A REVIEW OF COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF NOVEL ANTI-HIV DRUGS

Title: A REVIEW OF COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF NOVEL ANTI-HIV DRUGS

Author(s): Vinod B and Prasanth V.V

ABSTRACT

Aquired Immune Defeciency Syndrome or in short AIDS  has evolved into a worldwide pandemic in the recent decades. Computer assisted drug discovery  techniques have played a crucial role in the development of newer drugs for AIDS. Most of these techniques targets various stages present   in HIV life cycle. Computational methods offer effective drug candidates for  comparatively lower costs and lesser time frame. It can be expected that by the effective utilization of computational drug development techniques, the once dreaded disease AIDS will ultimately be eradicated.

Keywords: AIDS, Computatational techniques, HIV, Ligand, Pharmacophore.

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