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Fifteen physicochemical descriptors of side chains of the 20 natural and of 26 non-coded amino acids are compiled and simple methods for their evaluation described. The relevance of these parameters to account for hydrophobic, steric, and electric properties of the side chains is assessed and their intercorrelation analyzed. It is shown that three principal(More)
A new method for molecular structure description is presented in which both electronic and topological characteristics are combined. The method makes use of the hydrogen-suppressed graph to represent the structure. The focus of the method is on the individual atoms and hydride groups of the molecular skeleton. An intrinsic atom value is assigned to each(More)
Four modeling techniques, using topological descriptors to represent molecular structure, were employed to produce models of human serum protein binding (% bound) on a data set of 1008 experimental values, carefully screened from publicly available sources. To our knowledge, this data is the largest set on human serum protein binding reported for QSAR(More)
The derivation of a new 3D QSAR field based on the electrotopological state (E-state) formalism is described. A complementary index and its associated field, the HE-state, describing the polarity of hydrogens is also defined. These new fields are constructed from a nonempirical index that incorporates electronegativity, the inductive influence of(More)
The connectivity index, easily computed by arithmetic and based upon the degree of connectedness at each vertex in the molecular skeleton, is shown to give highly significant correlations with water solubility of branched, cyclic, and straight-chain alcohols and hydrocarbons as well as with boiling points of alcohols. These correlations are superior to(More)
The role of a scientist is to study nature and to attempt to unlock her secrets. In order to pursue this goal, a certain process is usually followed, normally starting with observations. The scientist observes some part of the natural world and attempts to find patterns in the behaviors observed. These patterns, when they are found in what may be a quite(More)
  • L B Kier
  • 1980
A series of cyclohexylaldoximes was examined for their sweet or bitter taste using discriminant analysis. The structures of the molecules were described using molecular connectivity. A two-variable linear discriminant function and critical value were computed that correctly assigned 17 of the 20 molecules to their observed sweet or bitter taste categories.(More)