Valerio Berdini

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This study addresses a number of topical issues around the use of protein-ligand docking in virtual screening. We show that, for the validation of such methods, it is key to use focused libraries (containing compounds with one-dimensional properties, similar to the actives), rather than "random" or "drug-like" libraries to test the actives against. We also(More)
The application of fragment-based screening techniques to cyclin dependent kinase 2 (CDK2) identified multiple (>30) efficient, synthetically tractable small molecule hits for further optimization. Structure-based design approaches led to the identification of multiple lead series, which retained the key interactions of the initial binding fragments and(More)
Soluble adenylate cyclases catalyse the synthesis of the second messenger cAMP through the cyclisation of ATP and are the only known enzymes to be directly activated by bicarbonate. Here, we report the first crystal structure of the human enzyme that reveals a pseudosymmetrical arrangement of two catalytic domains to produce a single competent active site(More)
Additional Footnotes Running title : Characterisation of small molecule inhibitors of FGFR Author manuscripts have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication but have not yet been edited. Abstract We describe here the identification and characterisation of two novel inhibitors of the FGFR family of receptor tyrosine kinases. The compounds exhibit(More)
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