Design of Protein–Protein Interaction Inhibitors Based on Protein Epitope Mimetics



On the scaffold: Grafting protein epitopes onto conformationally designed scaffolds represents a very promising approach to protein ligand design, with potential applications in many areas of chemical biology and molecular medicine. The highlighted article describes the design and anticancer activity of novel p53/MDM2 inhibitors built upon a scorpion toxin scaffold. Other approaches to protein epitope mimetics are also briefly discussed.

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