Triazol: a privileged scaffold for proteolysis targeting chimeras.

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Summary of "Triazol: a privileged scaffold for proteolysis targeting chimeras."

Current traditional drugs such as enzyme inhibitors and receptor agonists/antagonists present inherent limitations due to occupancy-driven pharmacology as the mode of action. Proteolysis targeting chimeras (PROTACs) are composed of an E3 ligand, a connecting linker and a target protein ligand, and are an attractive approach to specifically knockdown-targeted proteins utilizing an event-driven mode of action. The length, hydrophilicity and rigidity of connecting linkers play important role in creating a successful PROTAC. Some PROTACs with a triazole linker have displayed promising anticancer activity. This review provides an overview of PROTACs with a triazole scaffold and discusses its structure-activity relationship. Important milestones in the development of PROTACs are addressed and a critical analysis of this drug discovery strategy is also presented.


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Name: Future medicinal chemistry
ISSN: 1756-8927


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