Rizzo Lab Research
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viral membrane fusion inhibitor development.
See the following papers.
Strockbine, B.; Rizzo, R. C. Binding of Anti-Fusion Peptides with HIVgp41 from Molecular Dynamics Simulations: Quantitative Correlation with Experiment. Proteins: Struct. Func. Bioinformatics, 2007, 67, 630-642. PDF
McGillick, B. E.; Balius, T.E.; Mukherjee, S.; Rizzo, R. C. Origins of Resistance to the HIVgp41 Viral Entry Inhibitor T20. Biochemistry, 2010, 49 (17), 3575-3592 doi:10.1021/bi901915g PMID: 20230061 WEB PDF
EGFR and ErbB family
Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) is a drug target for treating several types of Cancers, Including Lung and breast cansers. We are instested in targeting the Tyrosine kinase domain.
See the following paper:
see the following paper:
Carrascal, N.; Rizzo, R. C. Calculation of Binding Free Energies for Non-zinc Chelating Pyrimidine Dicarboxamide Inhibitors with MMP-13. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett., 2009, 19, 47-50. PDF
Chachra, R.; Rizzo, R. C. Origins of Resistance Conferred by the R292K Neuraminidase Mutation via Molecular Dynamics and Free Energy Calculations. J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2008 ,4, 1526-1540. PDF