Principal Investigator US Food and Drug Administration Little Rock, Arkansas
Presentation Description: Noonan and LEOPARD syndromes (NS and LS) belong to a group of related disorders called RASopathies characterized by abnormalities of multiple organs and systems including hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and dysmorphic facial features. There are no approved drugs for these two rare diseases, but it is known that a missense mutation in PTPN11 genes is associated with approximately 50% and 70% of NS and LS cases, respectively. In this study, we implemented a hybrid computational drug repositioning framework by integrating transcriptomic and structure-based approaches to explore potential treatment options for NS and LS. Importantly, a list of potential drug candidates for repositioning was identified including 61 for NS and 43 for LS and was further verified from literature reports and on-going clinical trials. Altogether, this hybrid computational drug repositioning approach has highlighted a number of drug candidates for NS and LS and could be applied to identifying drug candidates for other diseases.
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