Ricard García-Serna

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The development of computational methods that can estimate the various pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic parameters that characterise the interaction of drugs with biological systems has been a highly pursued objective over the last 50 years. Among all, methods based on ligand information have emerged as simple, yet highly efficient, approaches to in(More)
Drug safety issues pose serious health threats to the population and constitute a major cause of mortality worldwide. Due to the prominent implications to both public health and the pharmaceutical industry, it is of great importance to unravel the molecular mechanisms by which an adverse drug reaction can be potentially elicited. These mechanisms can be(More)
IMPORTANCE OF THE FIELD Anticipating the likely side effect profile of drugs is an aspect of key importance in current drug discovery, development and marketing. It was recently shown that drug pairs having similar side effect profiles had also affinity for a common target. Acknowledging that most drugs have a rich polypharmacology, we provide proof that(More)
The recent explosion of data linking drugs, proteins, and pathways with safety events has promoted the development of integrative systems approaches to large-scale predictive drug safety. The added value of such approaches is that, beyond the traditional identification of potentially labile chemical fragments for selected toxicity end points, they have the(More)
SUMMARY The increasing availability of experimentally determined binding affinities for drugs on multiple protein targets requires the design of specific mining and visualization tools that graphically integrate chemical and biological data in an efficient environment. With this aim, we developed iPHACE, an integrative web-based tool to navigate in the(More)
According to the latest definition in use by the NIH Molecular Libraries Screening Centers Network, a compound to be nominated as a chemical probe should have, on the one hand, an affinity below 100 nM for the primary target and, on the other hand, at least tenfold selectivity against related targets. Taking drugs as the ultimate product of an affinity and(More)
Nuclear receptors form a family of ligand-activated transcription factors that regulate a wide variety of biological processes and are thus generally considered relevant targets in drug discovery. We have constructed an annotated compound library directed to nuclear receptors (NRacl) as a means for integrating the chemical and biological data being(More)
The potential of a drug to cause certain organ toxicities is somehow implicitly contained in its full pharmacological profile, provided the drug reaches and accumulates at the various organs where the different interacting proteins in its profile, both targets and off-targets, are expressed. Under this assumption, a computational approach was implemented to(More)
MOTIVATION Tools and resources for translating the remarkable growth witnessed in recent years in the number of protein structures determined experimentally into actual gain in the functional coverage of the proteome are becoming increasingly necessary. We introduce FCP, a publicly accessible web tool dedicated to analyzing the current state and trends of(More)
INTRODUCTION Antipsychotic (AP) safety has been widely investigated. However, mechanisms underlying AP-associated pneumonia are not well-defined. AIM The aim of this study was to investigate the known mechanisms of AP-associated pneumonia through a systematic literature review, confirm these mechanisms using an independent data source on drug targets and(More)