Definition of pharmacophore in English:

pharmacophore

Syllabification: phar·ma·co·phore
Pronunciation: /ˈfärməkəˌfôr
 
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noun

  • A part of a molecular structure that is responsible for a particular biological or pharmacological interaction that it undergoes.
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    • This pharmacophore identifies two important hydrogen-bonding interactions at opposite ends of the ligand.
    • The phenothiazine ring is a well-known pharmacophore, and chlorpromazine is a prototype of this class of antipsychotic drugs.
    • The similar mechanism of action of paclitaxel, the epothilones, discodermolide and eleutherobin has led to the suggestion that these structurally dissimilar substances possess common pharmacophores.

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