In silico ADME studies for new drug discovery: From chemical compounds to Chinese herbal medicines

Guojun Yan, Xiaobing Wang, Zhou Chen, Xianhui Wu, Jinhuo Pan, Yushen Huang, Gang Wan, Zhaogang Yang

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Abstract

Nowadays, in silico tools are widely used to provide the potential structure of the metabolites formed depending on the site of metabolism. These methods can also highlight the molecular moieties that help to direct the molecule into the cytochrome cavity so that the site of metabolism is in proximity to the catalytic center. In this minireview, we summarized three aspects of the in silico methods in the application of prediction of ADME (absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion) properties of compounds: structure-based approaches for predicting molecular modeling of drug metabolizing enzymes; in silico metabolite prediction; and pharmacophore models for analysis substrate specificity. Moreover, we also extended the in silico studies in Chinese herbal medicines (CHM) research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)535-539
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Drug Metabolism
Volume18
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • ADME
  • CHM
  • In silico
  • Prediction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical Biochemistry

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