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Towards the understanding of the activity of G9a inhibitors: an activity landscape and molecular modeling approach

14-feb-2020 | Revista: Journal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design

Edgar López-López, Obdulia Rabal, Julen Oyarzabal, José L Medina-Franco


In this work, we analyze the structure-activity relationships (SAR) of epigenetic inhibitors (lysine mimetics) against lysine methyltransferase (G9a or EHMT2) using a combined activity landscape, molecular docking and molecular dynamics approach. The study was based on a set of 251 G9a inhibitors with reported experimental activity. The activity landscape analysis rapidly led to the identification of activity cliffs, scaffolds hops and other active an inactive molecules with distinct SAR.

Structure-based analysis of activity cliffs, scaffold hops and other selected active and inactive G9a inhibitors by means of docking followed by molecular dynamics simulations led to the identification of interactions with key residues involved in activity against G9a, for instance with ASP 1083, LEU 1086, ASP 1088, TYR 1154 and PHE 1158. The outcome of this work is expected to further advance the development of G9a inhibitors.

CITA DEL ARTÍCULO  J Comput Aided Mol Des. 2020 Jun;34(6):659-669. doi: 10.1007/s10822-020-00298-x. Epub 2020 Feb 14.