In silico Methods for Designing Antagonists to Anti-apoptotic Members of Bcl-2 Family Proteins

Author(s): Dakshinamurthy Sivakumar, Tambi Richa, Sivarathri Siva Rajesh, Biswajit Gorai, Thirunavukkarasu Sivaraman.

Journal Name: Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 12 , Issue 11 , 2012

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Abstract:

Designing antagonists to anti-apoptotic proteins of Bcl-2 family has become an important strategy in cancer chemotherapy. Using experimental techniques and computational methods, a few numbers of lead inhibitors to the antiapoptotic proteins have been reported in the literature and a few of them are under clinical trials. In this review, the lead inhibitors designed using in silico methodologies are exclusively covered, systematically organized and critically evaluated. An orchestrated in silico strategy for screening and identifying efficient antagonists to the anti-apoptotic proteins has also been brought into fore.

Keywords: Apoptosis, Bcl-2 family proteins, Cancer, Drug designing, In silico tools, Neoplasm and Structural Bioinformatics, in silico, oligomeric structure, pro-apoptotic proteins

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VOLUME: 12
ISSUE: 11
Year: 2012
Page: [1144 - 1153]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/138955712802762202
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