The recent human genome initiatives have led to the discovery of a multitude of genes that are potentially associated with various pathologic conditions and, thus, have opened new horizons in drug discovery. Simultaneously, annotated chemical libraries have emerged as information-rich databases to integrate biological and chemical data. They can be useful for the discovery of new pharmaceutical leads, the validation of new biotargets and the determination of the structural basis of ligand selectivity within target families. Annotated libraries provide a strong information basis for computational design of target directed combinatorial libraries, which are a key component of modern drug discovery. Today, the rational design of chemical libraries enhanced with chemogenomics data is a new area of progressive research.



Savchuk N.P., Balakin K.V. and Tkachenko S.E. Exploring the Chemogenomic Knowledge Space with Annotated Chemical Libraries

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