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Drug Designing Approaches Using In-Silico Techniques [Book Review]
Samsad Razzaque1 and Aubhishek Zaman2,*
1Biotechnology program, Department of MNS, BRAC University, Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212
2Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Dhaka and Molecular Biology Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry and Molceular Biology, University of Dhaka
*Corresponding author
  Received : October 07, 2012
  Accepted : October 11, 2012
  Published : October 18, 2012
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Synopsis

Drug discovery today has become immensely dependent on computational methods. Ayurvedic medicines are no exception to this. Here in this manuscript we review a book that outlines two studies to offer an in silico solution for predicting drugs from herbal sources. The computational methods mentioned in the book ranges from simple data-mining techniques to more complex techniques such as interaction analysis and molecular docking techniques. This review tries to report the readers of the inside contents of the book and also analyzes its impact of the work in general. Although, like other computational predictions, the study results elucidated in the book are not entirely beyond doubts, the book is set apart from some other ones in ayurvedic drugs due to its unique subject matter and its effort to link up ancient treatment practices with the modern ones.

Keyword: computational tools, docking, in silico drug designing, herbal sources
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