BRCT domains: structure, functions, and implications in disease-new therapeutic targets for innovative drug discovery against infections
Keywords: 
BRCT
Drug
Therapeutic target
Cancer
Disease
Infection
Issue Date: 
2023
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info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/AEI/Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica y Técnica y de Innovación 2017-2020/PID2020-112713RB-C21/ES/EMBEDDING OF DRUGS IN POLYMERIC FIBERS FOR DERMAL RELEASE: APPLICATION TO THE TREATMENT OF CUTANEOUS LEISHMANIASIS AND SKIN INFECTIONS
ISSN: 
1999-4923
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This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by/ 4.0/).
Citation: 
Peña-Guerrero, J. (José); Fernández-Rubio, C. (Celia); Garcia-Sosa, A. T.; et al. "BRCT domains: structure, functions, and implications in disease-new therapeutic targets for innovative drug discovery against infections". Pharmaceutics. 15 (7), 2023, 1839
Abstract
The search for new therapeutic targets and their implications in drug development remains an emerging scientific topic. BRCT-bearing proteins are found in Archaea, Bacteria, Eukarya, and viruses. They are traditionally involved in DNA repair, recombination, and cell cycle control. To carry out these functions, BRCT domains are able to interact with DNA and proteins. Moreover, such domains are also implicated in several pathogenic processes and malignancies including breast, ovarian, and lung cancer. Although these domains exhibit moderately conserved folding, their sequences show very low conservation. Interestingly, sequence variations among species are considered positive traits in the search for suitable therapeutic targets, since non-specific drug interactions might be reduced. These main characteristics of BRCT, as well as its critical implications in key biological processes in the cell, have prompted the study of these domains as therapeutic targets. This review explores the possible roles of BRCT domains as therapeutic targets for drug discovery. We describe their common structural features and relevant interactions and pathways, as well as their implications in pathologic processes. Drugs commonly used to target these domains are also presented. Finally, based on their structures, we describe new drug design possibilities using modern and innovative techniques.

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