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Russo S, De Azevedo WF. Advances in the Understanding of the Cannabinoid Receptor 1 - Focusing on the Inverse Agonists Interactions. Curr Med Chem. 2018. doi: 10.2174/0929867325666180417165247   PubMed     


Heck GS, Pintro VO, Pereira RR, de Ávila MB, Levin NMB, de Azevedo WF. Supervised Machine Learning Methods Applied to Predict Ligand-Binding Affinity. Curr Med Chem. 2017; 24(23): 2459-2470.   PubMed   PDF    


Levin NM, Pintro VO, de Ávila MB, de Mattos BB, De Azevedo WF Jr. Understanding the Structural Basis for Inhibition of Cyclin-Dependent Kinases. New Pieces in the Molecular Puzzle. Curr Drug Targets. 2017; 18(9): 1104-1111.   PubMed   PDF        


de Azevedo Jr. WF. Opinion Paper: Targeting Multiple Cyclin-Dependent Kinases (CDKs): A New Strategy for Molecular Docking Studies. Curr Drug Targets. 2016;17(1):2.   PubMed  PDF  


de Avila, MB, de Azevedo, WF. Data Mining of Docking Results. Application to 3-Dehydroquinate Dehydratase. Curr Bioinform. 2014; 9(4): 361-79. Link to Journal  PDF 

  

Coracini JD, de Azevedo WF Jr. Shikimate kinase, a protein target for drug design. Curr Med Chem. 2014; 21(5):592-604. PubMed   PDF  

 

Lombardi FR, Anazetti MC, Santos GC, Polizelli PP, Olivieri JR, de Azevedo WF, Bonilla-Rodriguez GO. Oxygen Binding Properties and Tetrameric Stability of Hemoglobins From the Snakes Crotalus Durissus Terrificus and Liophis Miliaris (Chapter 1). Frontiers in Protein and Peptide Sciences. 2014; 1, 3-30.   Link to Chapter 


Azevedo LS, Moraes FP, Xavier MM, Pantoja EO, Villavicencio B, Finck JA, Proenca, AM, Rocha, KB, de Azevedo, WF. Recent Progress of Molecular Docking Simulations Applied to Development of Drugs. Curr Bioinform. 2012; 7(4): 352-65. Link to Journal   PDF  


de Azevedo WF Jr. Protein targets for development of drugs against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Curr Med Chem. 2011; 18(9):1255-7. PubMed  

 

Heberlé G, de Azevedo WF Jr. Bio-inspired algorithms applied to molecular docking simulations. Curr Med Chem. 2011; 18(9):1339-52. PubMed  

 

de Azevedo WF Jr. Molecular dynamics simulations of protein targets identified in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Curr Med Chem. 2011; 18(9):1353-66. PubMed  


De Azevedo WF Jr. Structure-based virtual screening. Curr Drug Targets. 2010; 11(3):261-3. PubMed  

 

De Azevedo WF Jr. MolDock applied to structure-based virtual screening. Curr Drug Targets. 2010; 11(3):327-34. PubMed 

 

Hernandes MZ, Cavalcanti SM, Moreira DR, de Azevedo Junior WF, Leite AC. Halogen atoms in the modern medicinal chemistry: hints for the drug design. Curr Drug Targets. 2010; 11(3):303-14. PubMed 


Ducati RG, Souto AA, Caceres RA, de Azevedo Jr. WF, Basso LA, Santos DS. Purine Nucleoside Phosphorylase as a Molecular Target to Develop Active Compounds Against Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. International Review of Biophysical Chemistry 2010; Vol. 1, N. 1, 34-40.   Link to Chapter  


de Azevedo WF Jr, Caceres RA, Pauli I, Timmers LF, Barcellos GB, Rocha KB, Soares MB. Protein-drug interaction studies for development of drugs against Plasmodium falciparum. Curr Drug Targets. 2009; 10(3):271-8. PubMed  


Timmers LF, Pauli I, Barcellos GB, Rocha KB, Caceres RA, de Azevedo WF Jr, Soares MB. Genomic databases and the search of protein targets for protozoan parasites. Curr Drug Targets. 2009; 10(3):240-5. PubMed  


de Azevedo WF Jr, Dias R, Timmers LF, Pauli I, Caceres RA, Soares MB. Bioinformatics tools for screening of antiparasitic drugs. Curr Drug Targets. 2009; 10(3):232-9. PubMed  


de Azevedo WF Jr, Soares MB. Selection of targets for drug development against protozoan parasites. Curr Drug Targets. 2009; 10(3):193-201. PubMed


