In Silico Peptide-Directed Ligand Design Complements Experimental Peptide-Directed Binding for Protein-Protein Interaction Modulator Discovery

2020-06-24T05:57:51Z (GMT) by Lesley A. Howell Andrew Beekman
Using the protein-protein interaction of Mcl-1/Noxa, two methods for efficient modulator discovery are directly compared. In silico peptide-directed ligand design is evaluated against experimental peptide-directed, allowing for the discovery of two new inhibitors of Mcl-1/Noxa with cellular activity. In silico peptide-directed ligand design demonstrates an in vitro hit rate of 80%. The two rapid and efficient methods demonstrate complementary features for protein-protein interaction modulator discovery.