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By James R. Empfield, Michael P Clark

ISBN-10: 3662439131

ISBN-13: 9783662439135

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6 Improved Disease Research: The Importance of Collaboration and Open Access Detailed knowledge of disease mechanisms is clearly critical for target selection and validation as well as correct design of clinical trials including selection of end points and biomarkers. This involves understanding the linkage between target function and primary end points in terms of intracellular signal transduction, cell interactions and their relationship to observed pathologies. One of the consequences of poor success in the clinic has been the recognition by the pharmaceutical sector of the need for a greater understanding of disease processes and how these vary between patients within the same disease.

Functional genomic studies using siRNA in HIV cell models have indicated that there may be severalfold more potential targets than are known in the literature [81]. These phenotype-led approaches tend to identify more novel targets and make more proprietary observations than the evidencebased approach. Targets and pathways can impact on cell phenotype through mechanisms that are not always obvious or predictable. The analysis of approvals by the FDA over a 10-year period has indicated that phenotypic screening leads to more first-in-class small molecule drugs with new molecular mechanisms of action than target-based approaches [82].

Jackson Fig. 2 Sources of evidence for the sub-hypotheses for efficacy. Some of the main ways that the technologies described in Sect. 9 can contribute evidence to support the causative steps linking the target to patient need (as described in Sect. 7) are shown. Research into disease processes also plays an integral part. Many of these approaches can be utilised for patient stratification as shown. (Fig. 2 is of necessity a simplification and is not intended to be comprehensive). Abbreviations not defined in text are bms, biomarkers, and EEPs, exploratory end points 9 Sources of Preclinical Evidence to Support the Hypothesis for Efficacy How different sources of validation data can provide support for the different causative steps in the hypothesis linking changes in target activity to unmet patient need will be described (see also Fig.

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