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Practical approaches to evaluating and optimizing brain exposure in early drug discovery.

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Summary of "Practical approaches to evaluating and optimizing brain exposure in early drug discovery."

Developing drugs for CNS related diseases continues to be one of the most challenging endeavors in drug discovery. This is at least in part related to the existence of the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB), a complex multicellular organization that provides selective access to required nutrients and hormones, while removing waste and restricting exposure to potential harmful toxins, pathogens, and xenobiotics. Consequently, designing and selecting molecules that can overcame this protection system are unique and critical aspects of the CNS drug discovery. Here we review modern CNS pharmacokinetic concepts and methods suitable for early drug discovery, and medicinal chemistry strategies towards molecules with optimal CNS exposure.

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Name: European journal of medicinal chemistry
ISSN: 1768-3254
Pages: 111643

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