Fingerprint Directed Scaffold Hopping for Identification of CCR2 Antagonists

  title={Fingerprint Directed Scaffold Hopping for Identification of CCR2 Antagonists},
  author={Pramod C. Nair and Masilamani Elizabeth Sobhia},
  journal={Journal of chemical information and modeling},
  volume={48 9},
Chemokine receptors have evolved as attractive targets for disease conditions which arise due to immunomodulation involving host-defense mechanisms. CCR2, a chemokine receptor, is targeted for diseases like arthritis, multiple sclerosis, vascular disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. This study provides a new strategy of a ligand based technique which exploits fingerprint led fragment features in conjunction with structure-guided design for identifying new scaffolds for CCR2. A fragment based… CONTINUE READING