Kuei-Chung Shih

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B-Raf is a member of the RAF family of serine/threonine kinases: it mediates cell division, differentiation, and apoptosis signals through the RAS-RAF-MAPK pathway. Thus, B-Raf is of keen interest in cancer therapy, such as melanoma. In this study, we propose the first combination approach to integrate the pharmacophore (PhModel), CoMFA, and CoMSIA models(More)
FMS-like tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT-3) is strongly correlated with acute myeloid leukemia, but no FLT-3-inhibitor cocomplex structure is available to assist the design of therapeutic inhibitors. Hence, we propose a dual-layer 3D-QSAR model for FLT-3 that integrates the pharmacophore, CoMFA, and CoMSIA. We then coupled the model with the fragment-based design(More)
Zanamivir and Oseltamivir are both sialic acid analog inhibitors of Neuraminidase (NA), which is an important target in influenza A virus treatment. Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships (QSAR) is a common computational method for correlating the structural properties of compounds (or inhibitors) with their biological activities. The pharmcophore(More)
Human dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (hDHODH) is a class-2 dihydroorotate dehydrogenase. Because it is extensively used by proliferating cells, its inhibition in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, cancers, and multiple sclerosis is of substantial clinical importance. In this study, we had two aims. The first was to develop an hDHODH pharma-similarity index(More)
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