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NMR-based methods and strategies for drug discovery

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Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy has long been a favourite tool of chemists interested in host–guest systems because it permits access to a wealth of information about the molecular recognition reaction. NMR has evolved dramatically in the last 15 years and, in parallel with the development of NMR methods for the determination of protein structure, a variety of tools aimed at detecting protein ligand interactions have been proposed and are being now used both in industrial and academic laboratories as valuable tools for structure-based drug discovery. Very recent developments have considerably increased the fraction of therapeutic targets that can be tackled by NMR and significantly reduced the amount of sample required for analysis; in this tutorial review we outline the essential NMR-based techniques and describe some examples of their implementation as part of drug discovery programmes.

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17 Jul 2003
First published
20 Oct 2003

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2003,32, 365-372
Article type
Tutorial Review

NMR-based methods and strategies for drug discovery

X. Salvatella and E. Giralt, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2003, 32, 365
DOI: 10.1039/B210047A

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