The recently awarded US patent number 9051387 describes the first therapeutic disruption of a protein-protein association using a rationally designed man-made ligand, a challenge considered the holy grail in drug discovery. This invention by Richard Moss and Ariel Fernandez provides basically a treatment of heart failure. At the molecular level, the effect of the drug is the disruption of the association between myosin and its modulator MYBP-C using a competitive man-made ligand. The target was identified by cardiologist Richard Moss, while the drug itself was created by Ariel Fernandez.
This invention is featured at: US Patent and Trademark Office page, Espacenet page, Description by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ariel Fernandez Consultancy, Academia.edu, Ariel Fernandez’s professional page. This patent marks the dawn of the new paradigm for drug discovery based on epistructural biology, the new discipline introduced by Ariel Fernandez.
You may read the press release for Richard Moss and Ariel Fernandez’ patent US9051387 as featured in Yahoo, MarketWatch, or in the original form prior to distribution in WebWire.