Indexed on: 06 May '09Published on: 06 May '09Published in: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Herein we report a successful application of a computer-aided design approach to identify a novel HCV helicase inhibitor. A de novo drug design methodology was used to generate an initial set of structures that could potentially bind to a putative binding site. Further structure refinement was carried out through docking a series of focused virtual libraries. The most promising compound was synthesised and it exhibited a submicromolar inhibition of the HCV helicase.