Jeffrey F. Lowrie

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Virtual screening is a widely used strategy in modern drug discovery and 2D fingerprint similarity is an important tool that has been successfully applied to retrieve active compounds from large datasets. However, it is not always straightforward to select an appropriate fingerprint method and associated settings for a given problem. Here, we applied eight(More)
We have implemented a naïve Bayesian classifier which models continuous numerical data using a Gaussian distribution. Several cases of interest in the area of absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion prediction are presented which demonstrate that this approach is superior to the implementation of naïve Bayesian classifiers in which continuous(More)
A systematic virtual screening study on 11 pharmaceutically relevant targets has been conducted to investigate the interrelation between 8 two-dimensional (2D) fingerprinting methods, 13 atom-typing schemes, 13 bit scaling rules, and 12 similarity metrics using the new cheminformatics package Canvas. In total, 157 872 virtual screens were performed to(More)
Guided by structure-based design, we synthesized two novel series of potent inhibitors of BACE1 and generated extensive SAR around both the prime and non-prime side binding pockets. The key feature of both series is a cyclic amine motif specifically crafted to achieve interactions with both the flap and with the S2' pocket.
In recent years the trend in combinatorial library design has shifted to include target class focusing along with diversity and drug-likeness criteria. In this manuscript we review the computational tools available for target class library design and highlight the areas where they have proven useful in our work. The protein kinase family is used to(More)
We describe and demonstrate a method for the simultaneous, fully flexible alignment of multiple molecules with a common biological activity. The key aspect of the algorithm is that the alignment problem is first solved in a lower dimensional space, in this case using the one-dimensional representations of the molecules. The three-dimensional alignment is(More)
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