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Molecules 2018, 23(7), 1688;

Theoretical Model of EphA2-Ephrin A1 Inhibition

Department of Chemistry, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, 50370 Wrocław, Poland
Department of Food and Drug, University of Parma, 43100 Parma, Italy
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Received: 1 June 2018 / Revised: 5 July 2018 / Accepted: 6 July 2018 / Published: 11 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Molecular Modeling in Drug Design)
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This work aims at the theoretical description of EphA2-ephrin A1 inhibition by small molecules. Recently proposed ab initio-based scoring models, comprising long-range components of interaction energy, is tested on lithocholic acid class inhibitors of this protein–protein interaction (PPI) against common empirical descriptors. We show that, although limited to compounds with similar solvation energy, the ab initio model is able to rank the set of selected inhibitors more effectively than empirical scoring functions, aiding the design of novel compounds. View Full-Text
Keywords: EphA2-ephrin A1; PPI inhibition; interaction energy EphA2-ephrin A1; PPI inhibition; interaction energy

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Jedwabny, W.; Lodola, A.; Dyguda-Kazimierowicz, E. Theoretical Model of EphA2-Ephrin A1 Inhibition. Molecules 2018, 23, 1688.

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