Pharmacophore-based virtual screening: The discovery of novel methionyl-tRNA synthetase inhibitors

Su Yeon Kim, Yeon Sook Lee, Taehee Kang, Sunghoon Kim, Jeewoo Lee

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We have performed virtual screening of a chemical database of 508,143 commercially available chemicals to search for new methionyl-tRNA synthetase (MetRS) inhibitors. In this study, potent lead compounds with a novel skeleton, including compound 27 with IC50 = 237 nM, were successfully identified as Escherichia coli MetRS inhibitors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4898-4907
Number of pages10
JournalBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Sept 15

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by a grant (03-PJ2-PG4-BD02-0001) from the Ministry of Health & Welfare, Republic of Korea.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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