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ACS Central Science
Photopharmacology relies on molecules that change their biological activity upon irradiation. Many of these are derived from known drugs by replacing their core with an isosteric azobenzene photoswitch (azologization). The question is how many of the known bioactive ligands could be addressed in such a way. Here, we systematically assess the space of molecules amenable to azologization from databases of bioactive molecules (DrugBank, PDB, CHEMBL) and the Cambridge Structural Database. Shapedoi:10.1021/acscentsci.8b00881 pmid:31041380 pmcid:PMC6487453 fatcat:dusg7yengzgtlpxcwivbbmzqfi