A multidisciplinary project has led to the discovery of novel, structurally diverse, L-type calcium entry blockers (CEBs). The absolute configuration of a recently reported CEB has been determined by vibrational circular dichroism spectroscopy, to assign the stereospecificity of the ligand-channel interaction. Thereafter, a virtual screening procedure was performed with the aim of identifying novel chemotypes for CEBs, starting from a database of purchasable compounds; 340 000 molecules were screened in silico in order to prioritize structures of interest for bioscreening. As a result, 20 compounds were tested in vitro, and functional and binding assays revealed several hits with promising behavior as CEBs.

Calcium Channel Antagonists Discovered by a Multidisciplinary Approach.

COSIMELLI, BARBARA;
2006

Abstract

A multidisciplinary project has led to the discovery of novel, structurally diverse, L-type calcium entry blockers (CEBs). The absolute configuration of a recently reported CEB has been determined by vibrational circular dichroism spectroscopy, to assign the stereospecificity of the ligand-channel interaction. Thereafter, a virtual screening procedure was performed with the aim of identifying novel chemotypes for CEBs, starting from a database of purchasable compounds; 340 000 molecules were screened in silico in order to prioritize structures of interest for bioscreening. As a result, 20 compounds were tested in vitro, and functional and binding assays revealed several hits with promising behavior as CEBs.
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