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Issue #1 2016



Drug Targets In-Depth Focus 2016

17 March 2016 | By Drug Target Review

In this Drug Targets In-Depth Focus: "The alarming increase in antibioticresistant bacteria", plus "Computational methods for drug repositioning"; and "An overview of Alzheimer’s disease drug targets"...


Pushing the limits of protein expression with miRNAs

17 March 2016 | By , ,

Biopharmaceuticals are highly complex protein drugs such as antibodies, cytokines and peptide hormones, which are used for a variety of indication areas, including immunology, neurology, metabolic diseases and cancer. These modern protein drugs may hinder progression of a disease, ease symptoms or assure – in the case of chronic diseases…


Strategies for identifying predictive biomarkers of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

17 March 2016 | By , , ,

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a consequence of sedentary life styles and high fat diets, has an estimated prevalence of about 30% in western countries. It is associated with insulin resistance, obesity, glucose intolerance and drug toxicity. Additionally, polymorphisms within genes such as PNPLA3, TM6SF2, APOC3, NCAN and PPP1R3B correlate…


The frightening emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

17 February 2016 | By ,

Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is on the rise and a return to the ‘pre-antibiotic’ era has become a frightening possibility. Various factors are responsible for this situation: the overuse of antibiotics in human medicine and animal husbandry, insufficient public funding for research into fundamental bacteriology including resistance mechanisms, and a…


The relevance of homogeneous radiometric assays in modern drug discovery

14 February 2016 | By ,

In the past two decades, several alternative, non-radiometric assay formats have been developed for the high-throughput screening (HTS) of target classes such as protein kinases, which were previously screened using radiometric assays. Radiometric screening (and the expertise to perform such HTS) has thus declined in recent years...