It is recognized that high-throughput enzyme inhibition screens often return nonspecific inhibitors as "hits". Recently, high-throughput screens for enzyme activators have led to the identification of several compounds with novel and potent biological activity. Here, we show that enzyme activation screens can also uncover compounds that activate multiple enzymes in a nonspecific fashion. Described herein are the general structural features of such compounds and methods to differentiate between specific and general enzyme activation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Medicinal Chemistry|
|State||Published - Apr 24 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Medicine
- Drug Discovery