, Volume 47, Issue 11, pp 1148–1161

Molecular recognition: Models for drug design

  • R. J. Breckenridge
Multi-Author Review Molecular Recognition

DOI: 10.1007/BF01918379

Cite this article as:
Breckenridge, R.J. Experientia (1991) 47: 1148. doi:10.1007/BF01918379


The review takes examples, mostly from the recent literature, to illustrate how an understanding of physico-chemical properties and an appreciation of the molecular shape and electronic properties can lead to a better insight into molecular recognition processes. The techniques used to generate 3-dimensional structures of molecules and the influence this information has had on the drug design cycle, are briefly discussed.

Key words

Molecular recognitionmodellingNMRstructureX-ray

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© Birkhäuser Verlag Basel 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Breckenridge
    • 1
  1. 1.Drug Design GroupSandoz Pharma Ltd.Basel(Switzerland)