The modulation of FXR receptor remains an attractive area in drug discovery to develop novel therapeutic opportunities for liver and metabolic disorders. Despite the large variety of FXR ligands reported so far, only a very restricted number of agonists have entered in clinical settings. In this review article we provide the reader with an overview on the different classes of natural and synthetic ligands that have been developed by academic groups and pharmaceutical companies to target FXR. We discuss their structure-activity relationships, analyzing the binding modes that some of these compounds adopt to interact with the receptor.

Beyond Bile Acids: Targeting Farnesoid X Receptor (FXR) with Natural and Synthetic Ligands

CAROTTI, Andrea;MARINOZZI, Maura;CUSTODI, CHIARA;CERRA, BRUNO;PELLICCIARI, Roberto;GIOIELLO, ANTIMO;MACCHIARULO, Antonio
2014-01-01

Abstract

The modulation of FXR receptor remains an attractive area in drug discovery to develop novel therapeutic opportunities for liver and metabolic disorders. Despite the large variety of FXR ligands reported so far, only a very restricted number of agonists have entered in clinical settings. In this review article we provide the reader with an overview on the different classes of natural and synthetic ligands that have been developed by academic groups and pharmaceutical companies to target FXR. We discuss their structure-activity relationships, analyzing the binding modes that some of these compounds adopt to interact with the receptor.
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