Summary and Info
By significantly increasing the number of targets available for drug discovery, the Human Genome and Proteome projects have made the use of combinatorial libraries essential to developing and optimizing drug candidate molecules more rapidly. Lisa English and a panel of expert researchers have collected in Combinatorial Library Methods and Protocols a novel series of computational and laboratory methods for the design, synthesis, quality control, screening, and purification of combinatorial libraries. Here the reader will find cutting-edge techniques for the preparation of encoded combinatorial libraries, for the synthesis of DNA-binding polyamides, and for combinatorial receptors. There are also state-of-the-art methods for computational library design, quality control by mass spectrometry, and structure verification using 1D and 2D NMR. A variety of well-known computational approaches are provided to meet the information management challenge of multiple biological assays. Each readily reproducible technique includes detailed step-by-step instructions and helpful notes on troubleshooting and avoiding pitfalls. Timely and highly practical, Combinatorial Library Methods and Protocols makes available for all drug discovery researchers all the powerful combinatorial chemistry tools that are increasing the number of candidate compounds and speeding the process of drug discovery and development today.