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Given the difficulties to identify chemical probes that can modulate protein-protein interactions (PPIs), actors in the field start to agree on the necessity to use PPI-tailored screening chemical collections. However, which type of scaffolds may promote the binding of compounds to PPI targets remains unclear. In this big data analysis, we have identified a list of privileged chemical substructures that are most often observed within inhibitors of PPIs. Using molecular frameworks as a way to perceive chemical substructures with the combination of an experimental and a machine-learning based predicted dataset of iPPI compounds, we propose a list of privileged substructures in the form of scaffolds and chemical moieties that can be substantially chemically functionalized and do not present any toxicophore nor Pan-assay interference (PAINS) alerts. We think that such chemical guidance will be valuable for medicinal chemists in their attempt to identify initial quality chemical probes on PPI targets.
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Name: Journal of chemical information and modeling
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