Targeted degradation is a promising new modality in drug discovery that makes it possible to reduce intracellular protein levels with small molecules. It is a complementary approach to the conventional protein knockdown typically used in laboratories and may offer a way to approach the currently undruggable human proteome. Recently, the first autophagy-mediated degraders, called AUTACs, were developed based on observations in a xenophagy study.
- drug discovery
- targeted degradation