Stefan Zahn

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Halogen bonds are specific embodiments of the sigma hole bonding paradigm. They represent directional interactions between the halogens chlorine, bromine, or iodine and an electron donor as binding partner. Using quantum chemical calculations at the MP2 level, we systematically explore how they can be used in molecular design to address the omnipresent(More)
Halogen bonds are directional noncovalent interactions that can be used to target electron donors in a protein binding site. In this study, we employ quantum chemical calculations to explore halogen···nitrogen contacts involving histidine side chains. We characterize the energetics on the MP2 level of theory using SCS-MP2 and CCSD(T)/CBS as reference(More)
Using halogen-specific Connolly type molecular surfaces, we herein invented a new type of surface-based interaction analysis employed for the study of halogen bonding toward model systems of biologically relevant carboxylates (ASP/GLU) and carboxamides (ASN/GLN). Database mining and statistical assessment of the PDB revealed that such interactions are(More)
Despite the attractiveness of ion channels as therapeutic targets, there are no examples of monoclonal antibodies directed against ion channels in clinical development. Antibody-mediated inhibition of ion channels could offer a directed, specific therapeutic approach. To investigate the potential of inhibiting ion channel function with an antibody, we(More)
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