Nilo Castañedo

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Quantitative Structure-Activity (mt-QSAR) techniques may become an important tool for prediction of cytotoxicity and High-throughput Screening (HTS) of drugs to rationalize drug discovery process. In this work, we train and validate by the first time mt-QSAR model using TOPS-MODE approach to calculate drug molecular descriptors and Linear Discriminant(More)
Helminth infections are a medical problem in the world nowadays. In this paper a novel atom-level chemical descriptor has been applied to estimate the anthelmintic activity. Total and local linear indices and linear discriminant analysis were used to obtain a quantitative model that discriminates between anthelmintic and non-anthelmintic drug-like(More)
The application of 3D-MEDNEs as a novel alternative technique to reduce the use of animal experimentation in toxicology in the early stages of medicinal chemistry research has been extended from agranulocytosis to chemically induced eosinophilia. Firstly, a heterogeneous series of organic compounds, which are classified either as eosinophilia inductors or(More)
Entropy measures are universal parameters useful to codify biologically-relevant information in many systems. In our previous work, (Gonzalez-Diaz, H., et al. Chem. Res. Toxicol. 2003, 16, 1318-1327), we introduced the molecular structure information indices called 3D-Markovian electronic delocalization entropies (3D-MEDNEs) to study the quantitative(More)
G1 (1-[5-bromofur-2-il]-2-bromo-2-nitroethene) is a novel antimicrobial compound developed in Cuba with reported broadspectrum activity against Gram-positive and -negative bacteria, yeasts and fungi. A compound of this nature may have considerable therapeutic potential. We tested the in vitro activity of this novel compound against 3595 organisms using(More)
Multiplexed biological assays provide multiple measurements of cellular parameters in the same test. In this work, we have trained and tested an Artificial Neural Network (ANN) model for the first time, in order to perform a multiplexing prediction of drugs effect on macrophage populations. In so doing, we have used the TOPS-MODE approach to calculate drug(More)
The possible genotoxic potential of the 2-furylethylene derivative UC-245 has been evaluated in vitro using human cells as a test system. This compound was synthesized at the Centro de Bioactivos Químicos, Universidad Central de Las Villas (Cuba) and it appears to be effective against leishmaniosis. The induced genetic damage was determined by scoring the(More)
In this work, the TOMOCOMD-CARDD approach has been applied to estimate the anthelmintic activity. Total and local (both atom and atom-type) quadratic indices and linear discriminant analysis were used to obtain a quantitative model that discriminates between anthelmintic and non-anthelmintic drug-like compounds. The obtained model correctly classified(More)
A novel approach to molecular negentropy from the point of view of Markov models is introduced. Stochastic negentropies (MEDNEs) are used to develop a linear discriminant analysis. The discriminant analysis produced a set of two discriminant functions, which gave rise to a very good separation of 93.38% of 151 chemicals (training series) into two groups.(More)
The present work continues our series on the use of MARCH-INSIDE molecular descriptors (parts I and II: J Mol Mod 8:237-245, [2002] and 9:395-407, [2003]). These descriptors encode information pertaining to the distribution of electrons in the molecule based on a simple stochastic approach to the idea of electronegativity equalization (Sanderson's(More)