Frank R. Burden

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Codes that can classify, identify, or index a large number of molecular structures have been the subject of investigation for decades. There are several types of use to which such codes can be put, each with different criteria as to their properties such as reversibility (molecular formula to code and code to molecular formula), uniqueness, compactness, and(More)
We describe the use of Bayesian regularized artificial neural networks (BRANNs) coupled with automatic relevance determination (ARD) in the development of quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) models. These BRANN-ARD networks have the potential to solve a number of problems which arise in QSAR modeling such as the following: choice of model;(More)
Products are increasingly incorporating nanomaterials, but we have a poor understanding of their adverse effects. To assess risk, regulatory authorities need more experimental testing of nanoparticles. Computational models play a complementary role in allowing rapid prediction of potential toxicities of new and modified nanomaterials. We generated(More)
We used Bayesian regularized neural networks to model data on the MHC class II-binding affinity of peptides. Training data consisted of sequences and binding data for nonamer (nine amino acid) peptides. Independent test data consisted of sequences and binding data for peptides of length </=25. We assumed that MHC class II-binding activity of peptides(More)
Bayesian regularized artificial neural networks (BRANNs) are more robust than standard back-propagation nets and can reduce or eliminate the need for lengthy cross-validation. Bayesian regularization is a mathematical process that converts a nonlinear regression into a "well-posed" statistical problem in the manner of a ridge regression. The advantage of(More)
We describe the use of Bayesian regularized artificial neural networks (BRANNs) in the development of QSAR models. These networks have the potential to solve a number of problems which arise in QSAR modeling such as: choice of model; robustness of model; choice of validation set; size of validation effort; and optimization of network architecture. The(More)
Partial least squares discriminant analysis (PLSDA), Bayesian regularized artificial neural network (BRANN), and support vector machine (SVM) methodologies were compared by their ability to classify substrates and nonsubstrates of 12 isoforms of human UDP-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT), an enzyme "superfamily" involved in the metabolism of drugs, nondrug(More)
We review literature relating to three types of factors known to influence stem cell behavior. These factors are stochastic gene expression, regulatory network architecture, and the influence of external signals, such as those emanating from the niche. Although these factors are considered separately, their shared evolutionary history necessitates(More)
Quantitative Structure Property Relationship Modeling of Diverse Materials Properties Tu Le, V. Chandana Epa, Frank R. Burden, and David A. Winkler* CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering, Bag 10, Clayton South MDC 3169, Australia CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering, 343 Royal Parade, Parkville 3052, Australia Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical(More)
Cross-validated and non-cross-validated regression models using principal component regression (PCR), partial least squares (PLS) and artificial neural networks (ANN) have been used to relate the concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon pollutants to the electronic absorption spectra of coal tar pitch volatiles. The different trends in the(More)