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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(11), 20403-20412;

The Discovery of Aurora Kinase Inhibitor by Multi-Docking-Based Virtual Screening

Graduate School of New Drug Discovery and Development, Chungnam National University, Daehakno 99, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-764, Korea
AccelrysKorea, Korea BioPark Bldg C-dong 602, Sampyeong-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnami-si, Gyeonggi-do 463-400, Korea
College of Pharmacy & Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ewha Womans University, 52, Ewhayeodae-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-75, Korea
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Received: 28 August 2014 / Revised: 24 September 2014 / Accepted: 23 October 2014 / Published: 6 November 2014
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We report the discovery of aurora kinase inhibitor using the fragment-based virtual screening by multi-docking strategy. Among a number of fragments collected from eMololecules, we found four fragment molecules showing potent activity (>50% at 100 μM) against aurora kinase. Based on the explored fragment scaffold, we selected two compounds in our synthesized library and validated the biological activity against Aurora kinase. View Full-Text
Keywords: aurora kinase; FBDD; docking; cancer; virtual screening aurora kinase; FBDD; docking; cancer; virtual screening

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Kim, J.-T.; Jung, S.H.; Kang, S.Y.; Ryu, C.-K.; Kang, N.S. The Discovery of Aurora Kinase Inhibitor by Multi-Docking-Based Virtual Screening. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15, 20403-20412.

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