Predicting Molecular Interactions in silico: I. A Guide to Pharmacophore Identification and its Applications to Drug Design
Here we present a broad, yet concise guide to pharmacophore identification and review a sample of applications for drug design. In particular, we present the framework of the algorithms, classify their modules and point out their advantages and challenges.
Keywords: computer-aided drug design; de-novo design; docking; lead generation; pharmacophore fingerprints; pharmacophore mapping; pharmacophore modeling; pharmacophore searching; receptor-based pharmacophore; virtual screening
Document Type: Review Article
Affiliations: School of Computer Science, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel.
Publication date: 01 January 2004
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