Computational modeling to predict the functions and impact of drug transporters.
2015 (English)In: In silico pharmacology, ISSN 2193-9616, Vol. 3, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Transport proteins are important mediators of cellular drug influx and efflux and play crucial roles in drug distribution, disposition and clearance. Drug-drug interactions have increasingly been found to occur at the transporter level and, hence, computational tools for studying drug-transporter interactions have gained in interest. In this short review, we present the most important transport proteins for drug influx and efflux. Computational tools for predicting and understanding the substrate and inhibitor interactions with these membrane-bound proteins are discussed. We have primarily focused on ligand-based and structure-based modeling, for which the state-of-the-art and future challenges are also discussed.
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2015. Vol. 3, no 1
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-279182DOI: 10.1186/s40203-015-0012-3PubMedID: 26820893OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-279182DiVA: diva2:907658