Renato Ferreira de Freitas

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Well-characterized selective inhibitors of protein arginine methyltransferases (PRMTs) are invaluable chemical tools for testing biological and therapeutic hypotheses. Based on 4, a fragment-like inhibitor of type I PRMTs, we conducted structure-activity relationship (SAR) studies and explored three regions of this scaffold. The studies led to the discovery(More)
Protein methyltransferases (PMTs) are a promising target class in oncology and other disease areas. They are composed of SET domain methyltransferases and structurally unrelated Rossman-fold enzymes that include protein arginine methyltransferases (PRMTs). In the absence of a well-defined medicinal chemistry tool-kit focused on PMTs, most current inhibitors(More)
Protein arginine methyltransferases (PRMTs) represent an emerging target class in oncology and other disease areas. So far, the most successful strategy to identify PRMT inhibitors has been to screen large to medium-size chemical libraries. Attempts to develop PRMT inhibitors using receptor-based computational methods have met limited success. Here, using(More)
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