The value of including protein flexibility in structure-based drug design (SBDD) is widely documented, and currently, molecular dynamics (MD) simulations represent a powerful tool to investigate protein dynamics. Yet, the inclusion of MD-derived information in pre-existing SBDD workflows is still far from trivial. We recently published an integrated MD-FLAP (Fingerprints for Ligands and Proteins) approach combining MD, clustering and Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA) for enhancing accuracy, efficacy, and for protein conformational selection in virtual screening (VS) campaigns. Here we prospectively applied the MD FLAP workflow to discover novel chemotypes inhibiting the Casein Kinase 1 delta (CSNK1D) enzyme. We first obtained a VS model able to separate active from inactive compounds, with a global AUC of 0.9 and a partial ROC enrichment at 0.5% of 0.18, and use it to mine the internal Pfizer screening database. Seven active molecules sharing a phenyl-indazole scaffold, not yet reported among CSNK1D inhibitors, were found. The most potent inhibitor showed an IC50 of 134 nM.

Discovering New Casein Kinase 1d Inhibitors with an Innovative Molecular Dynamics Enabled Virtual Screening Workflow

Sciabola, Simone;Benedetti, Paolo
Membro del Collaboration Group
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Cruciani, Gabriele
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2019

Abstract

The value of including protein flexibility in structure-based drug design (SBDD) is widely documented, and currently, molecular dynamics (MD) simulations represent a powerful tool to investigate protein dynamics. Yet, the inclusion of MD-derived information in pre-existing SBDD workflows is still far from trivial. We recently published an integrated MD-FLAP (Fingerprints for Ligands and Proteins) approach combining MD, clustering and Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA) for enhancing accuracy, efficacy, and for protein conformational selection in virtual screening (VS) campaigns. Here we prospectively applied the MD FLAP workflow to discover novel chemotypes inhibiting the Casein Kinase 1 delta (CSNK1D) enzyme. We first obtained a VS model able to separate active from inactive compounds, with a global AUC of 0.9 and a partial ROC enrichment at 0.5% of 0.18, and use it to mine the internal Pfizer screening database. Seven active molecules sharing a phenyl-indazole scaffold, not yet reported among CSNK1D inhibitors, were found. The most potent inhibitor showed an IC50 of 134 nM.
2019
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