Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Are chemogenomics and proteochemometrics the same?

Joerg Wegner recently blogged about Chemogenomics: structuring the drug discovery process to gene families by C.J. Harris and A. P. Stevens in Drug Discov Today (DOI: 10.1016/j.drudis.2006.08.013). This review article provides a nice overview of a trend in mathematical modelling of the interaction of small organic molecules with proteins, often referred to as QSAR. What the article does not discuss, is the work by the group of Jarl Wikberg who coined the term proteochemometrics (see PubMed: 11342268).