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Recent Advances in the Rational Drug Design Based on Multi-target Ligands

Author(s):

Ting Yang*, Xin Sui, Bing Yu, Youqing Shen and Hailin Cong   Pages 1 - 20 ( 20 )

Abstract:


Multi-target drugs have raised considerable interest in the last decade owing to their advantages in the treatment of complex diseases and health conditions linked to drug resistance. Single-target drugs, although highly selective, may not necessarily have better efficacy or fewer side effects. Therefore, more attention is being paid to developing drugs that work on multiple targets at the same time, but developing such drugs is a huge challenge for medical chemists. Each target must have sufficient activity and have sufficiently characterized pharmacokinetic parameters. Multi-target drugs, which have long been known and effectively used in clinical practice are briefly discussed in the present article. In addition, in this review we will discuss the possible applications of multi-target ligands to guide the repositioning of prospective drugs.

Keywords:

multitarget drugs, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, cancer, neglected tropical diseases

Affiliation:

Institute of Biomedical Materials and Engineering, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Qingdao University, Qingdao 266071, Institute of Biomedical Materials and Engineering, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Qingdao University, Qingdao 266071, Institute of Biomedical Materials and Engineering, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Qingdao University, Qingdao 266071, Institute of Biomedical Materials and Engineering, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Qingdao University, Qingdao 266071, Institute of Biomedical Materials and Engineering, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Qingdao University, Qingdao 266071



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