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A RNA-based approach towards small molecule inhibitors

Mayer, G. and Faulhammer, D. and Grättinger, M. and Fessele, S. and Blind, M. (2009) A RNA-based approach towards small molecule inhibitors. Chembiochem, 10 (12). pp. 1993-1996. ISSN 1439-4227

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Abstract

The identification of low-molecular-weight protein inhibitors for functional studies as well as for the generation of lead drug compounds is one of the most important tasks in chemical biology. We describe a generalized assay that utilizes inhibitory aptamers for the identification of small molecules with aptamer-inherited properties. These compounds share the functional profile of the aptamers and thus are considered as potent protein inhibitors.