Exploring the Nature of Molecular Recognition in Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors

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Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) are the subject of ever increasing interest because of their presumed involvement in the etiology of numerous clinical disorders. Unfortunately, the absence of atomic-level structural data, as well as the pharmacological complexity of these receptors leaves many fundamental questions unanswered. An understanding of how ligands interact with the receptor and, in-turn, how these interactions lead to pharmacological effect is vital in the advancement of nAChR-based therapeutics. We will first explore physico-chemical themes that are evidenced to be of particular importance in nAChR molecular recognition; these are- p-cation interaction, conformational entropy and stereochemistry. The second objective of this review is an interpretive encapsulation of the extensive and disparate body of structure-activity data that now exists for nAChRs. Finally, this review will advocate a re-investigation of distance geometry based methods as well as the need for additional approaches in nicotinic receptor pharmacophore generation.
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