A strategy for developing accurate quantitative structure-activity relationship models enabling predictions of biological properties, when suitable knowledge concerning both ligands and biological target is available, was tested on a data set where molecules are characterized by high structural diversity. Such a strategy was applied to human ether-a-go-go-related gene K(+) channel inhibition and consists of a combination of ligand- and structure-based approaches, which can be carried out whenever the three-dimensional structure of the target macromolecule is known or may be modeled with good accuracy. Molecular conformations of ligands were obtained by means of molecular docking, performed in a previously built theoretical model of the channel pore, so that descriptors depending upon the three-dimensional molecular structure were properly computed. A modification of the directed sphere-exclusion algorithm was developed and exploited to properly splitting the whole dataset into Training/Test set pairs. Molecular descriptors, computed by means of the codessa program, were used for the search of reliable quantitative structure-activity relationship models that were subsequently identified through a rigorous validation analysis. Finally, pIC(50) values of a prediction set, external to the initial dataset, were predicted and the results confirmed the high predictive power of the model within a quite wide chemical space.
|Autori interni:||COI, ALESSIO|
BIANUCCI, ANNA MARIA PAOLA
|Autori:||ALESSIO COI; ILARIA MASSARELLI; MARILENA SARACENO; NICCOLÒ CARLI; LARA TESTAI; VINCENZO CALDERONE; BIANUCCI A|
|Titolo:||QSAR models for predicting biological properties, developed by combining structure- and ligand-based approaches: an application to the hERG potassium channel inhibition|
|Anno del prodotto:||2009|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|