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CNS drug development - Lost in translation?
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PMID:  22420574     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
CNS drug development is characterized by an especially high attrition rate, despite clear unmet medical needs in the field of neuro-pharmacology and significant investment in R&D of novel CNS drug treatments. Here, we overview the issues underlying the intrinsic difficulty of CNS drugs development, including obstacles of pharmacokinetic nature and lack of predictivity of preclinical tests. We highlight current efforts to overcome these limitations, with an emphasis on modeling opportunities towards early recognition of CNS candidates (stressing the possibilities of multi-target directed ligands or "magic shotguns") and different approaches to improve CNS bioavailability.
Alan Talevi; Carolina L Bellera; Mauricio Di Iannia; Melisa Gantnera; Luis E Bruno-Blanch; Eduardo A Castro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mini reviews in medicinal chemistry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1875-5607     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
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Created Date:  2012-3-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101094212     Medline TA:  Mini Rev Med Chem     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Medicinal Chemistry, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Exact Sciences, National University of La Plata (UNLP), 47 & 115, La Plata (B1900AJI), Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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