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BACKGROUND The ability to "read the mind" of other individuals, that is, to infer their mental state by interpreting subtle social cues, is indispensable in human social interaction. The neuropeptide oxytocin plays a central role in social approach behavior in nonhuman mammals. METHODS In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, within-subject design, 30(More)
The purpose of this study was to explore the use of detailed biological data in combination with a statistical learning method for predicting the CYP1A2 and CYP2D6 inhibition. Data were extracted from the Aureus-Pharma highly structured databases which contain precise measures and detailed experimental protocol concerning the inhibition of the two(More)
Cytochromes P450 (CYPs) are crucial targets when predicting the ADME properties (absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion) of drugs in development. Particularly, CYPs mediated drug-drug interactions are responsible for major failures in the drug design process. Accurate and robust screening filters are thus needed to predict interactions of(More)
The blockage of the hERG potassium channel by a wide number of diverse compounds has become a major pharmacological safety concern as it can lead to sudden cardiac death. In silico models can be potent tools to screen out potential hERG blockers as early as possible during the drug-discovery process. In this study, predictive models developed using the(More)
JNK3 signaling pathway is gaining interest due to its involvement in many neurological disorders. The purpose of this study was to explore for the first time the use of a large and diverse dataset in combination with binary QSAR methodology for predicting JNK3 activity class. Data were extracted from Aureus Pharma' AurSCOPE Kinase knowledge database and(More)
Background: The ability to " read the mind " of other individuals, that is, to infer their mental state by interpreting subtle social cues, is indispensable in human social interaction. The neuropeptide oxytocin plays a central role in social approach behavior in nonhuman mammals. Methods: In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, within-subject design, 30(More)
It is widely recognised that predicting or determining the absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion (ADME) properties of a compound as early as possible in the drug discovery process helps to prevent costly late-stage failures. Although in recent years high-throughput in vitro absorption distribution metabolism excretion toxicity (ADMET) screens(More)
BACKGROUND Considering the complexity of diagnosis, high costs of therapy and high morbidity and mortality of systemic fungal infections, antifungal therapy of intensive care patients should follow clearly defined guidelines. We outline the impact of a standardised practice of antifungal treatment in an interdisciplinary surgical intensive care unit of a(More)
BACKGROUND Across Europe, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is considered to be the primary cause of nosocomial pneumonia (NP). In Germany alone, approximately 14,000 cases of MRSA-associated NP occur annually, which may have a significant impact on health care resource use and associated economic costs. The objective of this study was to(More)