Author(s): Anil Kumar Sahdev, Priya Gupta, Kanika Manral, Preeti Rana, Anita Singh


DOI: 10.52711/0974-360X.2023.00246   

Address: Anil Kumar Sahdev1, Priya Gupta1, Kanika Manral1, Preeti Rana1, Anita Singh2*
1Research Scholar, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Technology Sir J.C. Bose Technical Campus, Bhimtal, Kumaun University Nainital, Uttarakhand, India.
2Head and Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Technology Sir J.C. Bose Technical Campus, Bhimtal, Kumaun University Nainital, Uttarakhand, India.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 16,      Issue - 3,     Year - 2023

The pharmacophore concept was first put forward as a useful picture of drug interactions almost a century ago, and with the rise in computational power over the last few decades, has become a well-established CADD method with numerous different applications in drug discovery. Depending on the prior knowledge of the system, pharmacophores can be used to identify derivatives of compounds, change the scaffold to new compounds with a similar target, virtual screen for novel inhibitors, profile compounds for ADME-tox, investigate possible off-targets, or just complement other molecular methods “chemical groups” or functions in a molecule were responsible for a biological effect, and molecules with similar effect had similar functions in common. The word pharmacophore was coined much later, by Schueler in his 1960 book Chemobiodynamics and Drug Design, and was defined as “a molecular framework that carries (phoros) the essential features responsible for a drug’s (Pharmacon) biological activity.

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Anil Kumar Sahdev, Priya Gupta, Kanika Manral, Preeti Rana, Anita Singh. An Overview on Pharmacophore: Their significance and importance for the activity of Drug Design. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology 2023; 16(3):1496-2. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2023.00246

Anil Kumar Sahdev, Priya Gupta, Kanika Manral, Preeti Rana, Anita Singh. An Overview on Pharmacophore: Their significance and importance for the activity of Drug Design. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology 2023; 16(3):1496-2. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2023.00246   Available on:

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