[Paleopsych] Searching for New Drugs in Virtual Molecule Databases

Steve Hovland shovland at mindspring.com
Wed Mar 23 17:20:32 UTC 2005

by Matthias Rarey and Thomas Lengauer
The rapid progress in sequencing the human genome opens the possibility for 
the near future to understand many diseases better on molecular level and 
to obtain so-called target proteins for pharmaceutical research. If such a 
target protein is identified, the search for those molecules begins which 
influence the protein's activity specifically and which are therefore 
considered to be potential drugs against the disease. At GMD, approaches to 
the computer-based search for new drugs are being developed (virtual 
screening) which have already been used by industry in parts.

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