Posted 21st October 2020 by Joshua Sewell
Constant production of proteins in living cells is subject to strict quality and concentration control. The ubiquitin-protease system (UPS) is one of the systems responsible for degrading misfolded and damaged proteins. Also, short-lived regulatory proteins that control many critical cellular processes, including cell cycle progression, cell proliferation and differentiation, cell signalling and transcription are degraded by UPS.1
Posted 1st July 2020 by Liv Sewell
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail” so said Benjamin Franklin, and as a veteran of early stage drug discovery you can bet that I, like you, have seen my fair share of successes but also more failures than I’d like.
Posted 26th November 2019 by Joshua Sewell
The 4th Medicinal Chemistry & Protein Degradation Summit provided two days of fascinating topics and case studies about AI-assisted lead optimisation, DNA encoded libraries and the use of data and informatics in drug-discovery. We have made the following presentation slides available from Greg Makara, Paul Colbon and Yugal Sharma.
Posted 16th September 2019 by Liv Sewell
We spoke to John Griffin, CSO at Numerate, to find out how AI is changing drug discovery and development. Numerate is a drug design company applying cutting-edge AI to transform the process of small molecule drug design.
Posted 16th August 2019 by Jane Williams
Andrew Cook has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over 20 years. Throughout his career, he has endeavoured to do things differently, a little out of the ordinary, leading him to his work at H3 Biomedicine on splice modulators. “Part of the reason it attracted me” he says, “is it’s so different. It’s a natural product-based drug discovery effort, and I had never done that before”.
Posted 18th May 2018 by Jane Williams
Before tackling the question of why everyone thinks drugging RNA is so hard, one might ask why drugging proteins is considered to be so easy (at least by comparison). Put differently, why were proteins first?