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Journal Articles European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry Year : 2017

Discovery of nanomolar ligands with novel scaffolds for the histamine H4 receptor by virtual screening

N. Levoin
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X. Billot
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T. Calmels
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Denis Danvy
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S. Krief
I. Berrebi-Bertrand
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J.-M. Lecomte
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J.-C. Schwartz
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M. Capet
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Abstract

The involvement of histamine H4 receptor (H4R) in immune cells chemotaxis and mediator release makes it an attractive target for the treatment of inflammation disorders. A decade of medicinal chemistry efforts has led to several promising ligands, although the chemical structures described so far possesses a singular limited diversity. We report here the discovery of novel structures, belonging to completely different scaffolds. The virtual screening was planed as a two-steps process. First, using a “scout screening” methodology, we have experimentally probed the H4R ligand binding site using a small size chemical library with very diverse structures, and identified a hit that further assist us in refining a raw 3D homology model. Second, the refined 3D model was used to conduct a widened virtual screening. This two-steps strategy proved to be very successful, both in terms of structural diversity and hit rate (23%). Moreover, the hits have high affinity for the H4R, with most potent ligands in the nanomolar range.
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hal-02046295 , version 1 (22-02-2019)

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N. Levoin, O. Labeeuw, X. Billot, T. Calmels, Denis Danvy, et al.. Discovery of nanomolar ligands with novel scaffolds for the histamine H4 receptor by virtual screening. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 2017, 125, pp.565-572. ⟨10.1016/j.ejmech.2016.09.074⟩. ⟨hal-02046295⟩
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