Ian A. Watson

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In recent years the development of computational techniques that build models to correctly assign chemical compounds to various classes or to retrieve potential drug-like compounds has been an active area of research. Many of the best-performing techniques for these tasks utilize a descriptor-based representation of the compound that captures various(More)
This article describes a set of 275 rules, developed over an 18-year period, used to identify compounds that may interfere with biological assays, allowing their removal from screening sets. Reasons for rejection include reactivity (e.g., acyl halides), interference with assay measurements (fluorescence, absorbance, quenching), activities that damage(More)
This work outlines a new de novo design process for the creation of novel kinase inhibitor libraries. It relies on a profiling paradigm that generates a substantial amount of kinase inhibitor data from which highly predictive QSAR models can be constructed. In addition, a broad diversity of X-ray structure information is needed for binding mode prediction.(More)
Support Vector Machine (SVM), one of the most promising tools in chemical informatics, is time-consuming for mining large high-throughput screening (HTS) data sets. Here, we describe a parallelization of SVM-light algorithm on a graphic processor unit (GPU), using molecular fingerprints as descriptors and the Tanimoto index as kernel function. Comparison(More)
An extended reduced graph approach (ErG) is presented that uses pharmacophore-type node descriptions to encode the relevant molecular properties. The basic idea of the method can be described as a hybrid approach of reduced graphs (Gillet et al. J. Chem. Inf. Comput. Sci. 2003, 43, 338-345) and binding property pairs (Kearsley et al. J. Chem. Inf. Comput.(More)
In silico tools are regularly utilized for designing and prioritizing compounds to address challenges related to drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics (DMPK) during the process of drug discovery. P-Glycoprotein (P-gp) is a member of the ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters with broad substrate specificity that plays a significant role in absorption and(More)
The continued development of computational and synthetic methods has enabled the enumeration or preparation of a nearly endless universe of chemical structures. Nevertheless, the ability of this chemical universe to deliver small molecules that can both modulate biological targets and have drug-like physicochemical properties continues to be a topic of(More)
An increasingly competitive pharmaceutical market demands improvement in the efficiency and probability of drug candidate discovery. Usually these new drug candidates are targeted for oral administration, so a detailed understanding of the molecular-level properties that relate to optimal pharmacokinetics is a critical step toward improving the probability(More)
A reconstructive approach based on computational fragmentation of existing inhibitors and validated kinase potency models to recombine and create "de novo" kinase inhibitor small molecule libraries is described. The screening results from model selected molecules from the corporate database and seven computationally derived small molecule libraries were(More)