Welcome! We’re excited to launch Certara’s blog. This gives us a chance to comment on important news and topics in the rapidly changing world of drug development. Our blog will offer more than one contributor to ensure you get multiple perspectives on the issues impacting us all. We hope that you’ll share your comments about our solutions … Continued
Tag: Molecular Modeling & Simulation
Drug design involves the design of small molecules that are complementary in shape and charge to the biomolecular target with which they interact and therefore will bind to it. Three-dimensional quantitative structure-activity relationship (3D-QSAR) studies were performed for a series of carbonic anhydrase IX inhibitors using comparative molecular field analysis (CoMFA) and comparative molecular similarity … Continued
Template CoMFA, a novel alignment methodology for training or test set structures in 3D-QSAR, is introduced. Its two most significant advantages are its complete automation and its ability to derive a single combined model from multiple structural series affecting a biological target. Its only two inputs are one or more “template” structures having 3D coordinates … Continued
Binding affinity prediction is frequently addressed using computational models constructed solely with molecular structure and activity data. We present a hybrid structure-guided strategy that combines molecular similarity, docking, and multiple-instance learning such that information from protein structures can be used to inform models of structure–activity relationships. The Surflex-QMOD approach has been shown to produce accurate … Continued
This study investigated 3D quantitative structure-activity relationships (QSAR) for a range of substituted benzimidazole derivatives as AngII-AT1 receptor antagonists by comparative molecular field analysis (CoMFA) and comparative molecular similarity indices (CoMSIA). The alignment strategy was used for these compounds by means of Distill function defined in SYBYL X 1.2. The best CoMFA and CoMSIA models … Continued
Template CoMFA methodologies extend topomer CoMFA by allowing user-designated templates, for example the experimental receptor-bound conformation of a prototypical ligand, to help determine the alignment of training and test set structures for 3D-QSAR. The algorithms that generate its new structural modality, template-constrained topomers, are described.
The acute toxicity (-log EC50) to Photobacterium phosphoreum and the n-octanol/water partition coefficient (log Kow) of 31 kinds of substituted thiophenols were determined at 298.15K. The -log EC50 values of studied chemicals are between 4.26 and 5.89. Their log Kow values are between 1.34 and 4.02. Comparative molecular field (CoMFA) and comparative molecular similarity index … Continued
Glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK-3), a serine/threonine kinase, is a fascinating enzyme with diverse biological actions in intracellular signaling systems, making it an emerging target for diseases such as diabetes mellitus, cancer, chronic inflammation, bipolar disorders and Alzheimer’s disease. It is important to inhibit GSK-3 selectively and the net effect of the GSK-3 inhibitors thus should … Continued
The Group IVA cytosolic phospholipase A2 (GIVA cPLA2) plays a central role in inflammation. Long chain 2-oxoamides constitute a class of potent GIVA cPLA2 inhibitors that exhibit potent in vivo anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity. We have now gained insight into the binding of 2-oxoamide inhibitors in the GIVA cPLA2 active site through a combination of … Continued
A new integrated computational workflow that couples the strength of the molecular overlay methods to achieve rapid and automated alignments along with 3D-QSAR techniques like CoMFA and CoMSIA for quantitative binding affinity prediction is presented. The results obtained from such techniques are compared with rule-based Topomer CoMFA method, where possible.