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1

What are the requirements for a protein to be targeted by drugs

pocket into which a small molecule can bind

2

What is the druggable genome

set of genes encoding proteins that can be modulated using experimental small molecule compounds

3

What are the majority of drugs

small molecules that target proteins

4

What is main protein target for drugs

receptors

5

How come receptors are good targets for drugs

recognise specific chemical signals

6

What happens if a drugs concentration is too high

drug binds to other types of proteins

7

What does malfunction or loss of receptors lead to

disease

8

What are the two ways agonists affect receptors

directly or indirectly via transduction mechanisms

9

What is the effect of direct agonist action on a receptor

ion channel opening or closing

10

What are the effects of agonists that affect receptors transduction mechanisms

Enzyme activation/inhibition, Ion channel modulation, DNA transcription

11

Where do antagonists bind on receptors

bind in the same place as the agonist

12

Describe the mechanism of antagonist action on receptors

Stabilise the receptor, prevents activation and signalling

13

What do antagonists block when binding to receptors

endogenous mediator action

14

True or False - receptors cant activate themselves

False

15

How can receptors activate themselves

float around the cell membrane, change into an active shape

16

Name drug targets

receptors, channels, enzymes, transporters, microtubules

17

What is the effect of ion channel blockers

prevent the channel from opening or block the pore

18

What proteins do modulators target

channels

19

What do modulators affect

the gating mechanism of channels

20

What is the effect of modulators affecting gating mechanism

increase or decrease opening probability

21

Where are enzymes normally found

inside cells

22

What are the two types of drugs that target ion channels

blockers, modulators

23

What are the types of drugs that target enzymes

inhibitors, false substrate, prodrug

24

What is the effect of inhibitor drugs on enzymes

inhibit normal reaction and function of enzyme

25

What is the effect of false substrate drugs on enzymes

enzyme makes an abnormal metabolite

26

How do pro drugs work

metabolised by the enzyme to create an active drug

27

What types of drug target transporters

inhibitors, false substrates

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What do transporters require to function

concentration gradient or energy

29

How do inhibitors affect transporters

bind into transporter pocket and prevent function

30

How do false substrates affect transporters

use transporter to get across the CM, abnormal compounds build up