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CHAPTER 4

Current Status and Future Direction of Fragment-Based Drug Discovery: A Computational Chemistry Perspective

Fragment-based drug discovery (FBDD) has become a well-established and widely used approach for lead identification. The computational chemistry community has played a central role in developing the ideas behind this area of research and computational tools are important throughout FBDD campaigns. This article discusses the evolution of best practice, on-going areas of debate and gaps in current capabilities from a computational chemistry perspective. In particular, the contribution of computational methods to areas such as fragment library design, screening analysis, data handling and the role of structure- and ligand-based design is discussed. The potential to combine FBDD with other hit-identification methods such as high-throughput screening in a more integrated approach is also highlighted.

Publication details

https://doi.org/10.1039/9781782620938-00073
Print publication date
03 Jul 2015
Copyright year
2015
Print ISBN
978-1-84973-908-5
PDF eISBN
978-1-78262-093-8
ePub eISBN
978-1-78262-565-0
From the book series:
Drug Discovery