Differences in the Binding Affinities of ErbB Family: Heterogeneity in the Prediction of Resistance Mutants

The pressure exerted by drugs targeted to a protein in any therapy inevitably leads to the emergence of drug resistance. One major mechanism of resistance involves the mutation of key residues in the target protein. Drugs that competitively replace a natural substrate are often made ineffective by mutations that reduce the drug’s affinity relative to that of the natural substrate. Hence atomic level understanding of the mechanisms that underlie this behavior is of utmost importance in efforts to design new drugs that can target such mutant proteins.

 

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Commissioned work.

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Adobe Illustrator.

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Illustrations

Date:

May 30, 2013