Examples of data-driven drug discovery

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These application notes show how data from Reaxys and Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry can be applied to solve a range of issues in drug development.


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Understanding ligand–receptor interactions - Reaxys |Elsevier Solutions

Understanding ligand–receptor interactions

In silico studies at the interface of biology and chemistry can help medicinal chemists and pharmacologists identify innovative leads, optimize selectivity issues and select appropriate test conditions. Using the example of serotonin receptors, this application note looks at how in vitro data from Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry facilitate such studies on the interface of biology and chemistry.
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Ensuring the safety of new antipsychotics - Reaxys |Elsevier Solutions

Ensuring the safety of new antipsychotics

Antipsychotics have complex pharmacological profiles and adverse events are common with long-term use. New or optimized drugs with better safety profiles are desirable. Learn how the pX values in Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry simplify comparisons between diverse antipsychotics with a view to better avoidance of harmful drug−drug interactions.
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Re-examining the potential of barbiturates - Reaxys |Elsevier Solutions

Re-examining the potential of barbiturates

Derivatives of barbituric acid have diminished in popularity as drugs over the years. Are there really no new indications for these compounds? This paper examines how the pX values in Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry reveal more about the structure–activity relationships of compounds with this classical medicinal chemistry scaffold.
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The versatility of 1,4-benzodiazepines - Reaxys |Elsevier Solutions

The versatility of 1,4-benzodiazepines

Using in silico profiling techniques helps to understand the structure–target interactions of compounds. This paper examines how the pX values in Reaxys® Medicinal Chemistry reveal multiple target families for a whole range of drugs with the classical 1,4-benzodiazepine scaffold.
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Identifying a polypharmacological profile for phenothiazines - Reaxys |Elsevier Solutions

Identifying a polypharmacological profile for phenothiazines

Considerable information for drug repurposing decisions can be gleaned from in-depth comparative assessments of the compound–target affinity profiles of chemical substances. This paper examines how the pX values in Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry help to generate the polypharmacological profile for the phenothiazines.
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In silico investigation of off-target effects - Reaxys |Elsevier Solutions

In silico investigation of off-target effects

Early identification of a compound’s potential off-target effects is not just desirable - it is essential for proper strategic planning. Access to comprehensive data and sophisticated informatics tools, such as Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry, enable in silico discovery of such effects, greatly streamlining this important task.
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QSAR modeling of ErbB1 inhibitors - Reaxys |Elsevier Solutions

QSAR modeling of ErbB1 inhibitors using genetic algorithm-based regression

QSAR modeling is a powerful tool in the assessment of new chemical entities. This paper illustrates the use of the Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry knowledgebase to build efficient QSAR models using ErbB1 kinase as an example.
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Studying the activity of the thioureas - Reaxys |Elsevier Solutions

Studying the activity of the thioureas

What is the best way to determine the full panel of activities of drugs? Learn how the Heatmap and pX values in Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry enable in silico studies using the example of multi-target thiourea-based compounds.
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Virtual screening to identify calcium channel blockers - Reaxys |Elsevier Solutions

Virtual screening to identify calcium channel blockers

The first marketed selective T-type calcium channel blocker mibefradil was withdrawn due to adverse drug interactions, prompting the search for new scaffolds. This paper describes a workflow using Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry to assess chemical and biological information and the Reaxys Flat File as a source of chemical diversity for ligand-based virtual screening.
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Enabling data-driven decisions for drug development - Reaxys |Elsevier Solutions

Enabling data-driven decisions for drug development

The goal of Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry is to facilitate the development of smarter leads - leads with optimal affinity, selectivity and ADMET properties; leads that will not fail in preclinical and clinical phases for reasons that could have been predicted.

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