput screening (HTS) is a viable approach to much-needed drug discovery for male factor infertility. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: There is both huge demand and a genuine clinical need for new treatment options for infertile men. However, the time, effort and resources required for drug discovery are currently exorbitant, due to the unique challenges of the cellular, physical and functional properties of human spermatozoa and a lack of appropriate assay platform...
March 16, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332438/quantitative-structure-activity-relationship-analysis-and-virtual-screening-studies-for-identifying-hdac2-inhibitors-from-known-hdac-bioactive-chemical-libraries
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H Pham-The, G Casañola-Martin, K Diéguez-Santana, N Nguyen-Hai, N T Ngoc, L Vu-Duc, H Le-Thi-Thu
Histone deacetylases (HDAC) are emerging as promising targets in cancer, neuronal diseases and immune disorders. Computational modelling approaches have been widely applied for the virtual screening and rational design of novel HDAC inhibitors. In this study, different machine learning (ML) techniques were applied for the development of models that accurately discriminate HDAC2 inhibitors form non-inhibitors. The obtained models showed encouraging results, with the global accuracy in the external set ranging from 0...
March 2017: SAR and QSAR in Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328319/discovery-of-human-intestinal-mgat-inhibitors-using-high-throughput-mass-spectrometry
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Ryutaro Adachi, Tsuyoshi Ishii, Shinichi Matsumoto, Takuya Satou, Junichi Sakamoto, Tomohiro Kawamoto
Monoacylglycerol acyltransferase (MGAT) activity catalyzes the synthesis of diacylglycerol (DAG) from fatty acyl-CoA and monoacylglycerol as substrates. It is important for the resynthesis of triacylglycerol (TAG) in the intestine. In the present study, we developed a MGAT enzymatic assay of human intestinal microsomes using a high-throughput mass spectrometry (MS)-based detection system. After screening with small-molecular-weight libraries for compounds exhibiting inhibitions against DAG and the consequent TAG syntheses, we identified multiple compounds that specifically inhibit intestinal MGAT activity...
April 2017: SLAS Discov
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320616/high-content-screen-using-zebrafish-danio-rerio-embryos-identifies-a-novel-kinase-activator-and-inhibitor
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Werner J Geldenhuys, Sadie A Bergeron, Jackie E Mullins, Rowaa Aljammal, Briah L Gaasch, Wei-Chi Chen, June Yun, Lori A Hazlehurst
In this report we utilized zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos in a phenotypical high-content screen (HCS) to identify novel leads in a cancer drug discovery program. We initially validated our HCS model using the flavin adenosine dinucleotide (FAD) containing endoplasmic reticulum (ER) enzyme, endoplasmic reticulum oxidoreductase (ERO1) inhibitor EN460. EN460 showed a dose response effect on the embryos with a dose of 10μM being significantly lethal during early embryonic development. The HCS campaign which employed a small library identified a promising lead compound, a naphthyl-benzoic acid derivative coined compound 1 which had significant dosage and temporally dependent effects on notochord and muscle development in zebrafish embryos...
February 28, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319812/exploring-sequence-space-harnessing-chemical-and-biological-diversity-towards-new-peptide-leads
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REVIEW
Richard Obexer, Louise J Walport, Hiroaki Suga
From their early roots in natural products, peptides now represent an expanding class of novel drugs. Their modular structures make them ideal candidates for pooled library screening approaches. Key technologies for library generation and screening, such as SICLOPPS, phage display and mRNA display, give unparalleled access to tight binding peptides. Through combination with genetic code reprogramming and chemical modifications, access to more natural product-like libraries, spanning non-canonical peptide space, is readily achievable...
March 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318088/twenty-five-years-of-dna-encoded-chemical-libraries
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EDITORIAL
Dario Neri
Reference library: The availability of DNA-encoded chemical libraries containing billions of compounds facilitates the discovery of binding molecules for pharmaceutical applications and for investigating biological processes. This Special Issue highlights the use of this library technology and some of the latest developments in the field.
March 20, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314956/evolution-of-mhc-based-technologies-used-for-detection-of-antigen-responsive-t-cells
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REVIEW
Amalie Kai Bentzen, Sine Reker Hadrup
T cell-mediated recognition of peptide-major histocompatibility complex (pMHC) class I and II molecules is crucial for the control of intracellular pathogens and cancer, as well as for stimulation and maintenance of efficient cytotoxic responses. Such interactions may also play a role in the development of autoimmune diseases. Novel insights into this mechanism are crucial to understanding disease development and establishing new treatment strategies. MHC multimers have been used for detection of antigen-responsive T cells since the first report by Altman et al...
