Anton F Fliri

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Establishing quantitative relationships between molecular structure and broad biological effects has been a longstanding challenge in science. Currently, no method exists for forecasting broad biological activity profiles of medicinal agents even within narrow boundaries of structurally similar molecules. Starting from the premise that biological activity(More)
Current target-based drug discovery platforms are not able to predict drug efficacy and the full spectrum of drug effects in organisms. Hence, many experimental drugs do not survive the lengthy and costly process of drug development. Understanding how drugs affect cellular network structures and how the resulting signals are translated into drug effects is(More)
Establishing quantitative relationships between molecular structure and broad biological effects has been a long-standing goal in drug discovery. Evaluation of the capacity of molecules to modulate protein functions is a prerequisite for understanding the relationship between molecular structure and in vivo biological response. A particular challenge in(More)
The high failure rate of experimental medicines in clinical trials accentuates inefficiencies of current drug discovery processes caused by a lack of tools for translating the information exchange between protein and organ system networks. Recently, we reported that biological activity spectra (biospectra), derived from in vitro protein binding assays,(More)
Guanidinothiazolecarboxamides (GTCs) are a novel class of antitumor agents found to be systemically active against experimental pulmonary metastases of 3LL Lewis lung carcinoma. A series of substituted benzothiazole GTCs were found to produce enhancement of survival in this model by using 8 days of intraperitoneal dosing initiated 2 days after intravenous(More)
N-(5-Fluorobenzothiazol-2-yl)-2-guanidinothiazole-4-carboxam ide (1) is a member of a series of amides found to substantially increase lifespan in mice bearing established micrometastatic 3LL Lewis lung carcinoma. Amide 1 is effective after either oral or intraperitoneal dosing in acute, subacute, or chronic regimens. 1 is well tolerated in this model with(More)
The identification of a novel dopamine receptor subtype, referred to as the D4 receptor, which binds the atypical antipsychotic drug clozapine with high potency, has led to the initiation of a drug discovery program that aims to find novel inhibitors of this receptor subtype. A selective screening strategy was utilized, in which 4500 compounds chosen on the(More)
Preclinical pharmacology studies conducted with experimental medicines currently focus on assessments of drug effects attributed to a drug's putative mechanism of action. The high failure rate of medicines in clinical trials, however, underscores that the information gathered from these studies is insufficient for forecasting drug effect profiles actually(More)
Understanding how drugs affect cellular network structures and how resulting signals are translated into drug effects holds the key to the discovery of medicines. Herein we examine this cause-effect relationship by determining protein network structures associated with the generation of specific in vivo drug-effect patterns. Medicines having similar in vivo(More)
Frequent failures of experimental medicines in clinical trials question current concepts for predicting drug-effects in the human body. Improving the probability for success in drug discovery requires a better understanding of cause-effect relationships at the organism, organ, tissue, cellular, and molecular levels, each having a different degree of(More)