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Carbohydrate-Based Scaffolds in Drug Discovery

[ Vol. 6 , Issue. 12 ]

Author(s):

Bernd Becker, Glenn C. Condie, Giang Thanh Le and Wim Meutermans   Pages 1299 - 1309 ( 11 )

Abstract:


Carbohydrates have been proven as valuable scaffolds to display pharmocophores and the resulting molecules have demonstrated useful biological activity towards various targets including the somatostatin receptors (SSTR), integrins, HIV-1 protease, matrix metalloproteinases (MMP), multidrug resistance-associated protein (MRP), and as RNA binders. Carbohydrate-based compounds have also shown antibacterial and herbicidal activity.

Keywords:

Carbohydrates, combinatorial chemistry, carbohydrate scaffolds, mimetics

Affiliation:

Alchemia Ltd, PO Box 6242, Upper Mt Gravatt, Qld 4122, Australia.



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