In silico screening methodologies are widely recognized as efficient approaches in early steps of drug discovery. However, in the virtual high-throughput screening (VHTS) context, where hit compounds are searched among millions of candidates, three-dimensional comparison techniques and knowledge discovery from databases should offer a better efficiency to… (More)
BACKGROUND The disposition of a pharmaceutical compound within an organism, i.e. its Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Excretion, Toxicity (ADMET) properties and adverse effects, critically affects late stage failure of drug candidates and has led to the withdrawal of approved drugs. Computational methods are effective approaches to reduce the number of… (More)
The human UDP-glucuronosyltransferase 1A6 (UGT1A6) plays important roles in elimination of many xenobiotics, including drugs. We have experimentally assessed inhibitory properties of 46 compounds toward UGT1A6 catalyzing the glucuronidation of 1-naphthol and built models for predicting compounds interactions with the enzyme. The tested compounds were… (More)
Virtual screening (VS) is becoming an increasingly important approach for identifying and selecting biologically active molecules against specific pharmaceutically relevant targets. Compared to conventional high throughput screening techniques, in silico screening is fast and inexpensive, and is increasing in popularity in early-stage drug discovery… (More)
The cell membrane is a gateway to the cell and immersion point for membrane proteins and thus is of interest for pharmacology and structural biology. This thesis aims to study its interaction with water, small molecules, polymers and proteins through molecular dynamics simulation and statistical analysis. In the first part of the thesis, I have performed a… (More)
S4 File. Training set for PLS model 2. Copyright: © 2015 del Amo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Betulin (lup-20(29)-ene-3β, 28-diol) is a naturally occurring triterpene, which is found in substantial amounts from the outer bark of birch trees. A library of 51 structurally diverse semisynthetic betulin derivatives was screened against five bacterial strains, Enterobacter aerogenes, Escherichia coli, Enterococcus faecalis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa,… (More)
Volume of distribution and fraction unbound are two key parameters in pharmacokinetics. The fraction unbound describes the portion of free drug in plasma that may extravasate, while volume of distribution describes the tissue access and binding of a drug. Reliable in silico predictions of these pharmacokinetic parameters would benefit the early stages of… (More)