Nov 16, 2018

Prediction of Drug-Target Binding Kinetics by Comparative Binding Energy Analysis

ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Gaurav K Ganotra, Rebecca C Wade

Abstract

A growing consensus is emerging that optimizing the drug-target affinity alone under equilibrium conditions does not necessarily translate into higher potency in vivo and that instead binding kinetic parameters should be optimized to ensure better efficacy. Therefore, in silico methods are needed to predict the kinetic parameters and the mechanistic determinants of drug-protein binding. Here we demonstrate the application of COMparative BINding Energy (COMBINE) analysis to derive quantitative structure-kinetics relationships (QSKRs) for the dissociation rate constants (koff) of inhibitors of heat shock protein 90 (HSP90) and HIV-1 protease. We derived protein-specific scoring functions by correlating koff rate constants with a subset of weighted interaction energy components determined from the energy-minimized structures of drug-protein complexes. As the QSKRs derived for these sets of chemically diverse compounds have good predictive ability and provide insights into important drug-protein interactions for optimizing koff, COMBINE analysis offers a promising approach for binding kinetics-guided lead optimization.

  • References
  • Citations6

References

  • We're still populating references for this paper, please check back later.

Mentioned in this Paper

Drug Binding
In Vivo
Protein Binding
Complex (molecular entity)
Inhibitors
HSP90AA1 gene
HSP90 Heat-Shock Proteins
Pharmacologic Substance
HSP90AA1
Binding (Molecular Function)

Trending Feeds

COVID-19

Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

Bone Marrow Neoplasms

Bone Marrow Neoplasms are cancers that occur in the bone marrow. Discover the latest research on Bone Marrow Neoplasms here.

IGA Glomerulonephritis

IgA glomerulonephritis is a chronic form of glomerulonephritis characterized by deposits of predominantly Iimmunoglobin A in the mesangial area. Discover the latest research on IgA glomerulonephritis here.

Cryogenic Electron Microscopy

Cryogenic electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) allows the determination of biological macromolecules and their assemblies at a near-atomic resolution. Here is the latest research.

STING Receptor Agonists

Stimulator of IFN genes (STING) are a group of transmembrane proteins that are involved in the induction of type I interferon that is important in the innate immune response. The stimulation of STING has been an active area of research in the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Here is the latest research on STING receptor agonists.

LRRK2 & Immunity During Infection

Mutations in the LRRK2 gene are a risk-factor for developing Parkinson’s disease. However, LRRK2 has been shown to function as a central regulator of vesicular trafficking, infection, immunity, and inflammation. Here is the latest research on the role of this kinase on immunity during infection.

Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Antiphospholipid syndrome or antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS or APLS), is an autoimmune, hypercoagulable state caused by the presence of antibodies directed against phospholipids.

Meningococcal Myelitis

Meningococcal myelitis is characterized by inflammation and myelin damage to the meninges and spinal cord. Discover the latest research on meningococcal myelitis here.

Alzheimer's Disease: MS4A

Variants within membrane-spanning 4-domains subfamily A (MS4A) gene cluster have recently been implicated in Alzheimer's disease by recent genome-wide association studies. Here is the latest research.