New Approach to Develop Ultra-High Inhibitory Drug Using the Power Function of the Stoichiometry of the Targeted Nanomachine or Biocomplex
AIMS: To find methods for potent drug development by targeting to biocomplex with high copy number.
METHODS: Phi29 DNA packaging motor components with different stoichiometries were used as model to assay virion assembly with Yang Hui's Triangle [Formula: see text], where Z = stoichiometry, M = drugged subunits per biocomplex, p and q are the fraction of drugged and undrugged subunits in the population.
RESULTS: Inhibition efficiency follows a power function. When number of drugged subunits to block the function of the complex K = 1, the uninhibited biocomplex equals q(z), demonstrating the multiplicative effect of stoichiometry on inhibition with stoichiometry 1000 > 6 > 1. Complete inhibition of virus replication was found when Z = 6.
CONCLUSION: Drug inhibition potency depends on the stoichiometry of the targeted components of the biocomplex or nanomachine. The inhibition effect follows a power function of the stoichiometry of the target biocomplex.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Shu, Dan; Pi, Fengmei; Wang, Chi; Zhang, Peng; and Guo, Peixuan, "New Approach to Develop Ultra-High Inhibitory Drug Using the Power Function of the Stoichiometry of the Targeted Nanomachine or Biocomplex" (2015). Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculty Publications. 35.
Published in Nanomedicine, v. 10, no. 12, p. 1881-1897.
The document available for download is the authors' post-peer-review final draft of the article.