March 17, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303907/crystal-structure-of-a-raw-starch-degrading-bacterial-%C3%AE-amylase-belonging-to-subfamily-37-of-the-glycoside-hydrolase-family-gh13
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Yanhong Liu, Jigang Yu, Fudong Li, Hui Peng, Xuecheng Zhang, Yazhong Xiao, Chao He
Subfamily 37 of the glycoside hydrolase family GH13 was recently established on the basis of the discovery of a novel α-amylase, designated AmyP, from a marine metagenomic library. AmyP exhibits raw-starch-degrading activity and consists of an N-terminal catalytic domain and a C-terminal starch-binding domain. To understand this newest subfamily, we determined the crystal structure of the catalytic domain of AmyP, named AmyPΔSBD, complexed with maltose, and the crystal structure of the E221Q mutant AmyPΔSBD complexed with maltotriose...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302507/design-and-synthesis-of-selective-cdk8-19-dual-inhibitors-discovery-of-4-5-dihydrothieno-3-4-3-4-benzo-1-2-d-isothiazole-derivatives
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Koji Ono, Hiroshi Banno, Masanori Okaniwa, Takaharu Hirayama, Naoki Iwamura, Yukiko Hikichi, Saomi Murai, Maki Hasegawa, Yuka Hasegawa, Kazuko Yonemori, Akito Hata, Kazunobu Aoyama, Douglas R Cary
To develop a novel series of CDK8/19 dual inhibitors, we employed structure-based drug design using docking models based on a library compound, 4,5-dihydroimidazolo[3',4':3,4]benzo[1,2-d]isothiazole 16 bound to CDK8. We designed various [5,6,5]-fused tricyclic scaffolds bearing a carboxamide group to maintain predicted interactions with the backbone CO and NH of Ala100 in the CDK8 kinase hinge region. We found that 4,5-dihydrothieno[3',4':3,4]benzo[1,2-d]isothiazole derivative 29a showed particularly potent enzymatic inhibitory activity in both CDK8/19 (CDK8 IC50: 0...
February 22, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299940/epsilon-q-an-automated-analyzer-interface-for-mass-spectral-library-search-and-label-free-protein-quantification
#16
Jin-Young Cho, Hyoung-Joo Lee, Seul-Ki Jeong, Young-Ki Paik
Mass spectrometry (MS) is a widely used proteome analysis tool for biomedical science. In an MS-based bottom-up proteomic approach to protein identification, sequence database (DB) searching has been routinely used because of its simplicity and convenience. However, searching a sequence DB with multiple variables and modification options can increase processing time and false-positive errors in large and complicated MS datasets. Spectral library searching is an alternative solution, avoiding the limitations of sequence DB searching and allowing the detection of more peptides with high sensitivity...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299742/virtual-high-throughput-screening-for-matrix-metalloproteinase-inhibitors
#17
Jun Yong Choi, Rita Fuerst
Structure-based virtual screening (SBVS) is a common method for the fast identification of hit structures at the beginning of a medicinal chemistry program in drug discovery. The SBVS, described in this manuscript, is focused on finding small molecule hits that can be further utilized as a starting point for the development of inhibitors of matrix metalloproteinase 13 (MMP-13) via structure-based molecular design. We intended to identify a set of structurally diverse hits, which occupy all subsites (S1'-S3', S2, and S3) centering the zinc containing binding site of MMP-13, by the virtual screening of a chemical library comprising more than ten million commercially available compounds...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299705/characterization-of-in-vivo-selected-bacteriophage-for-the-development-of-novel-tumor-targeting-agents-with-specific-pharmacokinetics-and-imaging-applications
#18
Jessica Newton-Northup, Susan L Deutscher
Bacteriophage (phage) display technology is a powerful strategy for the identification of peptide-based tumor targeting agents for drug discovery. Phage selections performed in vitro often result in many phage clones/peptides with similar properties and often similar sequence. However, these phage and corresponding peptides are selected, validated, and characterized outside the complicated milieu of a living animal. Thus, there is no guarantee that peptides from in vitro selections will successfully meet the requirements of an in vivo targeting compound...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298556/macrocycles-as-protein-protein-interaction-inhibitors
#19
REVIEW
Patrick G Dougherty, Ziqing Qian, Dehua Pei
Macrocyclic compounds such as cyclic peptides have emerged as a new and exciting class of drug candidates for inhibition of intracellular protein-protein interactions, which are challenging targets for conventional drug modalities (i.e. small molecules and proteins). Over the past decade, several complementary technologies have been developed to synthesize macrocycle libraries and screen them for binding to therapeutically relevant targets. Two different approaches have also been explored to increase the membrane permeability of cyclic peptides...
March 15, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291789/applying-a-high-throughput-fluorescence-polarization-assay-for-the-discovery-of-chemical-probes-blocking-la-rna-interactions-in-vitro-and-in-cells
#20
Gunhild Sommer, Alena Fedarovich, Venkatesh Kota, Reycel Rodriguez, Charles D Smith, Tilman Heise
The RNA-binding protein La is overexpressed in a number of tumor tissues and is thought to support tumorigenesis by binding to and facilitating the expression of mRNAs encoding tumor-promoting and anti-apoptotic factors. Hence, small molecules able to block the binding of La to specific RNAs could have a therapeutic impact by reducing the expression of tumor-promoting and anti-apoptotic factors. Toward this novel therapeutic strategy, we aimed to develop a high-throughput fluorescence polarization assay to screen small compound libraries for molecules blocking the binding of La to an RNA element derived from cyclin D1 mRNA...
2017: PloS One
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