Timmers LF, Pauli I, Caceres RA, de Azevedo WF Jr. Drug-binding databases. Curr Drug Targets. 2008; 9(12):1092-9. PubMed

 

Barcellos GB, Pauli I, Caceres RA, Timmers LF, Dias R, de Azevedo WF Jr. Molecular modeling as a tool for drug discovery. Curr Drug Targets. 2008; 9(12):1084-91. PubMed

 

Caceres RA, Pauli I, Timmers LF, de Azevedo WF Jr. Molecular recognition models: a challenge to overcome. Curr Drug Targets. 2008; 9(12):1077-83. PubMed

 

de Azevedo WF Jr, Dias R. Experimental approaches to evaluate the thermodynamics of protein-drug interactions. Curr Drug Targets. 2008; 9(12):1071-6. PubMed

 

Dias R, Timmers LF, Caceres RA, de Azevedo WF Jr. Evaluation of molecular docking using polynomial empirical scoring functions. Curr Drug Targets. 2008; 9(12):1062-70. PubMed

 

Pauli I, Timmers LF, Caceres RA, Soares MB, de Azevedo WF Jr. In silico and in vitro: identifying new drugs. Curr Drug Targets. 2008; 9(12):1054-61. PubMed

 

Canduri F, de Azevedo WF. Protein crystallography in drug discovery. Curr Drug Targets. 2008; 9(12):1048-53. PubMed

 

Dias R, de Azevedo WF Jr. Molecular docking algorithms. Curr Drug Targets. 2008; 9(12):1040-7. PubMed

 

de Azevedo WF Jr, Dias R. Computational methods for calculation of ligand-binding affinity. Curr Drug Targets. 2008; 9(12):1031-9. PubMed

 

de Azevedo WF Jr. Protein-drug interactions. Curr Drug Targets. 2008; 9(12):1030. PubMed

 

Canduri F, Perez PC, Caceres RA, de Azevedo WF Jr. CDK9 a potential target for drug development. Med Chem. 2008; 4(3):210-8. PubMed  


Breda A, Basso LA, Santos DS, de Azevedo Jr WF. Virtual Screening of Drugs: Score Functions, Docking, and Drug Design. Current Computer Aided-Drug Design 2008; 4(4), 265-72.   Link to Journal  


Pereira JH, Vasconcelos IB, Oliveira JS, Caceres RA, de Azevedo WF Jr, Basso LA, Santos DS. Shikimate kinase: a potential target for development of novel antitubercular agents. Curr Drug Targets. 2007; 8(3):459-68. PubMed    


Marques MR, Pereira JH, Oliveira JS, Basso LA, de Azevedo WF Jr, Santos DS, Palma MS. The inhibition of 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase as a model for development of novel antimicrobials. Curr Drug Targets. 2007; 8(3):445-57. PubMed    


Dias MV, Ely F, Palma MS, de Azevedo WF Jr, Basso LA, Santos DS. Chorismate synthase: an attractive target for drug development against orphan diseases. Curr Drug Targets. 2007; 8(3):437-44. PubMed  


Canduri F, Perez PC, Caceres RA, de Azevedo WF Jr. Protein kinases as targets for antiparasitic chemotherapy drugs. Curr Drug Targets. 2007; 8(3):389-98. PubMed  


Basso LA, da Silva LH, Fett-Neto AG, de Azevedo WF Jr, Moreira Ide S, Palma MS, Calixto JB, Astolfi Filho S, dos Santos RR, Soares MB, Santos DS. The use of biodiversity as source of new chemical entities against defined molecular targets for treatment of malaria, tuberculosis, and T-cell mediated diseases--a review. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2005; 100(6):475-506.   PubMed  


Ward RJ, de Azevedo WF Jr, Arni RK. At the interface: crystal structures of phospholipases A2. Toxicon. 1998; 36(11): 1623-33.   PubMed  


Kim SH, Schulze-Gahmen U, Brandsen J, de Azevedo Júnior WF. Structural basis for chemical inhibition of CDK2. Prog Cell Cycle Res; 2: 137-45.   PubMed